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US firm Goldberg Segalla hires ex-BLG reinsurance head for City launch

US firm Goldberg Segalla is to launch in London next month after hiring reinsurance heavyweight Clive O’Connell. O’Connell formerly headed Barlow Lyde & Gilbert’s commercial risk and reinsurance practice, but he left the firm in November last year following its merger with Clyde & Co (1 November 2011). He will lead Goldberg Segalla’s London office, […]

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