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People News: CNA, MedRisk, Navigators

CNA Names Weber to New SVP Role CNA announced the appointment of Scott Weber to fill a newly created senior vice president role within the company’s Worldwide P&C Claim unit. In this role, Weber is responsible for all aspects of …

Lloyd’s Names Carnegie-Brown to Succeed Nelson as Chairman

Bruce Carnegie-Brown will become the chairman of Lloyd’s following a meeting of the Council of Lloyd’s where his appointment as successor to John Nelson was approved unanimously. His appointment also was unanimously supported by the Lloyd’s Franchise Board. The council, …

Researchers Creating Software to Clean up Big Data

Like a teenager’s bedroom, big data is often messy. Malfunctioning computers, data entry errors and other hard-to-spot problems can skew datasets and mislead people — everyone from data scientists to data hobbyists — trying to draw conclusions from raw data. …

Business News: QBE, Chubb, Verisk Analytics

QBE Inland Marine Launches New Liability Insurance for Motor Carriers in the Logistics and Transportation Industry Australia-based QBE North America, an operating division of global insurer QBE Insurance Group Limited, announced the launch of The Solution for Motor Truck Cargo …

Passenger-Carrying Drone Expected to Fly in Dubai Later This Year

Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The arrival of the Chinese-made EHang 184 – which already has had its flying debut over Dubai’s iconic, …

People Moves: Cunningham Lindsey, Employers, Everest, Swiss Re

Daniel Rejoins Cunningham Lindsey as SVP, Loss Adjusting Services Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting and risk management services company, announced today the return of Larry “Dan” Daniel to the organization. Daniel is well known in the property and casualty …

Analysts Skeptical of Zurich Insurance Cost-Cutting, Future Growth

Zurich Insurance Group AG fell in Zurich trading after posting a quarterly profit supported by one-time gains as Chief Executive Officer Mario Greco presses ahead with an overhaul of Switzerland’s largest insurer. Net income for the three months through December …

As Chips Cut In-Store Fraud Credit-Card Thieves Move Online

The adoption of credit-card chip technology by U.S. retailers is having an unintended consequence: Criminals are moving from brick-and-mortar stores to the internet. The use of stolen card data to pay for merchandise on websites, in mobile apps and by …

Companies Bet on Air Taxis as Next Major Tech Hurdle

Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing. Nearly a dozen …

People Moves: Integro, Restore Rehabilitation, Navigators, FINEX

Integro Appoints Senior Leader, Formalizes Coverage Advocacy Offering International broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers is challenging the industry’s institutional approach to claims management, by announcing the launch of its Policy Response Unit (PRU), and the appointment of …

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