specialty lines News

Ironshore Expands, Realigns Its Wholesale Distribution with Branch Managers

Ironshore, the Liberty Mutual specialty insurance company, has expanded and realigned its wholesale distribution platform with local offices headed by branch managers. The company believes the new arrangement will better meet the needs of the wholesale brokerage market. The company …

Specialty Lines Insurance: Innovating at the Edges of Society and the Economy

Emerging risks with little or no claims history can be notoriously difficult to underwrite—but many specialty lines companies are finding ways to put their toes in the water to insure these new risks, especially when customer demand is there. In …

HDI Global Specialty Acquires Neon Underwriting’s Bloodstock Team

HDI Global Specialty SE, the new specialty lines insurer, has acquired Neon Underwriting’s bloodstock team. The team is led by Mark Edwards, who has been Neon’s head of Specialty and class underwriter bloodstock/livestock since 2008. Edwards brings with him a …

Prime Insurance to Write Specialty Lines in New Hampshire, Rhode Island

Prime Holdings Insurance Services Inc. (Prime Holdings) announced that its subsidiary, Prime Insurance Company (Prime), recently received approval to write specialty lines insurance coverage in New Hampshire and Rhode Island. This move is an indication of how Prime is working …

Guy Carpenter Promotes Boyce to Deputy CEO of Global Specialties

Guy Carpenter & Co., the global risk and reinsurance specialist and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos., announced that James Boyce has been promoted to deputy CEO, Global Specialties, effective immediately. Based in London, he will report to …

Sompo Canopius Hires de Haldevang as Global Head of Specialty

Sompo Canopius AG announced that Bernie de Haldevang is joining the group as global head of specialty. He will be responsible for further developing the group’s political risks lines and its accident & health and casualty lines, as it looks …

Ironshore Bolsters War & Terrorism Offering in Asia Pacific with Hill Appointment

Ironshore International announces that James W. Hill has been named underwriting manager of Terrorism, Political Violence and War for the Asia Pacific region. Hill, who joins Ironshore from Willis Ltd., will be based in Ironshore’s Singapore office, reporting to Hui …

Liberty Specialty Announces Specialty Lines and Fine Art & Specie Appointments

Liberty Specialty Markets, part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has promoted Mike Gosselin to the role of chief underwriting officer for specialty, while also naming David Saillen as head of fine art & specie – Continental Europe. An industry veteran …

Everest Re Adds Inland Marine Unit to U.S. Specialty Platform

Everest Re Group, Ltd., has expanded its U.S. specialty insurance platform, Everest National Insurance Co., with the introduction of a new dedicated Inland Marine underwriting team. Everest National is pursuing a broad and comprehensive strategy in the implementation of its …

Canopius Appoints Bailey as Global Head of Accident & Health

Canopius Group AG* announced the appointment of Scott Bailey as global head of Accident & Health, effective immediately. Bailey will lead the development of Canopius’s global A&H strategy as part of the group’s broader ambitions for profitable growth in specialty …