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Blackstone Joins Brit’s Parent Fairfax in Investing in Lloyd’s Digital Venture Ki

Digital Lloyd’s syndicate KI reported that it has raised US$500 million from funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities and Fairfax Financial Holdings, parent of specialty insurer Brit that is behind Ki. Ki said the capital commitment will fund its expansion …

Lloyd’s Launches Space Insurance Policy for Emerging Private Space Sector

Lloyd’s has launched a new multi-million-pound space insurance policy for the emerging private spaceflight industry. The product is designed to cater to the distinct needs of a rapidly growing new space sector, which, according to Lloyd’s, could be the driving …

Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio, Other Lloyd’s Underwriters Form Innovation Facility to Insure Emerging Risks

A group of Lloyd’s underwriters has launched a new facility with £53 million ($67.5 million) of capacity that is designed to speed up re/insurance product development for new and emerging risks. The Product Innovation Facility is led by senior underwriters …

Brit Partners with Schillings Critical Risk to Create Kidnap-for-Ransom Offering

Brit Ltd. announced it is partnering with Schillings Critical Risk to create a comprehensive kidnap-for-ransom offering. Extortion and kidnap for ransom are extreme and endemic risks for individuals and businesses operating in many countries around the world, said Brit, noting …

Brit Names Walker from Marsh as Head of UK Property

Brit Ltd. announced it has appointed Neil Walker as head of UK Property. In this role, Walker reports to Tom Hillier, divisional director, Specialist Liability. Walker brings over 20 years’ of experience in the broking industry with a focus on …

Brit Expands Capacity for Bermuda Sidecar Versutus & Lloyd’s Syndicate 2988

London-based Brit Ltd. has renewed and expanded the collateralized reinsurance capacity provided by its Bermuda domiciled sidecar, Versutus Ltd., in support of Brit’s property catastrophe portfolio for 2018. Marking the fourth annual renewal and continued expansion of this vehicle, Versutus …

Brit Adds Ballantyne to Claims Team for North America

Christopher Ballantyne joined specialty insurer Brit Ltd.s claims team in the newly-created role of vice president of Delegated Claim Authority. Ballantyne will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and performance management of Brit’s North American claims service providers, as well …

Brit Launches Bermuda-Based Collateralized Reinsurer Sussex Capital

Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer and reinsurer, has launched a Bermuda-domiciled collateralized reinsurance platform, Sussex Capital. Sussex Capital, through Sussex Re, a newly established Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer, will write direct collateralized reinsurance while also providing collateralized reinsurance to …

Q3 Catastrophe Losses Will Bring Rate Hikes by London Market Insurers: Fitch

Catastrophe losses from the recent U.S. hurricanes and Mexican earthquakes will lead to price rises on London market insurers’ loss-affected lines and could also affect wider market pricing trends, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. The total industry …

Argo’s Carr to Head U.S. Cyber Insurance Unit for Brit Global Specialty

Brit Global Specialty USA is launching a Cyber and Technology team and has hired Michael Carr appointed as senior vice president to lead the offering. Carr was formerly Technology practice leader for Argo Group. He has 30 years of experience …