Gallagher News and Insights

Mergers and acquisitions outlook 2021: global trends report

18 January 2021

After a year of extraordinary conditions Gallagher has released its Global Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook Report, January 2021. Following 2019 when M&A insurance capacity expanded significantly to meet increased competition, providers were forced to reassess their positions and adapt rapidly by innovating their offerings to a reduced market. The report covers the key developments likely to...

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Buyer and seller insurance for mitigating risks in mergers and acquisitions

27 October 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on global economies and Australia has brought a marked reduction in business mergers and acquisitions (M&A), but that isn’t universal, according to a recent study by Deloitte. A survey of leading local dealmakers and 60 corporate heads of M&A identified a number of businesses are poised to take advantage of opportunities for sales, but the need for caution is paramount.

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Insurance Market Conditions Report: Navigating the Hard Market: Q4, 2020

25 September 2020

Like many, the insurance industry is facing hard market conditions, which follow tightening over a number of years, with significant constraint in insurer capacity and increases in premium pricing across many insurance classes. Businesses seeking renewed or expanded insurance cover are experiencing the challenges of this demanding insurance climate. Our placement experts and insurance sector...

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Management liability considerations as your business grows

01 July 2020

When business is going well you don’t want to leave yourself behind by overlooking risks that have evolved along with your enterprise’s growth. Your staff numbers, operations, offerings and management team may all have expanded, and you need your insurance protection to keep pace. Management liability cover is especially important for addressing the various risks in managing a business. Here’s...

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Insurance market update: board governance and directors' liability

19 May 2020

'The COVID-19 pandemic is placing increased pressure on company directors and executives to communicate robust continuity plans that protect the interests of employees and shareholders, against a backdrop of uncertainty and rapidly evolving risk. In doing so, they will need to respond to a range of concerns — cash flow and liquidity, maintaining reputation, implementing employee safety...

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Navigating today's business insurance – Market Overview Report H2 2019

25 November 2019

The just-released Gallagher Market Overview Report delivers a big picture perspective covering structural changes within the insurance market and their impact on underwriting requirements ‒ and what this means for your business.

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Business insurance update: Gallagher Market Overview Report H2 2019

19 November 2019

Access the newly released Gallagher Market Overview Report with our experts’ analysis of the key trends in business insurance for the second half of the year.

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Why family businesses need D&O insurance

18 November 2019

All companies need good governance, and that includes family-run enterprises. These decision-makers who steer the direction of the organisation and strategise for profitability and growth also deserve protection.

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7 signs you need help from an insurance broker

24 June 2019

One of the questions we are asked a lot is, "Why do I need an insurance broker?". We've compiled 7 signs that indicate your business needs the help of an insurance professional.

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Innovative use of warranty insurances in real estate deals: how they work

12 June 2019

If you’re a real estate or property developer and want secure title in large transactions, now there's an insurance product that safeguards your interests.

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Recruiters and agencies, be sure to cover your legal liability exposures

18 March 2019

Every business that provides services or advice to clients needs professional indemnity (PI), or professional liability, insurance to protect themselves legally, but if you run a recruitment or legal hire agency it's especially critical.

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Local start-ups attracting record investment raises insurance concerns

22 January 2019

Venture capital (VC) investment in Australian businesses broke all previous records in 2018, soaring to $1.25 billion, according to a new report from KPMG. The trend highlights the need for start-ups to have appropriate insurance in place.

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Insurance cover for raising capital

15 November 2018

The current spate of both local and overseas businesses seeking funding for expansion through initial public offerings (IPOs) and capital raisings highlights the challenges around obtaining appropriate insurance.

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Shareholder class actions unsettling D&O insurers

07 August 2018

Regulatory scrutiny and class action activity have D&O insurers unsettled, making placements more difficult and driving up premiums, according to Gallagher’s National Head of Financial & Professional Risks, Michael Herron.

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Why recruitment agencies need insurance

07 August 2018

Recruitment agencies are in the business of providing recommendations and advice. Your clients rely on your expertise to find, hire and nurture the talent they need to succeed. And while you're great at what you do, you need to protect your business against potential claims for financial loss arising from services you do (or do not) provide.

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Trust, data and reputation issues the focus of Gallagher Q2-18 Market Overview Report

30 July 2018

The erosion of public trust in government, media and corporate institutions, and the flow-on impact on insurance premiums, is the focus of Gallagher's Q2-18 Market Overview Report, entitled Into the breach: trust and data regulate the new norm.

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Real estate cyber security threats on the increase

27 June 2018

Australia’s transition to an electronic system of exchanging property and the rise in cyber criminals targeting residential property transactions means that the Australian real estate sector may be facing a cyber security crisis, according to international insurance broker Gallagher.

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Gallagher sponsors Recruitment Yarns series

23 April 2018

Gallagher has signed up to sponsor the 2018 Recruitment Yarns series of educational events, which will engage with hundreds of recruitment professionals across Australia.

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Gallagher enhances renewables capability

16 March 2018

Deborah Allan joins Gallagher’s national Energy practice from Marsh, bringing more than 20 years’ specialist experience in the energy and renewables space. Deborah talks more about what attracted her to join the Gallagher team and what the future holds for clients.

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Is the insurance industry meeting the needs of the start-up fintech sector?

13 March 2018

In this short video interview, Kirsty Kennell-Webb from Gallagher’s Professional Risks & Financial Lines team, explains how the insurance industry needs to adapt its products and processes to more effectively meet the needs of the start-up fintech sector.

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