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Allied World launches new branch office in Canada

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings has launched a new branch office in Toronto, Ontario, to further expand its North American insurance operations.

Allied World president and CEO Scott Carmilani said, "Opening an office in Canada has been a strategic objective of Allied World for some time.

"With 12 branch offices working towards full capacity throughout North America, we have greater proximity to all of our customers and trading partners and we are well positioned for further expansion."

The company has named Gord Kerr as the senior vice president, chief agent and branch manager for the region.

Kerr, in his new role, will be accountable for the production and profitability of the region as well as managing distribution channels, broker and regulatory relationships.

Having more than 30 years of insurance industry experience specifically in Canada, Kerr spent four years as the CEO and chief agent for Arch Insurance Company’s Canadian operations, before joining Allied World.

Previously, he worked for 28 years with AIG in Canada, holding various management positions, including Chief Operating Officer for AIG in Canada.

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, through its subsidiaries and brand known as Allied World, offers property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions.