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Draycott Named CEO of Ed Broking in Preparation for BGC Partners’ Purchase

Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointment of Andrew Draycott as CEO-designate of Ed Broking in London. His appointment is subject to regulatory approvals and he will take up his role once the acquisition of …

Gallagher Buys Boston Marks Group with Offices in N. Zealand, Australia, UK & U.S.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., the Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based insurance broker, has acquired Boston Marks Insurance NZ in New Zealand, BMG Aviation in Australia and the book of business of Boston Marks Insurance Brokers in the United Kingdom, which are …

AAU Adds Connally to Workers’ Comp Division in Florida

Allied American Underwriters (AAU), a division of USG Insurance Services, Inc., has hired Stan Connally as producer/broker for Workers Compensation in the Tampa, Fla., branch. Connally joins AAU with 36 years of experience in the insurance industry, specializing in workers …

Swiss Re Corporate Names Aerni as Global Head Casualty, Financial, Professional Lines

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Philippe Aerni as global head of Casualty, Financial & Professional Lines. In this expanded role, Aerni will be responsible for products and global markets for these two lines of business. Based in Zurich, he …

CEO Legrand Exits Brokerslink

Global broking network Brokerslink announced the departure of Jacqueline Legrand as chief executive officer. After six years based in Europe, Legrand has resigned from her position to return to New York to take on a new professional opportunity and reunite …

AIG Chief Data Officer DalleMule Jumps to Insurtech Startup Planck

Planck Resolution, AI-based data platform for commercial insurance, has hired Leandro DalleMule as general manager, North America. Prior to joining Planck Resolution, DalleMule was the chief data officer (CDO) and head of information management at American International Group (AIG), which …

Phillips to Head Allianz Global Entertainment Business in North America

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty reported that Wanda Phillips will take on responsibility as the North America regional head of Entertainment, effective January 1, 2019. Phillips will replace Sue McGuirl who has left Allianz to pursue opportunities outside of the …

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 …

Alliant Hires Clifton to Employee Benefits Group in New Jersey

Alliant, a Newport Beach, Calif.-headquartered provider of property and casualty, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, surety and financial products and services, has hired Joe Clifton to its Employee Benefits Group as vice president. Based in the company’s Fair Haven, N.J., office, …

Alliant Adds Chanin, Barham to Help Grow Private Client Practice in Southeast

Alliant Insurance Services has made two personnel additions to its private client team in South Florida. Karen Chanin has joined Alliant as VP and will focus on the company’s private client growth strategy, which has been enhanced by its recent …