Neil Hodgson, managing director of risk management at Gallagher, outlines the important role the insurance sector can play in helping businesses manage supply chain risks.
With warehouses increasingly deploying robots to help with the demand for next day delivery, Post investigates what challenges automation in warehouses poses for insurers.
The Competition and Markets Authority has opened a merger inquiry into Arthur J Gallagher buying Willis Towers Watson’s treaty reinsurance business looking at whether the proposed deal will lead to a lessening of competition in the UK market.
Pen Underwriting has bought Manchester Underwriting Management for an undisclosed sum adding 50 staff and over £60m of gross written premium to the Gallagher-owned managing general agent.
Post surveyed thousands of employees across the insurance sector and Gallagher was voted a 4* employer in the large category.
Experts specialising in education sector insurance have hailed the market’s performance during the pandemic and expressed optimism for more success as students head back to university and further education colleges.
Simon Pearce and Insiyah Davenport have joined Lucida as CEO of the broking division and group chief risk officer.
If not for Covid-19 then the biggest story for the insurance industry of 2020 would have been the $30bn (£21.9bn) mega merger of broking giants Aon and Willis Towers Watson.
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For the record: Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week.
The up to $4bn (£2.9bn) purchase of Willis Re will be a manageable integration costing $250m over three years, according to the leaders of Gallagher.
Between geopolitics, a health crisis, climate change and rising costs, it’s clear the construction industry is operating within an uncertain environment at the moment. Could evergreen policies be the answer?
Gallagher has agreed to pay up to $4bn (£2.9bn) for Willis Re's treaty reinsurance brokerage operations, reviving the deal that was called off when Aon’s takeover of Willis Towers Watson collapsed.
Data rich insurance businesses have been warned they are a prime target for cyber criminals, with major firms facing up to cyber disruption and ransomware attacks. Who has been affected?
Exclusive: Insurers, brokers and other firms within the industry have made 315 data breach reports over two years, with many of the best known businesses in UK insurance among those to notify and cyber a growing concern.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s supervision team has sought further documents relating to a hotel group’s $10m “secret profit” allegations against Besso, Post understands.
Willis Towers Watson is exploring "strategic alternatives" for Willis Re but not other parts of the business, CEO John Haley said on Tuesday.
Aon expects additional charges of up to $400m (£288m) from the cancelled Willis Towers Watson deal.
Non-fungible tokens have soared in value and popularity but insurance protection for the digital assets remains up in the air.
Aon CEO Greg Case has stressed in a letter to clients that the broker was confident of winning the US Department of Justice court case as he laid out the reasons for walking away from the Willis Towers Watson deal.
Global Risk Partners has confirmed to Post that its agreement with Willis Towers Watson to buy WTW’s commercial risk and broking business in Northern Ireland will still go ahead despite the cancellation of the WTW-Aon merger.
Arthur J Gallagher has confirmed the termination of its deal to buy certain assets from Willis Towers Watson including Willis Re for $3.57bn (£2.52bn) and laid out plans for the funds as the Aon-WTW merger collapsed.
Aon’s share price rose as its mega-merger with Willis Towers Watson was terminated, while its deal partner and rival Gallagher’s fell.
Aon and Willis Towers Watson have ended their merger plans, citing the “impasse” with the US Department of Justice.
The European Commission has approved Aon’s $30m (£22m) takeover of Willis Towers Watson, on the condition that parts of WTW’s business are divested.