Hurricane Sally

Sally draws Ivan comparisons with losses potentially higher than initially expected


Early damage indications suggest insured losses from Hurricane Sally may be higher than initially anticipated with widespread wind damage in and around Pensacola likely to drive up the cost of the event.

AM Best

Comment: E&S outlook underrated


AM Best holds a negative outlook on the US surplus lines sector. But the data for the first half of 2020 shows strong momentum, despite the challenges of Covid-19.

Hurricane Hanna

Hurricane season keeps ahead of schedule as peak period approaches


The first US landfalling hurricane of the year serves as a warning that the peak period of the Atlantic hurricane season is approaching. 

Aon – Colombia

Aon looks to MMC to bolster fac business in Colombia


Aon has added Camilo Ruiz to its Reinsurance Solutions facultative business in Colombia.

Beazley cyber

Beazley responds to “very dynamic” exec risk market by forming new leadership team


Beazley has created a new executive risk leadership team in the US which will be led by Jeremie Saada.

Hurricane Teddy

Teddy becomes Category 4 hurricane on path towards Bermuda


Teddy has become the second major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season and could become the second storm in a week to impact Bermuda over the weekend.


State Farm to buy non-standard auto specialist Gainsco for $400mn


US insurance giant State Farm has agreed a deal to buy non-standard auto (NSA) insurer Gainsco for around $400mn in cash in what represents its first acquisition of an insurance company in its 98-year history.

Mike Bruce

GRP makes first Republic of Ireland acquisition


UK broker consolidator Global Risk Partners (GRP) has completed its majority share purchase of leading Irish commercial broker, Crotty Insurance Brokers.


OneBeacon buys renewal rights to Brit public entity book


Intact Financial subsidiary OneBeacon has acquired the renewal rights to Brit Global Specialty USA’s admitted ‘First Dollar Package’ public entity portfolio, with Sharon Wright joining as part of the deal.

Bennetts and Ardonagh

Ardonagh’s Bennetts deal raises competition concerns: CMA


The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found Ardonagh Group’s £26mn ($33.9mn) deal to acquire motorcycle specialist broker Bennetts could lead to higher prices, less choice and worse services for policyholders in the UK.

Marco and Oaktree

Tolle and Wemmer join Eur500mn European legacy start-up Marco


Simon Minshall-led Eur500mn start-up Marco Capital Holdings has launched with backing from Oaktree Capital and a board of European heavyweights including former Allianz and Zurich group CFO Dieter Wemmer as chairman and ex Lloyd’s Franchise Board Director Rolf Tolle among its directors.