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Former Aon exec to head Lockton's U.S. property insurance practice

By: Shelby Livingston

Published January 06, 2015 - 11:24am CST

Lockton Cos. L.L.C. has hired former Aon P.L.C. executive Michael Andler as executive vice president and head of its U.S. property insurance practice.

Christopher Swift elected Hartford chairman

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published January 06, 2015 - 10:14am CST

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. CEO Christopher J. Swift has been elected chairman of the board, Hartford announced.

JLT Specialty Insurance Services adds to energy risk team

By: Judy Greenwald

Published January 05, 2015 - 1:24pm CST

Former energy specialists at Aon P.L.C., Marsh L.L.C. and Lockton Cos. L.L.C. are joining JLT Specialty Insurance Services Inc.’s energy risk team in Houston, the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group P.L.C. unit said Monday.

RIMS announces officers for 2015

By: Bill Kenealy

Published January 05, 2015 - 11:27am CST

The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. on Monday announced the officers of its board of directors for 2015.

UP CLOSE: Jonathan Morgan

Published January 04, 2015 - 6:00am CST

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Q&A: Rick Roberts, Ensign-Bickford Industries Inc.

By: Bill Kenealy

Published January 04, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Rick Roberts is the director of risk management and employee benefits at Ensign-Bickford Industries Inc. in Simsbury, Connecticut. He was appointed the 2015 president of the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. He recently spoke with Business Insurance Associate Editor Bill Kenealy about his leadership plans for RIMS and key risk management challenges. Edited excerpts follow.

Takata says president stepping down to streamline air bag recall response

Published December 24, 2014 - 11:22am CST

(Reuters) — Takata Corp., the auto supplier embroiled in a global safety crisis, said Wednesday its president, Stefan Stocker, would step down and its chairman would assume the role to unify the company’s response to the recall of millions of vehicles carrying defective air bags.

District judge dismisses NFL players' class action painkiller lawsuit

By: Sheena Harrison

Published December 23, 2014 - 12:06pm CST

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit from a group of former NFL players who say the league negligently provided them with potentially addictive painkillers during their careers despite long-term health risks.

$39M settlement reached in fatal 2011 Indiana stage collapse

By: Bill Kenealy

Published December 22, 2014 - 1:43pm CST

A law firm said on Friday that it has reached a $39 million settlement with 19 of the 20 defendants sued after a fatal Indiana State Fair stage collapse in 2011.

China condemns cyberattacks, but says no proof N.Korea hacked Sony

Published December 22, 2014 - 1:03pm CST

(Reuters) — China said on Monday it opposed all forms of cyberattacks but there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., as the United States has said.

CNA commercial president and COO Lindemann to retire

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 22, 2014 - 11:41am CST

Robert Lindemann will retire as president and chief operating officer of CNA Commercial on Dec. 31, CNA Financial Corp. announced Friday.

North Korea's Sony hack seen as cyber security game-changer

By: Louise Esola

Published December 21, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Risk and security experts examining the unprecedented cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. see it as a game-changer for companies who think they have a handle on cyber security.

UP CLOSE: William D. Rhodes

Published December 21, 2014 - 6:00am CST

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Q&A: Sherman Joyce, American Tort Reform Association

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published December 21, 2014 - 6:00am CST

Sherman Joyce is president of the Washington-based American Tort Reform Association, a position he's held since 1994. He previously served as minority counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. In a recent interview with Business Insurance Senior Editor Mark A. Hofmann, Mr.

Zurich North America names Terry McCafferty head of group captive insurance

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 19, 2014 - 2:52pm CST

Zurich North America on Friday said it has named Terry McCafferty as head of group captives in the company’s programs and direct markets division, effective Feb. 1, 2015.

Sony cancels N. Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers

Published December 18, 2014 - 10:54am CST

(Reuters) — Sony Pictures has canceled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its abilities to wage cyber-warfare.

Tina Mallie named CEO of Spencer Re

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 16, 2014 - 3:13pm CST

Spencer Re has named Tina Mallie as CEO, the Spencer Capital Holdings Ltd. unit announced Tuesday.

Hub International Insurance Services names commercial risk division manager

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 16, 2014 - 1:49pm CST

Hub International Insurance Services Inc., a unit of Hub International Ltd., on Tuesday said it has named James Gervang as senior vice president and manager of its commercial risk division.

Sony Pictures warns staff on fraudsters misusing stolen data

Published December 16, 2014 - 11:01am CST

(Reuters) — Sony Pictures Entertainment advised its current and former employees to be on the alert for fraudsters looking to use their stolen data, which included detailed personal information.

Texas risk management office names Todd Holt deputy executive director

By: Shelby Livingston

Published December 15, 2014 - 1:23pm CST

The Texas State Office of Risk Management has named L. Todd Holt as deputy executive director, effective Jan. 5.

Stephen Catlin named to International Insurance Society Hall of Fame

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published December 15, 2014 - 11:52am CST

The International Insurance Society Inc. has named Catlin Group Ltd. CEO Stephen Catlin as the 2015 Insurance Hall of Fame Award recipient, the New York-based IIS announced Monday.

FERMA appoints Jo Willaert as deputy president

By: Sarah Veysey

Published December 15, 2014 - 9:55am CST

Jo Willaert has been appointed to the newly created position of deputy president of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations.

OFF BEAT: Long disbanded, Creedence Clearwater Revival dispute still muddy

Published December 10, 2014 - 5:04pm CST

A famous singer’s inability to keep his disappointment in his notoriously disgruntled former band mates under wraps has landed him in court.

GALLERY: 2014 Women to Watch

Published December 08, 2014 - 10:56am CST

The 2014 Women to Watch are so much more than successful business executives. View this slide show to learn who’s an Elvis fan, a sky diver who’s afraid of heights, a former professional dancer and more.

UP CLOSE: Donna Nadeau

Published December 07, 2014 - 6:00am CST

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