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AIG takes James Nash from Guy Carpenter to lead Japan

Insurance giant American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has announced the hire of James Nash, a well known reinsurance industry senior executive who most recently worked for broker Guy Carpenter in Asia Pacific. Nash had worked at the reinsurance broker for almost 35 years, including with around 15 years of experience in read the full article →

GC Securities hires Carlo Magnani from Willis Re Securities

GC Securities has added a new hire in Carlo Magnani, who joins the reinsurance capital markets focused company from his most recent role at rival Willis Towers Watson. Magnani joins GC Securities in its London office and will have a focus on capital markets backed reinsurance solutions including insurance-linked securities (ILS), read the full article →

Guy Carpenter appoints Marsh’s Dean Klisura as President

Reinsurance brokerage Guy Carpenter, part of the Marsh & McLennan group of companies, has appointed long-time Marsh insurance broking senior executive Dean Klisura as its new President. In a move many will see as a potential step on the route towards a CEO succession at Guy Carpenter, Klisura will become President read the full article →

Megan Thomas of AXIS named as new Hamilton Re CEO

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance focused operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, has named Megan Thomas from AXIS as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The move comes after Hamilton Re announced back in August that its CEO at the time Kathleen Reardon was departing the company, with Chairman David Brown stepping in read the full article →

Beach hires reinsurance & capital management focused broker Berkstresser

Beach & Associates has announced the hiring of Warren Berkstresser from Willis Re, who will joins the firms reinsurance division Beach Re in its Seattle office. Berkstresser has a background in reinsurance brokerage and capital management or advisory, having worked on capital market and alternative risk solutions for clients during his read the full article →

Brendan Plessis departs AXA XL for Sompo International

Sompo International, the Bermuda headquartered specialty property and casualty insurance and reinsurance provider, has made a high-profile hire in Brendan Plessis, a well known market executive who has had a focus on issues in emerging markets and on the problem of under-insurance for much of his career. Plessis has joined Sompo read the full article →

StarStone U.S. hires Oliphant from Nephila’s Velocity MGA

Starstone U.S. continued its plans for excess & surplus lines market expansion with the key hire of Alison Oliphant, previously of Nephila Capital's MGA Velocity Risk Underwriters, who joins the firm to become as President of Starstone U.S.' newly-formed E&S property division. Oliphant was Chief Underwriting Office, Commercial Lines for Velocity read the full article →

Hamilton Re CEO Reardon to depart, Brown steps in as interim CEO

Hamilton Re, the reinsurance focused operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, has announced that its CEO Kathleen Reardon is to depart the company and that Chairman David Brown will step in as interim CEO for the reinsurer. Reardon became the CEO of Hamilton Re back in 2014, having previously been a founding read the full article →

Aon hires Turner from AXA XL as Head of UK Property reinsurance

Broker Aon has announced the hire of Catherine Turner from AXA XL to its Reinsurance Solutions division, where she will take on the role of Head of UK Property. Turner will also become co-leader of the Aon Reinsurance Solutions UK & Ireland and Specialty Casualty business, alongside Richard Evans. Turner joins Aon read the full article →

AIG hires Gero Michel to analytics role with input to ILS product strategies

AIG, the giant insurance and reinsurance operator, has appointed Gero Michel to a new role that will see him heading up risk analytics across the reinsurance related brands of Validus, Talbot and the ILS specialist unit AlphaCat. Michel took on the role of Head of Risk Analytics, AIG Re in February read the full article →