Canopius and Amtrust Lloyd’s have signed a merger agreement that is expected to see the combined operations become a top five Lloyd’s managing agent.
RSA’s former SME managing director, Tara Waite (formerly Kneafsey) has re-entered the insurance sector as a non-executive director at Ageas UK, after leaving for payday lender Wonga.
Former Tokio Marine Kiln head of distribution, Alastair Blundell is joining the British Insurance Brokers’ Association as head of general insurance.
HDI Global has announced the appointment of Paul Williams as head of underwriting for its corporate risk division, replacing Kevin Armstrong.
Van Ameyde, which owns Woodgate and Clark, has bought marine surveyor and consultancy McAusland Turner.
Insurtech Insurdata has secured $3m (£2.29m) in seed funding from a group of investors led by Anthemis and Menlo Ventures.
Insurance law firm DAC Beachcroft is acquiring an office in Belfast.
Buzzvault managing director of insurance product, Charlotte Halkett, is leaving the insurtech.
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US-based insurtech Lemonade has raised $300m in a Series D round, bringing its total funding to date to $480m.
The Ardonagh Group sliced its losses by 149% in 2018, as CEO David Ross hailed ‘the end of three years limbering up’.
Aston Lark has completed its third acquisition of 2019 with the purchase of Jobson James insurance broker and its specialist employee benefits practice Jobson James Consulting.
Co-op’s general insurance underwriting business, which is being sold to Markerstudy, made a trading loss in 2018.
Motor-heavy Esure faced a “disappointing” year that saw claims costs mount and its solvency coverage ratio dip.
Steven Wallace has been appointed managing director for UK & Ireland, replacing Graham Smart who will take on the role of chief commercial officer for the wider group.
Amanda Blanc’s move from Axa to Zurich was perhaps the most talked about people move of 2018. The Association of British Insurers chair spoke to Jen Frost about her plans for the business in the coming year
Plexus Law has secured a £15m private equity investment from Origin Equity for a minority shareholding in the business.
Marsh & McLennan has completed its $5.6bn acquisition of JLT.
Marsh has appointed Anthony Gruppo as CEO of Jelf, as Phil Barton steps down with immediate effect.
With Team Fortitudo emerging successful after the Debate challenge last week, the apprentices now move onto their second task.
Lloyd’s of London was slammed with another vast loss in 2018, following on from its £2bn loss in 2017.
Lloyd’s has developed a plan of action to create a ‘safe and inclusive’ working environment, following reports of sexual harassment, which could include lifetime bans for perpetrators.
US asset manager Blackrock has upped its stake in UK insurer Direct Line to 10.13%.
Scor has called on its shareholders to reject resolutions drafted by activist investor CIAM to oust its CEO.