Articles by Suzanne Barlyn and Carolyn Cohn

Global Insurers Reassessing Iran Business In Light of Sanctions Threat

Global insurers are taking stock of how the U.S. withdrawal from an international agreement to deny Tehran nuclear weapons, and threatened sanctions against companies that do business with Iran, could affect them. Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said …

Weinstein Sues Chubb Seeking Legal Defense Coverage in 11 Sex Harassment Suits

Film producer Harvey Weinstein is fighting back against personal indemnity insurer Chubb Ltd., saying Chubb must pay for his legal defense against 11 lawsuits that accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting women over the past three decades, according to …

Activist Icahn Breaks Up with AIG, Sells Shares

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has sold his stake in American International Group Inc, ending a more than two-year association with one of the largest U.S. property and casualty insurers, according to a person familiar with the matter. The activist investor …

AIG CEO Vows to Improve Bottom Line by Year End

American International Group Inc. executives on Thursday defended their strategy for transforming the company, saying some key improvements would take hold by year-end, but failed to convince investors as shares slid more than 6 percent. The New York-based insurer reported …

Cat Losses Cut Into AIG Q1 Profit

American International Group Inc. reported a 21 percent decline in first-quarter profit on Wednesday, due to higher catastrophe and bad weather claims, as well as weaker investment income. The insurer posted $938 million, or $1.01 per share, in net income …

Beazley, Lloyd’s Broker, Bitfury Creating Blockchain Registry for Crisis Coverages

Insurer Beazley has partnered with three companies to build a blockchain-based registry that will manage insurance for crisis situations such as mass shootings, the companies told Reuters. The registry will use blockchain to speed a response to mass casualties and …

Global Insurers Favor Private Equity Investments

Thirty-two percent of insurers plan to maintain or increase their investments in private equity in the next 12 months to boost returns, a survey of 300 executives overseeing more than $10 trillion in insurance assets showed on Tuesday. Insurers have …

More School Districts Buying Active Shooter Insurance

Insurance broker Paul Marshall can count on his phone ringing in the aftermath of a school shooting. Since the Feb. 14 shooting at a Florida high school, where 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured, seven South …

Ally of Activist Investor Icahn to Leave AIG Board

Samuel Merksamer, who represents billionaire Carl Icahn on the board of American International Group Inc., will not seek re-election to the post at the insurer’s annual meeting in May, the company said in a filing on Wednesday. Merksamer, who has …

AIG Partners with Expedia to Provide Travel Insurance

Insurer American International Group Inc on Friday said that it has struck a deal with online travel services provider Brand Expedia Group to sell travel insurance to the company’s global customers. The move is part of a strategy by AIG …