Everest Insurance, the insurance division of Everest Group Ltd., a global underwriter of property/casualty insurance and specialty reinsurance, announced the opening of a dedicated U.S. Wholesale and Programs Division.

The division will offer current customers and distribution partners customizable options and greater access to the insurer’s products and services, said Mike Mulray, president of North America Insurance.

The division includes specialized wholesale segments, underwriters and distribution teams, including Everest Underwriting Partners, the company’s programs business.


Global specialty insurer and reinsurer Canopius Group announced the expansion of its casualty business with its entry into the domestic U.S. excess casualty market on Canopius U.S. Insurance Company paper.

As part of this expansion, Jude DiBattista has been appointed U.S. head of Excess Casualty.

With a strong background in building profitable casualty portfolios, DiBattista has over three decades of casualty experience in the E&S market segment.

Canopius’ entrance into the U.S. excess casualty market will focus on commercial risks, with a specialized approach in niche verticals, such as construction, commercial real estate, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology.