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10 03, 2020

Aon and Willis Towers Watson Say Merger Is All About ‘Getting Better, Not Bigger’

By | March 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Aon and Willis Towers Watson Say Merger Is All About ‘Getting Better, Not Bigger’

There are several talking points that were evident about the planned merger of broking giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson. First, it’s not about getting bigger; it’s about getting better. And, second, it’s about addressing unmet client needs. But it …

10 01, 2020

Australia’s Bushfires Could Surpass 2009’s Costly Season; Analysts, Insurers Comment

By | January 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Australia’s Bushfires Could Surpass 2009’s Costly Season; Analysts, Insurers Comment

Australia’s bushfire season has months to run and could easily surpass the most costly fire season, 2009’s Black Saturday fires in Victoria, which had a price tag of an estimated A$4.4 billion (US$3 billion), according to Moody’s Analytics, in a …

2 01, 2020

Argo and Shareholder Voce Lay Down Their Swords, Agree to 3 New Board Members

By | January 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Argo and Shareholder Voce Lay Down Their Swords, Agree to 3 New Board Members

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., the Bermuda-based re/insurer, announced it has agreed with activist shareholder Voce Capital Management to change the composition of Argo’s board with the addition of three new directors. The agreement ends a contentious dispute with Voce, …

6 12, 2019

Gallagher Names Partington CEO of Canadian Brokerage Operations

By | December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Gallagher Names Partington CEO of Canadian Brokerage Operations

Gallagher, the Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based insurance broker, has named Dave Partington as CEO of its Canadian retail property/casualty brokerage operations, where he will lead the strategy and culture for continued growth across the country. Partington joined Gallagher in 2012, initially …

27 11, 2019

Argo Activist Shareholder Voce Renews Battle to Elect Independent Board Members

By | November 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Argo Activist Shareholder Voce Renews Battle to Elect Independent Board Members

Activist shareholder Voce Capital Management LLC is renewing its fight with the board of Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. This time, Voce is calling for a special meeting of Argo shareholders to elect five independent board members. Argo has been …

18 08, 2016

Natural Catastrophes Drive Global Insured Losses to $31B in H1: Swiss Re’s Sigma

By | August 18th, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Natural Catastrophes Drive Global Insured Losses to $31B in H1: Swiss Re’s Sigma

Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during the first half of 2016 reached US$31 billion, or 44 percent of total economic losses of US$71 billion, according to a report issued by Swiss Re’s sigma. The economic loss total …

18 08, 2016

Sompo Canopius Names Catlin’s Newman as CEO of APAC & MENA

By | August 18th, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Sompo Canopius Names Catlin’s Newman as CEO of APAC & MENA

Sompo Canopius has appointed Mark Newman as chief executive officer Sompo Canopius Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa. He is based in the Singapore office, reporting to Mike Duffy, chief underwriting officer. Newman has 30 years in insurance and …

18 08, 2016

Allianz, AXA Bid for Rights to Sell Products via StanChart Outlets in Asia: Sources

By | August 18th, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Allianz, AXA Bid for Rights to Sell Products via StanChart Outlets in Asia: Sources

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, and France’s AXA SA were among first-round bidders for the rights to distribute general insurance products through Standard Chartered Plc outlets in Asia, according to people with knowledge of the matter. A unit of MS&AD …

18 08, 2016

Tropical Storm Fiona, 6th Storm of 2016, Forms in Central Tropical Atlantic

By | August 18th, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on Tropical Storm Fiona, 6th Storm of 2016, Forms in Central Tropical Atlantic

Tropical Storm Fiona, which formed more than 900 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is forecast to track across the open Atlantic for at least the next five days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Fiona, the sixth storm …

18 08, 2016

China’s Ping An Eyes Overseas Acquisitions, Including Post-Brexit UK

By | August 18th, 2016|Recent Articles|Comments Off on China’s Ping An Eyes Overseas Acquisitions, Including Post-Brexit UK

Ping An Insurance Group Co. of China Ltd, the country’s second-largest insurer, is aiming for a possible fivefold increase in overseas investments and has not been put off Britain by its vote to leave the European Union, its group chief …