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TigerRisk hires O’Neill from GC for Florida & coastal property cat broking

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the global risk, capital and reinsurance brokerage and advisory, has announced the hiring of former Guy Carpenter broker Brian O’Neill who will join the firm with a Florida and coastal property catastrophe risk broking focus.O'Neill joins TigerRisk Partners as Partner and Client Executive, Florida Business, and his read the full article →

Aon & Willis Towers Watson to merge

Global insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has reached a definitive agreement to combine with rival broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW), in an all-stock transaction with an implied combined equity value of roughly $80 billion.Rumours have been circulating over the past few weeks of potential talks between the two large brokerage read the full article →

Lockton Re names Ross Howard (formerly JLT Re / GC) as Global Chairman

Lockton Re, the reinsurance broking arm of the privately held and independent intermediary, has appointed a new senior Global Chairman in Ross Howard.Howard is most well-known for having been the Executive Chairman of reinsurance brokerage JLT Re, then becoming the Vice Chairman of Guy Carpenter after the acquisition of JLT read the full article →

TigerRisk adds Conway to Bermuda reinsurance & retro team

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the global risk, capital and reinsurance brokerage and advisory, has announced the hiring of Bermuda-based Chris Conway, who joins the firm's reinsurance and retrocession broking team on the island.Conway is well-known on the reinsurance and retrocession space, having most recently worked at Neon in Bermuda and with read the full article →

Aon names Andersen sole President as O’Connor departs

Aon, the global insurance and reinsurance broking house, has named Eric Andersen as its new President, as the firm's former co-President Michael O'Connor is departing the firm for a new opportunity.Aon has also announced a search being undertaken to identify four regional leaders as new CEO's for the brokers key read the full article →

WTW “considering strategic alternatives” on Miller

After news emerged today that Willis Towers Watson could be looking to sell its stake in wholesale and London broking specialist Miller, the pair have confirmed that they are actively "considering strategic alternatives."Willis Group acquired an 85% interest in Miller Insurance Services LLP back in 2015, as the pair sought read the full article →

Hyperion X builds out reinsurance analytics & capital advisory leadership

Hyperion X Analytics, a data, advisory and technology focused unit of the global Hyperion Insurance Group, has confirmed the hiring of Mark Shumway and announced two more senior leaders as it continues to build out its practice expertise in reinsurance analytics and capital advisory.Hyperion, a global insurance and reinsurance broking read the full article →

AJ Gallagher takes 100% ownership of reinsurance broker Capsicum Re

Broking and service group Arthur J. Gallagher  & Co. (AJG) has now taken 100% ownership of Capsicum Re, the specialty reinsurance broking joint venture that it had established alongside sector veterans Grahame “Chily” Chilton and Rupert Swallow.In November, the pair announced that ongoing talks had resulted in agreed terms to read the full article →

Guy Carpenter names new CEO for Pacific treaty & fac reinsurance

Guy Carpenter has named a new CEO for its Pacific treaty and facultative reinsurance broking operations, promoting existing senior employee Jeff Saper to the role.Saper has worked for Guy Carpenter twice in his career, originally joining the firm in 1999 and working for the firm in Australia for a number read the full article →

Ed hires another Bermuda broking veteran in Mark Simons

Reinsurance, specialty and wholesale broking group Ed continues to build its Bermuda market platform, adding another experienced hire in Mark Simons, who joins the firm to lead business development and production on the island.Mark Simons joins Ed's Bermuda broking operation from his most recent role with Marsh, where he specialised read the full article →