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Guy Carp chairman Newhouse plans to retire

Guy Carpenter chairman and reinsurance industry heavyweight Britt Newhouse is set to retire at the end of the year, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

21st Century Fox claim tags US D&O market for $90mn

21st Century Fox has agreed to settle a shareholder derivative lawsuit arising from a sex harassment scandal that enveloped the Fox News network last year, with the $90mn settlement funded by the company’s directors’ and officers’ (D&O) insurersRead more

Emirates Re reviews ownership as CEO, CFO resign: AM Best

Emirates Retakaful has started a review of its ownership options as chief executive Mohamed El Dishish and chief financial officer Trevor Parker-Bundy prepare to leave the companyRead more

Patriot National cites Guarantee in default warning

Patriot National, the insurance services outsourcer that relies on Guarantee Insurance for most of its business, warned today that it has run afoul of lending agreements and has laid off a third of its workforce, or about 250 peopleRead more

Willis faces lawsuit over Towers Watson deal

Willis Towers Watson is facing a class action lawsuit in a Virginia court over the handling of the 2015 merger between Willis and Towers WatsonRead more

Opinion: Tax reform and Bermuda

Amid rapid moves from Republicans to advance the party's tax-reform agenda, lobbyists and industry advocates concerned with the proposals' handling of "base erosion" and cross-border transfers have redoubled efforts to argue their respective casesRead more

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Syndicate losses flag elevated Lloyd’s HIM exposure

As the industry continues its search for the missing pieces of the Q3 cat loss puzzle, recent syndicate loss projections may point to Lloyd's as a potential source of some of the absent claimsRead more

London GWP rises in Q3 as carriers anticipate rate increases

London's three remaining publicly listed carriers all increased their top lines in the third quarter of 2017, although the trio diverged in their growth strategiesRead more

Global non-life reinsurance premiums grow in Q3

The Insurance Insider's composite of global non-life reinsurance writers posted year-on-year top line increases for the third quarter, but a number of the group attributed large portions of the growth to reinstatement premiumsRead more

Global Re: cats mask contrasting underlying performances

The global reinsurers took significant hits from the third quarter hurricane activity, but earnings disclosures also revealed diverging ex-cat underwriting performances in the periodRead more

Pricing on Lloyd’s capacity halves amid supply glut

The weighted average price per £1 of Lloyd's capacity more than halved in 2017, as the amount tendered by Names rocketed year-on-yearRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Allianz is ‘well-protected’ from potential buyers: Wemmer

Allianz's chief financial officer has dismissed the notion that Allianz could find itself acquired in the near-term, telling German newspaper Borsen-Zeitung its sheer size made it a difficult target.Read more

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The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Hannover sidecar investors have ‘relatively benign’ Q3

Hannover Re executives said that the firm had exhausted a new multi-territory, multi-peril EUR100.0mn ($117.7mn) aggregate cover as its retro programme responded to third quarter losses.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

AIG leads $750mn MGM excess casualty tower

As insurers brace for potential claims from the Las Vegas shooting last month, it has emerged that AIG leads the MGM Resorts International excess casualty tower and also has a significant participation on the cover bought by entertainment company Live Nation.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Willis faces lawsuit over Towers Watson deal

Willis Towers Watson is facing a class action lawsuit in a Virginia court over the handling of the 2015 merger between Willis and Towers Watson. Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Eiopa to assess InsurTech regulation

The European insurance regulator will launch a thematic review to examine how different EU countries treat InsurTech.Read more

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UK lawmakers’ Solvency II wish list exceeds PRA proposals

An influential UK parliamentary committee report on Solvency II has put UK regulator the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on a tighter leash, though risks making Brexit more complicated, regulatory experts say.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Compre agrees Allianz legacy deal

European legacy acquirer Compre has agreed to purchase a portfolio of assumed reinsurance liabilities from Allianz Versicherungs AG for an undisclosed sum. Read more

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Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Samengo-Turner takes Willis Fac emerging markets role

Julian Samengo-Turner, the ex-Integro International CEO and former head of Guy Carpenter's GC Fac unit, has taken a major new role at Willis Towers Watson in Dubai, The Insurance Insider can reveal. Read more

Insider Comment

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Insurance will be sexier

Insurance is going to have to get sexier because even our most undemanding customers will soon demand itRead more

Research & Supplements

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SIRC 2017

SIRC 2017

There are complex dynamics around the regulation of reinsurance in emerging markets, including much of AsiaRead more

BB 2017 Day 1

Baden-Baden 2017 Day 1

Welcome to the first of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance SymposiumRead more

BB 2017 Day 2

Baden-Baden 2017 Day 2

Welcome to the second of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance SymposiumRead more

PCI 2017 Day 3

PCI Newsletter 2017 Day 3

Welcome to the last of our daily newsletters from this year's PCI conference, which took place on 15-17 October in ChicagoRead more

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