Aon News

UK Regulator to Probe Wholesale Insurance Broking Market

Britain’s financial services industry regulator is to launch later this week a long-promised investigation into competition in the wholesale insurance broking market, where one top executive has complained of “abusive behavior.” The Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday it would …

Aon Completes Acquisition of Dutch Broker Unirobe Meeùs Groep

Aon Groep Nederland announced it has completed its acquisition of Unirobe Meeùs Group (UMG) from Aegon for €295 million (343.4 million). The acquisition encompasses the whole of Unirobe Meeùs Group, said Aon, noting that on completion Aon will be the …

Aon to Acquire UK-Based Insurance Broker Henderson

Global insurance broker Aon said it will acquire Henderson Insurance Broking Group, an independent UK-based insurance broker. Terms were not disclosed. Aon anticipates completing the acquisition in December. Henderson Insurance Broking Group is one of the UK’s largest independent brokers, …

Aon Reports 6% Increase in Q3 Revenues to $2.2B

Aon reported third quarter revenue of $2.3 billion, an increase of 6 percent from the $2.2 billion reported for the same period last year. This increase was driven primarily by a 3 percent increase related to acquisitions, net of divestitures, …

Green Cat Bonds Aren’t a Thing – Yet

Green cat bonds. That slinky phrase is one that Greg Lowe, global head of resilience and sustainability for Aon, would enjoy hearing uttered frequently in the near future. Lowe has been talking with an increasing number of people in the …

Aon to Buy Real Estate Investment Mgmt. Firm, Townsend Group, for $475M

Insurance broker Aon Plc said on Friday [Sept. 1] it would buy real estate investment management firm The Townsend Group from Colony NorthStar Inc for $475 million, helping expand its property investment management portfolio. Aon has been tweaking its portfolio …

Asia Floods Bring Economic Damages of More Than $10B in July: Aon Report

The vast majority of global natural disasters during July were the result of severe flooding across the Asian region, bringing more than $10 billion in economic damages, according to a report published by Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development …

Aon Agrees to Buy Dutch Broker Unirobe Meeùs Groep from Aegon for $347.9M

Aon Groep Nederland announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Utrecht-based broker Unirobe Meeùs Groep (UMG) from Aegon for €295 million ($347.9 million). The transaction is subject to works council advice and approval by the Dutch regulators, and …

June Catastrophes Cost Global Economy $5 Billion; U.S. Storms Dominate: Aon

Floods and storms cost the global economy more than $5 billion in June, with most of those losses generated in the United States, according to an Aon catastrophe report. In the U.S., large hail, tornadoes, straight-line winds and isolated flash …

Aon Appoints Marcell to New Position of President of Aon Benfield

Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary and capital adviser of Aon plc, has appointed Andy Marcell to the new position of president of Aon Benfield. Marcell will begin the role with immediate effect and will report to Eric Andersen, chief executive …