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  1. Fidelis Insurance announced it has taken an equity stake in a new managing general agent, Kersey Specialty Ltd., and will be providing underwriting capacity. London-based Kersey will focus on the upstream energy subscription market insurance and will be managed through …
  2. Lloyd’s reported a return to profits during the first half, in a welcome recovery after its big losses of 2017. Pre-tax profits during the half were £600 million ($793.1 million), compared to £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) in the first six …
  3. Pilots operating a Jet Airways India Ltd. flight on Thursday forgot to turn on a switch that maintains optimal pressure in the cabin during ascent, causing injuries to some aboard. About 30 of the 166 passengers aboard the Boeing Co. …
  4. Restaurants must pay waiters and bartenders minimum wage when they are engaged in tasks such as cleaning toilets that are unrelated to their main jobs and do not offer tips, a divided U.S. appeals court ruled this week. At issue …
  5. Most states have yet to adopt a cyber security model law for the insurance industry like the one approved by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in 2017, but one expert believes the industry should be prepared for what he …
  6. When Florence was raging last Friday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, the hurricane tore a 40-foot (12-meter) chunk from a fishing pier that juts into the ocean at the state’s most popular tourist destination. The privately owned Rodanthe pier has …
  7. XL Catlin’s North America Construction insurance business has appointed Ann Marie Snyder, senior underwriter, to lead its Construction Excess Casualty business in its Southeast region. Snyder joined XL Catlin in 2012 from Ironshore Insurance Services where she served as a …
  8. Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners), an insurance brokerage and risk management firm headquartered in Tampa, Fla., has partnered with Montoya & Associates of Jacksonville, Fla. The partnership finalized on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. The advisors at Montoya & Associates will …