Boeing suspends entire 737 Max fleet as insurance details come to light

Boeing suspends entire 737 Max fleet as insurance details come to light

Boeing suspends entire 737 Max fleet as insurance details come to light

Boeing has suspended all 371 of its worldwide 737 Max aircraft fleet, after the US became the last major country to ground the planes over safety fears. The decision follows news that Global Aerospace is the lead insurer for Boeing, with Chubb confirmed as lead underwriter of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday and Willis Towers Watson the broker…

EU bans Boeing Max as Global Aerospace confirmed lead insurer

EU bans Boeing Max as Global Aerospace confirmed lead insurer

EU bans Boeing Max as Global Aerospace confirmed lead insurer

The EU has banned all Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying in Europe over safety concerns, with more than half of the world’s 350-strong fleet now reportedly withdrawn from use. Meanwhile, Global Aerospace has confirmed it is the lead insurer for Boeing. The policy could see heavy product liability claims from the grounded aircraft, which now face serious questions. “I…

Chubb leads on Willis-brokered Ethiopian Airlines crash as safety fears mount

Chubb leads on Willis-brokered Ethiopian Airlines crash as safety fears mount

Chubb leads on Willis-brokered Ethiopian Airlines crash as safety fears mount

Chubb is the lead underwriter of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday with Willis Towers Watson the broker, a spokesperson for the intermediary has confirmed. The spokesperson was responding to Reuters following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa. All 157 passengers and crew were killed. Experts have placed the hull loss…

Specialty insurer StarStone appoints Agile as MGA in Australasia

Specialty insurer StarStone appoints Agile as MGA in Australasia

Specialty insurer StarStone appoints Agile as MGA in Australasia

Lloyd’s coverholder and managing general agent (MGA) Agile Underwriting has been appointed as a representative agent by specialty insurer StarStone in Australia and New Zealand. StarStone, which is owned by Bermuda-based Enstar, has decided to close its Sydney office following a strategic review, choosing instead to appoint Agile, which bills itself as an insurtech-powered MGA. The two businesses have been…

Insurance market finally shows signs of hardening but European P&C relatively flat

Insurance market finally shows signs of hardening but European P&C relatively flat

Insurance market finally shows signs of hardening but European P&C relatively flat

The commercial insurance market is finally showings signs of hardening, as nat cat risks, a growing number of specialty lines and those with bad loss-history experience rate increases at renewal, risk managers and brokers have told Commercial Risk Europe. However, the market for standard P&C risks remains competitive in Europe, with buyers still able to secure similar terms and prices at renewals…

UK and Ireland leaders named for Marsh JLT Specialty

UK and Ireland leaders named for Marsh JLT Specialty

UK and Ireland leaders named for Marsh JLT Specialty

Marsh has named key UK leaders of its future Marsh JLT Specialty business, which will be formed when Marsh & McLennan Companies acquires JLT. Along with a raft of other global and European appointments, Marsh announced earlier this week that Chris Lay will remain CEO of Marsh UK and Ireland, while Paul Moody will become head of Marsh-JLT Specialty for…

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