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Marsh Names 25 Apprentices in UK to Promote Youth Opportunities

Marsh announces the appointment of 25 apprentices to its 2016 UK Apprentice Program, which offers young people employment and training opportunities across the firm’s UK office network. This year’s apprentices join Marsh in Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich. Marsh’s …

New Zealand Quake’s Insured Losses Estimated at $705M-$3.5B: Aon Cat Report

Insurance losses from last month’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in New Zealand are likely to range between NZ$1.0 to 5.0 billion (US$705 million and US$3.5 billion), according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. At …

Insurers’ Financial Strength, Brokers’ Expertise Drive Satisfaction in Large Commercial Market: J.D. Power

The profitability of an insurance company and the quality of advice given by an insurance broker makes the most difference when it comes to customer satisfaction for commercial insurance, a new industry study revealed. According to the J.D. Power 2016 …

Insurance Associations AAMGA, NAPSLO Move Forward with Merger Talks

A possible merger of the nation’s two major excess and surplus lines organizations is on track. The American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA) and the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) said they are moving forward with …

Aon Agrees to Buy Brazil Health & Benefits Broker and Solutions Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Admix, a leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil. Financial terms of the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 25, were not disclosed and the acquisition is subject to …

Hong Kong-Based Latitude Brokers Launches P&I Club Comparison Tool

Latitude Brokers, the Asia-based marine insurance specialist, has launched PILOT, an online protection & indemnity (P&I) club comparison tool. In time for the 2017 P&I renewal season, PILOT distills critical information for each club in the International Group (IG) “into an …

Miller Appoints Griffiths to Its Sports & Entertainment Team

David Griffiths, who has held several top sports insurance broking and production roles in a career spanning 25 years has joined Miller’s sports and entertainment team to further boost its growth plans. Griffiths began his insurance career in 1991 with …

Marsh to Acquire UK-Based Bluefin Insurance from AXA for $369.4M

Marsh announced it has reached agreement with AXA Group to acquire Bluefin Insurance Group Ltd., a subsidiary of AXA UK plc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. AXA …

Hurricane Matthew Could Cost US & Caribbean Economies $15B: Aon Benfield

Hurricane Matthew, which swept through parts of the Caribbean and United States, had total economic losses of up to US$15 billion, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. In the U.S., economic losses (or non-insured losses) from …

Arthur J. Gallagher Buys London-Based Employee Benefits Firm, Argentis

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. announced the acquisition of Argentis, based in London, England. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2005, Argentis is a financial planning and employee benefits consultant that provides benefit and wealth management services to private …