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Live Nation sued over Jay-Z tune

By: Matt Dunning

Published February 24, 2015 - 1:46pm CST

When Jay-Z rapped about “spending cheese” in his 1999 hit “Big Pimpin’,” we imagine he wasn’t referring to shelling out for the endless litigation that has resulted from the song’s release.

Cooper Gay adds North American executives

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 23, 2015 - 1:10pm CST

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Ltd.’s North America unit has made three senior executive appointments.

Ironshore International taps Catlin exec to oversee Asia-Pacific region

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 23, 2015 - 12:24pm CST

Ironshore International Ltd. on Monday said it has named former Catlin Singapore Pte. Ltd. executive Hui Yun Boo to the newly created position of managing director of the Asia-Pacific region, effective March 2.

Lloyd's of London insurer Novae promotes executives

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 23, 2015 - 12:17pm CST

Novae Group P.L.C. has promoted Jo Butcher to chief executive of Novae Syndicates Ltd., the Lloyd’s of London insurer said Monday.

Grahame Chilton named CEO of Gallagher International

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 20, 2015 - 11:10am CST

Former Benfield boss Grahame Chilton will lead Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s international brokerage division, the Itasca-based brokerage announced Friday.

Pat Ryan 'bullish' on insurance sector

By: Gavin Souter

Published February 19, 2015 - 3:28pm CST

CHICAGO — As the insurance sector continues to change and fragment, young people entering the industry have great prospects if they are prepared to specialize and work hard, said Patrick G. Ryan, chairman and CEO of Ryan Specialty Group L.L.C.

Christine LaSala named chair of Willis North America

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 19, 2015 - 2:04pm CST

Willis Group Holdings P.L.C. has named Christine LaSala as chair of Willis North America, the broker said in a statement Thursday.

Brokerage Breckenridge appoints COO

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 19, 2015 - 1:20pm CST

Breckenridge Insurance Group Inc. has appointed Jino Masone to the newly formed role of chief operating officer.

Lance Armstrong hits $10 million road bump

Published February 19, 2015 - 10:21am CST

Disgraced cycling superstar Lance Armstrong’s admittance to using performance-enhancing drugs has turned into a long-tailed insurance liability.

Ex-Hartford leader Liam McGee dead at 60

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published February 17, 2015 - 10:17am CST

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. former Chairman, President and CEO Liam McGee died at the age of 60 on Feb. 13.

UP CLOSE: Chris Middleton

Published February 15, 2015 - 6:00am CST

LOS ANGELES-BASED NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LEADER

Q&A: Monica J. Lindeen, National Association of Insurance Commissioners

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published February 15, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Monica J. Lindeen is 2015 president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. She serves as Montana's commissioner of securities and insurance, a position to which she was first elected in 2008 and re-elected to a second term in 2012. She previously served in the Montana House of Representatives. Ms. Lindeen recently spoke to Business Insurance Senior Editor Mark A. Hofmann about...

Property/casualty insurer group names CFO

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 11, 2015 - 3:34pm CST

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America on Wednesday elected Mark Wachholz as senior vice president, chief financial officer and assistant treasurer.

Business Insurance opens nominations for Benefit Manager of the YearŽ

Published February 10, 2015 - 4:41pm CST

Know an outstanding benefit manager? Nominate him or her for Benefit Manager of the YearŽ.

Ex-Gallagher International CEO named to oversee Towergate restructuring

By: Sarah Veysey

Published February 10, 2015 - 10:19am CST

David Ross has been appointed CEO of Sierra Investment Holdings Ltd., the portfolio company set up by private investment firm Highbridge Principal Strategies to invest in London-based brokerage consolidator Towergate Group P.L.C., Highbridge announced Tuesday.

Swiss Re names president and CEO for Canada

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 09, 2015 - 3:18pm CST

Swiss Re Ltd. has named Veronica Scotti as president and CEO of Swiss Re Canada, effective April 1, the firm said Monday in a statement.

FERMA secretary general dies at 59

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published February 09, 2015 - 1:16pm CST

Edwin V. Meyer, the Federation of European Risk Management Associations secretary general and board member, died Saturday at the age of 59.

Insurance commissioners’ group chooses new president-elect

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published February 09, 2015 - 10:25am CST

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has chosen Missouri Insurance Director John M. Huff as its president-elect.

York Risk Services names product management, workers comp practice leader

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 06, 2015 - 3:22pm CST

Third-party administrator York Risk Services Group Inc. has named Debra Levy as senior vice president of product management and national workers compensation practice leader.

GALLERY: Our most popular Off Beat stories from January

Published February 05, 2015 - 6:21pm CST

This month: Nicole Kidman's neighbors sue her for water damage, Alex Van Halen's ex-wife gets to keep her last name, a jury exonerates pop singer Rick Springfield from the charge that he disabled a concert-goer with his butt, and more.

Unum promoting CFO to top job

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 04, 2015 - 12:45pm CST

Chattanooga, Tennessee-based benefits insurer Unum Group is promoting Chief Financial Officer Richard McKenney to CEO, effective in May.

CEO named for Scor's Channel Managing Agency

By: Sarah Veysey

Published February 03, 2015 - 9:58am CST

David Reed has been appointed CEO of The Channel Managing Agency Ltd., the Lloyd’s of London managing agency owned by Paris-based reinsurer Scor S.E. that manages multiline syndicate 2015.

Standards-setting veteran to lead Institute of Risk Management

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 02, 2015 - 2:23pm CST

The London-based Institute of Risk Management on Monday said it has appointed Ian Livsey as chief executive.

New casualty head for Lloyd's insurer Novae

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 02, 2015 - 11:56am CST

Novae Group P.L.C. has named Robert Patten as head of its casualty division and member of its executive committee, the Lloyd's of London insurer said Monday.

UP CLOSE: Kimberly Castle

Published February 01, 2015 - 6:00am CST

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA-BASED ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT OF THE LONG-HAUL TRUCKING DIVISION

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