Agents & Brokers News

Moon Appointed CEO of JLT Re Korea

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultant, has appointed Jong Kuk (“JK”) Moon as CEO of JLT Re Korea. Moon will be based in JLT Re’s Seoul office and will report to Kenny Moyes, CEO, JLT Re Asia. “JK …

MarshBerry Enters Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Marsh, Berry & Co. Inc., a Cleveland-area consulting and investment banking firm focused on the insurance industry, announced that the firm has become 100 percent employee-owned through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust. The ESOP announcement was made to …

Emerging Markets to See Strong Non-Life Premium Growth in Years Ahead: JLT Re

Despite recent slowdowns, emerging economies are expected to outperform advanced markets over the next five years, according to a report published by JLT Re. The emerging economies examined in the JLT Re study are also expected to gain an increasing …

Workers’ Comp Benefits for Injured Workers Reach Historic Lows: Report

Workers’ compensation benefits as a share of payroll have reached historically low levels, according to a new study released this week. Despite growth in employment during the economic recovery — and the corresponding uptick in employees covered by workers’ compensation …

Global Risk Partners Buys Marshall Wooldridge, a UK Broker with Growth Plans

Global Risk Partners Limited (GRP), the acquisitive insurance broking and managing general agent investment vehicle, has acquired Marshall Wooldridge, a UK commercial insurance broker which controls in excess of £20 million ($25.2 million) GWP. Marshall Wooldridge has served the business …

Ironshore’s IronPro Launches Cyber Crime Product for English & Welsh Solicitors

IronPro, Ironshore’s financial and professional lines unit, is introducing Ironshore CyberCrime and DataProtect for English and Welsh Solicitors. Paragon International Insurance Brokers, a London-and-Bermuda-based independent global insurance broker, will exclusively market this product in conjunction with cyber monitoring and alert …

Global Risk Partners Acquires U.K.-based SLK General Insurance Services  

Global Risk Partners Ltd. (GRP), the London-based insurance broking and managing general agent investment vehicle, has acquired the commercial and personal insurance broker, SLK General Insurance Services Ltd., based in Ely, Cambridgeshire in the U.K. SLK Insurance’s management team will …

JLT Re Appoints Garnett as Managing Director, Malaysia

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultant, announced the appointment of Jonathan (Jo) Garnett as managing director, Malaysia, subject to regulatory approvals. Garnett will be based in JLT Re’s Kuala Lumpur office and will report to Stuart Beatty, CEO, …

UK’s BMS Launches Melbourne, Australia-based Affinity Broking Operation

BMS Group Ltd., the London-based independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, announced the launch of a new affinity broking operation focused on Australia and New Zealand. The team will be based in Melbourne and led by Shamus Breen, working closely …

Elderly Healthcare in APAC to Cost $20 Trillion-Plus over Next 15 Years: Marsh

Elderly healthcare in the Asia Pacific region will cost more than US$20 trillion between 2015 and 2030, according to a report published by Marsh & McLennan Cos. The report titled “Advancing into the Golden Years – Cost of Healthcare for …