The turmoil surrounding the 2020 US presidential election spread to the insurance industry earlier this year when Aon PLC ended its relationship with one of the brokerage house's most prominent and longtime customers.
The triggering event was the uprising on January 6 in Washington, which saw a mob of Donald Trump's supporters storm the American capital after a speech by the then president, who contested the election outcome.
Mr. Trump's speech to his supporters and his apparent unwillingness to intervene to stop the ensuing riot provoked outrage among many, including some of his business partners.
In the days following the riot, various companies, including two banks that had previously Mr. Trump as a customer announced that they ended their relationship with him when his presidency entered the last weeks.
Aon, who has long been a broker for Mr. Trump's company, joined the line of companies that rejected his former client.
The story that describes Aon's decision to end his relationship with the Trump Organization was the most read risk management related story on Business Insurance 's website 2021.
It was not the first time that Aon had been involved in broader controversy around Trump. About a month earlier, it was revealed that prosecutors in the state of New York had interviewed Aon employees in connection with their investigation of his business dealings.
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