ACE News

ACE Appoints Wazen as Head of North Africa

ACE Group has appointed Ghassan Wazen, currently regional business development manager for ACE in MENA, to the new role of head of North Africa, as it continues to build its management capabilities within Eurasia and Africa, its newest geographical business …

ACE Launches Website for Employers’ Liability Clients in UK & Ireland

ACE has launched ACE Risk Manager, a website designed for its employers’ liability (EL) clients in the UK and Ireland. Advice on the site is designed to help companies improve the management of health and safety risks across their organizations …

AIG Focuses on Integrating Japan Businesses, Rather Than Additional M&As

American International Group Inc. plans to sit out the unprecedented wave of insurance industry deal-making and instead focus on integrating businesses in Japan. The timetable for merging AIU with Fuji Fire & Marine has been pushed back to 2016 or …

ACE Creates New Head of Claims Role for Eurasia and Africa

ACE Group has created a new regional head of claims role for the Eurasia and Africa region and has promoted Stephen Crabb, currently political risk and energy claims manager for ACE European Group, to the position. ACE said the appointment …

ACE Q2 Profit Climbs in First Earnings Report After Chubb Announcement

ACE Ltd., the insurer that agreed this month to acquire Chubb Corp., said second-quarter profit rose 21 percent as policy sales climbed. Net income increased to $942 million, or $2.86 a share, from $779 million, or $2.28, a year earlier, the …

Analysis of Chubb’s Future Position in P/C Product Lines

Just a little over six months ago, ACE announced a deal to acquire the high-net-worth personal lines business of Fireman’s Fund from Allianz, competing against Chubb, which holds the leading position in the space. The announcement that ACE will buy …

Update: AXIS Capital, PartnerRe Sweeten Deal with Higher Special Dividend

  Specialty insurer and reinsurer AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd and PartnerRe Ltd agreed to sweeten the terms of their merger agreement to fend off a rival bid from Italy’s EXOR SpA. The companies agreed on Thursday to raise the special dividend component to $17.50 …

Allianz: Hedge Funds Are Opportunity for Insurance Industry, Not Threat

Chris Fischer Hirs, the head of Allianz SE’s specialty insurance business, said he welcomes the growing participation of Wall Street in the insurance industry as an opportunity, not a threat. “Hedge funds bring capacity to the market,” Fischer Hirs said in an interview in …

ACE Launches Casualty & Fire Cover for Fashion Firms in Spain & Portugal

ACE Group has launched ACE Moda TM, a packaged insurance product designed to cover the casualty and fire risks of companies in the fashion retail sector as it continues to develop its proposition for retail and luxury goods companies across Spain …

ACE Doubles Terrorism, Political Violence and War Insurance Capacity

ACE Group announced it is offering increased insurance capacity of up to US$100 million/100 million euros (previously US$50 million/50 million euros) for terrorism, political violence and war risks in response to evolving threats and increased demand from multinational clients. The …