New Arista underwriter

Underwriting agency Arista appointed Dawn Hopson to its underwriting team in Bristol. Hopson, previously employed by Iron Trades, NIG and Fusion, joins Arista as senior underwriter and will be responsible for writing new business and developing broker accounts across the South West and South Wales.

First published on 18 June

Ace emerging risks cover

Ace launched a combined package policy which it claimed offered a new minimum standard of protection for large to medium sized companies to address emerging risks, such as increased environmental exposures and growing threats to data and computer networks.

First published on 18 June

Sportscover Irish move

Sportscover launched into the Irish market, teaming up with broker and fellow sports specialist O’Driscoll O’Neil. The partnership will provide a range of amateur sports insurance products in Ireland including personal accident, public liability and contingency insurances for Irish sporting clubs and associations.

First published on 18 June

Highway network launch

Highway Insurance launched a dedicated motorcycle damage repair network as it looks to further strengthen its motor operations. The insurer has appointed 4th Dimension, a specialist motorcycle design and engineering company, to operate the network.

First published on 18 June

RI3K wins six awards

Trading platform RI3K has won six awards at the recent 2007 Acord Awards ceremony in Florida.

First published on 18 June

Google chief for Aviva

Aviva appointed Nikesh Arora as a non-executive director with effect from 1 July. Arora is currently president Europe, Middle East and Africa operations at Google.

First published on 14 June