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International Placement Services

Organisations require placement expertise to help them navigate global insurance market complexities. With brokers in all major insurance hubs, we can help you find optimal solutions for your risk profile, from windstorm and flood to accidental pollution to terrorism.

Marsh’s placement services in Australia is delivered through a team of some 30 dedicated brokers across both general and financial risks lines, who interact closely with the insurance market to develop and secure comprehensive coverage, and negotiate competitive premiums using our strong market relationships.

We work closely with you to provide tailored placement options that suit your business’ risks and exposures, whether as part of your insurance renewal strategy or to find solutions for new risks. With a deep understanding of your organisation’s individual risk profile and the broader industry challenges, we innovate, customise, design and place insurance programs in conjunction with you, your client servicing team and your insurers.

International Reach

As well as obtaining capacity from the local market, our placement services is the gateway to accessing overseas markets through our team of 300 international placement brokers located across all major insurance hubs.

Marsh’s international placement team combine their comprehensive portfolio experience and in-depth knowledge of our clients’ risks, with the ability to have face-to-face negotiations with decision makers to prioritise which insurers to approach in which international market hub.

Through the combined strengths of our placement teams in Australia and abroad, we drive price and coverage by putting international and domestic insurers into competition and by differentiating risks; whether you are a strategic insurance buyer, exposed to natural catastrophes, buying large property damage and/or third party liability limits due to the nature of your operations, or have an adverse claims experience.


International placement brokers deliver innovative and customised insurance solutions, taking into account your risk exposures and appetite wherever you are in the world. To help you effectively navigate insurance markets, international placement brokers must have specialised insurance and industry expertise, and are attuned to trends and developments in local markets.

Our portfolio of risks has allowed us to develop considerable experience and expertise — both industry and region-specific, as well as a deep understanding of industry risk challenges. Our relationships across various underwriting organisations enables us to challenge the market and find our clients competitive and broad coverage.

International placement brokers work with their clients to understand their needs, engage the market, provide options, and tailor solutions that support their insurance and risk management objectives.

We have the expertise and industry perspective to understand potential gaps in your risk coverage. We are aware of emerging risks and provide innovative solutions, working with you to help you understand your potential international (re)insurance options. Our responsibility for facilitating global insurance coverage for many clients worldwide helps us maintain close working relationships with insurers in many different countries.

Whether you are a small, single-site operation or one of the world’s leading multinational corporations, you can benefit from the risk transfer solutions, risk analysis and benchmarking, and claims consulting offered by international placement brokers.

Working alongside your local Marsh team, our international placement specialists’ aim is to add an extra dimension to the services we offer by optimising price and coverage and offering a dynamic, global approach to insurance capacity purchasing.

Whether you do business in one country, a dozen, or more, we can help.

Our people

John Donnelly Colour

John Donnelly

Head of Placement, Asia Pacific

  • Australia

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