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Willis Towers Watson Partners with Polecat Intelligence on Emerging Risk Analysis

Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced a partnership with Polecat Intelligence Ltd,, a business intelligence and data analytics company. Together, they are developing insurance solutions that enable organizations to respond to the rapidly changing, increasingly …

Climate Change Poses Much Greater Existential Risk for the World Than COVID-19

Similar to the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change ultimately will be managed by “bending the curve” of temperature rises and greenhouse gas emissions, according to Rowan Douglas, Head of Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson. But that’s where the …

Aon’s $30B Bid for Willis Towers Watson Faces EU Probe: Reuters

BRUSSELS – Aon’s $30 billion bid for Willis Towers to create the world’s largest insurance broker faces a full-scale investigation because of its complexity, two people familiar with the matter said. The companies, which are the second and third-largest brokers …

U.S. Commercial Insurance Rates Rise Again in Q3 But Show Signs of Stabilizing

For the second quarter in a row, U.S. commercial lines insurers enjoyed average rate hikes that neared 10 percent but the rocket ship rate hike trend might be moderating “While commercial insurance prices continued to rise this quarter at a …

Equity Firm Cinven and Singapore’s GIC to Buy Insurance Broker Miller from Willis

Private equity firm Cinven and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, have agreed to acquire London-based specialist insurance and (re)insurance broker Miller from its partners and corporate member, Willis Towers Watson. The firms did not disclose financial details of the transaction. …

Q3 Insurtech Fundraising Breaks Records, but Some Mid-Tier Firms See Funding Gap

Insurtech funding saw the largest number of deals and the highest amount of funding since data recording into insurtech began, with $2.5 billion raised by insurtech firms across 104 deals during the third quarter, according to a report published by …

Rooke Appointed Director of Climate Transition Risk at Willis Towers Watson

Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced the appointment of Tony Rooke as director of Climate Transition Risk in the organization’s Climate and Resilience Hub (CRH). With many government’s announcing net-zero carbon targets to align with …

Firms’ Employee Benefit Offerings Reflect Pandemic-Reshuffled Priorities

During the past year, there is a good chance that you and your priorities changed significantly. The things you used to think were important are not so important anymore. And issues you did not even think about before are suddenly …

Texas Windstorm Insurer Seeks More Data on Rate Adequacy, Hurricane Modeling

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s actuarial and underwriting committee is seeking more data from TWIA staff and an actuarial consulting firm on rate adequacy and catastrophe modeling for potential hurricane losses. In a meeting on Sept. 22, the committee directed …

U.S. Commercial Insurance Prices Rose Almost 10% in Q2: WTW

U.S. commercial property/casualty insurance prices rose during the second quarter of 2020 by almost 10% compared with prices charged during the same quarter of 2019. Excess/umbrella and directors’ and officers’ liability data indicated the largest price increases, with prices for …