October 17 - FP Group's executive director, Charles Whiteaway has stepped down after nearly 20 years with the company.

Whiteaway was a founding member of the FP Group, which has grown from a small office in Hong Kong into a global network of offices and associated companies across all major time zones and marine insurance centres, since its establishment in 1994.

FP Group is comprised of two specialist broking companies - FP Marine Risks and FP Reinsurance Brokers - and is part of the Hyperion Insurance Group, which acquired 55 percent of the company earlier this year.