News relating to the Bermuda and international insurance and reinsurance industry.
Specialty and treaty re/insurance provider AXIS Capital has appointed Govind Balu as chief analytics officer.
Specialty re/insurance underwriter Argo Group has renewed its Harambee Re sidecar reinsurer for 2019.
Argo Group International Holdings has appointed Bill Wharton as head of Argo Insurance Bermuda, to also continue his role as head of professional lines in Bermuda.
Dominic Addesso, the president and CEO of Everest Re Group, is set to retire at the end of 2019.
Walkers Bermuda has appointed Sarah Demerling as partner in the firm's corporate finance and funds group.
White Mountains Insurance Group has acquired a minority stake in Noblr, a San Francisco-based car insurance company that uses telematics data to give drives real-time rates based on their driving.
The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) has appointed Albert Benchimol, president and CEO of AXIS Capital, as its chair for 2019-20.
Aspen Insurance Bermuda has appointed Darren Cann as senior vice president, financial and professional lines, and Saadia Savory as vice president, excess casualty.
The former chief financial officer (CFO) at WR Berkley Underwriting, Robert Vetch, has joined Hamilton Underwriting, the managing agency of Syndicate 3334 and the Lloyd's operations of Hamilton Insurance Group, as CFO.
Alternative capital growth in 2018 abated for the first time since the global financial crisis, according to reinsurance broker JLT Re.