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22 March 2018

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AmTrust adds ex-KPMG auditor Serock to expanded board

AmTrust added a former KPMG partner and audit specialist to its expanded board of directors today as the specialty insurer heads toward a $13.50 per share buyout backed by Stone Point that will take the company privateRead more

Mudslide threat spurs Los Angeles-area evacuations

Flood and mudslide warnings from weather watchers have people on alert in Los Angeles and northwest of the Southern California metropolis today as wind and heavy rain pummel the regionRead more

AIG details $2.5bn in debt sales tied to Validus deal

AIG is selling $2.5bn in notes and debentures partly to raise cash as it arranges financing for the $5.56bn acquisition of (re)insurer Validus, which was announced in JanuaryRead more

Lloyd's market plunges to £2bn loss on cat losses

The Lloyd's market made a £2bn ($2.8bn) pre-tax loss in 2017 as £4.5bn of major claims took their tollRead more

Innovation initiatives will drive insurer M&A: EY

The convergence of businesses and services insurers develop themselves as well as wider technology and other ecosystems that they are now operating in will create major M&A opportunities for the sector this year, EY predictsRead more

Maiden creates in-house tech innovation team

Maiden Holdings has created an InsurTech team to help customers identify and apply emerging technologies, including when it comes to achieving strategic goals, the reinsurer said todayRead more

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Global reinsurers show different growth strategies in 2017

Carriers in our global reinsurance composite showed diverging top line growth trends in 2017, with Swiss Re lowering its non-life P&C premium volume during the period while Hannover Re and Everest Re posted solid growthRead more

Cats erase 2017 underwriting margins at global reinsurers

Global reinsurers' underwriting margins evaporated last year due to losses generated by the second-half natural catastrophesRead more

Legacy deal flow continues momentum in 2018

A welter of fresh legacy deals has provided further evidence that the "legacy moment" which started last year has continued into 2018Read more

P&C carriers return less capital in 2017

Capital management trends at the US-listed companies we follow were disrupted in 2017 by higher catastrophe losses and M&A activityRead more

Insurance M&A momentum set to continue: Clyde & Co

US tax reforms will spur M&A transactions in the US and Bermuda this year, while Brexit malaise could benefit Asian deal-making, according to lawyers at Clyde & CoRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

AJ Gallagher's M&A spending could reach $1bn in 2018

Acquisitive broker AJ Gallagher could spend as much as $1bn this year on buying smaller agencies, and already has as much as $400mn on hand to finance deals, company executives said yesterday.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Several Floridians look for FHCF replacement covers

Several Floridian insurers are looking to lower their reliance on the state-backed reinsurance fund in 2018, bringing a small amount of new demand into the market, sister publication Trading Risk reported. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

AGCS leads $44mn Mexican helicopter claim

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty is the lead insurer on a Mexican helicopter loss that is set to cost the aviation market up to $44mn, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Class action settlements value plummets in 2017: Cornerstone

The value of securities class action settlements fell by 76 percent to nearly $1.5bn in 2017, the second-lowest level in the past decade, according to Cornerstone Research. Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Irdai member castigated over Marsh 'kick-back' case

India's Securities Appellate Tribunal has accused a member of the country's insurance regulator of "virtually aiding and abetting corruption" in disregarding a case which alleges Marsh provided kick-backs to an insured in return for its business. Read more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

PRA's Woods pushes back on Solvency II overhaul demands

The debate about Solvency II reforms has lost sight of the policyholder, the Prudential Regulation Authority's Sam Woods told delegates at the Association of British Insurers' annual conference today.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Legacy deal flow continues momentum in 2018

A welter of fresh legacy deals has provided further evidence that the "legacy moment" which started last year has continued into 2018.Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

D&F disappointment as loss-free rates show muted response at 1.4

London property direct and facultative underwriters have voiced frustration at the direction of 1 April renewal discussions, as it becomes clear that rate increases on loss-free business will lag expectations. Read more

Insider Comment

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Stop wishful thinking and start making better products

Revolutionaries are idealistsRead more

Research & Supplements

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Bermuda RT 2017-18

Bermuda Roundtable Winter 2017/18

The reinsurance migration calendar doesn't usually bring me to Bermuda in DecemberRead more

SIRC 2017

SIRC 2017

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

Bermuda RT October 2017

Bermuda Roundtable Autumn 2017

Bermuda is blessed with some of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure to attend, and seafood features heavilyRead 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

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