Charles Franks News

Tokio Marine Kiln Announces Leadership Changes, Including New CEO Irick

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) announced that after 11 years as chief executive officer, Charles Franks is assuming new responsibilities within the Tokio Marine Group (TMG). He will be succeeded by Brad Irick as CEO of TMK from Jan. 1, 2020, …

Tokio Marine Puts UK Insurer into Run-Off, Now Focusing on Lloyd’s Business

Tokio Marine Group is putting one of its UK insurance companies, Tokio Marine Kiln Insurance (TMKI), into run-off. Going forward, Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) will focus on its Lloyd’s businesses. The run-off plan will be taken in two parts: TMKI’s …

2 Execs at Lloyd’s Insurer TMK Forced to Resign After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Two executives at a top Lloyd’s of London insurance company have resigned following allegations of sexual harassment. One was accused of groping colleagues at a booze-fueled party, the other of stalking a junior employee. The first executive was said to …

Tokio Marine Kiln Closes Hong Kong Office

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) announced a reorganization of its Asian operations based primarily in Singapore with supporting offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. TMK will be closing its Hong Kong office with immediate effect and making arrangements over the next …

Tokio Marine Kiln Appoints Patel, Formerly with AXIS/Novae, as CFO

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has appointed of Reeken Patel as chief financial officer (CFO). He joins TMK on Oct. 1, when he takes over from James Dover who has chosen to leave the business after 12 years at TMK and …

Tokio Marine Plans to Set Up Luxembourg Unit in Preparation for Brexit

Tokio Marine Group announced that it is seeking regulatory approval to establish an insurance company in Luxembourg, to be prepared for Brexit. Through several of its subsidiaries, principally Tokio Marine HCC and Tokio Marine Kiln, the group has been active …

Tokio Marine Kiln Launches Online Broker Platform

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has launched “One TMK,” a digital exchange for brokers to quote and bind policies on-line in real time. The web-based platform has been developed to help brokers lower their transactional costs and significantly speed up the …

Tokio Marine Kiln Completes Integration by Restructuring Underwriting Divisions

Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has completed the final stage of its integration by restructuring its underwriting divisions along sector lines. The new structure will offer clients access to both Lloyd’s and company paper with underwriting divisions now capable of writing …