Hiscox News

Insurtech MGA Wrisk Gets UK Regulatory Authorization

On the heels of its recent successful crowdfunding raise, the app-based insurtech managing general agent Wrisk has made another major step forward, receiving full authorization from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. At the same time being formally admitted into the …

Global Insurer Hiscox Hires Dorr in Massachusetts

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Glenn Dorr as head of business development and broker relationships for North America within its London market business. Dorr joins Hiscox from Lloyd’s USA, where he was responsible for managing cover holder and broker …

Hiscox Launches Coverage Suite for Financial Services Firms

Hiscox has launched a new suite of professional and management liability coverages for financial services firms across the U.S. The new platform, Hiscox FS, is an expansion of Hiscox’s current offering to financial services firms. Hiscox FS provides financial services …

Hiscox Appoints Veys from UK Insurer LV= as Chief Investment Officer

Specialist global insurer Hiscox has appointed Alex Veys as chief investment officer. Veys will take over the position from David Astor, who is retiring in 2018 after 15 years at Hiscox. Veys has more than 30 years’ experience in financial …

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 …

Hiscox Names Markham as CEO for London Market Business

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced the appointment of Kate Markham as CEO for its London Market business, subject to regulatory approval. Markham has been at Hiscox for five years and most recently was managing director of its direct to consumer …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

UPDATE 2: Global Re/Insurers Estimate Price Tag of Q3 Hurricanes & Quakes

Losses from Hurricane Maria and other recent 2017 natural catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, have led global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings. Below are statements from insurers and reinsurers in …

Lloyd’s Insurers’ Stocks Fall on Possible Claims from Hurricane Harvey

Lloyd’s of London insurers dropped amid speculation that they will suffer losses from Tropical Storm Harvey that’s battering Houston, the epicenter of the U.S. oil industry. The storm, which which made landfall as a category 4 hurricane and then drifted …

Lloyd’s Names Childs, Hiscox’s Non-Exec Chairman, as Deputy Chairman

Lloyd’s announced that Robert Childs, non-executive chairman of Hiscox, has been appointed deputy chairman of Lloyd’s. He takes up the position immediately. Childs takes over from Paul Jardine, who retired from the role earlier this year after nine years on …