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Reed Smith
Mark Pring

Reed Smith has announced the appointment of Mark Pring, who will join the firm’s top tier rated insurance recoveries team as partner. Mark is currently head of Addleshaw Goddard LLP insurance practice.

Ince & Co
Stefan Segger and Eva-Maria Goergen

Ince & Co has announced the opening of a new office in Cologne, Germany, with the hire of two partners and two associates that specialise in the non-marine insurance and reinsurance markets. The new office will be Ince & Co’s second in Germany, having opened in Hamburg in 2001. 

The two partners joining Ince & Co are Stefan Segger and Eva-Maria Goergen. Both Stefan and Eva-Maria have established relationships with a number of leading global insurance and reinsurance companies.

Zurich North America
Geno Fernandez

Zurich Insurance has announced the appointment of Geno Fernandez to the role of Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for Zurich North America, effective July 5, 2016. Fernandez is Head of Strategic Execution for Zurich North America Commercial and will assume the role held by Mary Merkel, who after a distinguished 33-year career at Zurich, has chosen to retire from the company.

Mark Hudson

DUAL, the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, is today pleased to announce that Mark Hudson will join as Chief Financial Officer of DUAL Group, starting September 2016.

Hudson joins DUAL from Novae Group plc, where he served on its Executive Committee and has been Finance Director of its managing agency subsidiary, Novae Syndicates Limited, since 1999.

Fidelis Insurance
Ben Savill

Fidelis Insurance has announced the promotion of Ben Savill to Group Chief Underwriting Officer.

He assumes this role from Richard Brindle who held it jointly with his position as Group Chief Executive Officer during the inaugural phase of the company, which was founded in June 2015. Savill will assume the Group CUO role in addition to his responsibilities as Bermuda Chief Executive Officer and will continue to be based in Bermuda.

XL Catlin
Oliver Newick

XL Catlin has announced the strengthening of its insurance Claims team with the appointment of Oliver Newick to the position of Global Practice Leader for Energy, Property & Construction Claims.

Everest Re
Sean Berry

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has announced  that Sean Berry has joined the Group as Vice President and Head of the Reinsurance Division’s International Property Facultative unit and is based in Everest Re’s Miami Office. He will be responsible for worldwide property facultative underwriting, excluding business written out of Canada.

The Hanover Insurance Group
Joseph M. Zubretsky

The Hanover Insurance Group, has announced that it has named Joseph M. Zubretsky president, chief executive officer, and director effective June 20. He succeeds Frederick H. Eppinger, who last fall announced his intention to retire.

Simon Edwards and Keith Broughton

Beazley,  is expanding its marine offerings with the acquisition of subsea specialist The Leviathan Facility.  Beazley will acquire the majority of their existing book and renewal rights to the remainder: and their principal underwriters, Simon Edwards and Keith Broughton, will join Beazley's marine team.

Jonathan Bint

Chaucer, has appointed Jonathan Bint as Political Risk Underwriter & Analyst.

Jonathan has been recruited to help drive Chaucer’s continued expansion of their political risk and trade credit product range alongside Deborah Wyatt, Head of Emerged Markets, who joined Chaucer in March to spearhead the development of the Political Risk Team’s solutions for emerged markets.