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U.S Treasury eases FATCA regulations on P&C premiums, LIIBA responds

18th December 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of the London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA), Christopher Croft, has welcomed new regulations from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury to reduce the burden of complying with FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). FATCA in its original form essentially requires ... Read the full article

EPIC Holdings to acquire U.S operations of Integro

18th December 2018

EPIC Holdings, Inc. has announced that it plans to acquire Integro Holdings Inc., the company that houses all the U.S operations of international re/insurance broker and risk management firm Integro Group Holdings, LP. The transaction, which is expected to close in January 2019, will see EPIC benefit from the addition of ... Read the full article

JLT Re (North America), Pact Insurance announce insurtech partnership

17th December 2018

The North American arm of JLT Re has partnered with Pact Insurance, a personal auto Insurtech company, to create a digital insurance solution that covers established and emerging mobility risks. Ed Hochberg, Chief Executive Officer of JLT Re (North America) said the partnership is a testament to the unique and highly ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson responds to outcome of IASB’s IFRS 17 discussions

17th December 2018

The risk advisory and broking firm Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has issued a response to the outcome of the International Accounting Standards Board’s (IASB) discussions regarding potential amendments to IFRS 17, the global accounting standard for insurance contracts, originally scheduled to become effective from 2021. In October 2018 the IASB identified ... Read the full article

BMS adds George Bowring and Kian Wookey to Bermuda team

17th December 2018

Independent specialist re/insurance broker BMS Group has expanded its Bermuda market operations with the appointments of George Bowring from Price Forbes and Kian Wookey from JLT. The new hires come as part of a build out of BMS’s Bermuda operations and will focus on North American liability and property, respectively. Bowring most ... Read the full article

TigerRisk to adopt AIR’s cyber risk modelling platform

14th December 2018

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory firm TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced that it plans to adopt catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide’s cyber risk analytics platform, ARC. TigerRisk intends to grow its cyber risk reinsurance offering using the platform, which is designed to inform risk selection, pricing, portfolio management and ... Read the full article

WTW adds Bill Creedon as Construction Industry leader, North America

14th December 2018

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the appointment of Bill Creedon as Construction Industry leader, North America, within its Corporate Risk and Broking segment. Creedon holds 30 years’ experience in the insurance and construction risk industry and has previously spent 20 years with WTW in a range of national ... Read the full article

Steady rise in PPL adoption among brokers, finds LIIBA

14th December 2018

Adoption of the London Market Group’s (LMG) Placing Platform Limited (PPL) has increased significantly among brokers over 2018, according to new data from the Board of the London and International Insurance Brokers Association (LIIBA). The number of risks bound by brokers on the electronic placing platform rose by around 350% over ... Read the full article

Bulk annuities to reach £30bn in 2019: Willis Towers Watson

13th December 2018

The bulk annuity market in 2019 is set to show further strong growth, with deals expected to top £30 billion over the course of the year, according to Willis Towers Watson. Key themes the firm has said to look out for in 2019 include a doubling to over £10 billion in ... Read the full article

U.S commercial insurance prices continue to rise over Q3, finds WTW

12th December 2018

Commercial insurance prices in the U.S increased by 2% over the third quarter of 2018, according to re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS). The survey established that prices rose materially in commercial auto, commercial property and excess/umbrella liability for a second consecutive quarter. Price changes ... Read the full article

COIN Re appoints Andy Crichton as Executive Vice President

11th December 2018

Property catastrophe-focused reinsurance broker COIN Re has announced the appointment of Andy Crichton as Executive Vice President, effective 7 December 2018. Crichton will be based in London and will manage COIN Re’s reinsurance marketing and placement strategy. “We are delighted to have Andy on board,” said COIN Re Chief Executive Officer Ted ... Read the full article

WTW launches latest version of Radar software platform

11th December 2018

Willis Towers Watson has announced the launch of the latest version of its Radar software, a platform of products for property and casualty (P&C) insurer pricing teams, including actuaries and underwriters. WTW says Radar 4.2 gives insurers a future-proofed solution designed to achieve agile, sophisticated pricing, and a new level of ... Read the full article

WTW makes senior appointments to London Market P&C arm

11th December 2018

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has announced the appointments of Tom Rowley as Senior Vice President (SVP) for North American Property and Matt Harvey as SVP for International Property. Both appointments will sit within the Property & Casualty (P&C) Centre of Excellence (CoE), which is responsible for ... Read the full article

Blackstone leads $2bn investment in Acrisure

11th December 2018

U.S investment giant Blackstone has led a $2 billion investment in U.S. insurance broker Acrisure via funds managed by its GSO Capital Partners and Tactical Opportunities businesses. The group of investors led by Blackstone also consisted of Partners Group and Harvest Partners SCF. Acrisure remains over 83% owned by its own management ... Read the full article

Artex’s Malta PCC offers UK brokers no-deal Brexit alternative

10th December 2018

As the UK’s exit from the European Union continues to stir uncertainty throughout the financial sector, Artex Risk Solutions hopes to provide small-to-medium sized brokers with a relatively low-cost and convenient way of continuing operations on the continent with the formation of a Malta-based Protected Cell Company (PCC). Theresa May’s draft ... Read the full article

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