Symetra Hires Hancock’s Raymond as Insurer’s Strategy Chief

Symetra Financial Corp. (SYA), the insurer that counts Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. among its largest shareholders, said Craig Raymond was hired as chief strategy officer to evaluate the business portfolio and weigh possible acquisitions.

Raymond, previously the chief risk officer at Manulife Financial Corp.’s John Hancock unit, will report to Chief Executive Officer Tom Marra, Bellevue, Washington-based Symetra said today in a statement distributed by Business Wire.

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