Agents & Brokers News

Florida-Based AssuredPartners Acquires B&W Brokers of London

AssuredPartners Inc., the Lake Mary, Fla.-based insurance broker, has acquired B&W Brokers Ltd. of London. Specializing in providing casualty and property insurance and placing binding authorities, B&W services clients in Canada, Australia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and North America. …

Canada’s Western Financial Group Acquires Ontario Broker, Axion Insurance

Western Financial Group Inc. announced that it has acquired Axion Insurance Services Inc. of Ontario. The acquisition was completed on June 19, 2018 and will add 10 Ontario-based locations and approximately 60 insurance experts to Western’s existing network of insurance …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Update of ResQ Reserving Software

Willis Towers Watson has launched a new version of its loss-reserving software, ResQ. ResQ 4.1 provides property and casualty (P/C) insurers with new reporting capabilities to further advance the software’s technical capability, in response to clients’ increasing need for faster …

Chilton to Return to Capsicum Re Later This Year After Leaving Gallagher Role

Capsicum Re, the London-based specialist reinsurance broker, announced that Grahame “Chily” Chilton will rejoin the business later this year. Chilton will work alongside CEO Rupert Swallow to drive global business development and help shape the strategic direction of the company …

Russia World Cup Insurance Premiums Rise on Risks of Terrorism, Hooliganism

The risk of terror attacks and damage from hooligans has pushed up premiums for businesses and players buying insurance for the soccer World Cup in Russia compared to the previous event in Brazil, brokers and insurers say. The insured value …

Gallagher Acquires 65% Stake in Specialist Swiss Broker Hesse & Partner

Gallagher, the insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm, broadened its footprint in continental Europe by acquiring a 65 percent stake in specialist Swiss broker Hesse & Partner AG and Hesse Consulting GmbH. Terms of the transaction were not …

Integro Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Lloyd’s Broker Tysers

Integro Insurance Brokers, the New York-based insurance brokerage and specialty risk management firm, has completed its acquisition of Hawkes Bay Holdings Ltd. (HBH), the privately owned principal parent company of Tyser & Co Ltd., a specialist Lloyd’s broker. Integro said …

Insurers Broadening Architects, Engineers Liability Coverage: Survey

While the market for architects and engineers professional liability insurance remains intensely competitive, many insurers providing this coverage are weighing new policy enhancements that offer expanded protection. A new survey by insurance broker Ames & Gough finds some insurers are …

Miller Hires RKH’s Denee, Marsh’s Moseley for Its Credit and Political Risks Team

Rosie Denee and Oscar Moseley have joined Miller to further enhance its credit and political risks offering. Both will be based in London with a focus on political risk and structured credit insurance, specifically for financial institutions. Rosie joins Miller …

Marsh Develops Commercial Blockchain Solution for Proof of Insurance

Marsh announced it is collaborating with IBM, ACORD and its client, ISN, to develop a commercial blockchain solution for proof of insurance. By using blockchain, or distributed ledger technology, Marsh said the certificate of insurance process will be transformed “from …