Starr Companies Announces Formation of Global Casualty Insurance Practice

December 7, 2011

Starr Companies announced today the formation of a Global Casualty Insurance Practice, providing overall underwriting leadership for Starr’s general casualty insurance offerings. The organization’s casualty insurance will continue to be written throughout the companies many locations around the world.

Jim Vendetti, executive vice president and chief underwriting officer for Starr Indemnity & Liability Company and Starr Surplus Lines Insurance Company, will serve as global head of the unit, as well as continue in his current role leading all underwriting for the domestic insurance companies.

James Dowd will report to Vendetti and provide oversight outside the U.S. Dowd will continue to serve as chief underwriting officer for the International Global Casualty Portfolio.

Starr Companies is comprised of C. V. Starr & Co., Inc. and Starr International USA, Inc. and is a global, privately held, insurance and financial services organization.

Starr’s insurance companies, Starr Indemnity and Starr Surplus Lines, provide property and casualty and accident & health insurance products, with access to the excess and surplus marketplace for certain lines of business.

The company also writes specialty lines covering aviation, marine, energy and excess casualty insurance, including risks with international exposures.

Source: Starr Companies

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