Aspen News

Aspen Appoints Kotch from Validus as Chief Information Officer

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Mary Kotch has been appointed chief information officer, with immediate effect. Kotch has more than 20 years’ experience in strategic technology innovation, application shared services, managing a global project management office, infrastructure, architecture, and …

Aspen Taps Brekenfeld from Lloyd’s as Director of Global Corporate Development

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Joshua (Josh) Brekenfeld has been appointed director of Global Corporate Development. Brekenfeld joins Aspen from Lloyd’s of London where he spent six years in senior roles, most recently leading the business oversight relationship between …

Aspen Insurance CEO O’Kane Issues Statement That He Will Step Down in 2019

Chris O’Kane, group chief executive of Aspen Insurance Holdings, issued the following statement to employees that he will step down from his position when Apollo Global Management completes its purchase of Aspen in the first half of 2019. The statement …

Cloutier to Step Down as Brit’s Exec. Chairman, with Plans to Become CEO of Aspen

Brit Ltd. announced that Mark Cloutier will step down from his role as executive chairman of Brit in December 2018. Following his departure, Cloutier will take up a role with an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, working as a …

UK Insurers Push Ahead with Brexit Plans in Absence of Trade Deal: A.M. Best Report

In the absence of a Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, insurers in the UK have accelerated their plans to establish new EU subsidiaries and ensure business continuity after Brexit, according to a report published …

Aspen Promotes Issavi to Lead Its Reinsurance Business, Succeeding Lillelund

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Emil Issavi, president and chief underwriting officer of Aspen Re, has been appointed to lead its reinsurance business with immediate effect. Issavi succeeds Thomas Lillelund who is leaving Aspen to become chief executive …

Boornazian to Retire as Chairman of Aspen Re and CEO of Aspen Re, Americas

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Brian Boornazian has decided to retire as chairman of its reinsurance segment, Aspen Re, and as chief executive officer of Aspen Re, Americas, with effect from the end of April. “I would like to …

Aspen Looks to Rebound from ‘Considerable Poor Performance’ by Insurance Unit

Aspen Insurance Holdings lost nearly $185 million in the 2017 fourth quarter, or $3.25 per diluted share. The struggling Bermuda-based insurer and reinsurer also saw its consolidated combined ratio hit 152.6. While California wildfire catastrophe costs contributed greatly to Aspen’s …

Aspen Announces Cohen to Lead Insurance Unit, Succeeding Postlewhite

Aspen announced that David Cohen, president and chief underwriting officer of Aspen Insurance, will lead the day-to-day management of the Insurance business, reporting to group chief executive officer, Chris O’Kane. “David joined Aspen in November 2015. Since his arrival, he …

Aspen Appoints Schick from Maybank as Group Chief Operating Officer

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that David Schick has been appointed group chief operating officer. Schick joins Aspen from Maybank where he was executive vice president, Group Strategy and Transformation, and director of Strategic Operational Excellence. At Maybank, he was …