Hank Watkins News

Lloyd’s Names AIG/Blackboard’s Schoberth to New U.S. Market Development Position

Lloyd’s of London has appointed Uwe Schoberth as U.S. market development director, a new role focused on expanding its strategic relationships with retail, wholesale and reinsurance brokers in its largest market. In collaboration with Lloyd’s business development teams in London …

Lloyd’s Canada Appoints Former AIG Executive Lipman as President

Lloyd’s announced the appointment of Marc Lipman as president, Lloyd’s Canada, and attorney-in-fact (AIF) for Lloyd’s Underwriters. Lipman assumes the role of AIF from Lisa Duval, who took the position last year on an interim basis and now returns to …

Lloyd’s U.S. Chief Says They’re Ready to Get into Canadian Cannabis Market

Lloyd’s is set to get into Canada’s cannabis market when recreational marijuana becomes legal there on Oct. 17, according to Hank Watkins, president of Lloyd’s America Inc. Watkins was speaking today at the 2018 Insurance Forum, an annual event in …

IICF Northeast Division Raises Over $1.2M at 11th Annual New York Benefit Gala

The Northeast Division of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF), a nonprofit organization working with the insurance industry to help communities, raised more than $1.2 million at its annual charitable gala on December 13 in New York City. The money …

Lloyd’s U.S. Chief on Board with Climate Change

Despite risking offense to non-believers, Hank Watkins didn’t hesitate when he was asked if climate change was upon us. Watkins, president of Lloyd’s America, talked about an extensive report Lloyd’s of London just released, “Catastrophe Modeling and Climate Change.” “Everybody …

IICF Northeast Division Awards Record Total of Grants

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) Northeast division made its largest-ever distribution of charitable grants at its sixth annual benefit dinner on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The total amount of awarded grants is $960,000. David Brinkman, chair of the IICF Northeast …