Industry Loss Warranty Pricing – AM Best

BMS’ Stefano Nicolini, senior vice president with BMS Retro, featured in David Pilla’s article – ‘Curbing Enthusiasm: Industry Loss Warranty Pricing Was Set for Sharp Gains After 2011 Losses.’

The article reflects on the mild catastrophe year and the effects on the ILW pricing. Stefano talked about how there was a lot of loss activity in the beginning of 2012, driving higher expectations for the ILW market. He also discussed how if the rest of 2012 plays out without large loss activity, he thinks clients will be looking to buy addition protection in the fourth quarter, especially after the shock losses from the Thailand floods at the end of 2011.

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BMS appoints Chuck Hewitt to further propel its US platform

Independent global broker BMS today announced that Chuck Hewitt has joined its US based reinsurance operations as a senior producer, Executive Vice President and member of its US Leadership Team. He will divide his time between Boston and BMS’s New York office.

Chuck Hewitt commented:

I am delighted that BMS has invited me to join their team. They have demonstrated a willingness to invest in the analytical, modelling and technology platform needed to support the creativity and work they perform for their clients. I am excited to be joining my fellow US and UK colleagues and to help build a world class operating model. BMS offers a strong, independent option in the reinsurance business; it listens to its clients and prospects and delivers custom solutions to their needs and challenges.”

Carl Beardmore, CEO, added:

I am thrilled that Chuck is joining us. He is an experienced and proven producer of business and has an excellent reputation in the sector – often being referred to as one of the best brokers clients have ever dealt with. His extensive know-how will be a great addition to our already considerable pool of talent. This marks yet another important step in the development and extension of our US operations.”

Hewitt has had a long and distinguished reinsurance career. He spent over 28 years at E. W. Blanch / Benfield, initially in the Chicago office and then opening up the EWB Boston office in 1992, building it into a highly respected and strong revenue generating operation. In 2007 he left to join Guy Carpenter as co-head of their Eastern Region, where he recreated the Boston dynamic, produced a sizeable book of brokerage, and became a founding member of the Executive Strategy Team focused on working with clients and prospects on their strategic issues and challenges.

Urban Friesz – Claims Special Insurance Day

Urban Friesz, BMS’ VP of Claims, featured in the Insurance Day Claims Management Special Report.

His article, Claims compliance in a global and mobile world, discusses the pros and cons of working with a third party claims administrator and how factors such as globalisation affect decisions to stay in-house or not.

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Rupert Alabaster – Cyber threats and Data Management

Rupert Alabaster’s, Director BMS Professional & Financial Services, thought-leadership piece discussing Cyber threats – securing your data – featured in the Insurance Day Data Management Special Report.

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Go to the BMS Intangible Asset Protection site to watch in-depth expert videos and case studies, including ‘Data Protection & the Healthcare Industry’.