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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.

Integro acquires medical malpractice specialists

By: Matthew Lerner

Published August 27, 2015 - 1:56pm CST

Insurance brokerage Integro Ltd. has acquired HealthCare Risk Specialists of West Hartford, Connecticut, Integro said in a statement Thursday.

Broker launches Texas operation, expands services

By: Matthew Lerner

Published August 26, 2015 - 11:43am CST

Insurance broker Palmer & Cay has opened an office in Dallas to offer property/casualty and benefits brokerage services, the brokerage said in a statement Wednesday.

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.

Lockton Brazil nabs ex-Allianz exec for deputy CEO post

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 25, 2015 - 4:29pm CST

Lockton Cos. L.L.C. has appointed former Allianz Group executive Guilherme Perondi Neto as deputy CEO of their Brazilian subsidiary, Lockton Brazil.

Integro expands entertainment practice with London agency buy

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 25, 2015 - 2:27pm CST

New York-based insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Ltd. said Tuesday that it has acquired London-based managing general agent Entertainment Risk Management Ltd.

Brokers launch scaffold insurance for construction industry

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 25, 2015 - 12:06pm CST

ProSight Global Inc. said that it has teamed with Allied Insurance Brokers Inc. to launch a scaffold insurance program for the construction industry.

Digital insurance center provides hands-on testing

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 24, 2015 - 2:16pm CST

Global management consulting company Accenture P.L.C. has launched a Digital Insurance Solution Center in Chicago.

Broker expands benefits, commercial lines with agency purchase

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 18, 2015 - 2:54pm CST

Middle-market insurance broker The Hilb Group L.L.C. on Tuesday said it has acquired independent agency JWB Insurance Group.

Business Insurance announces 40 Under 40 broker honorees for 2015

Published August 18, 2015 - 12:01pm CST

Business Insurance on Tuesday announced the honorees for its third annual 40 Under 40 Broker Awards.

Aon exec moves to Marsh as U.S. construction leader

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 17, 2015 - 12:43pm CST

Former Aon P.L.C. executive David Marino has been appointed U.S. construction leader at Marsh L.L.C.

Agents and brokers group urges membership to new federal industry board

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published August 17, 2015 - 11:32am CST

A group representing wholesale insurance agents and brokers is urging the director of the Federal Insurance Office to appoint members to the board of the National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers immediately.

New York broker Integro lands London aviation division

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 13, 2015 - 3:07pm CST

New York-based insurance broker Integro Ltd. said Thursday that it has acquired AFL Insurance Brokers Ltd.'s aviation division.

Global insurance rates continue their decline

By: Donna Mahoney

Published August 13, 2015 - 2:53pm CST

Global insurance rates across most major lines of business continued to decline during the second quarter of 2015, according to Marsh L.L.C.'s latest Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing, released Thursday.

Alliant names U.S. middle market leader

By: Matthew Lerner

Published August 13, 2015 - 2:14pm CST

Specialty insurance broker Alliant Insurance Services Inc., Newport Beach, California, has named Robert Bennetsen to head its Alliant Americas middle market division, the company said in a statement Thursday.

Latest acquisitions keep broker consolidation trend rolling

By: Matthew Lerner

Published August 11, 2015 - 11:48am CST

The acquisition last week of brokerage Integro Ltd. by private equity firm Odyssey Investment Partners L.L.C. continues the pace of consolidation in the brokerage space and should provide Integro with growth opportunities.

Broker acquires tower construction specialty coverage firm

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 07, 2015 - 1:02pm CST

Hunt Valley, Maryland-based wholesale broker All Risks Ltd. has acquired Austin, Texas-based Tower Program Insurance Services Inc.

Willis Re names global chairman

By: Mark A. Hofmann

Published August 07, 2015 - 11:33am CST

Paddy Jago has been appointed global chairman of Willis Group Holdings P.L.C.’s Willis Re unit, effectively immediately, Willis announced Friday.

Union-focused insurance agency makes East Coast buy

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 06, 2015 - 12:34pm CST

Chicago-based insurance agency Union Insurance Group has acquired Rockville, Maryland-based agency The McLaughlin Co.

Hub acquires far-flung agency

By: Donna Mahoney

Published August 04, 2015 - 2:36pm CST

Global insurance broker Hub International Ltd., announced Tuesday the acquisition of BW Insurance Agency Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of the West.

NFP acquires specialty broker

By: Donna Mahoney

Published August 04, 2015 - 11:00am CST

Plainview, New York-based broker BWD Group L.L.C. has been acquired by New York-based NFP Corp., according to an NFP statement.

Broker buys benefits consulting and broker services firm

By: Joyce Famakinwa

Published August 03, 2015 - 4:59pm CST

Memphis, Tennessee-based insurance broker Regions Insurance Inc. said Monday that it has acquired Atlanta-based The A.I. Group Inc.

Brokers hit the ground running on FATCA compliance

By: Matthew Lerner

Published August 02, 2015 - 6:00am CST

Training and planning have helped insurance brokers meet new tax reporting regulations for 2015, and compliance is moving into the “another part of doing business” phase.

Aon revenue dips 3.9% in second quarter

By: Donna Mahoney

Published July 31, 2015 - 12:07pm CST

Aon P.L.C.'s s second-quarter 2015 revenue decreased 3.9% to $2.81 billion, due in part to unfavorable foreign currency translation, the brokerage reported Friday.

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