Beazley

Beazley grows GWP 16% in Q1 in line with rate increases

2021-05-13T06:43:00+01:00

Beazley has reported better-than-expected rate increases of 16 percent across its portfolio for the first quarter of 2021, with rates up 32 percent in its cyber and executive risk portfolio.

European Commission and Department of Justice

Regulators may still require further asset sales as price for Aon-WTW deal approval

2021-05-12T19:20:00+01:00

An SEC filing by Arthur J Gallagher today reveals that the firm may be required to purchase additional operations of Willis Towers Watson or Aon if it is necessary for securing regulatory clearance relating to the Aon-WTW transaction.

Amanda Nguyen – Aon

Watch now: Close Quarter with Aon’s Amanda Nguyen

2021-05-13T06:16:00+01:00

Welcome to the latest episode of Close Quarter with Amanda Nguyen, senior managing director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions, who joined the corporation in 2001.

Conduit Re Q1 results

Conduit Re estimated GWP comes in ahead of plan in first underwriting quarter

2021-05-13T07:10:00+01:00

London-listed Conduit Re’s estimated gross written premium for its first quarter of underwriting has come in $10mn ahead of its business plan, with the group writing a higher proportion of quota share business than anticipated.

Direct Line Group

Numis: DLG “well positioned” to offset negative impact of FCA pricing rules

2021-05-13T06:54:00+01:00

Direct Line Group (DLG) faces a short-term drag on margins as a result of the Financial Conduct Authority’s new pricing rules, but the new landscape should favour the London-listed motor insurer’s brand and customer service proposition, according to Numis Securities.

European Commission and Department of Justice

Regulators may still require further asset sales as price for Aon-WTW deal approval

2021-05-12T19:20:00+01:00

An SEC filing by Arthur J Gallagher today reveals that the firm may be required to purchase additional operations of Willis Towers Watson or Aon if it is necessary for securing regulatory clearance relating to the Aon-WTW transaction.

Amanda Nguyen – Aon

Watch now: Close Quarter with Aon’s Amanda Nguyen

2021-05-13T06:16:00+01:00

Welcome to the latest episode of Close Quarter with Amanda Nguyen, senior managing director at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions, who joined the corporation in 2001.

Conduit Re Q1 results

Conduit Re estimated GWP comes in ahead of plan in first underwriting quarter

2021-05-13T07:10:00+01:00

London-listed Conduit Re’s estimated gross written premium for its first quarter of underwriting has come in $10mn ahead of its business plan, with the group writing a higher proportion of quota share business than anticipated.

Direct Line Group

Numis: DLG “well positioned” to offset negative impact of FCA pricing rules

2021-05-13T06:54:00+01:00

Direct Line Group (DLG) faces a short-term drag on margins as a result of the Financial Conduct Authority’s new pricing rules, but the new landscape should favour the London-listed motor insurer’s brand and customer service proposition, according to Numis Securities.

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Pat Gallagher and James Kent

Willis Re – the other transformational deal of the decade…

The worst kept industry secret was confirmed today with Arthur J Gallagher’s agreement to buy Willis Re in a move that ends more than a year of uncertainty at the reinsurance broker and narrows the gap to the big two of Aon and Guy Carpenter, while also paving the way ...

Selected listed Bermudian (re)insurer combined ratios Q1 2020-2021 i

Bermudians boosted by underlying CR improvements in Q1

Bermuda felt the weight of elevated US catastrophe losses during the first quarter of 2021 but underlying combined ratios saw improvements on the back of continued rate increases, mirroring the trend seen among Europe’s major reinsurers.

Cyber attack

France acts on cyber’s moral conundrum. Will others follow?

The rise of ransomware has created a conundrum for cyber carriers that places a question mark over the next steps in the product’s evolution.

Pat Gallagher and James Kent

Willis Re – the other transformational deal of the decade…

The worst kept industry secret was confirmed today with Arthur J Gallagher’s agreement to buy Willis Re in a move that ends more than a year of uncertainty at the reinsurance broker and narrows the gap to the big two of Aon and Guy Carpenter, while also paving the way ...

Selected listed Bermudian (re)insurer combined ratios Q1 2020-2021 i

Bermudians boosted by underlying CR improvements in Q1

Bermuda felt the weight of elevated US catastrophe losses during the first quarter of 2021 but underlying combined ratios saw improvements on the back of continued rate increases, mirroring the trend seen among Europe’s major reinsurers.

Cyber attack

France acts on cyber’s moral conundrum. Will others follow?

The rise of ransomware has created a conundrum for cyber carriers that places a question mark over the next steps in the product’s evolution.

European Commission and Department of Justice

Aon-WTW – history suggests DoJ will fall in behind EC regulatory approval

The Aon-Willis Towers Watson transaction looks set to pass its biggest test yet with the European Commission reportedly greenlighting proposed remedy packages and announcements on divestments expected in the coming days. Attention will now shift to US antitrust regulators at the Department of Justice.

Low emissions

Next decade critical for insurers in net-zero push

Political declarations have sparked renewed momentum in the global drive towards carbon neutrality over the past month, and these moves will likely prompt an acceleration in the insurance industry’s efforts to cut its own emissions.

Aon, WTW, Gallagher, Howden and McGill

Divestments close in Aon-WTW end game

Next week it is likely Arthur J Gallagher will find itself as the owner of Willis Re and various assets of Willis Towers Watson’s Corporate Risk & Broking business that have been put on the block to get Aon’s acquisition of WTW over the line with regulators.

European Commission and Department of Justice

Aon-WTW – history suggests DoJ will fall in behind EC regulatory approval

The Aon-Willis Towers Watson transaction looks set to pass its biggest test yet with the European Commission reportedly greenlighting proposed remedy packages and announcements on divestments expected in the coming days. Attention will now shift to US antitrust regulators at the Department of Justice.

Low emissions

Next decade critical for insurers in net-zero push

Political declarations have sparked renewed momentum in the global drive towards carbon neutrality over the past month, and these moves will likely prompt an acceleration in the insurance industry’s efforts to cut its own emissions.

Aon, WTW, Gallagher, Howden and McGill

Divestments close in Aon-WTW end game

Next week it is likely Arthur J Gallagher will find itself as the owner of Willis Re and various assets of Willis Towers Watson’s Corporate Risk & Broking business that have been put on the block to get Aon’s acquisition of WTW over the line with regulators.