Peter Hearn News

GC Genesis, Guy Carpenter’s Insurer-Insurtech Matchmaker, Aims to Prevent Bad Relationships

Insurtech is often touted as the cure that will solve the insurance industry’s inefficient and antiquated processes – from distribution, to underwriting, to claims. While many insurers want to investigate the benefits of insurtech partnerships, most don’t have the first …

April 1 Renewals Saw ‘Disciplined Softening’ with Ample Capacity: Aon & Willis Re

With abundant capacity, aggressive capital market competition and acceptable returns for global reinsurers, it’s no wonder that the elusive bottom of soft market pricing was not evident at the April 1 renewals. During 2016, global reinsurers generated “an acceptable, though …

Decline in Reinsurance Prices Slowed at January Renewal: Carpenter

Reinsurance pricing continued trending downward at the Jan. 1, 2017 renewal — across most classes of business and geographies, but the pace of that decline is slowing, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. Although several sectors experienced increased loss activity, …

Guy Carpenter Forms Global Strategic Advisory Unit with Bentley as President

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced a newly created Global Strategic Advisory organization comprised of its Advisory, Analytics, Structured Risk, M&A Advisory, Lloyd’s Capital and Business Intelligence capabilities. Rob Bentley has been appointed president of Global Strategic Advisory. He re-joins Guy …

Guy Carpenter Appoints Nash as President of New International Division

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced the appointment of James Nash to the newly created role of president, International, subject to regulatory approval. Nash, who currently runs Guy Carpenter’s Asia Pacific operations, will continue reporting to Peter Hearn, president & CEO …

Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility Signs Inaugural Treaty Led by Munich Re

The Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)* announced it has executed its inaugural reinsurance treaty, with a panel of market leading private reinsurers, led by the specialist credit reinsurance team of Munich Re. This treaty, which incepted on Oct. 1, …

Steve Hearn to Leave Willis for CEO Role at Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford

Willis Group Holdings confirmed that Deputy CEO Steve Hearn has decided to leave the company and will take up the role of CEO at Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSW) at the beginning of November. The announcement came one day …

MMC’s Zaffino Adds Chairman Title; Willis Re’s Hearn to Join Guy Carpenter as CEO

Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. announced that Peter Zaffino, president and CEO of Marsh, has been appointed chairman of the company’s Risk & Insurance Services segment, which includes Marsh and Guy Carpenter. Zaffino will continue to serve as president and …

Willis Makes Changes in its Reinsurance, Wholesale & Placement Units

Willis Group Holdings has announced a series of leadership appointments in its reinsurance, wholesale and placement divisions. The management changes are “the next phase in the development of Willis Global, a new business unit launched last year that brings together …