Global loss adjuster McLarens has recruited Paul Mayes from rival Cunningham Lindsey.
Australian broking group Steadfast has agreed to acquire a non-controlling stake (less than 50%) for an undisclosed amount in the third largest global network group Unison Brokers.
International insurance law firm Clyde & Co has recruited a partner from Australian firm Sparke Helmore who used to work for them.
Australian global insurer QBE has decided to move its EU headquarters from London to Brussels.
The Insurance Council of Australia is backing calls for the government to invest in more disaster mitigation after last year's deadly flooding in Tasmania.
Brisbane-headquartered insurer Suncorp is using artificial intelligence to help it create self-service claims for at fault car crashes.
Australia's insurers are calculating the cost of a political decision to delay the introduction of a fire and emergency services levy in New South Wales on 1 July.
QBE Australia and New Zealand has appoined Alex Green as head of product – negotiated lines.
Zurich-owned catastrophe modeler Perils has estimated the insured property market loss from March's Cyclone Debbie is A$1.12bn.
The Insurance Council of Australia has appointed two senior members to its board.
Swiss Re's first quarter 2017 after tax profits fell 53% compared with Q1 2016 to $656m (£511m) after a $350m hit from Cyclone Debbie.
Australian giant QBE is planning to apply for a European passporting license outside of the UK as a result of Brexit.
QBE Australia and New Zealand has appointed Mark Baxter as chief risk officer.
The cost of last month's powerful category four cyclone to Queensland has been estimated at around A$2bn (£1.18bn).
Zurich has confirmed it is interested in taking on the underwriting for Sydney headquartered travel subsidiary Cover-More's more than two million customers.
Swiss Re has estimated its claims burden from Cyclone Debbie in Australia at around $350m (£278m).
Switzerland-headquartered global insurer Zurich has completed its acquisition of Australian travel insurance group Cover-More.
As claims from Cyclone Debbie rise to A$660m (£398m) the Insurance Council of Australia is urging the Australian government to increase disaster mitigation funding.
Global P&C insurer XL Catlin has promoted a senior member of its Australian team.
Global property and casualty insurer Chubb has bolstered its team in Asia-Pacific.
As Cyclone Debbie reached New Zealand, Insurance Australia Group estimated A$140m (£85m) of losses while loss adjuster Crawford is using drones to help.
Australian broking group Steadfast has signed an agreement with marine underwriting agency Proteus and insurance giant QBE for marine lines.
Last week's category 4 Cyclone Debbie has left a trail of destruction meaning thousands of claims for insurers and reinsurers.
The Insurance Council of Australia has expanded its catastrophe declaration associated with Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath beyond Queensland to northern New South Wales.