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  • Brian Collins Joins Strategic Risk Solutions in New Luxembourg Branch Strategic Risk Solutions (SRS) has announced the opening of its Luxembourg captive management branch with Brian Collins joining the firm as managing director, Luxembourg, to lead captive management business in the domicile. Mr. Collins joins SRS from Stadhold Insurances (Luxembourg), a subsidiary of Randstad.
  • Guy Carpenter Adds 3 New Members to Its Executive Committee Guy Carpenter has appointed three new members—Neil Mayer, Lara Mowery, and John Crichton—to its executive committee. Mr. Mayer has been appointed chief operating officer; Ms. Mowery has been appointed global head of distribution; and Mr. Crichton, Guy Carpenter's chief information officer, also joins executive committee.
  • Elliott Goss To Join Legacy Acquirer DARAG as Group Head of Claims Malta-based legacy acquirer DARAG Group has named Elliott Goss group head of claims. Mr. Goss, who will be based in London, will join DARAG on August 17. Mr. Goss brings over 17 years of insurance and reinsurance claims experience to DARAG, specializing in long-tail classes such as international casualty.
  • With COVID-19 and a Hardening Market, Captives Respond to Challenges As with previous commercial insurance market disruptions, captive insurance companies are responding to the current hardening traditional market, according to A.M. Best. Current conditions will likely result in more new captive insurance companies or parents of existing captives adding coverage lines.
  • US P&C Insurers Saw Record Surplus Drop in the First Quarter The US property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry experienced its largest-ever quarterly decline in surplus during the first quarter of this year when surplus fell $75.9 billion, according to Insurance Services Office, Inc., a Verisk business, and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to affect many insurers.
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OECD Says COVID-19 May Dampen Insurer Premium, Investment Growth

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