Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has a new regional practice leader for environmental impairment liability in North America. Marketform named its latest global M&A head. Beazley appointed an underwriter intended to spur growth in its miscellaneous medical healthcare business.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty named Thomas Williams as regional practice leader for Environmental Impairment Liability North America.
The specialist corporate insurance arm of Allianz Group said that the appointment is effective immediately. Williams will be based in Atlanta and report to Dieter Hautzer, vice president, regional head of liability in North America. He replaces Artur Lu, who was promoted to head of global Environmental Impairment Liability and will be based in New York.
Williams will be tasked with building the Environmental Impairment Liability business, in part through growing its presence in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. EIL, launched in 2014, offers coverage addressing areas including pollution legal liability, contractors’ pollution liability, and pollution excess in the construction, energy, manufacturing and real estate segments.
Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform appointed Robert Brown as global practice leader of its M&A insurance operations.
Brown has more than 20 years underwriting experience, most of which has been spent managing M&A insurance practices with Chubb and Ironshore.
Brown will be leading a team of experienced M&A specialist underwriters and lawyers already in place. The team is able to underwrite large and complex transactions.
Sarah Fiorito, a veteran of Kinsale Insurance, will focus on nutraceutical risks for Beazley. Fiorito’s hiring comes after Beazley’s April launch of NeutraGuard, a policy customized for nutraceutical manufacturers and distributors that has flexibility to cover products liability, general liability, errors and omissions, product recall expenses, employee benefits liability, cyber/privacy and hired/non-owned auto insurance.
Beazley said that its miscellaneous medical team underwrites six of the top 10 clinical research organizations and four of the largest healthcare staffing organizations in the U.S.
Sources: Allianz, Marketform, Beazley