News 2017-10-18T15:50:39+00:00

Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) In the News

BYRON WAY TO LEAD EXPANSION AT HIIG ACCIDENT & HEALTH
October 18, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that L. Byron Way would be named Chief Executive Officer of HIIG Accident & Health (HIIG A&H) effective immediately. Mr. Way, who is also Chief Operating Officer of HIIG, has been with the Company since its formation in 2007 and previously worked at HCC for more than 10 years.

HIIG ANNOUNCES SUSAN SWAILS
PROMOTION TO CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER

October 18, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that Susan K. Swails would be named Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) effective immediately, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

HIIG ANNOUNCES THE RETIREMENT OF MICHAEL SCHMIDT 
September 7, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that Michael Schmidt, Senior Vice President of HIIG Specialty, has retired and will leave the Company immediately.

HIIG AND CRU FORM HIIG CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
AND ANNOUNCE SUZI JOHNSON AS MANAGING DIRECTOR 

August 10, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) and Creative Risk Underwriters (CRU) announced today the formation of a joint venture HIIG Creative Solutions (HCS), which will combine the claims and clinical assessment teams of both companies to provide best-in-class service to their policyholders and their employees. HCS will begin operating effective September 1, 2017.

CHARLES LAMBERTA JOINS HIIG AS EVP & CHIEF CLAIMS OFFICER 
July 31, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired Charles J. Lamberta as Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer reporting to Peter B. Smith, President of the Group.

HIIG A&H DIVISION ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT RESTRUCTURE AND EXPANSION PLANS
June 15, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that Matthew S. Naylor will be leaving the Company effective immediately for personal reasons.

HIIG PROMOTES DAVID G. BURGESS TO CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER OF ACCIDENT & HEALTH DIVISION
March 1, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today the Company has promoted David G. Burgess to Chief Underwriting Officer of its Accident & Health Division.

HIIG ANNOUNCES REORG OF P&C CLAIMS DIVISION
September 13, 2016
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today the reorganization of its Property & Casualty Claims Division.

HIIG ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS
July 22, 2016
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today senior management promotions of Peter Smith, Susan Swails, and Richard Hitch.

HIIG ANNOUNCES THAT JOEL VAAG WILL BE JOINING THE GROUP AS SENIOR ACTUARY
June 23, 2016
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired Joel Vaag, FCAS, MAAA as Senior Actuary of the Group.

HIIG PROMOTES RHONDA KEMP TO SVP & CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
February 18, 2016
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has promoted Rhonda N. Kemp to Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Group reporting to Mark Haushill, Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

HIIG ANNOUNCES THAT DAVID BURGESS HAS JOINED THE GROUP AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ITS ACCIDENT & HEALTH DIVISION
January 4, 2016
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired David Burgess as Senior Vice President of its Accident & Health Division.

MARK HAUSHILL JOINS HIIG AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
November 9, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired Mark W. Haushill as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective on or before December 1, 2015 reporting directly to Stephen L. Way, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Group.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF CAPITAL RISK UNDERWRITERS
September 30, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that it had agreed to acquire the business and assets of Capital Risk Underwriters, Inc. (CRU), a managing general underwriting agency (MGU) based in Orlando, Florida specializing in pest control business.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN RISCOM
April 6, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that it had closed an investment in RISCOM, an underwriting agency based in Shreveport,  Louisiana

HIIG RAISES $70MN TO FINANCE 2015 GROWTH
January 26, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG), the fast-expanding insurance group led by industry entrepreneur Stephen Way, has raised an additional $70mn from its shareholders to finance the business’s growth.

HIIG ANNOUNCES NEW CAPITAL RAISE AND A.M. BEST RATINGS AFFIRMED
January 26, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that it had raised $70 million in additional capital from its partner, The Westaim Group (WEDV: TSX) as well as other partners from the Westaim-HIIG L.P

HIIG ANNOUNCES THAT MICHELLE LORENZ HAS JOINED THE GROUP AS VICE PRESIDENT OF CLAIMS
January 26, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired Michelle Lorenz as Vice President of the newly formed Heavy Equipment Claims department, with particular emphasis for the Crane & Rigging segment of its Construction Division and other heavy equipment operators

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF ELITE UNDERWRITING
January 12, 2015
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that it had closed its acquisition of the business and assets of Elite Underwriting Services (Elite), a managing general Underwriting agency (MGU) based in Malvern, Pennsylvania specializing in excess medical insurance (Medical Stop Loss) and other Accident & Health (A&H) insurance products

HIIG PROMOTES BYRON WAY TO GROUP EVP & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
December 17, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has promoted L. Byron Way to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Group

HIIG ANNOUNCES THAT PETER SMITH TO JOIN THE GROUP AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
November 25, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG), the privately owned insurance group led by industry entrepreneur Stephen Way, has hired the CEO of  International General Insurance (IGI) UK Ltd, Peter Smith

WAY HIRES IGI UK HEAD TO JOIN EXPANDING HIIG
November 20, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG), the privately owned insurance group led by industry entrepreneur Stephen Way, has hired the CEO of International General Insurance (IGI) UK Ltd, Peter Smith

HIIG ANNOUNCES THAT JON OPPENHEIM HAS JOINED HIIG CONSTRUCTION AS PRESIDENT & CHIEF UNDERWRITER
October 22, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that the Company has hired Jonathan W. Oppenheim as President and Chief Underwriting Officer of HIIG Construction reporting to Kevin Cunningham, Chief Executive Officer of the Division.

HIIG ANNOUNCES SUSAN SWAILS HAS JOINED THE COMPANY TO HEAD UP NEW GLOBAL ENERGY DIVISION
August 20, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that Susan Swails has joined the Company in the position of President and Chief Underwriting Officer of its newly formed Division, HIIG Global Energy.

EXPANDING HIIG HIRES AIG GLOBAL OFFSHORE ENERGY HEAD
August 20, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) has confirmed a hiring coup this morning (20 August) with the appointment of former AIG global head of offshore energy Susan Swails.

AIG LOSES GLOBAL HEAD OF OFFSHORE ENERGY
August 20, 2014
Susan Swails, global head of offshore energy, has resigned from AIG.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF CAPITAL RAISE
August 7, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced the closing of its capital raise in association with The Westaim Corporation (Westaim).

WESTAIM HIIG LIMITED PARTNERSHIP COMPLETES HIIG ACQUISITION
July 31, 2014
The Westaim Corporation (“Westaim” or the “Company”) (TSXV: “WED”) today announced that Westaim HIIG Limited Partnership (the Partnership) has completed its previously announced acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of approximately 70.8% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Houston
International Insurance Group, Ltd. (“HIIG”), an international specialty insurance company headquartered in Houston, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately US$138.7 million.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF THE COMPASS GROUP
May 21, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that it had reached an agreement to acquire Compass Group Partners, LLC (Compass), a managing general underwriter based in Fort Myers, Florida. Compass specializes in Title Agents and Insurance Agents E&O Liability.

Catlin and Everest team up with Westaim to buy $75mn HIIG stake
March 12, 2014
Westaim Corp has confirmed its deal to acquire a stake in Stephen Way’s Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG), as revealed by The Insurance Insider yesterday (11 March).

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP PARTNERS WITH WESTAIM TO RAISE CAPITAL TO FUEL GROWTH
March 11, 2014
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that in partnership with The Westaim Corporation (Westaim) and other investors, the Company has agreed to issue shares for $60 million in new capital to keep pace with growth in its specialty operations.

JOE KEM NAMED SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF HIIG ENERGY
February 6, 2013
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that Joseph Kem has been named Senior Vice President of their underwriting division, HIIG Energy, responsible for Oil & Gas operations based in the Dallas office.

Growing Houston International Insurance Group Reorganizes, Rebrands as HIIG
January 25, 2013
Houston International Insurance Group, the company led by Stephen L. Way, has rebranded as the HIIG Group and reorganized to focus more on writing
business on its own paper while continuing its managing general underwriting partnerships.

HIIG ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF AXIOM INSURANCE MANAGERS
January 7, 2013
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that they have completed their acquisition of Axiom Insurance Managers.

HIIG REORGANIZES DOMESTIC UNDERWRITING OPERATIONS
January 7, 2013
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today the reorganization of its domestic underwriting operations which going forward will be re-branded under the symbol HIIG.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF CASUALTY & SURETY, INC.
February 15, 2011
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today that it had reached an agreement to acquire Casualty & Surety, Inc. (CSI), a managing general underwriter located in Birmingham, Alabama with offices in various other locations.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP REBRANDS ITS INSURANCE COMPANY SUBSIDIARIES
December 28, 2010
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today the renaming of two of their insurance company subsidiaries effective December 31, 2010.

HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE GROUP IS NEW HOLDING COMPANY FOR SWIP/LYDAC MERGER
December 22, 2010
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) announced today the renaming of their holding company following the completion of the merger between Southwest Insurance Partners and Lightyear Delos Acquisition Corp.

SOUTHWEST INSURANCE PARTNERS MERGES WITH LIGHTYEAR DELOS ACQUISITION CORP
September 28, 2010
Lightyear Delos Acquisition Corp (LYDAC) announced today the merger of LYDAC and Southwest Insurance Partners, Inc (SWIP). The transaction, subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.