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UK test case judgment possible by mid next month

3 August 2020

The UK High Court’s business interruption test case judgment could be delivered next month after hearings concluded last week...

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Industry gears up for annual Dive In

3 August 2020

Registration has opened for next month’s Dive In festival, which will have over 90 diversity and inclusion events hosted in more than 30 countries including Australia...

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Lloyd’s acts to close gender gap in leadership positions

3 August 2020

Insurers and brokers operating in the Lloyd’s market have been told they must have at least 35% of leadership roles filled by females by the end of 2023...

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First quarter global M&A drops 30%

3 August 2020

The spread of coronavirus took its toll on first quarter global mergers and acquisitions, and the second quarter likely saw even weaker activity as the full impact of lockdowns on deal appetite becomes clearer...

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COVID-19 pushes Swiss Re into first-half loss

3 August 2020

Swiss Re has reported a first-half net income loss of $US1.1 billion after booking $US2.5 billion in claims and reserves related to the coronavirus pandemic...

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Aon reports rise in Q2 income as expenses decline

3 August 2020

Aon has posted a 44% rise in net income to $US398 million for the second quarter from a year earlier, aided by a sharp decline in expenses that cushioned the impact of weaker revenues...

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WTW expects ongoing virus impact

3 August 2020

Willis Towers Watson says the coronavirus pandemic will cause it pain for the rest of the year at least...

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Hardening rates raise Gallagher’s earnings

3 August 2020

Global broker Gallagher has recorded a 36% rise in second quarter net earnings to $US161.8 million from a year earlier, fuelled partially from hardening property and casualty rates...

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Chubb reports loss after tough quarter

3 August 2020

Chubb has reported a second-quarter loss of $US331 million due mainly to coronavirus-related losses flagged last month...

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2020 catastrophe bond issuance already up 20%

3 August 2020

Global catastrophe bond issuance has surged after contracting last year, a new update on insurance linked securities activity from Aon finds...

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