QBE News

AI Startup Cytora Raises $32.5M to Expand Commercial Insurance Products, Geographies

Cytora, the London-based provider of artificial intelligence-powered solutions for the commercial insurance industry, announced it has raised £25 million ($32.5 million) in new financing, which will be used to accelerate expansion of the company’s product suite as well as its …

QBE Restructures Operations, Creating 3 Global Units; Executive Team Named

QBE announced changes to its structure, designed to further simplify its operations and build a more streamlined, agile and customer-oriented business. Following the underwriting remediation in Asia, which is now largely complete, Asia Pacific will no longer be a separate …

QBE Canada Unveils New Leadership Team, Including Thompson as Director

QBE Canada unveiled a new leadership team, which is being led by Jamie Thompson, who took on the role as director of Canada earlier this year. In this role, Thompson has oversight of QBE’s Canadian customers, including those who purchase …

UK Insurers Push Ahead with Brexit Plans in Absence of Trade Deal: A.M. Best Report

In the absence of a Brexit trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union, insurers in the UK have accelerated their plans to establish new EU subsidiaries and ensure business continuity after Brexit, according to a report published …

Australia’s QBE Reports 4% Rise in H1 Profit – on Fewer Natural Disasters

Australia’s QBE Insurance Group Ltd. posted a better-than-expected 4 percent rise in first-half profit, helped by fewer natural disasters in its biggest markets, sending its shares up almost 9 percent to their highest since November. The strong result draws a …

QBE Invests in HyperScience Artificial Intelligence for Office Work

QBE Insurance Group Limited (QBE) through its QBE Ventures, has closed an investment into HyperScience, a machine learning company focused on building artificial intelligence products for automating office work. In addition to its investment, QBE has entered into a multi-year …

QBE’s Revamped Executive Team Includes Singh as CFO, Swiss Re’s Grewal as CRO

QBE Insurance Group Ltd. announced a reshaping of the senior management team with the appointments of Inder Singh as group chief financial officer, replacing Michael Ford who is leaving QBE; Peter Grewal as group chief risk officer; Liam Buckley as …

Zurich Acquires QBE’s Latin American Operations for US$409M

Zurich Insurance Group has entered into an agreement to acquire the Latin American operations of Australian insurer QBE Insurance Group Ltd. for a total aggregate price of US$409 million, subject to closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory …

QBE Expects US$1.2B Loss in 2017 from ‘Unprecedented’ Natural Catastrophes

QBE announced to the market this week that it expects a US$1.2 billion after-tax loss in 2017 on “unprecedented” natural catastrophe claims. “This has been a challenging year for QBE, reflecting an unprecedented cost of catastrophes as well as the …

QBE Insurance Settles Shareholder Class Action in Australia for US$103.2M

QBE Insurance Group Ltd. has agreed to pay A$132.5 million (US$103.2 million) to settle a shareholder class action in Australia. The class action was commenced by Money Max Interest Pty Ltd on Sept. 9, 2015 in the Federal Court of …