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Willis Towers Watson Appoints Tosti as Head of Italy

Willis Towers Watson has named Gianmarco Tosti as the new country leader of Italy. He starts his new role on Jan. 1, 2018, and will be based in Milan. Tosti will also take up the role of head of Corporate …

Acquiring Insurers Underperformed in 2016: Willis Towers Watson

Research from Willis Towers Watson published earlier this month revealed that insurers doing acquisitions in 2016 underperformed in comparison to peers that stayed away from M&A. WTW used a performance measure based on share price changes for the comparison. Noting …

Octo Telematics to Buy Usage-Based Insurance Assets of Willis Towers Watson; Partnership Announced

Octo Telematics, the London-based provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, announced it will acquire the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson and will create a partnership with the broker to develop insurance products. These UBI assets …

Willis Towers Watson’s Insurance Consulting & Tech Team Taps Bruce from Travelers, Rourke from LV=

Willis Towers Watson said it has strengthened its Insurance Consulting and Technology business with two new senior appointments. Based in London, Neil Bruce joins the UK P&C Insurance Consulting and Technology team from Travelers Syndicate Management, where he was chief …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Facultative Re Hub for Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Willis Towers Watson has launched a hub that will focus on facultative reinsurance business across the German-speaking region of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). The broker said the hub will further enhance its corporate risk and broking proposition in Western …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Active Shooter Program for Senior Living Facilities

Willis Towers Watson has introduced an Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Readiness Program for senior living communities. The Active Shooter/Armed Intruder Readiness Program is designed to help senior living communities plan for, respond to and recover from active shooter events. Organizations can …

Willis Towers Watson: Hurricane Harvey Could Upend Commercial Insurance Prices

Hurricane Harvey could upend a trend of nearly flat commercial insurance prices that has continued since 2015, Willis Towers Watson said in its latest industry survey. “Insurers are bracing for a significant volume of complex commercial property claims, as well …

Willis Towers Watson Hires Pipala in New York

Willis Towers Watson, a global advisory, broking and solutions company, has hired Tom Pipala as client advocate in its real estate and hospitality practice, which is part of its corporate risk and broking business. Based in New York, Pipala will …

EY, Maersk and Microsoft Create Blockchain-Based Marine Insurance Platform

Consultancy EY, data security firm Guardtime, Microsoft and ship operator Maersk have joined to build a blockchain-based marine insurance platform that will be the first real-world use of the nascent technology in the shipping industry. EY and Guardtime said the …

Willis Towers Watson Taps USI’s Campbell in Missouri

Willis Towers Watson has appointed John Campbell corporate risk and broking market leader and construction leader for St. Louis, Mo. Campbell will be responsible for driving the overall CRB growth strategy, value proposition and talent acquisition efforts in the region. …