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Octo Telematics Buys Usage-Based Insurance Assets of Willis Towers Watson

Octo Telematics, the the London-based provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, announced it has completed its acquisition of the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson, which was announced on Oct. 11, 2017. The financial details of …

Willis Towers Watson Launches Updated Capital Modeling Platform, Igloo 5

Willis Towers Watson has launched Igloo 5, an update to its financial modeling platform. The broker said Igloo 5 brings a number of key improvements including: Greatly improved model runtime Ready for use-based licensing and full implementation in the cloud …

UK Regulator to Probe Wholesale Insurance Broking Market

Britain’s financial services industry regulator is to launch later this week a long-promised investigation into competition in the wholesale insurance broking market, where one top executive has complained of “abusive behavior.” The Financial Conduct Authority said on Monday it would …

Willis Towers Watson Taps Yeung from AIG as Head of P/C, North Asia

Willis Towers Watson announced the appointment of Evariste Yeung as head of Property and Casualty, North Asia. Yeung’s appointment took effect on Sept. 25, 2017. He is based in Shanghai and reports to Richard Collis, managing director for Willis Towers …

China May Be Poised to Outpace U.S., Europe in Insurtech Innovation

Without legacy systems to drag down their efforts, companies in emerging market—and China, in particular – may be poised to outpace U.S. and European counterparts developing insurtech innovations. Unencumbered by legacy systems, technology innovators in emerging markets are often able …

Willis Towers Watson Adds Wallace as Market Leader in Wisconsin

Global insurance advisor, Willis Towers Watson, has appointed Scott Wallace market leader for Wisconsin for its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) segment. Willis Towers Watson has offices in Brookfield and Appleton, Wisconsin. Wallace, an 18-year industry veteran, joined Willis Towers …

Willis Towers Watson Hires Toner as CRB Market Leader for New England

Global insurance advisor Willis Towers Watson has hired Mike Toner as Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) market leader for New England, which includes offices in Boston and Billerica, Mass; Hartford, Conn.; Burlington, Vt.; and Buffalo, N.Y. In this role, he …

Willis Towers Watson Appoints Tosti as Head of Italy

Willis Towers Watson has named Gianmarco Tosti as the new country leader of Italy. He starts his new role on Jan. 1, 2018, and will be based in Milan. Tosti will also take up the role of head of Corporate …

Acquiring Insurers Underperformed in 2016: Willis Towers Watson

Research from Willis Towers Watson published earlier this month revealed that insurers doing acquisitions in 2016 underperformed in comparison to peers that stayed away from M&A. WTW used a performance measure based on share price changes for the comparison. Noting …

Octo Telematics to Buy Usage-Based Insurance Assets of Willis Towers Watson; Partnership Announced

Octo Telematics, the London-based provider of telematics for the auto insurance industry, announced it will acquire the usage-based insurance (UBI) assets of Willis Towers Watson and will create a partnership with the broker to develop insurance products. These UBI assets …