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Aviva in Talks to Sell Units in France, Poland and Italy, CEO Confirms

Aviva Plc Chief Executive Officer Amanda Blanc confirmed the company was in talks to sell units in France, Poland and Italy as part of her overhaul of the insurance giant. The company is still in the “early stages for considering …

Aviva’s New Boss Has One of Toughest Jobs in European Finance: Opinion

It’s time for someone else to have a go at one of the toughest jobs in European finance: deciding the future of Aviva Plc. The UK insurer’s pick of Amanda Blanc as chief executive officer has brought a leader with …

UK’s Aviva Names Former Zurich Exec Blanc as CEO, Succeeding Tulloch

Aviva plc announced the appointment of Amanda Blanc as chief executive officer with immediate effect. She succeeds Maurice Tulloch, who has stepped down from the role for family health reasons. Blanc is currently an Independent non-executive director at Aviva plc. …

Zurich Insurance Names Martin as CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution, Succeeding Blanc

Zurich Insurance Group has appointed Alison Martin to the role of chief executive officer Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and Bank Distribution with immediate effect. Martin will continue to oversee the Group Risk Management function for a limited period …

Blanc Resigns as CEO EMEA of Zurich Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group announced that Amanda Blanc, CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution and a member of the group’s executive committee, has tendered her resignation. Blanc joined the company in October 2018. Zurich said Blanc’s successor will be announced in due …

Lloyd’s Gathers Group of Industry Heavy-Hitters as Advisers for Its Future Strategy

Lloyd’s has gathered a group of industry heavy-hitters — such as Evan Greenberg at Chubb, Dan Glaser at Marsh & McLennan, and John Haley at Willis Towers Watson — to sit on advisory committees that will help support and develop …

Zurich Taps AXA’s Blanc as CEO of EMEA, Succeeding Shaughnessy

Zurich Insurance Group announced that Gary Shaughnessy will step down from his role as chief executive officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and as a member of Zurich’s executive committee in the fourth quarter of 2018, while maintaining …

Marsh to Acquire UK-Based Bluefin Insurance from AXA for $369.4M

Marsh announced it has reached agreement with AXA Group to acquire Bluefin Insurance Group Ltd., a subsidiary of AXA UK plc. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017. AXA …

AXA Sells SunLife, Names Top Team Including Harlin as CFO, Olivier to Lead P/C

AXA SA sold its SunLife unit in the U.K. to Phoenix Group Holdings and announced the top-management team that will work with incoming Chief Executive Officer Thomas Buberl when he takes the helm in September. Gerald Harlin will become group …

Update: U.K. Insurers Face Flood Claims up to $2.2B – with More Storms Ahead

Insurers are facing some of the costliest British floods on record as large parts of northern England, already inundated, brace for more heavy rain. Accountants estimate that insurers are currently facing a bill of up to 1.5 billion pounds ($2.22 …