S&P Global Market Intelligence presents a daily roundup of management and board changes in the insurance industry. This feature excludes C-level leadership changes and stories previously covered by S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Life and health
Shawn Guertin and Jacqueline Kosecoff were appointed to the board of TriNet Group Inc.
Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co. named Jarkko Soikkeli director and head of strategy group and allocation, Pensions & Investments reported.
He replaces Kari Vatanen, who joined Veritas Pension Insurance Group as chief investment officer, according to the report.
Alecta pensionsförsäkring ömsesidigt appointed Axel Brandstrom head of real assets, effective Jan. 31, Pensions & Investments reported.
Lena Boberg will head real estate for Sweden, effective in June, while Frans Heijbel will continue to lead international real assets.
Brandstrom served as the chief investment officer at Skandia Investment Management Ltd.
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants appointed John Bowman and Tony Gerrato as managing principals in its new specialty practice, Asset Lifecycle Management.
The practice provides risk consulting and risk transfer solutions for large healthcare systems, major universities and financial institutions.
Property and casualty
Castel Underwriting Agencies Ltd. named Raoul Carlos head of specialty.
Carlos previously served as the head of onshore energy at Arch Insurance International.
Castel Underwriting Agencies is part of Arch Capital Group Ltd.
Argenta Syndicate Management Ltd. appointed Bradley Knight to lead a team of underwriters that will develop a book of casualty business on behalf of Lloyd's Syndicate 2121.
He will be joined by senior class underwriters Hugh Sprowson, Andy Palmer, Matt Waghorn, Ken Rowlands and Duncan King.
Knight and his team previously underwrote a portfolio of financial institutions, professional indemnity, North American specialty and casualty treaty business at another Lloyd's managing agency.
Argenta Syndicate Management is a subsidiary of Argenta Holdings Ltd.
Marsh LLC named Jacqueline Quintal managing director of its U.S. financial institutions practice.
She will provide transactional and risk advisory solutions to the company's financial institutions clients in the U.S.
Quintal served as the financial institutions industry leader at Aon PLC.
Marsh is a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
Arc Legal Assistance Ltd. appointed Tom Moger as commercial director.
Moger previously served as the managing director at U.K.-based managing general agency Magenta Insurance.
Agency Network Exchange LLC named Kevin Grove regional director and Frank Vetrano director of membership, Insurance Business America reported.
Grove will manage relationships with the company's members in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He will also work to expand the company's footprint in central Pennsylvania, while Vetrano will lead its expansion into New York, according to the report.
Grove served as the regional director for Pennsylvania at Travelers Cos. Inc. Vetrano was a regional vice president at Hanover Insurance Group Inc.
FM Global appointed James Galloway executive vice president.
He replaces Chris Johnson, who has retired from the post. Galloway will oversee the company's international operations and its AFM division, which provides commercial property insurance for the middle market.
Galloway served as a senior vice president and division manager for AFM at FM Global. He will be replaced by Gerry Alonso, effective Feb 1.
Alonso serves as the division manager for the eastern U.S. at FM Global.