RSA Insurance News

Allianz’ CEO Seeks Big M&A – But He Doesn’t Want to Pay for It: Opinion

The CEO of Europe’s biggest insurer is up for a big deal. He just doesn’t want Allianz SE to pay for it. Oliver Baete is going to find it hard to have his cake and eat it. Three years into …

Allianz Eyes M&A Targets Zurich, Hartford, QBE, Argo and More After Missing Out on XL

A $94 billion financial behemoth is keeping the market on tenterhooks about its next move. Europe’s largest insurer, Allianz SE, is in the early stages of evaluating a variety of potential acquisition targets as deal-hungry Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete …

UK’s RSA Insurance Posts Above-Forecast Profit of $920.2M in 2017

Even higher payouts for RSA shareholders are likely in 2018, chief executive Stephen Hester said on Thursday after the company posted an above-forecast 2017 operating profit and boosted its dividend by 23 percent. Analysts had been looking for a special …

Ryan Specialty Group Agrees to Buy UK P&I MGA Lodestar Marine from Tawa

Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire London-based Lodestar Marine Ltd., an MGA in the protection & indemnity (P&I) fixed premium marine market, from Tawa Associates Ltd.* Lodestar’s operations will become part of …

RSA Taps Swiss Re’s Buckle to Lead Global Risk Solutions; Gibbs Promoted to Head Commercial Risk Solutions

RSA’s UK & International business has appointed Tony Buckle and Rob Gibbs as managing directors of Global Risk Solutions (GRS) and Commercial Risk Solutions (CRS), respectively. Tony Buckle will join RSA on Feb. 1, 2018 to head up GRS, which …

RSA Canada Taps Cohen from Aviva Canada as SVP, Chief Underwriting Officer

Toronto-based RSA Canada has appointed Steve Cohen to the newly created role of senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. The SVP and chief underwriting officer role was created to build upon the progress the company has made “in advancing …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

UPDATE 2: Global Re/Insurers Estimate Price Tag of Q3 Hurricanes & Quakes

Losses from Hurricane Maria and other recent 2017 natural catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, have led global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings. Below are statements from insurers and reinsurers in …

EU Regulator Warns UK Insurers to Avoid ‘Fronting’ in Post-Brexit EU HQs

London-based insurers applying for licenses to operate in the European Union after Brexit will be scrutinized for any attempts to game the system, the bloc’s insurance watchdog said. Insurance specialists say some insurers have been shopping around for jurisdictions which …

RSA Names Former Aspen Executive Khaitan as COO for Global Risk Solutions

RSA Insurance has appointed Anny Khaitan as chief operating officer (COO) for its Global Risk Solutions (GRS) business. Khaitan is responsible for GRS’ operations, change, IT and risk & compliance across offices in the UK, Europe & DIFC. She reports …