Marsh News

2020 Could Make 2021 the Year of Insurance Agency E&O Lawsuits

Insurance agents and brokers should prepare for a big agency errors and omissions (E&O) litigation wave to crash their shores in 2021. Agency E&O claims are a lagging indicator, meaning plaintiffs typically only go after agents and brokers after they …

Marsh Launches UK & Ireland Sharing Economy & Mobility (SE&M) Industry Group

Marsh, the insurance broker and risk adviser, has launched a dedicated Sharing Economy & Mobility (SE&M) industry group in the UK & Ireland. Led by Sam Tiltman, the group brings together over 25 sector specialists encompassing insurance placement and risk …

Canada Reports 20-Year High in Overseas Investment in Insurance M&A

Canadian firms’ overseas investment in insurers hit a 20-year high this year boosted by Intact Financial’s joint agreement last month to buy British insurance group RSA for 7.2 billion pounds ($9.6 billion) and market participants expect more deals in 2021. …

Marsh Names Hobson as Affinity Leader, International Division, in Newly Created Role

Insurance broker Marsh announced the appointment of Phil Hobson as affinity leader, International Division. Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Hobson will join the International Executive Committee and report to Flavio Piccolomini, president of Marsh’s International Division. He will relocate from Hong …

Marsh Names Aons’ Quinteros to Lead Construction Practice in Los Angeles

Marsh has named Carlos Quinteros to lead its construction center in Los Angeles, Calif. Quinteros is responsible for delivering transactional and advisory services to construction clients throughout Southern California. Quinteros joins Marsh from Aon, where he spent the last 27 …

Roberts Appointed as Global Renewable Energy Leader, Marsh JLT Specialty

Marsh, the insurance broker and risk adviser, announced the appointment of Hamish Roberts as global renewable energy leader, Marsh JLT Specialty. Effective 1 January, Roberts will continue to be based in London and will report to Andrew George, global head, …

Q3 Global Commercial Insurance Pricing Rockets 20% Higher: Marsh

Global commercial insurance pricing rocketed 20 percent higher on average in the 2020 third quarter, driven largely by rate hikes in three key lines, according to a new Marsh market update. Marsh said the jump was the largest since launching …

Marsh Appoints Klint as Risk Management Segment Leader for Continental Europe

Insurance broker Marsh announced the appointment of Carolina Klint as risk management leader for Continental Europe. Based in Stockholm, Klint will report to Siegmund Fahrig, CEO of Marsh Continental Europe. In her role, she will be responsible for delivering Marsh’s …

Marsh Adds Aon’s Albers to Lead Its Life Sciences Practice

Insurance broker Marsh announced that Eddie Albers has joined the firm to lead its U.S. Life Sciences practice. As the leader of Marsh’s U.S. Life Science Practice, Albers will play a key role in assisting life sciences companies as they …

Lack of Clarity on Liability Could Cause Delay with WHO Coronavirus Vaccine Drive

BRUSSELS – Who foots the bill if people in poor countries fall sick with unexpected side-effects from coronavirus vaccines? It’s not clear and that’s a big problem in the battle to beat COVID-19. The World Health Organization (WHO) has so …