week commencing 25/04/21:

Given a choice of Brexit, Covid-19 or wallpaper, what would have been your pick for the PM’s biggest headache? But while money might be an issue for Boris, it’s not burning a hole in Mr Greenberg’s pocket. Read on for that story and our pick of the insurance news.

Money, money, money

Chubb is in no rush to make good on the failed Hartford bid as Greenberg bides his time. External-link[Insurance Day]

Aon Willis latest

The Aon Willis story continues to evolve with delay in Australia External-link[Reinsurance News] and progress in Europe External-link[Insurance Journal]; all of which presents something of a comms challenge. External-link[Insurance Insider].

Arch cools on coal

Arch has become the latest carrier to turn its back on the Adani Carmichael coal mine. External-link[The Insurer]

Bermuda bets on climate

The Bermuda Business Development Agency has launched a bid to make the island a global leader in climate finance. External-link. [The Insurer]

Allianz signals sustainability

Allianz has joined up with Sea Shephard Global, signalling its commitment to “clean oceans and coasts, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable fishing practices.” External-link[Insurance Business]

Losses rise as rates fall

Cat losses are expected to come in above average for Q1 2021, even as rate growth shows signs of stalling in early US reports. External-link[Insurance Insider]

Brokers riding high

Marsh and Guy Carp have enjoyed a good Q1. External-link[Insurance Day]

Bermuda bubble

Five trends look set to dominate reporting in Q1. External-link[Insurance Day]

Contingency cancelled

Talbot has pulled the plug on its contingency book even as new capital in the form of Convex and IGI moves in. External-link. [Insurance Insider]

MGAs in the news

There has been a slew of MGA announcements, with launches for: CFC & the first Lloyd’s MGA syndicate External-link. [Insurance Insider]. Andy Colbran’s NuVenture with Xceedance External-link[Reinsurance News]. Optio’s acquisition of Northcourt External-link[Insurance Journal]. And Nick Derrick’s marine cargo facility. External-link[Insurance Insider]

Smashing it on social

Comms win of the week goes to the John Lewis social team who turned a snub into a success with a series of tweets on the No 10 decorating debacle. External-link. [Twitter]

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