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In His Own Words: Q&A with Applied Underwriters’ Menzies on Buffet, California and ‘Pumping Entrepreneurial Power’

May 3 2021 // Steve Menzies, founder and chairman of Applied Underwriters Inc., is a busy man. Since he reacquired his company from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway in 2019, he has been buying businesses, creating new...

People Moves: AXA XL’s Hiscock to AXIS; Carpenter Promotes Gaudron, Hires Willis Re’s den Boer; Dahlmann at Marsh; Forder to Dale Underwriting

Apr 22 2021 // This wrap-up of international People Moves details recent appointments at AXIS Re, Guy Carpenter, Marsh and Dale Underwriting Partners. A summary of these new hires follows here. Lisa Hiscock AXIS Re, the reinsurance...

Reinsurers Remain Resilient Despite P/C Underwriting Losses in 2020

Apr 22 2021 // Despite the combined effects of around $25 billion of pandemic and natural catastrophe-related losses as well compromised investment returns, a group of reinsurers studied by Aon reported positive earnings for 2020 and an...

Appalachian Underwriters Expands into Life Insurance Market with Fintech Ethos

Apr 21 2021 // Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) has partnered with life insurance provider Ethos to offer the coverage via the fintech’s online platform. Agents can now quote customers’ life insurance without medical...

Helix Underwriting to Write Excess Casualty, Forming Agency Agreement with Watford

Apr 19 2021 // Helix Underwriting Partners Ltd., the Bermuda-based managing general agency, has expanded its agency platform into the excess casualty insurance segment. The move will see Tim Hadler join as chief underwriting officer to...

P/C Insurers Show 2020 Underwriting Profits Despite COVID-19: Fitch

Apr 19 2021 // Despite considerable operating challenges in 2020 from the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. property/casualty (P/C) insurers saw a statutory underwriting profit for the third consecutive year, with an average 99% combined...

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