President Doug Elliot will retire at year-end. As a result, Morris “Mo” Tooker will add global specialty and sales and distribution to his mid- and large-commercial remit. He will report to chair and CEO Christopher Swift.
Hires Chris Jarvis as group chief underwriting officer, based in London. He joins from Canopius Managing Agency.
Hires Dan Warburg as head of reinsurance London. He joins from Lancashire’s Syndicate 1856.
Launches Lexington Middle Market Casualty, focused on small and midsize entities. Paul McLaughlin heads the team, which is composed of casualty underwriters at Lexington as well as small brokerage teams from subsidiary Western World Insurance Company.
Changes dual-channel distribution strategy for specialty and E&S solutions such that commercial, specialty and E&S products placed via retail brokers will be Liberty Mutual branded and Ironshore will become a wholesale-exclusive brand.E&S casualty and shared/layered property as well as wood-frame builders risk will fall under wholesale, with more products to be realigned in the future. >> Hires Julia Chu as head of underwriting planning, performance and portfolio management, a newly created post. She moves from Markel, where she was chief risk officer. >> Hires Thomas Leahy as global product leader for financial lines, a newly created role. He moves from GRS North America Specialty.
Jed Rhoads will retire at year-end from president and chief underwriting officer roles in global reinsurance. Don Bahr will move up to president. Tod Costikyan will take up chief underwriter duties.
Now offers excess E&O for cyber risks in the tech industry with limits up to $15 million above $10 million attachment point. Underwritten by Mosaic’s Lloyd’s syndicate.
MS Amlin Underwriting hires Simon Morgan as head of property delegated authority. He joins from Hiscox. >> MS Amlin AG rebrands as MS Reinsurance and will focus solely on reinsurance business. Robert Wiest is CEO.
Northcourt, Optio’s nuclear energy underwriting subsidiary, hires Ed Butler as senior advisor to help increase Northcourt’s gravitas with government and nuclear sectors. He moves from Pool Re, where he was chief resilience officer.
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