Intelligence: From the Wild, Wild West to the big five – a potted history of the broker software market
From police raids to junkets to Iceland, across being chased out of broker offices, legal spats, team lifts and more the history of the broking software sector is not short of incidents. Emmanuel Kenning met with a selection of the founders, movers and…
Managing general agent Travel Insurance Facilities Group has confirmed it “hopes to be able to continue to offer travel insurance” as soon as possible after Union Reiseversicherung hit pause on new sales.
Clare Lebecq stepped down from her role as London Market Group CEO at the end of April to become group chief operating officer at Specialist Risk Group. Stephanie Denton spoke to her about why the role attracted her and how she still plans to be vocal on…
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.
Michael Lawrence, distribution and underwriting director at LV Broker, looks at the lessons learned during the pandemic as brokers and insurers continued to serve customers and how firms will need to continue to test themselves and adapt in a hybrid…
The Ardonagh Group has made Conor Brennan CEO of Ardonagh Europe as it prepares to take its buy-and-build model to the continent.
Aon and Willis Towers Watson have ended their merger plans, citing the “impasse” with the US Department of Justice.
Managing general agents' relative nimbleness, which served them well during the pandemic, as well as clever use of data are the keys for the sector moving forwards as insurers shift their expectations with the hardening market, says Managing General…
The pandemic has accelerated the move to digital and remote engagement and forced many transactions online. Nick Wright, chief business development officer for Pen Underwriting, asks if insurance will ever return to good old fashioned face-to-face…
With ongoing arguments about the outcomes of the 2016 manifesto, the sale of Aldermanbury, proposals to deregister the Personal Finance Society, exam problems and more, Post posed key questions to Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Aspen Insurance has appointed Aileen Mathieson as group chief investment officer.
With normality beginning to make a return and the government having rolled out ‘Freedom Day’ on 19 July Edel Ryan, head of strategic business development, UK and Ireland for sport, entertainment and media industry at Marsh, asks if we can expect the come…
A Financial Conduct Authority consultation on appointed representatives will tackle firms "circumventing" requirements, compliance consultants told Post, though concerns have been raised around barriers to entry and innovation.
The VW Group is looking to claw back €270m from its insurers in directors' and officers' claims but Guy Robson, partner at group action law firm Keller Lenkner UK, asks what this might mean for D&O insurance for vehicle manufacturers in the future?
The Financial Conduct Authority committed to becoming a more ‘innovative, adaptive and assertive regulator’ as it published its annual business plan.
Reinsurers will see up to a $400m claims hit from a spectator free Tokyo Olympic Games, ratings agency Fitch has calculated.
Lloyd’s has recruited Eleanor Bucks from Legal & General for the newly created role of chief investment officer.
Flood Re is confident that its build back better proposals and reduced insurer levy will soon get government approval, CEO Andy Bord has confirmed, as he detailed plans for the organisation to buy lower limits in its own reinsurance programme.
Somerset Bridge Group has reported a loss after tax of £42.4m for the year ended 31 December 2020 ahead of being snapped up by Bermuda reinsurer Arch Re.
After the insurance industry adapted quickly to operating remotely last year, it now faces the challenge of addressing new ways of working in the future, says Emma Higgins, chief human resources officer at QBE Europe.
Beazley has appointed Troy Dehmann as chief operating officer with immediate effect replacing Ian Fantozzi.
FM Global has appointed executive vice-president Malcolm Roberts as president and elected him to the company’s board of directors as of 1 August ahead of succeeding Thomas Lawson as CEO from 1 January 2022.