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US commercial insurance prices increase during the Q1 2019

11th June 2019

US commercial insurance prices have increased in the first quarter of 2019, according to global re/insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson’s Commercial Lines Insurance Pricing Survey (CLIPS). The aggregate commercial price change reported by carriers was close to 2% for all four quarters of 2018, and came in just above 2% in ... 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

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

WTW integrates insurtech vendor Tia Technology into pricing platform

23rd May 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has partnered with insurtech vendor Tia Technology to enhance the offering of its Radar Live price delivery software. WTW intends to integrate the Tia rating engine into Radar Live, allowing users to take full advantage of both systems and providing more frequent ... Read the full article

Commercial property rates firm as underwriting discipline improves: WTW

14th May 2019

Commercial insurance buyers are facing upward pressure on pricing for most lines of business for the remainder of 2019 as the market turns toward more disciplined underwriting, according to broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The analysis came as part of the firm’s Insurance Marketplace Realities 2019 Spring Update, which serves as ... Read the full article

WTW enhances security, AI capabilities of Radar pricing tool

14th May 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker 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. Radar 4.4 implements new fine-grained security controls that simplify the application of the pricing software, ... Read the full article

InsurTech investments break records in Q1 2019: Willis Towers Watson

9th May 2019

For the third consecutive quarter, InsurTech funding surpassed the $1 billion mark in the opening three months of 2019, with 85 deals recorded with a total value of $1.42 billion, according to the latest quarterly InsurTech Briefing from insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson (WTW). When compared with the fourth-quarter ... Read the full article

WTW reports $2.3bn Q1 revenue, net income jumps 32% to $293m

1st May 2019

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has posted $2.31 billion in revenue for the first quarter of 2019, a slight 1% increase from the same period last year. Net income for the first quarter of 2019 was $293 million, or 12.7% of revenue, an increase from last year’s $221 million net income, ... Read the full article

WTW launches new risk advisory service for financial executives

1st May 2019

Willis Towers Watson has announced the launched of a new risk advisory service, called Connected Risk Intelligence, to help chief financial officers and risk managers reduce volatility and minimise their total cost of risk. The service is built around IGLOO, a proprietary decision support system for the re/insurance sector, which offers ... Read the full article

Willis Towers Watson launches $1bn political risk program

30th April 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced the launch of a unique political risk insurance program supported with over $1 billion of market capacity. The new program is targeted at large global clients who may have existing assets or are considering future investments overseas. It is supported by VAPOR ... Read the full article

WTW adds asset management experts to FINEX Financial Institutions practice

29th April 2019

Willis Towers Watson (WTW), the global insurance and reinsurance broker, has appointed a number of asset management experts to its FINEX Financial Institutions practice as part of its strategy to build out the business globally. Henry Keville, among others, will provide bespoke management liability product solutions and programmes for the asset ... Read the full article

WTW adds Christophe Meurier as Global Head of Financial Solutions

29th April 2019

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has appointed Christophe Meurier as Global Head of Financial Solutions, effective July 1. Meurier succeeds Paul Davidson in the role, who is to continue as Chairman of Financial Solutions. He joins from BNP Paribas where he spent 25 years, most recently as the Head of ... Read the full article

Global, dedicated reinsurance capital declined to $462bn in 2018: Willis Re

23rd April 2019

Total, dedicated reinsurance industry capital declined by 5% year-on-year in 2018, ending the year at $462 billion, according to Willis Re, the reinsurance broking arm of Willis Towers Watson. The reinsurance broker has released its 2018 Reinsurance Market Report, which shows a decline in the volume of dedicated, global reinsurance capital. According ... Read the full article

WTW partnership targets societal resilience against emerging forms of warfare

17th April 2019

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has partnered with British defence and security think tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on a four year-long program designed to strengthen societal resilience to emerging forms of warfare. At its core, the Modern Deterrence Programme is based upon the concept ... Read the full article

Middle East energy reinsurers refocus underwriting discipline: WTW

8th April 2019

The Middle Eastern reinsurance market for oil and gas business has undergone a process of change in 2018 and early 2019, according to broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW), with many reinsurers refocusing their appetite for these risks following poor underwriting results in the sector. Will Peilow, MEA Regional Leader, Downstream Natural ... Read the full article

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