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Latest News Update – 26th April 2017

26 April 2017

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Here are the top news stories that have got our attention at FP Marine Risks this week:   Betram Rickmers cedes control of Rickmers Holding as he seeks to restructure debt in tough market Betram Rickmers has agreed to reduce shareholding from 100% to 24.9%. The Hamburg based group has 114 ships mostly container vessels, […]

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FP Marine Risks appoints Mark Johnson as CEO

21 February 2017

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Hyperion, the world’s largest employee-owned insurance group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Johnson as CEO of its Hong Kong headquartered specialty marine business, FP Marine Risks Ltd, effective 1 March 2017. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval. Richard Walker, who stepped into the CEO position last year, will return to his […]

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FP Marine Risks Completes Acquisition of Risk Exchange

2 April 2014

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HONG KONG, 1st April 2014: FP Marine Risks, the leading specialist marine insurance broker, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of the assets and staff of Hong Kong based marine insurance broker, Risk Exchange Ltd. Richard Walker joins the board of FP Marine Risks, and takes on the role of Regional Managing Director, […]

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FP Marine Risks & Risk Exchange to Create Asia’s Foremost Marine Insurance Broker

10 March 2014

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HONG KONG, 10th March 2014: FP Marine Risks, the leading specialist marine insurance broker, today announced that it is in advanced negotiations to acquire the assets and staff of Risk Exchange Ltd, a highly regarded marine insurance broker, also based in Hong Kong. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of March […]

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First Asian Aquaculture Insurance and Risk Management Conference to Be Held in Hong Kong on 13-15 May 2014 to Promote Aquaculture Insurance Knowledge and Collaboration

21 February 2014

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Hong Kong, 21 February 2014 – According to the FAO November 2013 Food Outlook Report, aquaculture, growing at 5-6% annually, continues to boost overall fish supply.  As the global average fish consumption per capita, estimated at 19.7kg/yr continues to grow, aquaculture is expected to soon overtake capture fisheries as the main source of supply for […]

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FP Marine Risks appoints Rupert Morton as Head of Reinsurance for Australia, New Zealand the Pacific

17 February 2014

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Sydney, 14 February 2014 – FP Marine Risks, specialist marine insurance brokers, today announced the appointment of Rupert Morton to the new role of Head of Reinsurance for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Prior to coming to Australia with his wife and family in 2002, Rupert worked as a broker in the marine market […]

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Hyperion Aligns Howden and FP Marine Capabilities to Create Single Global Marine Broking Arm

21 November 2013

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Hyperion Insurance Group, the international insurance intermediary group, announced today that it will create a single global Marine broking company by bringing together FP Group, with its operations in Hong Kong, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Beijing and Taipei, the Howden Marine division (formerly Windsor), with its offices in London and Hamburg along with the London-based Howden […]

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FP Marine Risks is Selected as a Finalist in the 18th Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards

18 November 2013

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15 November 2013 – FP Marine Risks, a leading specialist marine insurance broker headquartered in Hong Kong with offices in Sydney and Melbourne has been named a finalist in the Maritime Services category at the 18th Australian Shipping & Maritime Industry Awards for its exceptional contribution and achievements to the Australian maritime industry. Finalists were […]

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Charles Whiteaway Steps Down as Executive Director of FP Group

15 October 2013

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15 October 2013, Hong Kong and London: FP Group, the specialist marine broking arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, announced today that Executive Director, Charles Whiteaway, has stepped down after nearly 20 years with the company.  Charles was a founding member of the FP Group and an important part of its success.   Philip Bilney, Group Chief […]

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FP’s Alto platform provides Cargo Insurance to INTTRA’s members

16 April 2013

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INTTRA, the world’s largest multi-carrier shipping network for ocean freight, has launched a new member service that enables shippers to purchase cargo insurance from marine insurance specialist, FP Marine Risks, via INTTRA’s e-commerce platform. “By leveraging the buying power of the world’s largest ocean shipping network, shippers can reap the benefits of member services all […]

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Hyperion announces 55% stake in FP Group

4 February 2013

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Hyperion Insurance Group Limited, the international insurance intermediary group, and FP Group Limited (FP), the Hong Kong-headquartered specialist marine broking group, are pleased to announce their partnership today, with Hyperion taking a 55% stake in FP Group Limited. Founded in 1994, Hyperion Insurance Group has specialist broking and underwriting agency arms, with a total of […]

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FP announces investment into Shanghai-based HY Insurance Brokers

9 May 2012

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Hong Kong and Shanghai, 9 May 2012: It was announced today that Hong Kong-headquartered Lloyd’s broker, FP Marine Risks, has received approval for an investment into Shanghai-based HY Insurance Brokers. Both companies are specialist marine insurance brokers. Following the investment, HY will change its name to HY Marine Risks to further emphasize the close working […]

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FP marks five years of CarbonNeutral status with Gansu Wind Farm

26 March 2012

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Since 2007, FP Marine Risks has been offsetting carbon emissions that are generated through the company’s air travel. FP Marine Risks achieves its “CarbonNeutral Flights” status by working with The CarbonNeutral Company, based in London. Carbon footprint assessments are audited by accountants KPMG, and the offset projects chosen are in accordance with the CarbonNeutral Protocol […]

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FP Marine Risks Wins Biosecurity Award From Australian Government

14 March 2012

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FP Marine Risks, as part of a team of six Australian shipping industry companies, last week won an award from the Australian Government at the ABARES Outlook 2012 conference.The award recognised the company’s role in arranging the return of contaminated soil that could have caused extensive damage to agriculture and the environment. In May 2011, […]

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FP and Oceanic announce partnership

11 May 2011

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FP Marine Risks, a Lloyd’s broker, today announced its partnership with Queensland-based Oceanic Marine Risks. The partnership between two of Australia’s leading independent marine insurance brokers will create an expert network of marine specialists serving the Australasian retail and wholesale markets. Maria Dwyer, managing director of Oceanic, says: “We have worked closely with FP Marine […]

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FP Marine Risks announces acquisition of EDI Cargo Cover

29 April 2010

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QUEENSLAND and HONG KONG, 1 May 2010: FP Marine Risks, a Lloyd’s broker, today announced the acquisition of EDI Cargo Cover, a specialist cargo insurance agency based in Queensland, Australia. Last year, FP Marine Risks was granted an Australian Financial Services Licence, enabling it to conduct direct business in Australia. The acquisition of EDI Cargo […]

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FP Marine Risks to open branch office in Sydney

7 May 2008

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SYDNEY and HONG KONG, 7 May 2008 – FP Marine Risks, independent marine insurance brokers headquartered in Hong Kong, today announced the opening of a new branch office in Sydney, Australia. This is the company’s second office in Australia and the sixth internationally, and further bolsters FP Marine Risks’ presence in the Asia Pacific region. […]

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FP Marine Risks to open representative office in Beijing

20 December 2007

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BEIJING and HONG KONG, 20 December 2007 – FP Marine Risks Limited, a Hong Kong based Lloyd’s broker, today announced that the company has received approval to open a representative office in Beijing.  The new office is scheduled to open in early 2008. Heading up the Beijing office will be Wang Wei who, as part […]

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FP Marine Risks becomes CarbonNeutral

12 March 2007

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HONG KONG, 12 March 2007 – FP Marine Risks Limited, a specialist marine insurance broker headquartered in Hong Kong , has become a recognised Carbon Neutral company, offsetting all carbon emissions that result from the company’s air travel. Philip Bilney, Group Executive Director of FP Marine Risks, said: “Perhaps the biggest challenge facing humanity today […]

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FP Marine Risks expands board with new appointments

16 November 2006

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FP Marine Risks is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Williams, Peter King and Andrew Brooker to its board of directors. Subject to regulatory approval, the appointments will come into effect on 1 January 2007.

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FP Marine Risks launches new Trade Finance initiative

13 July 2006

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HONG KONG, 13 July 2006 – FP Marine Risks Limited, a specialist marine insurance broker headquartered in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a new initiative, aimed at providing trade financiers and their clients with Marine Insurance products specifically designed for their needs. Philip Bilney, Executive Director of FP Marine Risks, said: “There’s no […]

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FP Marine Risks becomes 1st Asian Lloyd’s Broker

16 June 2006

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FP Marine Risks Limited has become the first Asian-based insurance broker to achieve full accreditation at Lloyd’s. The announcement came following three years of mandatory provisional accreditation during which FP Marine Risks demonstrated its support of the Lloyd’s market and its ability to fulfil the role and responsibilities of a Lloyd’s broker. “We are very […]

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FP Marine Risks opens branch office in Melbourne

10 March 2006

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HONG KONG and MELBOURNE, 10 March 2006 – FP Marine Risks Limited, independent Marine Insurance brokers headquartered in Hong Kong, today announced the planned opening of a branch office in Melbourne, scheduled for April. The move comes only five months after the opening of a representative office in Taiwan and is part of FP Marine […]

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FP Marine Risks opens representative office in Taipei

21 October 2005

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HONG KONG and TAIPEI, 21 October 2005:  FP Marine Risks Limited announced the opening of a representative office in Taipei today securing a permanent presence in Taiwan as part of its drive to strengthen existing client relationships and service offerings. FP Marine Risks are dedicated, independent marine insurance brokers headquartered in Hong Kong. The new […]

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London office moves

1 July 2005

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The expansion of our operation in London, including the addition of a reinsurance and facilities team, has necessitated a move to larger premises at 5, Royal Exchange Buildings. This is an historic building recently developed to provide a modern working environment, in the heart of the City of London’s financial district, very close to Lloyd’s. […]

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Hong Kong office wins design award

21 November 2003

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Adam Mundy of M Moser Associates received the 2003 Honor Award for interior design from the Hong Kong Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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The first independent insurance broker in Asia to gain accreditation from Lloyd’s of London

12 March 2003

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Hong Kong, 12 March 2003: FP Marine Risks has today become the first independent insurance broker in Asia to gain accreditation from Lloyd’s of London. This approval will afford FP Marine Risks a direct trading capability with Underwriters based in Lloyd’s Headquarters in Lime Street. Until recently, the only means of negotiating and placing contracts […]

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