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UK-Based MGA Nexus Group Buys Trade Credit Broker, Credit Risk Solutions

Independent specialty managing general agent Nexus Group announced it has acquired Credit Risk Solutions Ltd. (CRS). Established in 2003, CRS is an independent specialist trade credit broker operating with headquarters in Halifax and offices in Manchester and Birmingham, England. Details …

Allianz Eyes Buying Remaining Stake in France’s Euler Hermes: Sources

Allianz SE is exploring a plan to take Euler Hermes Group private, buying the shares it doesn’t already own in the French trade-credit insurer, according to people familiar with the matter. Euler Hermes stock gained the most in more than …

XL Catlin Offers Political Risk, Credit & Bond Insurance in Canada; Zurich’s Azzopardi Named Lead U/W

XL Catlin has opened its first Political Risk, Credit and Bond (PRCB) insurance practice in Canada and has appointed Marvin Azzopardi as senior underwriter. Based in Toronto, Azzopardi, will join XL Catlin on June 1 and will report to Richard …

Political Risk Tops List of Worries for Insurers Across Globe: GS Survey

Political risk is the biggest concern this year for insurers globally, following several shock outcomes in 2016, a survey of insurers managing $10 trillion in assets showed on Thursday. Political events have overtaken issues such as worries about an economic …

Global Protectionism Risks Economic Growth: Zurich, Atlantic Council

A rise in global protectionism stemming from a backlash against free trade and globalization could have significant impact on economic growth, poverty levels and the potential for military conflict, according to a new report from the Atlantic Council and Zurich …

Demand Rises for Political Risk Cover as Buyers Think the Unthinkable

Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by uncertainty over …

Miller Taps Gallagher’s Maule as Senior Trade Credit & Political Risks Broker

Miller has hired David Maule in a business production and senior broking role, which the London-based broker said will add “considerable strength” to its trade credit and political risks capabilities. Maule will work with colleagues in the London, Paris and …

Trade Credit Insurers Paid UK Claims of $4.9M Each Week in 2016: ABI

Trade credit insurers paid claims to UK businesses in 2016, amounting to more than £4 million ($4.9 million) a week, or £210 million ($256.8 million), according to figures released by the Association of British Insurers (ABI). These claims due to …

Trade Credit Coverholder, Equinox Global, Names Jackson as Credit Analyst

Equinox Global, the Lloyd’s coverholder specializing in trade credit insurance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Jackson as a credit analyst. Jackson is based in the London office and will work with the UK team. His appointment follows …

Western Insurers Slowly Re-Enter Deals with Iran – a Market Valued at $9B

Western insurers are slowly reaching deals with Iran as they seek to re-enter a multi-billion dollar market although the pace of business is hampered by banking restrictions 10 months on from the lifting of international sanctions. Shut out of international …