Agents & Brokers News

Platt Named COO of Aon Risk Solutions; Moran Is CEO of Aon Inpoint

Aon plc announced the appointment of James Platt as chief operating officer of Aon Risk Solutions and Michael Moran as chief executive officer of Aon Inpoint. Both roles are effective immediately. Platt will be based in London, working closely with …

Aon Completes Acquisition of Brazil Health & Benefits Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has completed its acquisition of Admix, the São Paulo, Brazil-based health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Admix’s brokerage and operational platform combined with Aon’s world-class actuarial, brokerage, and consulting capabilities creates the …

Marsh & McLennan Acquires Southeast Brokerage J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire West Point, Ga.-based J. Smith Lanier & Co., one of the nation’s largest, privately held insurance brokerage firms. Terms of …

2017 Cyber Risks to Intensify as Hackers Become More Cunning: Report

Top cyber threats during 2017 are expected to include nation state cyber espionage, a rise in data integrity attacks and an increase in attacks harnessing Internet of Things (IoT) devices, according to a report published by Stroz Friedberg, an Aon …

Aon Launches Solution to Help Firms Manage Brexit Risks, Opportunities

Aon plc has launched “Brexit Navigator,” a tailor-made solution designed to help organizations quantify the impact of Brexit risk exposures, and redesign their risk management and risk financing structures. Brexit Navigator is supported by an interactive tool that presents scenario-based …

Canada’s CMW & Capri Insurance Services Announce Merger

CMW Insurance Services Ltd. and Capri Insurance Services Ltd. announced they merged on Jan. 1, 2017 to create “one of the largest insurance brokerages and risk management firms in Western Canada.” The two independent and employee-owned British Columbia-based companies have …

Is Soft Market Bottoming? A.M. Best Points to Some Promising Signs

Some observers believe the bottom of the reinsurance market may be in sight because brokers are having greater difficulty filling out underpriced programs and further concessions in terms are difficult to obtain, according to a report published by A.M. Best. …

Decline in Reinsurance Prices Slowed at January Renewal: Carpenter

Reinsurance pricing continued trending downward at the Jan. 1, 2017 renewal — across most classes of business and geographies, but the pace of that decline is slowing, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. Although several sectors experienced increased loss activity, …

H.W. Kaufman’s Cranbrook Underwriters Relocates London Office 

Cranbrook Underwriters, an H.W. Kaufman Financial Group company, announced the relocation of its London offices to One Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AE, U.K., in the heart of London’s financial center. This strategic move follows the relocation of two …

Marsh Completes Acquisition of Bluefin Insurance from AXA

Marsh, the wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos., said it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Bluefin Insurance Group Ltd., a subsidiary of AXA UK plc, from AXA Group. Founded in 2008, Bluefin has approximately 1,500 colleagues …