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Brokers see growth on demand for employee benefit services

By: Matthew Lerner

Published August 30, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The largest publicly traded insurance brokers rode a slowly improving economy to single-digit organic growth during the first half of the year as foreign exchange rates and soft pricing headwinds swirled.

Week in pictures

Published August 28, 2015 - 9:54am CST

Tropical storms, airshow crashes and executive poaching make for a full week at Business Insurance. View the gallery.

Health care premiums rise, more increases coming

By: Shelby Livingston

Published August 26, 2015 - 1:06pm CST

Group health care premiums continue to outpace inflation, and while most employers are feeling the pressure of rising health care costs, benefits experts say smaller employers may face a heavier burden.

Rival pays Arthur J. Gallagher to settle exec poaching suit

By: Sarah Veysey

Published August 26, 2015 - 9:24am CST

Arthur J. Gallagher, the London-based international arm of brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., said Wednesday it had reached a settlement with David Ross, the former CEO of its international operations, and two other executives.

Health plan premium costs rising for most employers

By: Shelby Livingston

Published August 21, 2015 - 11:17am CST

The vast majority of employers are reporting increases in the premiums they currently pay for employee health plans, according to a new survey by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Acquisitions boost Gallagher's second-quarter results

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 29, 2015 - 2:32pm CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s second-quarter 2015 revenue increased 16.3% to $1.37 billion, a reflection of strong organic and acquisition growth, the broker said.

Arthur J. Gallagher acquires 65% interest in Colombian broker

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 20, 2015 - 8:33am CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on Monday said it has acquired a 65% equity interest in ARM Re Ltda. Corredores de Reaseguros, located in Bogota, Colombia.

Top insurance brokers: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published July 19, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Even for a brokerage known for its strategy of growth by acquisition, 2014 was a banner year for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Gallagher to buy Boston broker

By: Donna Mahoney

Published June 16, 2015 - 10:29am CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. on Tuesday said it will acquire Boston-based William Gallagher Associates Insurance Brokers Inc.

Risk managers entitled to broker fee information

By: Sarah Veysey

Published June 16, 2015 - 9:33am CST

LIVERPOOL, England — Risk managers must ensure they ask their brokers to inform them of all fees earned on their business, according to a panel of industry CEOs.

Gallagher names new COO, chief risk officer for international

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published June 05, 2015 - 5:10pm CST

Arthur J. Gallagher, the international unit of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has named Michael Rea as its new chief operating officer and Carol Richmond as its new chief risk officer based in London, the brokerage said Friday.

Highest-paid broker execs

Published May 29, 2015 - 10:17am CST

Who were the highest-paid executives at publicly traded brokers in 2014? Find out in our latest gallery.

Gallagher's international growth sparks U.K. financial inquiry

By: Matthew Lerner

Published May 26, 2015 - 2:02pm CST

Arthur J. Gallagher, the London-based international operations of broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., has acknowledged it is cooperating with Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority on a report about the firm’s operations.

Gallagher acquires human resources consultant

By: Matt Dunning

Published May 01, 2015 - 2:49pm CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said Friday that it has acquired Integrated Healthcare Strategies, a Kansas City, Missouri-based human resources consultant.

Insurance broker personnel raids may test noncompete clauses

By: Douglas McLeod

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

A flurry of broker poaching lawsuits may show how seriously the industry takes defections, but such suits face a minefield of legal and practical obstacles.

Q&A: Grahame Chilton, Arthur J. Gallagher

Published April 26, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Grahame Chilton was named CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher's international operations in February, a role that will take effect after all regulatory approvals are in place. His career spans more than 30 years. In 2013 he founded specialist reinsurance broker Capsicum Re, a joint-venture with Gallagher. He previously was chairman of Aon Benfield Group Ltd., having overseen the sale of Benfield Group Ltd....

Gallagher reports strong quarterly revenue, but drop in net income

By: Matthew Lerner

Published April 24, 2015 - 11:49am CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. said Friday that first-quarter revenue was up 34.6% to $1.23 billion, but expenses grew 39.5% to $1.20 billion, hurting net income, which dropped 55.6% to $21.9 million.

Gallagher expands in Latin America

By: Sarah Veysey

Published April 21, 2015 - 9:42am CST

Acquisitive U.S. broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has bought a majority stake in Vina del Mar, Chile-based retail insurance brokerage Bareyre Corredores de Seguros S.A., Gallagher announced Tuesday.

Arthur J. Gallagher buys California insurance broker

By: Matthew Lerner

Published April 16, 2015 - 3:06pm CST

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Huntington Beach, California-based Madison Risk & Insurance Services, Gallagher said Thursday.

Acquisitions, better economy drive revenue growth at large brokers

By: Matthew Lerner

Published March 29, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The largest publicly traded insurance brokers posted modest organic growth in 2014 as a slowly improving U.S. economy helped offset ongoing soft insurance rates amid an active year for mergers and acquisitions.

Arthur J. Gallagher, Hartford among most ethical firms worldwide

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published March 10, 2015 - 10:22am CST

Brokerage Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. were among the 132 companies recognized as a “World's Most Ethical Company” by the Ethisphere Institute , a New York-based think tank.

2015 Innovation Award winners recognized

Published March 01, 2015 - 6:00am CST

The 2015 Business Insurance Innovation Awards showcase the best new products and services launched over the past year for risk managers. This awards program, which started in 2010, recognizes innovation in the insurance and risk management sector, and the high caliber of the winning entries shows that commercial insurers, brokers and other service providers continue to break new ground with their ...

2015 Innovation Awards: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

By: Matt Dunning

Published March 01, 2015 - 6:00am CST

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Grahame Chilton named CEO of Gallagher International

By: Shelby Livingston

Published February 20, 2015 - 11:10am CST

Former Benfield boss Grahame Chilton will lead Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.'s international brokerage division, the Itasca-based brokerage announced Friday.

Ex-Gallagher International CEO named to oversee Towergate restructuring

By: Sarah Veysey

Published February 10, 2015 - 10:19am CST

David Ross has been appointed CEO of Sierra Investment Holdings Ltd., the portfolio company set up by private investment firm Highbridge Principal Strategies to invest in London-based brokerage consolidator Towergate Group P.L.C., Highbridge announced Tuesday.

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