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Is Willis Towers Watson just preparing the ground for a bigger M&A deal?

21st February 2020

After insurance and reinsurance brokerage and consultancy Willis Towers Watson (WTW) confirmed yesterday that it is exploring “strategic alternatives” for its wholesale arm, Miller, it's interesting to consider how a sale of its majority stake could clear the decks for a much larger M&A deal. Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson considering sale of Miller

20th February 2020

Re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has confirmed that it is exploring “strategic alternatives” for its wholesale arm, Miller, which could include a potential sale. WTW originally acquired Miller in 2015, merging its wholesale activities with the firm but keeping the trading brand. In return, Miller’s treaty reinsurance, UK Corporate client and ... Read the full article

PIC coverts longevity swap into £1.6bn buy-in for MNOPF

10th February 2020

Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC) has completed the conversion of a longevity swap transaction into a £1.6 billion buy-in with the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF). The buy-in secures the pension of approximately 14,000 members and coverts a longevity hedge written in 2014 between MNOPF and Pacific Life Re. The 2014 ... Read the full article

WTW reports 6% overall growth for 2019

6th February 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has reported 6% overall growth for 2019, with revenue standing at $9.04 billion. Organic revenue growth was reported at 6% for the quarter and 5% for the full year. Also for the fourth quarter, WTW’s Investment, Risk & Reinsurance segment posted revenue of $314 ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson’s Angel Hoover appointed Head of Benelux

3rd February 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has named Angel Hoover as Head of Benelux, and Joris Wonders as Head of Talent and Rewards for Western Europe. Based in Amstelveen in the Netherlands, Hoover takes responsibility for implementing the firm's strategic vision and driving client satisfaction across the region. Her ... Read the full article

Insurtech investment soared to $6bn in 2019, says WTW

30th January 2020

The insurtech sector received $6.37 billion in investments throughout 2019, with nearly $2 billion of that figure coming from the fourth quarter alone, a Willis Towers Watson report has found. During the year, eight rounds of investment took place which led to the creation of five insurtech start-ups valued at over ... Read the full article

P&C re/insurers slow to implement advanced analytics: WTW

30th January 2020

A recent Willis Towers Watson survey of the US and Canadian property and casualty (P&C) market has revealed that most re/insurers have been implementing advanced analytics at a much slower rate than anticipated. The broker reported that, in general, companies had either been overly ambitious in their goals for using analytics ... Read the full article

WTW bolsters cyber modelling suite with security ratings platform

29th January 2020

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has integrated SecurityScorecard security ratings into its cyber risk quantification modelling platform. SecurityScorecard reviews a company’s technical security and in order to forecast potential data breach frequencies and related impacts. Ratings are provided to companies which can be used to improve their cyber security as well as ... Read the full article

Global insured catastrophe losses below average at $53bn in 2019: WTW

24th January 2020

A combination of smaller and medium-sized events resulted in total insured catastrophe losses of approximately $53 billion in 2019, according to insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). At $53 billion, insurance industry losses from catastrophe events during 2019 come in roughly 18% lower than the annual average since 2011, ... Read the full article

Willis Re appoints Cameron Green to lead intl casualty practice

21st January 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of global brokerage Willis Towers Watson, has appointed Cameron Green to lead its international casualty reinsurance practice and serve as chair of its Australian business. Green, who has been Willis Re’s Chief Executive Officer in Australia since 2013, will be responsible for the casualty practice segment’s ... Read the full article

WTW anticipates a busy year for longevity hedging & bulk annuities

21st January 2020

Global insurance and reinsurance brokerage, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), is expecting a busy year in the longevity de-risking markets after a record-breaking 2019. In 2019, £41 billion of bulk annuities completed alongside £12 billion of longevity swaps, making it a record year for the longevity de-risking sector. In a recent report, WTW ... Read the full article

Willis Re names Simon Buxton MD of International Customised Reinsurance

9th January 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of global insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced the appointment of Simon Buxton as Managing Director of its International Customised Reinsurance practice, based in London. Willis Re's International Customised Reinsurance practice has a focus on non-traditional reinsurance, and in his new role, Buxton will ... Read the full article

WTW & eBaoTech to provide one-stop insurance middle office platform

7th January 2020

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has entered into a new partnership with digital insurance solution provider, eBaoTech, to offer a bundled solution designed to accelerate digitisation across the industry. This new collaboration sees WTW's Radar Live rating engine integrate with eBaoTech's middle office platform, InsureMO, which is specifically designed ... Read the full article

Willis Re notes some considerable price increases in a divergent renewal

2nd January 2020

Willis Re, the reinsurance arm of global insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson, has noted a divergent and late January renewal season which saw some considerable price increases in certain lines of business. Overall, Willis Re states that reinsurers have been judicial during the January 1st renewal season, resulting in significant pricing ... Read the full article

Bulk annuity market to return to ‘normal’ levels in 2020: WTW

23rd December 2019

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson is expecting the bulk annuity market to return to ‘normal’ levels in 2020, with £30 billion worth of deals expected over the course of the year. Down from an anticipated £40 billion in 2019, WTW says 2020 should see a more balanced market, allowing greater traction ... Read the full article

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