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Fire Protection Industry

6th July

 

The fire protection industry helps to ensure the safety and protection of people and business. Calibre Insurance welcomes the opportunity to protect the businesses which protect us, by providing tailored insurance cover specifically designed for the Fire Protection Industry

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Munich Re Announcement

22nd June 2016

Following a strategic review of their business, Munich Re has announced that it will pursue a divestment of its primary insurance arm and agency investments in Australia and New Zealand, which includes Calibre Insurance.

Munich Re believes the capabilities of Great Lakes Australia (GLA) and its agency investments will be better realised with a change in ownership.

Munich Re will focus on Reinsurance in Australia and New Zealand, where it believes it can provide the best value to the market and its reinsurance clients. View the latest media articles and Munich Re corporate news.

New player launches in Australia

25th November 2015

Insurance & Risk

 

Following Munich Re’s acquisition of Calliden Commercial’s insurance operations in December 2014, a new Australian-based insurance company has been launched with a focus on servicing the commercial needs of Australian businesses.

Launched on 5 November, Calibre Insurance will operate as an Australian-based subsidiary of Munich Re and will be underwritten by Great Lakes Australia, with a focus on offering business package products, as well as industrial special risks, general and specialty liability.

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Major new entrant Calibre discusses future plans

11th November 2015

Insurance Business online website –News

 

Calibre Insurance, the recently launched insurer formally known as Calliden, has discussed its future plans and what opportunities it sees in the commercial space.

The business, which officially launched last week, will be similar to their former incarnation, CEO Mike Hooton told Insurance Business, but there will be some positive differences.

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New SME Brand Hits Market

11th November 2015

Broker Buzz

 

Calibre Insurance is Australia’s newest insurance operation, created by Munich Re after it purchased Calliden’s commercial insurance operations from Steadfast in August.

The brand will also take in what was previously Latitude Underwriting’s specialty liability portfolio, which Munich Re also recently purchased.

Mike Hooton, formerly of Calliden Agency Services, has been appointed CEO, while Latitude’s Ross Gilbert has also joined the new operation.

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Calibre debuts in commercial market

9th November 2015

Insurance News

 

Calibre Commercial Insurance was officially launched last week following Munich Re’s purchase of Calliden’s general insurance operations.

CEO Mike Hooton says the business remains “firmly focused” on providing business package, industrial special risk, general liability and specialty liability products to SMEs through brokers.
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Munich Re bought Calliden’s general insurance operations when broker group Steadfast launched a takeover for the insurer with the aim of acquiring its underwriting agencies.

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High-calibre entrant into the commercial insurance market

 

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Media Release
5th November 2015

Calibre Commercial Insurance Pty Ltd (‘Calibre Insurance’), a subsidiary of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (‘Munich Re’), part of Munich Re (Group). Munich Re (Group) is one of the largest insurance groups in the world.

 

Calibre Insurance has been created to manage commercial insurance portfolios on behalf of insurer Great Lakes Australia.

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Launch of Calibre Insurance

5th November 2015

iNavigator

 

Calibre Insurance has been launched as the brand for the Calliden Commercial Insurance portfolio acquired last year by Munich Re.

 

Calibre Commercial Insurance Pty Ltd is headed by Mike Hooton, a former executive of Calliden Agency Services. Con Ansata is the National Sales Manager and Darren Fisher underwriting Manager Commercial.

 

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Significant player officially launches

5th November 2015

Insurance Business online website – Breaking News

 

The Australian commercial insurance market has just gained a new player with the official launch of Calibre Commercial Insurance.

Calibre, which arose out of the acquisition of Calliden, will be headed by Mike Hooton as CEO and is a subsidiary of Munich Re.

The business is “firmly focused” on the intermediated market, the company said in a statement, and will offer business package, industrial special risks, general liability and special liability products aimed at the SME market.

 

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