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AXA ART appoints Kai Kuklinski as new global CEO

AXA ART has appointed Kai Kuklinski as the new global CEO of the company’s operations, effective April 1, 2014.  Mr Kuklinski will succeed Dr Ulrich Guntram. Jacques de Vaucleroy, chairman of the supervisory board of the global AXA ART Group and CEO of AXA NORCEE (Northern, Central and Eastern Europe) …

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New centre to yield industry-wide object identification standards and solutions

ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, and the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, have launched an initiative that promises to revolutionize the global arts and collectables industry by developing industry-accepted identification and authenticity standards. The University at Albany, one of the four …

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Markel launches online collectors policy

Markel UK, the specialist insurer, has launched a new art and collectables product to provide a broad range of cover for private individuals, companies and commercial, municipal and not for profit organisations with collections and investments in art and artefacts. The collectors policy is uniquely available through Markel UK’s online …

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AXA Art survey probes art collectors’ motives and methods

Mature, highly educated male collectors with a passion for art are driving the art market according to a new survey carried out by AXA ART. The survey is a response to growing conversations about the rapid expansion of the global art market, its sustainability, the exploding prices for quality works, …

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White Oak Underwriting launches fine art service

Lloyd’s London based specialist underwriter White Oak Underwriting Agency (WOUA) has launched a new specialist fine art, classic car and general specie capacity aimed at both the private and commercial markets. To help spearhead the push into this fast-growing market sector, WOUA has recruited Patricia Watling as jewellery and fine …

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AXA ART CEO poised to take new role

CEO of AXA ART Versicherung AG Dr Ulrich Guntram is moving on to become regional CEO for AXA Corporate Solutions in Asia, effective April 1, 2014. He will replace Ergu Genya, who has been in this position since 2011. Dr Guntram has held various management positions within the AXA Group …

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Buy art insurance wisely, urges underwriter.

More insurers may be entering the fine art and specie sector but insurance buyers would be wise to prioritise experience and knowledgeable underwriting over price when seeking cover for their artworks. That is the view of Paul Le Boutillier, senior underwriter, Fine Art & Specie for XL Group. “New insurance …

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AXA ART announces changes to senior leadership team

Global art insurance specialist, AXA ART, has announced changes to its senior leadership team and board of directors. After serving for more than 10 years as chief operating officer, and most recently chief technical officer, Dr Bodo Sartorius will leave AXA ART at the end of this year to pursue …

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Insurer to establish global framework for art authenticity

An 18-month project aimed at establishing a framework for implementing technologies intended to address the issue of authenticity of works of fine art and other objects in the global art market has been launched by ARIS Title Insurance Corporation, a member of the Argo Group. The project will work through …

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Ironshore Australia to offer fine art and specie insurance

Ironshore Australia has entered the fine art, specie and cargo insurance sectors in Australia through the creation of a new unit. The team will underwrite a range of static and transit fine art risks for Australian-based companies and high net worth individuals, providing coverage for fine art and valuables collections. …

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