Simon Matson says ‘complicated fat Arab’ slur regrettable but not discriminatory: Gallagher v Ardonagh
Gallagher UK CEO Simon Matson yesterday gave evidence in the dispute between Gallagher and Ardonagh and others, in which Gallagher alleges its staff were unlawfully poached.
The legal dispute between Gallagher and Ardonagh continued today, with lawyers for the defendants concluding their opening statements.
Clive Nathan joined Global Risk Partners as its underwriting CEO, overseeing the consolidator’s managing general agent division, in April last year.
Court hears lawyers from both sides outline their arguments on first day of the 12-day long trial.
Nawaf Hasan, formerly an Alesco team member, was described by former Alesco CEO Simon Matson as a “complicated fat arab” following his resignation from the firm according to a court filing outlining his side of the case.
The departure of a number of employees from Gallagher subsidiary Alesco in 2017, who went on to join an Ardonagh energy division, was “the product of a carefully planned conspiracy”, Gallagher will claim.
Peter Burton was treated as a “traitor” after leaving Alesco for Bishopsgate, his defence will say.
Axa is putting 106 jobs at risk with the creation of two small and medium enterprise trading centres in Bolton and Ipswich.
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Berlin-based insurtech Wefox Group has raised $125m (£95m) in a series B funding round led by Mubadala Investment Company.
Aon has pulled out of a potential merger with Willis Towers Watson.
Aon might have to sell off portions of Willis Towers Watson, if it did proceed to buy the business, analysts said.
Insurance has struggled to attract talent in recent years, finding itself competing with ‘sexier’ industries
A lot has changed at the AA in the five years since Janet Connor, now director of insurance, joined the organisation. She explains to Jonathan Swift how an investment in data and technology – alongside the relaunch of its insurance company and board…
Aon is reportedly in talks to buy rival Willis Towers Watson.
Aviva's share price nudged up a few pennies on Monday as it announced Maurice Tulloch as its new group CEO. Post content director Jonathan Swift reflects on why - despite his initial cynicism - the British-Canadian boss might have the attributes to…
Gallagher will buy the global aerospace division of JLT, following the company’s acquisition by Marsh & McLennan.
A court has set a date for the first hearing in the alleged staff poaching dispute between Gallagher and Ardonagh.
This week, the sunshine we were blessed with last week was replaced by a more winter-appropriate grey sky and rain.
Specialist motor insurer ERS has reported a profit of £11.1m for 2018, following a loss of £12.2m in 2017.
Many firms have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter but as Vanessa Young, compliance and advisory boards manager at the British Insurance Brokers' Association, explains as with any strategy businesses need be sure of what they want to achieve and…
A Dragon's Den-style 'hackathon' will be held for the second year running at the British Insurance Broker's Association conference in Manchester.
Hastings saw profit after tax of £130.6m in 2018, an increase of 3% from £126.7m in 2017.
Broker Swinton has closed its Lowestoft branch, leading to six redundancies.