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Willis Towers Watson Plans to Acquire French Aviation Broker, OAAGC

Willis Towers Watson has entered into exclusive negotiations with OAAGC, the French aviation brokerage, to acquire its team and book of business. Paris-based OAAGC (Office d’Assurances Aériennes G. de Cugnac) was founded in 1898 and its team of 16 is …

Marsh Announces Executive Lineup for Combined Jelf & Bluefin Business

Following the completion of its acquisition of Bluefin earlier this year, Marsh announced that it had appointed a new management team for its combined Jelf and Bluefin business. Led by Phil Barton as CEO, the new management team is drawn …

Ed Announces Series of Appointments and One Departure

Ed, the London-based reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, has announced several appointments over the past few weeks in the areas of international property and casualty, marine and energy, finance, and underwriting. The company also announced one departure. Announced on Feb. …

Nat Cats Cost Insurers $39.5B in 2016, Highest Level in 4 Years: Willis Re

Insured loss estimates from major natural catastrophes totaled US$39.5 billion during 2016, which is the highest level since 2012 when market losses totaled US$60 billion, according to a report published by Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Towers Watson. …

Severe U.S. Weather During January Cost Insurers More Than $1B: Aon

Major weather and flood events in the U.S. during January will cost the insurance industry more than $1 billion as tornadoes hit a 17-year high, according a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. The most …

Gallagher Launches Manufacturers’ Cyber Solution to Close Coverage Gaps

Arthur J. Gallagher announced it has responded to the “perfect storm” facing manufacturers – a rising risk of cyber attacks, coupled with increased vulnerability and largely excluded exposures – by designing a tailor-made policy to more effectively transfer their unique …

Aon Benfield Names Goodman as Global Head of Broking Strategies

Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of Aon plc, has appointed Jeremy Goodman as global head of Broking Strategies. Goodman begins the role with immediate effect and reports to Eric Andersen, chief executive officer of Aon Benfield. Based …

A Look at Smart Buildings and Construction Risks

With “smart” building becoming the gold standard in today’s commercial construction world, builders, building owners, workers and insurers are dealing with new technologies and risks. These smart technologies — from high tech gadgets aimed at increasing building efficiencies to wearable …

Cost of Insurance Is Top Factor in UK SMEs’ Buying Decisions: RSA Survey

The cost of insurance premiums was ranked as the top deciding factor when picking a policy by 61 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to survey data released by London-based RSA Insurance. This was followed closely by brokers’ …

Last Chance to Participate in the 2017 Agency Salary Survey

This is your last chance to participate in Insurance Journal’s annual Agency Salary Survey. The survey closes Friday, Feb. 3. We invite all retail agency owners, principals, producers, CSRs — the entire agency — to participate in this exclusive independent …