Professional Indemnity (PI) News

KPMG Sued for $600M Over Role in Insolvency of Dubai Private Equity Firm Abraaj

KPMG LLP was sued for at least $600 million over its role in the insolvency of Dubai private-equity firm Abraaj Group, the latest in a string of complaints of sloppy auditing made against the Big Four firm. The claimants, two …

UK Accounting Firm Grant Thornton Fined for Audit of Café Chain Patisserie Valerie

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has been fined for its audit of Patisserie Valerie, the British cafe chain that collapsed in 2018, throwing 900 people out of a job and triggering a separate fraud investigation into accounting irregularities. The Financial Reporting …

People Moves: Ensurance Hires D’Aliesio as Casualty U/W; Chaucer’s Litterick to Occam for Low Carbon Energy; Stephenson to Aqueous as Snr U/W

This edition of International People Moves covers London-based appointments at three managing general agents: Ensurance, Occam and Aqueous Underwriting. A summary of these new hires follows here. MGA Ensurance Hires D’Aliesio as Senior Casualty Underwriter Ensurance, the specialty lines managing …

BHSI Introduces D&O Liability and Professional Indemnity Policies in Ireland

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has added to its customized suite of directors & officers (D&O) liability and professional indemnity policies, for customers in Ireland. The company has launched a new suite of “Professional First” coverages, which includes …

Miller Launches Professional Indemnity Product for Freelance Solicitors

Insurance broker Miller has launched a professional indemnity (PI) product designed specifically for solicitors operating on a self-employed basis. The product was developed following reforms introduced in November 2019 by the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority (which regulates solicitors in England and …

UK Company Directors Could Become Personally Liable for Financial Statements

LONDON – Company directors would become personally liable for the accuracy of their financial statements under landmark proposals from Britain’s finance ministry next week to improve corporate behavior, sources familiar with the plans said on Friday. Directors would have to …

Chubb Global Markets Promotes Driscoll, Rowley in Professional Indemnity Teams

Chubb announced leadership promotions to its professional indemnity teams for Chubb Global Markets (CGM). Under the changes, Steve Driscoll is appointed head of Professional Indemnity for CGM and also for the United Kingdom & Ireland (UK&I). CGM comprises Chubb’s London …

BHSI Introduces D&O Liability, Professional Indemnity Policies in Dubai, Middle East

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced it has developed proprietary directors & officers (D&O) liability and professional indemnity (PI) policy wordings for customers in the UAE and throughout the Middle East. “Companies in the Middle East are increasingly concerned about …

Beazley Expands Life Sciences Insurance Offering in UK

Specialist insurer Beazley has enhanced its life sciences insurance offering in the UK with the launch of a new policy designed to protect the sector’s small and start-up research & development-focused organizations. This follows the UK launch of Beazley’s internationally …

Former Wirecard Executive Marsalek Placed on Interpol’s Most Wanted List

Former Wirecard AG executive Jan Marsalek was added to Interpol’s red notice list, sparking a worldwide manhunt for one of the executives allegedly at the center of a multibillion-euro accounting scandal at the fintech company The move alerts police worldwide …