Brazil

Profile: Oscar Treceno, IMIA

For six years, Oscar Treceno has juggled his day job as head of the engineering and energy department at Helvetia with the role of chairman of the International Association of Engineering Insurers. Post asked him about IMIA's role in today's market.

Law firms collaborate on global network

A group of insurance law firms have joined together to create a formal network to share knowledge and delivering legal expertise and service clients across four continents.

Sport: High stakes for large events

Sports fans are about to enjoy two major events: the UEFA Euro in France and the Olympic Games in Brazil. As millions of people prepare to visit the host nations and crowd multiple venues, insurance has a crucial role to play.

Ace acquires Brazilian P&C insurer

Global insurer Ace has agreed to acquire the large corporate property and casualty business of Brazil-based Itaú Seguros from Itaú Unibanco for approximately $685m. Upon completion of the transaction, Ace will be the largest commercial P&C insurer in…

Besso opens Brazil office

Besso Insurance Group has received licenses to begin trading in its newly opened office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Airclaims boosts Latin America operations

McLarens owned specialist adjuster Airclaims has expanded its Latin American operations with the launch of a second office in Brazil alongside expansions in Mexico, Peru and Ecuador.

Brazil and Russia face increasing terrorism risk

Aon’s 2014 Terrorism and Political Violence Map has highlighted increasing risk in Brazil and Russia as the countries prepare to stage major sporting events in the form of the FIFA World Cup and the Winter Olympics.

Employment: Port in a storm?

Does the insurance sector’s resilience in a difficult economic climate make it a safe haven for employees, or are industry staff in as much peril as the rest of the UK workforce?

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