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EC News (14 October 2021)

October 14, 2021

Round-up of the weekly news and developments from the global (re)insurance market with stories from Howden, HDI Global SE, Atrium Underwriting and more.

[Podcast] Behind the Desk…with David Daiches, COO & Co-Founder at INSHUR

In the fifth episode of 'Behind the Desk with Mark Thomas', we're joined by INSHUR COO and Co-Founder, David Daiches.

David and his co-founder Dan started INSHUR nearly six years ago to solve the problem of Uber drivers getting insurance quickly in New York. Since then, the company has expanded rapidly, going from 20 to over 150 employees in the last two years and now operating out the UK and Netherlands, as well as the US.

In this episode, I speak to David about his journey and the ups and downs of startup life. We discussed these views and where insurance needs to adapt and evolve and his vision for INSHUR over the coming years.

A truly inspiring conversation with a forward-thinking tech leader who started life in retail and is ended up changing the face of private hire career insurance. Listen Here

Howden announce agreement to acquire Aston Lark

International insurance brokerage, Howden, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Aston Lark from Goldman Sachs Asset Management and Bowmark Capital. Read more

HDI Global names new director of underwriting & distribution in the UK&I

HDI Global SE, has announced the appointment of Stephanie Ogden as director of underwriting and distributions in the UK and Ireland, effective immediately. Read More

Michael Cusition joins the marine team at Atrium Underwriting

The managing agent for Lloyd’s Syndicate 609, has announced the appointment of Michael Cusition as marine underwriter, reporting to David Sankey, head of marine. Read More

Arch Insurance International appoints Tom Rivers as chief risk officer

Arch Insurance International has announced the appointment of Tom Rivers as chief risk officer, joining from AXIS Managing Agency, effective immediately. Read More

Lockton Re adds Patrick Bousfield as senior broker to Bermuda office

Lockton Re, the global reinsurance arm of insurance broker Lockton has appointed Patrick Bousfield as a senior broker at the firm’s Bermuda office. Read More

Lloyd’s announce key leadership changes in UK branch

Lloyd’s Insurance Company (LIC or Lloyd’s Europe) has announced a series of leadership appointments for its UK branch. Mark Cooper is appointed head of LIC UK branch, effective 1 November 2021. Read More