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    News

    Aon-WTW: A marriage made in Miami

    2020-05-11T11:46:00Z

    Less than two months after MMC’s audacious £4.3bn swoop for JLT, Aon Group CEO Greg Case presented the merits of a deal with rival WTW in a November 2018 Aon London Board meeting, an SEC proxy filing shows.

  • Guessing game
    Comment

    (Re)insurers need all the friends they can get if Covid-19 is an $80bn+ loss

    2020-05-01T14:21:00Z

    Earlier today, a report from Willis Towers Watson estimates the P C industry could face up to $140bn in Covid-19 related insured losses in an “extreme” scenario and $80bn in a “severe one”.

  • Industry heavyweights
    Analysis

    Heavyweight support puts Pool Re in pandemic pole position

    2020-04-22T07:31:00Z

    Number 11 Downing Street – the home to the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer – has recently entertained three different early-stage propositions on how it could work with the insurance industry over a future pandemic reinsurance solution.

  • Charman exits Lloyd's
    Analysis

    End of an on-off relationship?

    2020-04-16T07:10:00Z

    Sompo International’s announcement yesterday that it will exit Lloyd’s at the end of the year is the latest chapter in a sometimes uneasy relationship between its chairman John Charman and One Lime Street. The Insurer charts the highs and the lows…