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QBE North America names financial institutions practice leader

Posted On: Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 AM CST

QBE North America, a unit of QBE Insurance Group Ltd., on Thursday said Dennis Kearns, senior vice president and underwriting leader, will lead its financial institutions practice in addition to his current role leading the transactional liability practice.

In this role, Mr. Kearns will be responsible for providing solutions for large risks, asset management and leadership of an underwriting team that provides offerings from The Solution suite for QBE’s financial institutions clients, QBE said in a statement.

“Aligning the Financial Institutions and Transactional Liability practices under common leadership will drive a better experience for our producer partners and their clients,” Jeffery Grange, president, specialty insurance said in the statement. “QBE’s management liability and professional lines business has experienced significant growth over the last two years, and this appointment underscores our commitment to market leadership in the financial institutions segment.”

Mr. Kearns is based in New York.