Brazilian market News

Starr Insurance Cos. Expands Aviation Insurance Operations to Brazil

Starr Insurance Cos. announced that Starr International Brasil Seguradora S.A. has been granted a local license to offer aviation insurance. “We are thrilled to be adding aviation capability in an important, growing economy like Brazil,” said Steve Blakey, president and …

BHP Readies for Largest English Group Lawsuit over 2015 Brazil Mine Disaster

Mining giant BHP says it will fight an unprecedented English lawsuit filed by hundreds of thousands of Brazilians for multi-billion pound damages over Brazil’s worst environmental disaster. SPG Law, a British offshoot of a U.S. litigator, represents 240,000 individuals in …

Explosion at Brazil Steelmaker Usiminas’ Plant Injures 30

An explosion tore through Brazilian steelmaker Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA’s largest plant on Friday, injuring 30 people and shaking the nearby town of Ipatinga, according to the company and firefighters. The company, also known as Usiminas, said none …

Anglo American’s Ruptured Pipeline Is 2nd Mine Incident in Brazil in 2018

Anglo American Plc’s Brazilian iron-ore mine suffered operational delays after a pipeline ruptured Monday morning, the company confirmed by email. The good news is that no one was hurt, the company said. The troubling news is the mishap marks the …

Brazil’s BB Seguridade Expects Slower Growth as Recession Continues to Bite

State-controlled insurance holding company BB Seguridade Participações SA on Monday forecast slower profit growth this year, reflecting the impact of Brazil’s harshest recession ever and a rapid decline in interest rates. BB Seguridade projected an increase of 1 percent to …

Brazil Healthcare Insurer Intermédica Prepares for IPO: Sources

Brazilian healthcare services provider NotreDame Intermédica Sistema de Saude SA has hired banks to manage its initial public offering, which could be launched with a series of investor meetings as early as this week, two people with direct knowledge of …

Aon Completes Acquisition of Brazil Health & Benefits Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has completed its acquisition of Admix, the São Paulo, Brazil-based health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm. Financial terms were not disclosed. “Admix’s brokerage and operational platform combined with Aon’s world-class actuarial, brokerage, and consulting capabilities creates …

Emerging Risks/Markets Offer New Opportunities: 2017 Predictions, Part 3

Insurers and reinsurers continue to look for organic growth where they can find it – sometimes from emerging risks and sometimes from emerging markets. As always, the keys to success are market knowledge and patience. Providing a heads-up for such …

Aon Agrees to Buy Brazil Health & Benefits Broker and Solutions Firm, Admix

Aon announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Admix, a leading health and benefits brokerage and solutions firm in Brazil. Financial terms of the agreement, which was announced on Nov. 25, were not disclosed and the acquisition is …

Capsicum Re Latin America Taps Ribeiro and Nunes from Carpenter, Aon Benfield

Capsicum Re, the London-based specialist reinsurance broker, announce it has hired Marcio Ribeiro and Júlia Nunes to Capsicum Re Latin America Brazil. Ribeiro is head of the facultative division and is based in Sao Paulo; Nunes is head of operations …