John Hemmings has been promoted to CFOfor Alfa Insurance. Hemmings, who willcontinue to serve as a senior vice president and chief investmentofficer, first joined Alfa in 1999 as a fixed income portfoliomanager and was promoted to vice president of investments in2006.

XLCatlin has opened its first Political Risk, Credit andBond (PRCB) practice in Canada and appointed MarvinAzzopardi senior underwriter. Azzopardi joins from Zurichwhere he led the Canada Credit & Political Risk underwritingteam.

Paul Mistretta has been appointed COO,insurance, overseeing all retail operationsfor Global Atlantic FinancialGroup. Mistretta was most recently with SymetraLife Insurance Company where he was senior vice president andCOO.

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