Ascot News

Ascot Opens U.S. Unit, Names Wolyniec CEO, Completes Greyhawk Acquisition

Bermuda specialty insurer Ascot Group has launched Ascot Insurance U.S. and appointed Greg Wolyniec as its president and chief executive officer. Ascot also announced the completion of the acquisition of Greyhawk Insurance Co., an inactive Colorado domiciled admitted carrier, and …

Cline Named CEO of Ascot’s U.S. Platform Ethos Specialty

Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, Ascot Group’s U.S. managing general underwriting platform, has appointed Rory Cline as president and chief executive officer. Cline takes the helm from his current role as chief underwriting officer, having joined Ethos Specialty at inception in …

Ascot Creates U.S. Trade Credit Division; Hires Collins, Barrett to Lead

Bermuda-based specialty insurer Ascot has created a trade credit insurance division with the appointments of Doug Collins as executive vice president of Trade Credit and Anthony Barrett as senior vice president of Trade Credit. Collins, who will lead all aspects …

Ascot Brings On Navigators’ Piazza to Head New U.S. Marine Insurance Team

Specialty insurance underwriter Ascot Group has appointed a new U.S. marine insurance team led by Chris Piazza as executive vice president and head of U.S. Marine Insurance. Piazza will lead all aspects of Ascot’s U.S. marine insurance business. He will …

Ascot US Acquires Inactive Greyhawk Insurance and Specialty

Ascot US Holding Corp. has acquired Greyhawk Insurance Co. and its subsidiary Greyhawk Specialty Insurance Co. Greyhawk is a Colorado domiciled admitted lines insurer that has been in runoff since 2006. Greyhawk Specialty is a dormant Rhode Island domiciled excess …

Ascot Group Taps Ironshore’s Roberts as CFO, Promotes Dimsey to Group COO

Ascot Group Ltd. (AGL), a Bermuda-based holding company, announced the appointment of Joe Roberts as group chief financial officer, and the promotion of Rob Dimsey to group chief operating officer. Roberts has 30 years’ experience and has worked in the …

Ascot Launches Specialty MGA, Vertical Underwriting Managers

Ascot Group Ltd. (AGL) announced the creation of Vertical Underwriting Managers, its first specialty managing general agency (MGA) cell under Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, AGL’s standalone MGA Vertical will underwrite both standard and specialty P/C business as well as target …

Ascot Launches P/C Reinsurance MGA: Ethos Specialty Insurance Services

Ascot Group Ltd. (AGL) has launched Ethos Specialty Insurance Services, LLC, a standalone managing general agent (MGA), operating under AGL. Michael Sillat has been appointed as chief executive officer of Ethos, effective Dec. 1, 2017. “The formation of Ethos represents …

Lloyd’s Agency Ascot Appoints Casualty Fac Team for Ascot Underwriting in U.S.

Ascot Underwriting Ltd., the London-based Lloyd’s managing agency, has appointed Scott Beall as chief underwriting officer of casualty facultative and Lex Smart as senior vice president of Ascot Fac. The team will report to Rory Cline, president of Ascot Fac, …

Lloyd’s Ascot in Underwriting Deal for Power Generation with Brit, QBE, Sciemus

lloyd’s insurer Ascot Underwriting Ltd. announced that it has formed the Strategic Power Consortium, which it described as a “dedicated technical underwriting vehicle for the power and utilities industry.” It began writing business as of January first. Together Ascot, Brit …