Miller hires Aon Benfield’s Walters

Mar 29, 2012 by Adrian Hönig in  Baden-Baden Meeting

Miller’s reinsurance capabilities have been strengthened following the arrival of Russell Walters from Aon Benfield.

Walters has more than 25 years of experience in placing marine and energy reinsurance business, and, as Miller explained, “is adept at handling both non-proportional and proportional placements”.

The head of reinsurance at Miller, James Geffen, claimed Walters’ arrival will complement the broker’s existing capabilities within the sector.

Walters’ arrival comes just over a month after Miller added James Cunningham and Ewan Wauchope to its political risk, trade credit and political violence team.

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GERMANY-based reinsurer and insurer Munich Re has reported a consolidated result of €712m ($937m) for 2011, down from €2.43bn in 2010 and its poorest performance for at least five years. Gross premiums written rose to €49.6bn from €45.5bn.

Beazley looks to France in 2012

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