Dan is trying to revive the stereotype of a hard-working, hard-drinking financial journalist. After two years in New York covering the international specialty and reinsurance markets, he has recently returned to London where he can be found propping up the bar in the pubs of Lime Street, trading gossip for beer.
Before joining Re-insurance.com, Dan was with The Insurance Insider for four years after a spell covering Central Asian business and politics, based in Kyrgyzstan.
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Arca Capital, a significant shareholder in AmTrust, is seeking to block an all-but-done deal that would see the US insurer’s management take the firm private in a transaction worth $2.95bn.
Greenlight Re’s technology and innovation fund has announced its first investment since it was launched in the first quarter of the year.
Reinsurance powerhouse Scor has accused French mutual Covea of “significantly disrupting the functioning” of its business with a “hostile and unfriendly” takeover bid.
Hiscox has announced plans to shrink its flagship Syndicate 33’s stamp capacity by £200mn next year as a crackdown by Lloyd’s performance director Jon Hancock rumbles on.
Fidelis boss Richard Brindle has added group chief underwriting officer to his existing responsibilities - as chairman and CEO of the Bermudian - as Ben Savill leaves the (re)insurer.
Lloyd’s has confirmed that former QBE boss John Neal will replace outgoing CEO Inga Beale, as first revealed by re-Insurance.com yesterday.