AXA XL launches Underwriting Innovation Office & more…Keep up with what has been happening this week in our latest insurance news round-up…

Aegon sells Dutch operations to ASR in $4.9 bln deal

Aegon NV said on Thursday smaller rival ASR would buy its Dutch insurance operations in a cash and shares deal worth around 4.9 billion euros ($4.93 billion) that would see ASR replace it as the country’s second-largest insurer.

AXA XL Insurance has announced the launch of an Underwriting Innovation Office in the US. The company has appointed Rose Hall, currently head of construction innovation, as head of innovation, Americas, to lead the office.

The Asia-Pacific reinsurance sector will contend with increasing downside risks amid global headwinds, according to a report by S&P Global Ratings. The report, titled Asia-Pacific Reinsurance Sector Update: Volatility Ahead For Risks And Returns, found that underinsurance, anticipated rate hikes, and diversification will lead to moderate growth prospects for premiums.

Acrisure Continues UK Growth by Acquiring Sutton Winson and Sutton Specialist Risks

Acrisure, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based insurance broker and fintech specialist, announced the acquisitions of Sutton Winson and Sutton Specialist Risks (SSR), in the UK.


RSA takeover set to complete by end of May & more...

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