Agents & Brokers News

Agency E&O in a Disaster: How to Avoid Errors While Helping Insureds

Insurance Journal’s Academy of Insurance announced an exclusive online discussion called “After the Storm: Preventing Agent E&O Claims in a Disaster” to be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. Insurance Journal’s Academy Director Patrick Wraight will …

Arthur J. Gallagher Acquires Sweden’s Nordic Forsakring & Riskhantering

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Nordic Försäkring & Riskhantering AB (Nordic), located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1991, Nordic is a retail insurance broker offering a broad range of …

Marsh Restructures Management in New Risk & Digital, Placement & Specialties Divisions

Marsh announced a new global management structure, which includes new appointments to its executive management team and two new divisions. Marsh’s global management structure includes the newly formed Global Risk & Digital (GR&D) division, which brings together Marsh’s solutions and …

Re/Insurance Broker BMS Launches Spain-Based BMS Iberia

BMS Group Ltd., the London-based specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the launch of a new European venture, BMS Iberia. The operation will be spearheaded by recently appointed directors Fernando Claro in Madrid and Domingo Albi in Seville, and will …

Guy Carpenter Promotes Boyce to Deputy CEO of Global Specialties

Guy Carpenter & Co., the global risk and reinsurance specialist and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos., announced that James Boyce has been promoted to deputy CEO, Global Specialties, effective immediately. Based in London, he will report to …

Aon to Buy Real Estate Investment Mgmt. Firm, Townsend Group, for $475M

Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday [Sept. 1] it would buy real estate investment management firm The Townsend Group from Colony NorthStar Inc for $475 million, helping expand its property investment management portfolio. Aon has been tweaking its portfolio …

How Risks Change When Recreation Turns to Adventure

Vacationers and tourists are no longer content to sit and relax; they want adventure. The global adventure tourism market is forecast to grow by as much as 46 percent by 2020, according to the Global Adventure Tourism Market 2016-2020 report …

Marsh Names Nayler, from Aon, to Lead Financial Institutions Industry Practice

Marsh announced the appointment of David Nayler as leader of its UK Financial Institutions Industry Practice. Reporting to Charles Beresford-Davies, Risk Management Practice leader, UK & Ireland, Nayler’s employment is expected to commence in early 2018. In this role, Nayler …

Gallagher Appoints Bluefin’s Hogg to Lead Scottish Operations

Arthur J. Gallagher announced that Kenny Hogg has been appointed regional managing director (RMD) for Scotland and will join the business with effect Aug. 29, 2017. The current RMD for Scotland, Paul Kerry, will remain with the business in his …

JLT Re Taps Bardon as Bermuda Partner, Working with Industry Loss Warranty Team

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultancy, has appointed Nicolas Bardon as a partner in JLT Re’s Bermuda operation reporting to Guy Hengesbaugh. Bardon will work closely with Gary Reynolds and others on the industry loss warranty team in …