Marsh News

Global Insurance Renewal Rates Fall for 17th Quarter in Q2 2017: Marsh

Global insurance renewal rates fell for the 17th consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2017, according to Marsh’s Q2 2017 Global Insurance Market Index. Despite the continuing decline, Q2 marks the sixth quarter in a row the rate of …

Marsh Names Layton Southeast Zone Leader

Marsh has named Lou Ann Layton as its Southeast Zone leader. In this role, Layton is responsible for client initiatives, new business, and talent development across the District of Columbia and eight states: Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South …

Marsh Hires deLaricheliere to Lead U.S. Banking and Capital Markets Practice

Marsh has hired Alex deLaricheliere to lead its U.S. Banking and Capital Markets Practice. In this newly created role, deLaricheliere is responsible for ensuring that Marsh delivers its risk advisory and transactional services to the firm’s banking and capital markets …

Marsh Launches Non-Payment Insurance for Boeing Aircraft Financing

Marsh has launched the Aircraft Finance Insurance Consortium (AFIC), a non-payment insurance product designed for banks and capital market investors that are funding new aircraft purchases from Boeing. Available exclusively through Marsh, AFIC provides an alternative aircraft finance insurance product …

Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …

Many Non-U.S. Firms May Be Uninsured for Recent Ransomware Attack

Many companies outside the United States may not have cover for a recent computer-system attack, leaving them potentially with millions of dollars of losses because there has been relatively little take-up of cyber insurance, insurers say. A massive ransomware worm …

Insurance Partners of Texas Acquired by Marsh & McLennan Agency

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC (MMA), the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh, has acquired Insurance Partners of Texas, an Abilene, Texas-based employee benefits consulting firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2004, Insurance Partners of Texas …

Demand Rises for Political Risk Cover as Buyers Think the Unthinkable

Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by uncertainty over …

Aon, JLT, Marsh, UIB, Willis Investigated by UK Regulator over Aviation Broking

Britain’s financial watchdog is investigating five insurance brokers over information-sharing on aviation insurance, the companies said, in one of the first cases of its kind by the watchdog. Aon, Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT), Marsh , UIB and Willis Towers Watson …

Industry’s International Diversity & Inclusion Festival to Be Held Sept. 26-28

The insurance industry’s third annual diversity and inclusion festival, called Dive In, will be held Sept. 26-28 at events across the globe. Marsh, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin and Aon are continuing their year-on-year support of the festival and will …