specialty insurance News

Canada’s Intact Rebrands OneBeacon, All North American Specialty Insurance as Intact

Intact Financial Corp. is bringing together its Canadian and U.S. specialty insurance operations under a single brand: Intact Insurance Specialty Solutions. The U.S. businesses had previously operated under the OneBeacon Insurance Group and The Guarantee Company of North America brands …

QBE North America Promotes Gransbury to Head New Specialty Unit; Krauss to A&H

QBE North America has promoted Steve Gransbury to head of Specialty Insurance, a new group of existing QBE businesses, and promoted Tara Krauss to head of Accident & Health. The Specialty Insurance unit Gransbury now leads consists of QBE’s Accident …

Lloyd’s Insurer Antares Names Campbell as Head of Specialty, Succeeding Taylor

Antares, the Lloyd’s managing agent and subsidiary of QIC Global, announced the appointment of Martin Campbell as head of Specialty at Antares Syndicate 1274, effective May 12, 2020. Reporting to Alexander Craggs, active underwriter at Antares, Campbell succeeds John Taylor, …

MS Amlin Appoints 4 Senior Leaders Within Specialty Business

MS Amlin, the global re/insurer, announced the appointments of four senior leaders within the Specialty business, who will report to Mark Clements and Andrew Wright, co-chief underwriting officers of MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd (MS AUL). The creation of the Specialty …

ArgoGlobal Names Shallow Head of Int’l Specialty, MacDonald Head of Non-U.S. Casualty

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd’s insurer and member of Argo Group, announced the appointment of Jeremy Shallow as head of International Specialty and Ross MacDonald as head of non-U.S. International Casualty. Shallow reports to John Moffatt, active underwriter of Syndicate 1200, while …

How Brokers Influence Specialty Insurance Product Innovation

In an era of insurance transformation, where process simplification and flawless customer service are expected, innovation in policy and product is a must—especially when it comes to the non-traditional coverage aspects of specialty insurance. Whether it’s reputational, cyber, gig economy …

How Specialty Carriers Approach Product Innovation: Research, Repeat and Reuse

“The industry really does look to specialty writers to be at the forefront of innovation,” says Gail McGiffin. Specialty insurance carriers have a unique “toolset” that helps them grow through innovation. This toolset includes their flexibility to write for both …

Specialty Insurer ProSight Hopes to Raise $140 Million with IPO

ProSight Global Inc. announced its IPO terms, which include expectations of raising at least $140 million. The specialty insurer said the company’s initial public offering would involve more than 8.8 million shares of common stock. Broken down, ProSight is selling …

SCOR Global P/C Makes Appointments to Reinsurance, Specialty Insurance Teams

SCOR Global P&C announced the following reinsurance appointments, effective April 1, 2019: Michel Blanc has been promoted to CEO of Reinsurance, following Jean-Paul Conoscente’s appointment as CEO of SCOR Global P&C with effect from April 1, 2019. Blanc currently serves …

Travelers Canada Expands Suite of Services Offered to Specialty Insurance Customers

Travelers Canada, the Canadian arm of The Travelers Cos. Inc., is offering a new suite of services for specialty insurance customers that come packaged with their insurance policy. Human resources, legal and emotional support assistance will now be offered, at …