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Willis secures new all-class market for G360

Sompo Canopius has become the latest Lloyd's carrier to sign up to write all of the pillars of multi-class facility Willis Global 360 (G360), The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Storm warning issued for Florida coast

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch for areas along the Gulf coast of Florida as a result of Tropical Depression 9Read more

Markel appoints co-CEOs to board

Markel Corporation's co-CEOs Thomas Gayner and Richard Whitt have been elected to the company's boardRead more

Jain to shift Gen Re growth gears

Ajit Jain is set to drive growth at Gen Re as he looks to transform its underleveraged underwriting model and arrest a relative decline in market share against the European reinsurance giantsRead more

WR Berkley hires Lowery as CIO

WR Berkley has appointed Richard Lowery as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective immediatelyRead more

Tokio Marine HCC takes surety execs from Chubb

Tokio Marine HCC (TMHCC) has hired a duo of surety underwriting executives from Chubb and added to its established presence in the space with the launch of a new Boston area office, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

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Gen Re sets course for brave new world

A picture is beginning to form of how Gen Re will attempt to transform under Ajit Jain and Kara Raiguel's leadership to regain ground lost in a challenging reinsurance marketplaceRead more

Gen Re could restructure and slash bureaucracy

While much of Ajit Jain's assessment of the change needed at Gen Re was focused on revamping underwriting approaches to target growth, he also addressed how a restructure could create a more entrepreneurial environmentRead more

Bermudian carriers return $1bn to shareholders in Q2

Bermudian carriers continued to hand back capital to their shareholders in the second quarter, as the challenging market environment provided few growth opportunitiesRead more

Total return reinsurers’ results worsen in Q2

Total return reinsurers reported poorer results in the second quarter year-on-year after none of the carriers found themselves able to deliver profits on both sides of the businessRead more

Underinsurance limits Italian quake exposure

Insured losses from the earthquake that struck central Italy last week (24 August) are expected to be limited, with low insurance penetration and government funding restricting (re)insurers' exposureRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Peak Re completes Nagico buy-in

Hong-Kong based reinsurer Peak Re has completed a deal to acquire a 50 percent stake in Caribbean insurance group Nagico HoldingsRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Italian quake highlights underinsurance

Insured losses from the magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning are expected to be relatively low, according to various modelling firmsRead more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Storm warning issued for Florida coast

The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch for areas along the Gulf coast of Florida as a result of Tropical Depression 9Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

RT Specialty fights USG Bacon claim

RT Specialty has jumped to the defence of one of its employees, who is being sued by his former employer USG Insurance Services after defecting to the rival wholesale broker to launch its Pittsburgh officeRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

European reinsurers bemoan India competition rules

European reinsurers have lodged formal complaints with the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) over new guidelines that they claim have hindered their ability to compete in the countryRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis as D-day approaches

PRA defers SII external audit decision

UK regulator the Prudential Regulation Authority has deferred its decision on whether carriers can use external auditors to assess their Solvency II capital disclosures, it announced today (4 July)Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Goldman Sachs puts $600mn Enstar stake up for sale

Goldman Sachs’ private equity arm has started to approach potential acquirers of its significant minority stake in New York-listed legacy-to-live carrier Enstar, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Marsh Echo facility gains market support

Marsh Finpro has received widespread support from London management liability writers for its latest facility in a clear demonstration of the continuing dominance of broker-led offerings, sister title Inside FAC revealed earlier this month.Read more

Insider Comment

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For whom the bell tolls

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main."Read more

Research & Supplements

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Bermuda Summer Roundtable 2016

The Insurance Insider Bermuda Roundtable 2016

It's not all doom and gloom. The mid-year renewals weren't that bad after allRead more

Legacy 2016

Legacy 2016

It's not often that the glitz of the film industry crosses with the glamour of the legacy marketRead more

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Miami Roundtable 2016

It's a great privilege to have a ringside seat when something exciting is happening in the industryRead more

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Monte Carlo Roundtable 2015

I love the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous! In many ways The Insurance Insider Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gatheringRead more

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