Agents & Brokers News

Liberty Mutual Restructures Distribution for Commercial & Specialty Products

Liberty Mutual has introduced a new distribution model for the U.S. in an effort to improve broker access to the insurer’s full suite of commercial and specialty insurance products. Shaun Kelly, president Global Risk Solutions Distribution, said in a statement …

Willis Towers Watson Opens Office in Kazakhstan for Re/Insurance Business

Willis Towers Watson has boosted its presence in Kazakhstan by opening a new operation to serve clients in the country. Following recent regulatory approval, Willis Towers Watson Kazakhstan is able to conduct insurance and reinsurance business in this key Central …

JLT Re Acquires JLT March Re in Spain, Launches JLT Re Iberia

JLT Re, the global reinsurance broker and consultant, announced the launch of JLT Re Iberia, which follows the acquisition of JLT March Re, the fourth largest Spanish insurance broker, from financial group Banca March. Previously, the two companies operated JLT …

Marsh Forms Specialty Business, ‘Marsh-JLT Specialty;’ Names Executive Team

Marsh announced the formation of Marsh-JLT Specialty, a new specialty business within Marsh that will combine the specialty teams of Marsh and Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT), effective upon the closing of the purchase of JLT by Marsh’s parent …

Miller Names New Equity Partners: Hands, Lane, Wheeler, Henderson and Speers

Miller Insurance Services LLP announced that it has boosted its partnership with five internal appointments. With effect from Jan. 1, 2019, James Hands, Charles Lane, Phil Wheeler, Martin Henderson and Ben Speers will be appointed as equity holding partners. Concurrently …

Hub International Acquires Saskatchewan-Based Tri-Line Agencies

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based insurance broker, announced it has acquired the assets of Tri-Line Agencies Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Tri-Line Agencies is a full-service, independent insurance brokerage headquartered in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan, Canada, offering personal …

Marsh & McLennan’s $5.6B Acquisition of Broker JLT Gets Shareholder Nod

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. announced that its £4.3 billion ($5.6 billion) acquisition of broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc has been approved by JLT’s shareholders. Of those shares voted, 99.9 percent voted in favor of the transaction, said MMC …

Gallagher Buys Majority Stake in UK Property-Owners’ Broker Vasek Insurance

Rolling Meadows, Ill.-based broker Gallagher announced it has acquired a controlling interest in Purple Bridge Group Ltd., the holding company of UK specialist property insurance provider Vasek Insurance Services Ltd. The deal includes Vasek’s appointed representative Insure My Villa, and …

Hub International Acquires Ontario’s Proteus Performance Management

Hub International Ltd., the Chicago-based insurance brokerage, announced it has acquired Proteus Performance Management Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Proteus provides specialized pension plan governance and investment consulting to corporate plan sponsors, …

Insurance Technologies Corp. Acquires Assurance Systems

Texas-based Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of websites, marketing, rating and management software and services, has acquired Assurance Systems Inc., an insurance technology provider in the southeastern United States. Founded in 1986, Assurance Systems product offerings include AccuAuto, its …