Liberty Specialty Markets News

Horton Heads Ironshore Bermuda Rebranded as Liberty Specialty Markets

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, is integrating its Ironshore Bermuda businesses and brands into one brand called Liberty Specialty Markets Bermuda. The new business will be led by Steve Horton, currently chief executive of Iron-Starr …

Rebranded Liberty Mutual Re Enters U.S. Marine Market, Launches in Italy

Liberty Specialty Markets has rebranded its reinsurance division as Liberty Mutual Re, begun writing marine business in the U.S. for the first time, and is opening for business in Italy. Scott Johnson, formerly with Munich Re, has been appointed to …

REIN, Liberty Specialty Markets Launch On-Demand Drone Coverage

REIN, an insurtech company providing insurance for risks posed by robotics, mobility and online ecosystems, has launched its first digital portal, DroneInsurance.com, offering drone insurance for commercial drone operators. DroneInsurance.com is an online automated platform for commercial drone operators. For …

Liberty Specialty Markets’ French Operation to Expand Product Range, Increase Team

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, is to broaden the range of product lines underwritten by its French operation and increase the size of its team. It will also make a series of investments in its French …

International Underwriting Association Calls for EU Registry of Cyber Claims Data

A more coherent, consistent recording of cyber incidents would help the insurance industry better understand the frequency and cost of cyber claims, according to a report published by the International Underwriting Association (IUA) in London. To help raise awareness of …

London Financial Industry Welcomes Brexit Breakthrough but Won’t Alter EU Plans

London’s financial industry welcomed progress on a divorce deal with the European Union on Friday but said it saw little reason to alter preparations for when Britain leaves the EU. The agreement on Friday paves the way for arduous trade …

Liberty Specialty Markets Appoints Hobbs, Winkel, Short & Smith to Senior Roles

London-based Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, has announced the appointment of four senior roles (subject to regulatory approval). Phil Hobbs has been named deputy managing director. Hobbs previously was chief actuary. Dieter Winkel has been named …

Liberty Specialty Markets Names Chubb’s Gibbs as Chief Technology Officer

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Max Gibbs as its new chief technology officer. Based in LSM’s London headquarters, Gibbs will report to Nick Metcalf, president and managing director. He will be responsible for …

Liberty Specialty Markets Names AIG’s Sutherland to Lead Casualty Team

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Stuart Sutherland as its head of Casualty. Based in LSM’s London headquarters, Sutherland will report to Alan Telford, chief underwriting officer – Commercial. Joining in July, he will …

Liberty Taps XL Catlin’s McKay for New Distribution & Client Mgmt Role

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Kerry McKay to the newly created role of head of Distribution and Client Management for Continental Europe. He will report directly to LSM’s head of Europe, Kadidja Sinz. …