International wholesale broker Ed has pledged to “facilitate rather than hinder” the development of local expertise in Latin America after appointing a new leadership team for the region. Mike Hernandez will now serve as chairman of Ed Broking LatAm, with Agustin de Freitas appointed chief executive. Steve Hearn, chief executive of Ed, said Latin America was a dynamic region with a growing demand for products that reflected local requirements.
XL Catlin has expanded its global property insurance capacity by 25% to $500m. The insurer said this was a reflection of a continued increase in insurable values among clients across the world. Capacity is available on a quota-share or layered basis. Michele Sansone, president of XL Catlin’s North America property business, said the need for higher limits was notable in the region.
Ian Wicks has left Willis Re to become chairman of non-marine reinsurance at wholesale broker Ed. Wicks, who served Willis Re as executive director within its casualty division, will report to Kieran Angelini-Hurl, chief executive of Ed’s reinsurance division, in his new role. Before joining Willis Re, Wicks spent more than two decades at the broking house he co-founded, Harman Wicks & Swayne. When Harman Wicks & Swayne was acquired by JLT in 2008, he joined the JLT Re executive committee.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".