Hyperion Insurance Group News

DUAL Acquires Specialty Managing General Agency in New Zealand

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in New Zealand specialty underwriting agency International Underwriting Agencies (IUA). “This is an excellent strategic acquisition for DUAL, bringing together NZ’s largest Lloyd’s coverholders with …

Pension Fund CDPQ Invests More Than $400M in Hyperion Insurance

Hyperion Insurance Group announced that Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), the long-term institutional investor and pension fund, will acquire a significant minority stake in the group. Investing more than US$400 million in new growth equity, CDPQ will …

Bains to Step Down as CEO of DUAL; Firm to Be Led by Regional Mgmt Board

Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based insurance intermediary group, announced that Talbir Bains, CEO and CUO of DUAL Group, the underwriting arm of Hyperion, has decided to step down from his role at the end of January 2017. Bains joined DUAL …

Hyperion Announces Permanent Appointment of Bains as CEO of MGA DUAL

London-based Hyperion Insurance Group, an international insurance intermediary, has confirmed the permanent appointment of Talbir Bains as chief executive officer of DUAL Group, an MGA and Hyperion’s international underwriting arm. The vision of DUAL is to continue to grow and …

Hyperion Unit, RKH Specialty, Acquires UK Surety Broker, PMG

Specialty lines broker, RKH Specialty, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, has acquired the UK’s largest independent specialist Surety broker, PMG Financial Services Ltd., subject to regulatory approval. Barnaby Rugge-Price, CEO of RKH Specialty, commented: “The acquisition of PMG represents …

Hyperion Appoints BP CIO, Grobler, as Group Chief Information Officer

London-based Hyperion Insurance Group* announced that Lyn Grobler will be joining from BP as group chief information officer. Grobler, VP and CIO of corporate functions at BP, will join Hyperion in January 2016 to oversee all aspects of technology and …

DUAL M&A Liability Team Open for Business in Frankfurt and London

DUAL, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, announced that its Frankfurt and London-based M&A Liability team is open for business. Niki Demirbilek joins as global head of M&A Insurance, supported by up to EUR/USD 50 million of A-rated …

Howden UK Acquires Perkins Slade, Independent Broker

Howden UK, part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Perkins Slade Forrest Holdings Ltd., subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. Perkins Slade is a leading independent insurance broker that operates in three areas of …

DUAL Acquires Oliva Underwriting, UK-based MGA

DUAL, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, announced it has acquired Oliva Underwriting, the UK-based MGA specializing in property & casualty, contractor trades and marine insurance. The acquisition forms a core part of DUAL’s UK commercial strategy, and …

DUAL Strengthens Latin America & Caribbean Team with Hayes Appointment

DUAL, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, announced it has appointed Amanda Hayes as managing director of Latin America and Caribbean Business Development. Hayes starts on August 1 and will report to DUAL’s global chief underwriting officer, Talbir …