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WTW secures placement of London Stock Exchange’s first SPAC

8th December 2021

Global broker Willis Towers Watson has secured the insurance placement of Hambros Perks Acquisition Company, the first ever listing of a Special Acquisition Company (SPAC) on the London Stock Exchange. A SPAC is a company that has no commercial operations and is formed strictly to raise capital. The vehicle aims to raise upwards ... Read the full article

Advanced analytics still a priority for re/insurers despite challenges: WTW

7th December 2021

A new study by broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has found that expanding and improving the use of advanced analytics in several aspects of operations remains high on North American property & casualty (P&C) insurers’ strategies. As part of a new survey, re/insurers across the board — but most noticeably in ... Read the full article

Fidelis, Arch back WTW’s low-carbon accreditation framework CTP

7th December 2021

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has announced further industry backing of its climate-centred accreditation framework, in the form of an endorsement by Fidelis and Arch Insurance Climate Transition Pathways (CTP) has been designed to enable an organisation transition to a low-carbon economy via accreditation. WTW note that the framework is consistent ... Read the full article

WTW bolsters aviation team with acquisition of Sydney-based Aerosure

6th December 2021

Willis Towers Watson has acquired aviation industry specialist Aerosure, as the broker looks to bolster its own capabilities in the space. Sydney-based Aerosure will be integrated into WTW’s global aerospace business, with the former firm’s Managing Director Greg Rector set to serve alongside his colleagues as MD, Australasia Aviation Division. Simon Weaver, Head ... Read the full article

James Kent to lead Gallagher Re as acquisition of Willis Re completes

1st December 2021

Global re/insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of the treaty reinsurance operations of rival Willis Towers Watson (WTW). It was announced in August that Gallagher had reached an agreement to acquire all of the treaty operations of Willis Re from its parent for ... Read the full article

WTW appoints Anthony Monaghan to Industry Transportation Leader role

1st December 2021

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has named Anthony Monaghan as GB Industry Transportation Leader for its Risk & Broking Division in GB. Monaghan joins from Marsh, where he most recently led their Manufacturing & Automotive Industry. Prior to MMC’s acquisition of JLT, he was Marsh’s Transportation Leader for the UK and ... Read the full article

WTW partners with software provider CodeEast on digital solution

29th November 2021

Re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW) and software provider CodeEast have announced a global partnership offering a new digital transformation solution for insurance companies and MGAs. Combining WTW’s Radar Live with CodeEast's ONEview digital insurance platform, the solutions is designed to maximise profit margins and reduce operational costs using product distribution ... Read the full article

WTW adds MacCarthy to CRB business as Head of Asia Casualty

29th November 2021

Global re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson has added Ben MacCarthy to its Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) business as Head of Casualty Asia, effective December 1. MacCarthy will be based in Hong Kong and reports to Paul Ward, Head of Global Markets P&C in Asia at WTW. He brings over 15 years' experience ... Read the full article

WTW names Ted Hodgkinson Leader of Hong Kong and Macau

23rd November 2021

Ted Hodgkinson, Head of Corporate Risk and Broking in Hong Kong and Macau at insurance and reinsurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has assumed the additional role as Leader of Hong Kong and Macau. Hodgkinson has served as interim Leader since October and formally takes over the helm from Roger Steel, ... Read the full article

Premium growth strong for re/insurers in 2021: Willis Re

23rd November 2021

A group of re/insurers tracked by Willis Re reported improved combined ratios through the first nine months of the year despite elevated catastrophe losses in the third quarter, while half the cohort achieved double-digit growth in premiums. A recent report by Willis Re, which explores the 9M 2021 performance of the ... Read the full article

UK competition authority clears Gallagher acquisition of Willis Re

22nd November 2021

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said this morning that it has ended its investigation into and cleared Arthur J. Gallagher & Co's (Gallagher) planned acquisition of the Willis Re treaty reinsurance business. The investigation has been ended as the CMA has decided now further action is required and said ... Read the full article

Industry uncertainty throws doubt over future of mega-M&A

18th November 2021

Despite having become an increasingly common feature of the insurance and reinsurance landscape in recent years, the industry's perception of mega-M&A moving forward appears to be one categorised by uncertainty; influenced by an awareness of heightened competition and anti-trust concerns. The results of our H2 2021 Reinsurance Market Survey, held ... Read the full article

WTW adds four to Board as succession process continues

18th November 2021

International insurance and reinsurance broker, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has announced that Inga Beale, Fumbi Chima, Michael Hammond, and Michelle Swanback will all join its Board of Directors in 2022. These additions to its Board follow on from WTW's announcement in August that Carl Hess will succeed John Haley as ... Read the full article

Risk transfer is at the heart of low carbon transition: Rowan Douglas, WTW

17th November 2021

The global risk transfer industry will prove vital in how society is going to manage and orchestrate an orderly transition to a low carbon economy, according to Rowan Douglas, Head of the Climate and Resilience Hub at Willis Towers Watson (WTW), and Chairman of Willis Research Network. Reinsurance News spoke recently ... Read the full article

WTW predicts further stability for NA commercial Insurance in 2022

17th November 2021

Broking giant Willis Towers Watson has predicted further stability for North American commercial insurance moving into 2022, thanks to strong capital returns and growing rate adequacy confidence. The broking giant welcomed this in its report, considering it evidence of a segment breaking free from the steep and relentless cycles which had ... Read the full article

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