Blogger Archives: Matt Keeping

Matt Keeping

Matt Keeping is Chief Broking Officer for Willis North America. In this role he leads a team of placement officers across North America, ensuring that Willis’ clients benefit from the best and most competitive insurance solutions available. Matt joined Willis in 2003 and in 2009 he transferred to North America where he established Willis' Global and North American Facultative business.

Marketplace Realities Spring 2016: It’s Still a Buyer’s Market, but…

Willis Tower’s Watson’s Marketplace Realities series includes line-by-line predictions for North American insurance buyers in 2016 and beyond. New Pieces in a Changing Puzzle At the macro level, the satellite view, much remains the same for insurance buyers: capacity remains … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2016: Bringing the Pieces Together

To transfer a risk is to solve a puzzle. Some of the pieces in that puzzle will belong to the company that is transferring the risk – those would include retentions, captives and other self-insurance options. But most of the … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2015 – Spring Update

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The trend remains positive for insurance buyers, as softening conditions accelerate in 2015. Line-by-line details are available in our spring update to Marketplace Realities 2015,the long-running series featuring insights from Willis North America experts. But here’s an overview of where … Continue reading →

TRIA, Panic and the Illusion of Business as Usual – Reflections for the Insurance Industry

Looking back on the surprise of TRIA’s temporary non-renewal offers lessons for an industry that may not fully acknowledge the complexity of its relationship with government and regulators and may not be ready for fundamental challenges that lie ahead. Continue reading →

TRIA: Epic Fail

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Congress’ failure to authorize an extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2014, (TRIPRA) has the potential to create serious disruption for many businesses who depend on the backstop for property, liability, workers compensation and captive insurance … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities: Edge of a Cliff?

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It’s long been common wisdom in the insurance business that whatever we say about rates should come with an asterisk. The asterisk refers to a note that says something along the lines of, “Of course, in the event of a … Continue reading →