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UAE Bans Flying of Recreational Drones After Fatal Attack on Oil Facility

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – The United Arab Emirates has banned the flying of drones in the country for recreation after Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed a fatal drone attack on an oil facility and major airport in the country. …

MGA Pen Underwriting Forms 2 New Capacity Deals With QBE Worth £300M

Pen Underwriting announced two new long-term UK capacity deals with QBE in the highly specialist areas of public authority and higher education risks, as well as hazardous goods, environmental industries and tanker transportation. The renewed agreements build on strategic partnerships …

People Moves: Marsh Promotes Payne to UK Chair of FINPRO; WTW Hires Smith From Lloyd’s for Digital Trading; Aon Bolsters UK Operations’ Team With 2 Hires

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at Marsh, Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and Aon. A summary of these new hires follows here. Marsh Promotes Payne to UK Chair of FINPRO, Morgan as Head of Professional Liability Insurance broker …

Operator of Japan’s Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Plant Face Another Setback in Clean-up

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has found that a coolant solution, used to create an ice wall halting the seepage of groundwater into reactor buildings, has leaked from two storage tanks. The leakage has had no …

Aviva Broadens Sustainable Investments to Include Biodiversity, Human Rights

Leading British asset manager Aviva Investors plans to push boards for greater action on biodiversity and human rights so that companies consider “the whole picture of sustainability.” Alongside climate change, a core focus for most investors, Aviva’s move reflects growing …

Howden Acquires Italy’s Tower SpA

Howden, the London-based insurance broker, announced the acquisition of Tower SpA, a Vicenza, Italy-based specialist insurance broker and risk consulting company. This follows the acquisition of the highly regarded Andrea Scagliarini SpA in July 2021, and reinforces Howden’s commitment to …

Generali Proposes Candidates for New Board as Battle Rages On With Leading Investors

Italy’s top insurer Generali on Friday said it would press on with a list of candidates for its new board in line with regulatory guidelines, as a battle among its leading shareholders rages on. Italian market watchdog Consob on Friday …

People Should Get Back to Office, Learn to Live With Coronavirus: UK Business Minister

People should get back to the office to benefit from in-person collaboration because the world must learn to live with the coronavirus after a pandemic that has wiped trillions of dollars off global output, Britain’s business minister said on Friday. …

Aspen Expands Agreement to Provide Capacity for Ryan Specialty’s MGU Portfolio

Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced it has entered into agreement with Ryan Specialty Group to support a diverse international portfolio of delegated underwriting authority business. With effect from Jan. 1, 2022, Aspen has joined an additional seven programs from …

UK Hospitality Groups Are Back in Court With Insurers Over Lockdown Losses

Some of the world’s biggest insurers are bracing as a second wave of multi-million-pound lawsuits, brought by struggling British pubs, restaurants and bakery chains over lockdown losses, starts hitting London’s courts next week. Zurich, MS Amlin, Liberty Mutual, Allianz and …

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