Agents & Brokers News

Survey: Agents Value Carrier Underwriting More Highly Now Than 5 Years Ago

A comparison of independent agent opinions five years ago to today shows how far the agency channel has come while also illustrating that certain fundamentals remain important throughout cycles and market disruption. Nearly 2,000 independent agents weighed in for the …

Aon Offers Cover for Ontario Uber Drivers, Using Online Quoting Tool

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, announced it is now offering personal ride-sharing insurance policies designed specifically for Ontario Uber drivers. As Uber’s insurance broker, Aon said it “has developed a comprehensive understanding of the …

Cooper Gay Appoints Angelini-Hurll as CEO of Reinsurance Division

Cooper Gay* the London-based reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Kieran Angelini-Hurll as CEO of its reinsurance division. He takes up his new role on Sept. 1 and will report to Steve Hearn, group CEO. Angelini-Hurll brings …

Marsh Taps Cooke (Former NAPSLO President) as Vice Chair of Global Placement

Marsh has appointed Jeremy Cooke as vice chairman of Global Placement, effective immediately. Based in London, Cooke will report to Dean Klisura, global head of Industry Specialties and Placement. In his new role, Cooke will focus on critical growth areas …

Neon Selects TigerEye for U/W Analytics as It Grows Treaty Reinsurance Book

Neon, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, announced that it has selected TigerRisk Partners’ TigerEye platform as its pricing and roll-up tool to support the company’s increasing presence in the property reinsurance marketplace. As previously announced, after completing a strategic review of …

Hub International Buys Toronto-Based HSBI Benefits

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based global insurance brokerage, announced it has acquired HSBI Benefits Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, HSBI Benefits specializes in employee benefits insurance solutions. Curtis McCone, president of HSBI …

Arthur J. Gallagher Buys Brim, Expanding Scandinavia Specialty Footprint

Arthur J. Gallagher has extended its investment in Scandinavia by acquiring an 85 percent stake in Swedish specialist insurance and reinsurance broker Brim AB. With revenues of US$11.4 million and employing 29 people, Brim is a specialty broker with approximately …

Market Softening Slows but Rate Stabilization Is Elusive: Willis Re

The June/July 2016 renewal season has seen a continuation in market softening, though the magnitude of rate reductions is slowing, according to the latest 1st View Renewals report from Willis Re, the reinsurance business of Willis Towers Watson. Capacity withdrawals are …

UK Broker Network Compass Completes Management Buyout from Gallagher

UK broker network Compass has completed a management buyout from Arthur J. Gallagher, for an undisclosed sum. The deal sees the Compass business transfer into wholly independent ownership for the first time since its launch as a new network proposition …

Post-Brexit Market Rout Deepens UK Corporate Pension Deficits

Record low gilt yields following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union are deepening UK pension deficits, worsening a headache for domestic companies which may be called upon to help fill the gap. Several years of ultra-low British interest rates …