Willis Towers Watson names head of Asia corporate broking business

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Willis Towers Watson has appointed Luke Ware (pictured above) as corporate risk and broking (CRB) leader for its Asia region.

He succeeds Scott Burnett, who was recently named chief commercial officer for the company’s risk and broking operations worldwide.

Based in Singapore, Ware will be in charge of the CRB business across all of Willis Towers Watson’s Asian markets. He was previously country leader and CRB leader for the company’s Indonesian operations. Prior to that, Ware was natural resources leader for Asia, based in Thailand. He also held several natural resources roles for WTW in Australia since he joined the

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Willis Towers Watson announces Q3 2021 results

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Meanwhile, WTW’s income from operations for Q3 2021 was US$1.1 billion, up from US$66 million in Q3 2020 and its adjusted operating income rose 120 basis points compared to last year to US$264 million. Net income attributable to WTW in Q3 2021 was US$903 million, up 646% from US$121 million in Q3 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, income from operations stood at US$1.5 billion, up from US$280 million in the same period last year.

Adjusted operating income was US$920 million, or 14.6% of revenue, an increase of 210 basis points compared to the same period in

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AXA, Willis Towers Watson join up with #BackBlue initiative

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“The scale and urgency of the challenges posed by ocean-derived risks call for a transformative and global response,” said Ulrike Decoene, group chief communication, brand, and sustainability officer at AXA. “Through the #BackBlue Ocean Finance Commitment, the private sector, including the insurance and wider finance industry, can collectively empower and mobilise action to build resilience providing long-term benefits for ocean-linked economies, local communities, and biodiversity across the world.”

John Haley, WTW chief executive officer agreed, adding that his company “sees that climate risk and ocean risk together equal financial risk.”

“We are excited to #BackBlue to drive action from financial

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Manulife Hong Kong names COO

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Manulife Hong Kong has appointed Candy Au Yeung (pictured above) as chief operations officer. She reports to Damien Green, Manulife Hong Kong CEO, and Mark Van Den Broek, chief information officer and chief operations officer of Manulife Asia.

In this role, Au Yeung is in charge of Manulife Hong Kong’s operations, especially in the core functions of underwriting, claims, policy administration, office and agency support, high-net-worth operations and customer service, Manulife said. She also leads the strengthening of the company’s service culture and improving operational efficiency through increased digital adoption.

Au Yeung joined Manulife from Prudential Hong Kong, where she

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