Articles by Andrew G. Simpson

Schnitzer to Become CEO of Travelers as Fishman Steps Down

The Travelers Companies Inc. today announced that Alan D. Schnitzer will succeed Jay S. Fishman as chief executive officer, effective December 1, 2015. In a letter to employees, Fishman, 62, said that his neuromuscular disease, which he disclosed last November, …

AIG Insurance Results Down in Q2; CEO Sees Opportunity in ACE-Chubb

American International Group Inc. (AIG) today reported net income of $1.8 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, compared to $3.1 billion, for the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter net income declined primarily due to ongoing liability management …

The New Chubb Will Preserve Old Chubb’s Agency Culture, Says ACE’s Greenberg

The new company formed as a result of ACE Limited’s $28 billion acquisition of The Chubb Corp. will continue the Chubb practices that have made it a favorite among independent insurance agents, ACE CEO Evan Greenberg has promised. The new …

MMC CEO Glaser Surveys Competitive Landscape in Wake of Consolidation

Recent merger deals in the insurance industry among its competitors and carrier partners should not hurt Marsh & McLennan (MMC) and could instead make its insurance and reinsurance advisory services even more important, according to Dan Glaser, MMC chief executive …

New Chubb Will Preserve Old Chubb’s Agency Culture, Says ACE’s Greenberg

The new company formed as a result of ACE Limited’s acquisition of The Chubb Corp. will continue the Chubb practices that have made it a favorite among independent insurance agents, ACE CEO Evan Greenberg has promised. The new company will …

ACE to Acquire Chubb in $28.3 Billion Deal

In a major transaction, ACE Limited has agreed to acquire The Chubb Corp. for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. The balance sheet’s size and strength will elevate the combined company into the elite group of global P/C insurers. As …

BP to Pay $18.7B Over 18 Years to Settle Spill Claims with 5 States, U.S.

BP Plc has agreed to a preliminary deal in which it will pay a record $18.7 billion to settle claims by five Gulf states and the U.S. government for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the worst oil spill in …

ACE to Acquire Chubb in $28.3 Billion Deal

In a major transaction, ACE Limited has agreed to acquire The Chubb Corp. for $28.3 billion in cash and stock. The two firms said the combined company will have complementary businesses, skills and distribution and greater growth and earnings than …

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare Tax Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the tax subsidies for health insureds across the country including those in states without their own health exchanges that use the federal health insurance exchange. In a 6-3 opinion (King v. Burwell) written by …

Greenberg Will Appeal AIG Bailout Case Win Over Lack of Damages

Maurice “Hank’ Greenberg, who yesterday won what most considered a long-shot case with a ruling that the U.S. government acted illegally towards American International Group Inc. shareholders in the terms it imposed for its bailout in 2008, is appealing that …