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XL CATLIN


Adds employment practices liability option to A&E and other design business professional liability policies. Offers up to $1 million in capacity. Has dedicated EPL limits apart from dedicated professional liability limits. >> Realigns p-c operations. Greg Hendrick moves from CEO of reinsurance to president of property and casualty, overseeing company’s entire p-c operation. Charles Cooper assumes Hendrick’s role as CEO of reinsurance. Paul Brand, chief underwriting officer for insurance, will lead Accelerate, a new internal innovation team. The p-c organization will cover four business groups: global lines, international insurance, North America insurance and global reinsurance. Kelly Lyles will take over responsibility for global broker management. Neil Robertson named CEO of insurance underwriting. >> Hires Steve Zimmerman as client distribution leader in Los Angeles, reporting to Mike Soper, U.S. West regional broker and client management leader. Zimmerman moves from SVP at Gallagher Bassett Services.

VOYA


Promotes Rob Grubka to president of employee benefits, reporting to Alain Karaogia, Voya’s COO. Grubka will also join Voya’s operating committee.

ZURICH


Introduces Energy Multiline Solution to midsize energy-related companies in Texas via Zurich Select Brokers. Plans to expand nationwide. New product combines onshore property, casualty, umbrella and inland marine to reduce complexity and admin costs and to expedite quotes and renewals. >> Roger Brunner retires as head of program business at Zurich North America. David Puts takes on his role Jan. 1 and remains head of direct markets. The Programs & Direct Markets business unit, which also includes group captives and the RCIS crop business acquired earlier in 2016, has been renamed Alternative Markets and is headed by Kathleen Savio.

VICTOR O. SCHINNERER


Extends builders risk program to commercial construction and commercial and residential remodeling risks. Offered through Navigators Insurance.

Slice


Pilots first on-demand policy for homeshare hosts, such as those using Airbnb and FlipKey, to select hosts in Des Moines and Iowa City. The coverage lasts for just the period of time the host acts in a business capacity and works via the Slice mobile application or can be set up to run automatically when needed. Offers commercial liability limit of $2 million. Serves as primary insurance with no limit to number of covered properties. Full replacement cost for home, other structures and contents is covered. Plans to expand product nationwide.

TOKIO MARINE


Tokio Marine America will add marine hull and marine liability to existing marine cargo line. Offered via Tokio Marine HCC’s MGA, Continental Underwriters, and written on Tokio Marine HCC admitted paper. >> Tokio Marine Kiln begins writing liability from Hong Kong. Appoints Kin Lau as head of regional liability there. He joins from XL Catlin, where he headed Hong Kong office and was senior casualty liability underwriter. He is working with Wendy Law, also from XL Catlin, to develop liability book in the region. Neil Wray, head of Asia, will return to London at the start of 2017 to begin newly created role as head of international business. 

SLB INSURANCE GROUP


Hires Jeffrey Cunningham to head new environment insurance division at SLB’s wholesale brokerage in south Florida. He was assistant VP at Hub International.

PIONEER UNDERWRITERS


Adds Graeme Rayner as group director of underwriting, reporting to CEO Darren Doherty. Rayner moves from MS Amlin, where he was chief underwriting officer of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Underwriting before Mitsui Sumitomo’s acquisition of Amlin.

NSM INSURANCE GROUP


Acquires Vantage Holdings, a U.K.-based collector car and outdoor leisure program administrator. NSM’s first foreign acquisition. Plans to use Vantage to expand U.K. Wants to acquire more niche insurance businesses and program managers.