The Big Interview
Country head, Australia
The first significant insurance M&A story of 2015 was Dublin-based XL Group’s acquisition of the Catlin Group for US$4.1bn (A$5.84bn). When completion of that acquisition was announced on 1 May, XL Group CEO Mike McGavick said: “We are a larger, stronger, more capable firm, with a leading presence in the global specialty insurance and reinsurance markets.” He added that, more importantly, the new organisation is now in “an incredible position to better assist clients in solving the world’s most complex risks”. Robin John-son, formerly of AIG Singapore, is the Australian head of the new XL Catlin. What growth plans do he and his Australian team have for 2016 and beyond?
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