Europe

Colin O’Farrell to retire from QBE after 34 years

Colin O’Farrell, chief underwriting officer of insurance for QBE International, will be retiring from the business at the end of this year with deputy CUO Nick Hankin stepping up as interim CUO on 1 January, the provider has announced.

Top 30 European Insurers 2020: A year of profit

The top 30 European insurers saw growth in non-life premiums in 2019 and overall profit after tax was significantly higher than in 2018. Mathilde Jakobsen, director, analytics, AM Best, explains what the market is facing

Hastings agrees £1.66bn takeover

Finnish insurer Sampo and South African financial services firm Rand Merchant Investment Holdings have agreed a £1.66bn takeover with the directors of Hastings.

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