BHSI hires Ferrari Specialty as head of transactional liability in Australasia; AM Best Appoints Curtis to Market Development, Asia-Pacific Region

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This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance and AM Best.

An overview of these new employees follows here.

BHSI hires Ferrari Specialty as head of transaction liability in Australasia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it has further expanded its capabilities for underwriting local transaction obligations globally with the addition of: Nicholas Ferrari as head of Transactional Liability Insurance in Australasia.

Nicholas Ferrari

Ferrari comes to BHSI from Liberty Specialty Markets, where he most recently served as senior underwriter, Liberty Global Transaction Solutions. Prior to his insurance career, he was an attorney at King & Wood Mallesons where he worked in private equity and mergers and acquisitions. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University.

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“We are excited to expand our global transactional liability team with local underwriting and leadership in Australasia,” said Cameron McLisky, Head of Executive & Professional Lines, Australia and New Zealand. “Nick brings a unique perspective as an experienced transaction solutions insurer and attorney who has worked with clients across a full range of transactions.”

Ferrari will be based in Sydney and can be contacted at [email protected]

AM Best Appoints Curtis to Market Development, Asia-Pacific Region

AM Best announced that Rob Curtis has been named general manager of market development for the Asia-Pacific region.

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Curtis, who has 34 years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance markets, will be based in Singapore and report to Andrea Keenan, executive vice president and chief strategy officer. The appointment took effect on July 1, 2022.

Prior to joining AM Best, Curtis headed the key groups and technical expert teams at the Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA), responsible for developing the new group-wide supervisory and macro-prudential frameworks in Hong Kong. In addition, he chaired the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), group-wide supervision working group during his time with the supervisory authority.

Prior to the IA, Curtis served as KPMG’s global insurance regulatory lead, while simultaneously leading Asia-Pacific (ASPAC) insurance risk and regulatory practice.

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“We are delighted to have Rob join our teams in Asia, given his extensive experience in those markets,” said Keenan. “Together, we look forward to further developing AM Best’s profile in key Asia-Pacific markets.”

Curtis will also serve as co-CEO of AM Best Asia-Pacific (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. He holds advanced degrees in financial services and management, and is a distinguished fellow of the IAIS and an honorary fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He can be reached at [email protected]

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