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Stoppage of Aon-Willis combo won’t slow brokerage M&A activity: KPMG Canada deal advisor

July 28, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Mid-sized brokers need to be careful in their approach to mergers-and-acquisition proposals but the abrupt cancellation of Aon’s $30-billion acquisition of Willis Towers Watson is not going to slow down deal-making within the brokerage sector, a Montreal-based insurance M&A expert

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Aon-Willis merger no longer going ahead

July 26, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Aon plc is no longer going to acquire Willis Towers Watson plc. Aon and Willis – the world’s second and third biggest commercial property and casualty brokerage respectively – are terminating their US$30-billion combination agreement, Aon announced Monday. The proposed

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Why the U.S. competition regulator wants to stop the Aon-Willis merger

June 17, 2021 by Greg Meckbach

Almost all large firms in the United States buy their property and casualty insurance through either Marsh, Aon or Willis Towers Watson, the latter two of the ‘Big Three’ having market share of more than 40% in property and liability

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What reinsurance renewals looked like in July: Willis Re

July 20, 2020 by David Gambrill

Anyone expecting the global pandemic to cause a dramatic reduction of global capital during 2020 Q2 renewals on July 1 were in for a pleasant surprise, as suggested in a recent report by Willis Re. “Q2 2020 has witnessed a

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Three senior Marsh Canada executives move to Willis Towers Watson

July 17, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

Alexandra (Lexie) Kindbom, until recently managing director of Marsh Canada, is now in charge of financial, executive and professional risks in Canada for Willis Towers Watson, a major competitor to Marsh. Two other former Marsh Canada executives – Susan Finbow

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The meeting that every risk manager should have

March 6, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Risk managers concerned about insurance exclusions should consider asking their brokers to brief senior managers explaining what exactly the insurance covers and what it excludes, a Willis Towers Watson executive advises. Steve Sachs, co-chair of the Willis Towers Watson Real

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Former Willis CEO Casserley to leave Willis Towers Watson this year

October 31, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Dominic Casserley, president and deputy chief executive officer of Willis Towers Watson plc, will be leaving the firm when his employment agreement ends Dec. 31, the London-based firm announced recently. The US$18-billion merger of Willis Group Holdings plc and Towers