Swiss insurance carrier Zurich North America was recently honoredby Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan with a proclamation to commemorate the125th anniversary of Zurich Surety. Al Redmer Jr., the insurancecommissioner of Maryland, presented the proclamation to BryanSalvatore, president of specialty products, and Michael Bond, headof surety, at Zurich's Owings Mills, Md., office on Oct.21.

The Arlington, Va.-based Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) and theMalvern, Pa.-based Institutes said they have entered into analliance to enhance their professional offerings and deliverinnovative educational courses to the insurance industry and torisk management professionals. The alliance is to support andpromote professional designation programs and other educationalopportunities for insurance and risk professionals.

Separately, CAS said it has created the CAS Institute (iCAS), offering new credentialsand specialized professional education for quantitativeprofessionals.

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Trudy Knockless

Trudy Knockless is a reporter on ALM Media's Business of Law desk.  She has a background serving legal and insurance publications. Contact her at [email protected] or on LinkedIn at Trudy Knockless.