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UK’s RSA Forms Partnership with Wipro to Provide IT Infrastructure

UK-based RSA announced a new, seven-year partnership with Wipro Ltd. to deliver its IT infrastructure requirements across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia. Bangalore, India-headquartered Wirpo, a global information technology, consulting and business process services company, will provide infrastructure for mainframe, …

Aon Reports 27% Rise in Q4 Net Income; 1% Decline During Full Year

London-based Aon plc reported net income attributable to Aon shareholders in the fourth quarter of 2015 was $584 million, or $2.09 per share, a 27 percent increase from $459 million, or $1.56 per share, reported during for the prior year …

India Joins Nuclear Liability Pact, Opening Door to Foreign Reactor Investments

India’s decision to join a global treaty on nuclear accident liability may help it woo reactor suppliers, including Westinghouse Electric Co. and General Electric Co., that have been reluctant to sell technology to the nation. The country ratified the Convention on …

Insured Property Loss from UK Storms Eva & Frank Estimated at $767.7M: PERILS

The initial estimate of the insured property market loss for UK flood damage during the period from Dec. 25, 2015 to Jan. 14, is £526 million ($767.7 million), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data. …

Chubb Names Country Presidents to Lead Continental European Operations

Chubb has appointed the country presidents who will lead its operations in Continental Europe, with immediate effect. The country presidents will report to Jeff Moghrabi, division president, Continental Europe. These and other appointments in the region are listed below: France. …

Chinese Industrial Firms Will Lead Insurance M&A in 2016, to Grow Beyond Asia

China’s biggest industrial companies want to buy insurers in 2016 as they seek to grow outside Asia as the domestic economy slows and falling insurance rates prompt more firms to do deals, according to Willis Towers Watson Plc. “We’ve been pretty active …

Beazley’s ROE of 19% Will Be ‘Difficult’ to Sustain in Current Market: CEO Horton

Beazley Plc Chief Executive Officer Andrew Horton said the company’s return on equity of 19 percent in 2015 isn’t sustainable against a backdrop of increased competition and falling insurance rates. “Margins are bound to come under pressure,” the CEO said in …

UK’s Flood Re Secures $3B Reinsurance Program; Scheme to Launch in April

Flood Re, the UK’s new flood reinsurance scheme, has successfully secured a £2.1 billion ($3 billion) multi-year reinsurance program. Flood Re, based in London, will begin operating in April. In an oversubscribed second phase of the tender process, Flood Re …

Hyperion Announces Permanent Appointment of Bains as CEO of MGA DUAL

London-based Hyperion Insurance Group, an international insurance intermediary, has confirmed the permanent appointment of Talbir Bains as chief executive officer of DUAL Group, an MGA and Hyperion’s international underwriting arm. The vision of DUAL is to continue to grow and develop …

RenaissanceRe’s Q4 Operating Income Is $135M, Down from $140.3M in Q4 2014

Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. reported fourth quarter 2015 operating income available to RenaissanceRe common shareholders of $135.0 million, or $3.07 per diluted common share, compared to $140.3 million, or $3.62 per diluted common share, in the fourth quarter of 2014. …

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