surety business News

Markel International Launches Surety Business; Team Leaders Appointed

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and Markel Corp. subsidiary, has launched a surety offering, following the appointment Damian Manning to head the new team and David Chandler as senior underwriter. The business will initially focus on opportunities in the …

Markel International to Enter Surety Market in March 2017

Markel International, the London-based specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., will enter the surety market in March this year, following the appointment of two senior underwriters with over 30 years’ combined experience in the surety and trade credit industries. …

Argo Surety to Issue Surety Bonds in Europe for U.S. Clients

Argo Surety, a division of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., now has the capability to issue surety bonds throughout the European Union (EU). Policies will be written through Argo Group’s European subsidiary, ArgoGlobal SE, which has been authorized by the …

Freedom Specialty Insurance Enters Surety Market, Hires Albanese as VP

Freedom Specialty, with the backing of Nationwide Insurance, has expanded into the surety segment and named Antonio C. Albanese vice president of the new product line. Albanese will be responsible for building and managing Freedom’s surety bond business in the …

Ironshore Adds Surety Capacity Through Lexon, Boston Indemnity Group

Ironshore Inc. and Lexon Surety Group are broadening their strategic alliance by providing additional capacity for Boston Indemnity Group (BIG), a subsidiary of Lexon and a privately-held insurance holding company specializing in the business of surety bonds. Ironshore will provide …

Lance Surety Launches New Program to Meet FMCSA Bond Increase Requirement

Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. has launched a new program addressing the $75,000 Freight Broker Bond requirement that will take effect later this year. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21) transportation reauthorization bill was …

ACE Launches Surety Services in France, Joins Global Surety Association

The ACE Group has expanded its international surety capabilities in Continental Europe, by launching services in France and making a new executive appointment to lead this initiative. Aymeric Vinet Desrues joins ACE as surety underwriting manager, France, where he will …

Ironshore, Lexon Surety to Offer Surety Bonds in U.S.

Ironshore Inc. and Lexon Surety Group have completed the first stage of a new strategic alliance in the surety market. Lexon writes over $100 million in direct written premium annually and is the 12th largest writer of surety bonds in …

Allied World Launches U.S. Surety Unit

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG’s Allied World U.S. has expanded its casualty operations with the launch of a new surety line of business, available for clients in the United States. Robert Staples has been appointed senior vice president, surety, …

OneBeacon Announces New Surety Group

OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd. has launched its newest specialty business—OneBeacon Surety Group. The new business will be managed by OneBeacon Surety Group President Chad Anderson and will focus on a variety of commercial surety business in all 50 states, as …