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Tech Partnerships

March 12, 2020 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Does Aon’s recent acquisition of CoverWallet signal a trend towards brokerages buying insurtechs?

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On why Aon-Willis Towers Watson’s deal was predictable

March 10, 2020 by Jason Contant

One industry professional with a reinsurance background is really not surprised by the announcement yesterday by Aon plc that it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for $30 billion in stock. “I think the writing has been on the wall

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Aon plc to buy Willis Towers Watson

March 9, 2020 by Jason Contant

Global brokerage Aon plc announced Monday it intends to acquire Willis Towers Watson for reportedly nearly $30 billion in an all-stock transaction. “This combination will create a more innovative platform capable of delivering better outcomes for all stakeholders, including clients, colleagues, partners

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Top cyber concerns for Canadian business leaders

February 26, 2020 by Jason Contant

Business leaders in Canada are concerned about cyber extortion and social engineering fraud, such as business email compromise (BEC) and email account compromise (EAC), Aon reported. “The last year has seen a tremendous increase in cyber-related claims in Canada,” said

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Aon acquires Canadian-based cyber security firm

February 4, 2020 by Jason Contant

Aon plc has announced the acquisition of Cytelligence, a Canadian-based cyber security firm with deep expertise in cyber incident response and digital forensic investigations. London, UK-based Aon said Tuesday the acquisition will help the brokerage expand its current coverages within

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Aon appoints president of commercial risk and health solutions in Canada

June 4, 2019 by Jason Contant

Aon plc has appointed Stéphane Lespérance as president of commercial risk and health solutions in Canada. In his new role, Lespérance will be responsible for the day-to-day leadership of the commercial risk and health solution teams in Canada, Aon said

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The top threat facing Canadian businesses

April 29, 2019 by Jason Contant

Cyber attacks and data breaches are the Number 1 threat to businesses in North America, according to Aon plc’s newly released 2019 Global Risk Management Survey. Aon surveys thousands of risk managers across 60 countries and 33 industries every two

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How your client’s directors could be blamed for cyber losses

February 14, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Cyber risk awareness is on the rise among corporate directors, who could face liability risk if they are accused of being lax on governance. “Corporate clients are more likely to be aware today, compared to a few years ago, of

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Ahead of the Pack

January 5, 2019 Jason Contant, Online Editor

What makes for a stellar workplace? Four insurers reveal key insights into developing happy and motivated workers

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The flood risk that might be unaccounted for

November 19, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Insurers might be unintentionally covering flood and fire risks arising from computer problems, a cyber expert with a risk modelling firm suggests. “Anything that is related to a computer system could trigger non-cyber losses,” Matt Honea, cyber director for Cyence

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More interest from corporate clients in this specialty coverage

October 25, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Large corporate clients often face unexpected tax bills in the millions – and companies are looking for insurers willing to share the risk. Aon Canada has meetings scheduled with several Canadian law firms to brief them on how tax insurance

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Why you might need an investment banker to help place commercial insurance

October 24, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If your mid or large-sized commercial clients are involved in mergers and acquisitions, there are risks involved and insurance to address those risks, but it’s not like selling fire insurance. “It is not a simple case of saying, ‘Fill out