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Munich Re’s Serge Calfa joins EC3 Brokers MEA as regional director, treaty

14th June 2019

EC3 Brokers MEA has appointed Munich Re's Serge Calfa to the newly-created role of regional director of treaty, effective June 1st, 2019. In this role, Calfa reports to Steve Hart, Senior Executive Officer, and is based in the company's Dubai office. London-headquartered EC3 Brokers announced the launch of its Middle East ... Read the full article

Aon partners on crypto asset storage insurance solution

14th June 2019

A panel of London insurers arranged by Aon will offer a crime insurance product to clients of SILO, a solution from Swiss financial technology firm METACO. SILO is METACO’s integrated hot-to-cold wallet management solution for financial institutions and is designed to help clients protect digital assets from losses resulting from loss, ... Read the full article

Richard Phelps joins Aon’s Enterprise Client Group in London

13th June 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has named Richard Phelps as an Enterprise Client Group Leader in the UK, based in London. In his new role, Phelps will report to Jim Herbert, Co-Global Head of Aon's Enterprise Client Group. He joins from Barclays Investment Bank, where he held numerous senior client-focused ... Read the full article

The risk transfer industry has never been so important: Dan Glaser, Marsh

13th June 2019

The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Marsh & McLennan (MMC), Dan Glaser, believes that the risk transfer industry has never been so important or relevant. Addressing delegates at the opening of the MMC Rising Professionals Forum 2019 in London, Glaser stressed that there is no better time to be ... Read the full article

MMC highlights importance of tech in fast-changing environment

13th June 2019

Participants across the risk transfer value chain must harness new technologies and adapt to the evolving operating landscape in order to meet client needs and remain relevant. This is according to Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dan Glaser and Victoria Carter, Chairman of Global Capital ... Read the full article

Lockton partners with Benefex to utilise HR tech platform OneHub

12th June 2019

Re/insurance broker Lockton has announced a new partnership with Benefex, the company behind HR platform OneHub, that will allow it to make the technology available to its clients globally. OneHub delivers employee benefits schemes via a consumer-led online system, allowing for more streamlined interactions between employees and employers. “The scalability of OneHub ... Read the full article

Aon adds Guangjie Hopton to Intellectual Property Solutions team in Asia

12th June 2019

Aon has expanded its Intellectual Property Solutions team with the addition of Guangjie Hopton, who will focus on clients in China and the broader Asia region. Hopton joins the broker from Alibaba Group in Hong Kong, where she has spent the previous 14 years, including as Assistant General Counsel for International ... Read the full article

BMS bolsters cyber offering with BitSight partnership

11th June 2019

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has partnered with BitSight, a cyber security ratings firm, to provide cyber risk analysis services to clients across all lines of business as part of its consultancy offering. BitSight’s security ratings platform provides comprehensive security performance information available in the marketplace and marks the first ... Read the full article

Brokerslink adds Tiago Mora as Regional Manager, Middle East & Africa

11th June 2019

Global broking business Brokerslink has appointed Tiago Mora to the role of Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa. Mora is MDS Re Director and has been with the group for 12 years. He has spent a number of those years developing the Group’s operations in Africa and running the Angolan ... Read the full article

Re/insurers face multi-billion dollar losses from prolonged U.S storms: Aon

7th June 2019

Re/insured losses are expected to climb into the multi-billion dollar range as severe weather and storm activity in the U.S remained high for a second consecutive month in May, according to the latest Global Catastrophe Recap report from Aon. The broker recorded seven outbreaks of severe convective storms across the central ... Read the full article

WTW launches new venture capital, growth board initiatives

5th June 2019

Global re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson has announced the launch of two initiatives designed to spur organic and inorganic growth. WTW Strategic Ventures, the first of the two initiatives, will look to make early-stage investments in innovative companies. It’s hoped these kinds of investments will unlock new growth possibilities in relevant businesses ... Read the full article

New tech allowing more captives to profit from third-party risks: Marsh report

5th June 2019

The number of captive insurers writing third-party business is rising as new technologies expand the ways in which organisations can deliver insurance solutions, says re/insurance brokerage Marsh in a new report. By underwriting third-party risks in a captive, parent companies can bring in additional premium and generate profits should the captive ... Read the full article

Aon partners with CyberCube to improve risk aggregation management

5th June 2019

Global re/insurance broker Aon has selected CyberCube’s analytics platform to help improve its cyber aggregation risk modelling capabilities and deliver better solutions to its insurance carrier clients. CyberCube’s cyber risk-modeling platform will enable Aon to support its clients on accumulation risk management and exposure management at a time when carriers are ... Read the full article

Geopolitical risks flagged as primary concern in WTW, AIRMIC report

5th June 2019

Risks associated with geopolitical tensions have been flagged as a primary concern among members of UK-based association and representative body Airmic, in a report published today by re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson. More specifically, Airmac members expect geopolitical risks - risks emanating from the interaction between geography, policy and the economy ... Read the full article

European insurance market shifting towards firmer conditions: Aon

4th June 2019

A new report by global re/insurance brokerage Aon suggests that the commercial European insurance is beginning to show a more consistent shift towards firmer conditions. For buyers, this shift is likely to result in higher rates, capacity constraints, and a tightening of terms and conditions. Aon says this shift is partly a ... Read the full article

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