Articles by Mark Hollmer

Hanover Insurance May Follow Chaucer Sale with Talent Hiring, Acquisition

The Hanover Insurance Group could use some of the $950 million it will make from selling its Chaucer international specialty business to fuel organic growth, pursue select acquisitions and hire top talent from rivals, President and CEO John Roche told …

Insurers Looking to Continue Hiring in Very Competitive Labor Market

Insurance companies are hoping to hire additional employees over the rest of 2018 in a labor market that remains extremely competitive, according to a study from The Jacobson Group and Aon’s Ward Group. About 63 percent of companies said they …

Startup Root Raises $100 Million, Prepares to Go National

Root Insurance raised a $100 million financing round in a bid to fuel market expansion and hiring as the auto insurance startup with its telematics-based platform goes national. Tiger Global Management led the Series D funding round, with Redpoint Ventures, …

New World of Digital Recruiting: Chatbots, Videos and Social Media

Long gone are the days when employees printed their resumes and cover letters on fancy paper, worried about choosing the proper font, and put both documents in the mail. The idea of employers printing paper job advertisements is also a …

AIG CEO Duperreault Vows Continued ‘Sense of Urgency’ on Reaching Elusive Profitability

After a disappointing second quarter, AIG CEO Brian Duperreault restated his pledge that the struggling insurer would reach an underwriting profit after 2018. He also cautioned that the road to profitability will continue to be a bumpy one. “It’s not …

Why Lloyd’s Chose Brussels for Post-Brexit Outpost: CEO Beale

Lloyd’s of London remains on schedule to have its post-Brexit outpost ready for business beginning in January 2019, CEO Inga Beale confirmed at a recent meeting of U.S. regulators in Washington, D.C. “We’re just working through the final regulatory aspects …

MGA Boost Provides Insurtechs with Insurer Access, Backend Operations

Boost Insurance has nailed down a dedicated reinsurance facility to help support its B2B insurtech development platform. Nephila is leading the facility with participation from Markel Digital, the insurtech group within Markel Corp., and RenaissanceRe Holdings, Ltd. New York-based Boost …

Lloyd’s CEO Beale Urges Regulators to ‘Keep Up’ with Insurers’ Technology

As insurers try to innovate and address the rapidly changing needs of their clients, Lloyd’s of London CEO Inga Beale has a message for regulators who oversee them: “Try and keep up.” Beale, speaking May 14 during a panel discussion …

Chubb CEO Greenberg Is Patient Over M&A But Not With London Market ‘Drunks’

Don’t expect Chubb to pursue an acquisition anytime soon. Chairman and CEO Evan Greenberg repeatedly downplayed the possibility of one in what he referred to as an “overpriced” market. “The prices paid for recent transactions may make sense to others, …

Chubb Invests in Startup Bunker to Develop Gig Worker Insurance

Bunker and Chubb are working together to develop new insurance products focused on freelance workers. Chubb has also become a minority investor in Bunker, committing at least $2 million to the startup digital broker and its focus on the small …