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Reinsurance broker news, analysis and insight, covering reinsurance broker market trends and opportunities.

Reinsurance brokers have a core role to play in the market, so we frequently cover news related to their activities and also interview senior reinsurance broking executives as well.

weatherXchange adds Australian broker RSI to global platform

24th October 2017

Index-based weather risk protection platform, weatherXchange, has added Australian weather risk broker, Risk Solutions International (RSI), to its network of weather risk management services. RSI will be listed as a Regional Specialist for Australia covering energy, utilities, mining, transport, agriculture and construction. "We are excited to add Risk Solutions International as a Broker-Advisor ... Read the full article

P&C sector’s strong capitalisation means record loss year is manageable: JLT Re

24th October 2017

The reinsurance market's strong capital base heading into 2017 is sufficient to manage losses from what's expected to be the costliest catastrophe loss year on record for the P&C sector, according to reinsurance broker, JLT Re. For just the third time on record, global insured catastrophe losses in 2017 are expected ... Read the full article

Aon Benfield expands Siccardi’s role to EMEA & UK Head of Client Services

20th October 2017

Aon Benfield, the global reinsurance arm of international broker Aon, has announced the appointment of Leonora Siccardi as EMEA & UK Head of Client Services, based in London. Siccardi will report to Maggie Westdale, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Aon Benfield, Richard Posgate, Co-Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EMEA, Aon Benfield, ... Read the full article

Headwinds continue to challenge U.S. P&C industry’s profitability: Guy Carpenter

19th October 2017

Despite a well capitalised industry, U.S. property & casualty (P&C) insurers continue to face a series of headwinds that will persistently challenge the profitability of the sector, but opportunities do exist, according to reinsurance broker, Guy Carpenter. A report from broker Guy Carpenter, Plotting a Path in a Challenging Market, looks ... Read the full article

A J. Gallagher strengthens with addition of mining specialist

19th October 2017

Global brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher has announced the appointment of Stuart Hill, an international mining specialist, as a Director, effective immediately. The appointment strengthens the firm's global mining and property capabilities, and Hill will be based in the firm's London office and will report to Neil Stewart, Managing Director of Global & ... Read the full article

XL Group acquires 20% stake in Indian broker

17th October 2017

XL Group has expanded its Indian market presence with the acquisition of a minority 20% stake in Indian re/insurance broker, Mahindra Insurance Brokers (MIBL), a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services (M&M). The acquisition values the broker at about $200 million. XL is to buy 15% of the equity stake from existing ... Read the full article

Megan Hodge joins TigerRisk as Partner & Head of Client Strategy

16th October 2017

Reinsurance brokerage, TigerRisk Partners LLC, has announced that Megan Stewart Hodge has joined the firm as a Partner and as Head of Client Strategy, a newly created role. In her new role, Hodge will be responsible for optimising the value TigerRisk provides for its clients, through a holistic approach that incorporates ... Read the full article

Willis names Gianmarco Tosti country head of Italy

16th October 2017

International insurance and reinsurance industry broker, Willis Towers Watson, has named Gianmarco Tosti as the firm's new country head of Italy, effective January 1st, 2018. Tosti will based in Milan, and will assume the role as Head of Corporate Risk and Broking for Italy, and replaces Guido de Spirit, who is to ... Read the full article

InsurTech start-ups remain attracted to P&C: Report

16th October 2017

Research from Celent, a research and advisory company with a focus on technology and Guy Carpenter, a reinsurance brokerage, reveals that a third of InsurTech accelerators by line of business members are property & casualty (P&C) focused. The new report, titled "Insurtech Accelerators: A Market Scan," reveals that the number of ... Read the full article

StarStone looks to improve wholesale broker efficiency/profitability with ESCAPE 1-2-3

12th October 2017

International specialty insurance firm, StarStone, recently announced the launch of a new online broker platform designed to significantly improve efficiencies and simplify product access, called ESCAPE 1-2-3. ESCAPE 1-2-3 expands on StarStone's U.S. wholesale brokers service for SME accounts, known as the ESCAPE portal, which was launched in 2010 and, the ... Read the full article

AFL appoints Neil Crouch to lead new wholesale property division

10th October 2017

AFL Insurance Brokers (AFL) has appointed Neil Crouch, who joins from a role with Lockton as Head of Broking, to lead its new wholesale property practice as part of the firm's ambitious two-year expansion plan. Crouch will head up the firm's property market expansion, with an initial focus on the North ... Read the full article

TigerRisk hires Seth Ruff from Swiss Re as new Head of Reinsurance Solutions

9th October 2017

Reinsurance brokerage, risk and capital strategic advisory TigerRisk Partners LLC has announced the hiring of former Swiss Re Managing Director Seth Ruff as the firms new Head of Reinsurance Solutions. Ruff joins TigerRisk from after over 17 years with reinsurer Swiss Re, where he most recently held the roles of President ... Read the full article

Q3 2017 could be the costliest quarter ever for natural catastrophes: Aon

9th October 2017

The catastrophe risk modelling team of reinsurance broker Aon Benfield, Impact Forecasting, has said that the impacts of catastrophe events during the third-quarter of 2017 will likely make it one of the costliest quarters ever for natural disasters. During the month of September, 2017, hurricanes Irma and Maria combined with other ... Read the full article

LaLone joins Lockton Re from Willis Re as Managing Director, U.S.

9th October 2017

Reinsurance broker Lockton Re has announced the appointment of Charles (Chip) LaLone from Willis Re, as Managing Director in the U.S. In his new role, LaLone will be responsible for Lockton Re's advisory and treaty placement capabilities, as well as leadership responsibilities for improving customer relationships. LaLone is regarded as a casualty ... Read the full article

Marsh promotes Ellen Charnley to Captive Solutions president

6th October 2017

Marsh has promoted Ellen Charnley from global sales leader to president of its Marsh Captive Solutions business  with immediate effect. Charnley will assume leadership of Marsh's advisory solutions and 1,200 captives in 44 domiciles around the world, reporting to Michael Poulos, Marsh’s Client Advisory Services Leader, and succeeding Nick Durant, who has ... Read the full article

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