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New York Governor Presses Banks, Insurers to Weigh Risk of NRA Ties
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday ramped up pressure on banks and insurers to revisit whether their ties to the National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups harm their reputations and the public interest. Cuomo, a Democrat, noted …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:12 PM
Specialty Program Group Launches New Heights Insurance Solutions in Pennsylvania
Specialty Program Group LLC (SPG), an insurance holding company for specialty brokerages and underwriting facilities, has launched Eastern Pennsylvania-based New Heights Insurance Solutions (New Heights). New Heights President Megan Rose joined SPG as part of its Norman-Spencer Crane acquisition and …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:08 PM
W.R. Berkley Names Gilbert as Executive VP, Douglas as President of BerkleyNet
W. R. Berkley Corp. has named James B. Gilbert as an executive vice president with oversight responsibility for certain of the company’s operating units. Brian P. Douglas is succeeding Gilbert as president of BerkleyNet Underwriters. Gilbert has 30 years of …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 1:00 PM
New York’s PIA Management Services Hires Lachut
PIA Management Services Inc. has hired Bradford J. Lachut as director of Government and Industry Affairs for the five PIA state affiliates managed by the Glenmont, N.Y.-based group. Lachut previously served as PIA’s government affairs counsel prior to working as …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 12:59 PM
XL’s Vidovich Joins AIG’s General Insurance as Chief Claims Officer
American International Group, Inc. announced that Anthony Vidovich will join the company as chief claims officer for General Insurance, effective May 14, 2018. In this role, Vidovich will be responsible for claims governance and policy, settlement authorities, handling and global …

POSTED APRIL 20, 2018 12:52 PM

IBR - Commercial lines News

AXIS Capital opens new cyber center of excellence
AXIS Capital has opened a new AXIS Cyber Center of Excellence to provide a range of commercial insurance protection and mitigation solutions for tangible and intangible assets, relating to global cyber threats and attacks.

POSTED APRIL 16, 2018 11:00 PM
London Market Group establishes permanent body to manage market services
The London Market Group (LMG) has formed a new insurance body London Insurance Market Operations & Strategic Sourcing (LIMOSS), which will be led by led by managing director, Patrick Molineux.

POSTED APRIL 15, 2018 11:00 PM
Barbican introduces cyber resilience product
Barbican Insurance Group has launched a cyber one-step-ahead (OSA) resilience product, which is structured to encompass three critical areas of cyber resilience.

POSTED APRIL 12, 2018 11:00 PM
CalAmp to partner with TransUnion to help insurers better manage risks
CalAmp has unveiled plans to partner with TransUnion to help insurance carriers better manage risk, minimize replacement losses and enhance customer service.

POSTED APRIL 11, 2018 11:00 PM
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance introduces new policies in Asia
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company (BHSI) has launched Executive First Private Company Portfolio and Executive First Nonprofit Organisation Portfolio policies in Asia.

POSTED APRIL 08, 2018 11:00 PM

IBR - Personal Lines News

IAT Insurance to buy IFIC Surety Group
Specialty property and casualty products provider IAT Insurance Group (IAT) has agreed to acquire IFIC Surety Group for an undisclosed sum.

POSTED APRIL 04, 2018 11:00 PM
Zurich UK to buy Oak Underwriting from RSA Insurance
Zurich UK has agreed to acquire Oak Underwriting from RSA Insurance to accelerate the growth of its high net-worth business.

POSTED MARCH 28, 2018 11:00 PM
BIBA and Worldwide Broker Network agree post-Brexit arrangement
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) have agreed on a new arrangement to help members with their clients post Brexit.

Fidelity to buy Stewart Information Services for $1.2bn
Title insurance company Fidelity National Financial (FNF) has agreed to acquire Stewart Information Services in a deal worth about $1.2bn.

BIBA, Lloyd’s and ABIT join Tech City UK’s Insurtech Board
Tech City UK’s fintech delivery panel has created a new subgroup with a particular focus on insurtech and innovation.


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