Applied Underwriters to Acquire UK Yacht Insurance MGA, Concept Special Risks

Applied Underwriters announced it will acquire Concept Special Risks, a UK-based international managing general agent, which provides coverage for a variety of nautical vessels and operators across the globe.

Based in Yorkshire, UK, and founded in 1999 by Tony Usher, Concept Special Risks is a licensed Lloyd’s coverholder. The company has a leading market position in the U.S. and Caribbean markets for motor yachts, trailer craft, sailboats and catamarans covering both private/pleasure and charter.

Concept Special Risks will continue to write business through retail agents in the U.S. and Caribbean. It has offices in the UK and in Florida.

The acquisiton of Concept Special Risks is another step for Applied Underwriters into the luxury market sphere, commented Steve Menzies, chairman of Omaha, Neb.-based Applied Underwriters.

“We are finding heightened demand among our growing customer base in the private clientele sector for thoroughly knowledgeable, truly experienced, and acutely specialized underwriting,” added

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Mogul Kylie Jenner teams up with The Grinch for special Christmas make-up range

Cosmetics queen Kylie Jenner has teamed up with The Grinch and they are likely to steal Christmas – with sales of her make-up range.

The beauty mogul, 23, looked stunning posing in a shimmering emerald outfit and red bikini as her Kylie x The Grinch Christmas collection was launched on Thursday.

And if the reality TV star’s past success is anything to go by, it will be celebrity rivals such as Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Victoria Beckham and Lady Gaga who will be green with envy.

They will certainly have to sell a lot of lippy to keep up with this Kardashian. Kylie is already worth £526million and her range with Dr Seuss’s ­ultimately lovable grouch is likely to make her even richer.

Every year in the UK alone, the beauty industry is worth £28billion and the average woman spends £400 on cosmetics.

Kylie channelling her inner Grinch
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