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AIG reports a 15% drop in total employment

Insurance giant AIG got a lot smaller last year in terms of headcount, reporting in regulatory filing that its employment ranks fell 15 percent last yearRead more

Endurance cat losses drive Q4 earnings miss

Sompo’s latest major insurance acquisition Endurance reported operating profit fell by more than half to $55.8mn in the fourth quarter of last year as a number of catastrophes took their tollRead more

State National jumps 4.8% on fronting growth outlook

State National (SNC) shares climbed in New York trading today after the fronting and programme specialist’s earnings topped Wall Street’s expectations and management raised its earnings outlookRead more

Goldman Sachs and Blackstone among USI bidders

Goldman Sachs Private Equity, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and Blackstone are among the bidders set to table offers for $4bn US broker USI, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

Berger steps down as Third Point Re reports Q4 loss

John Berger is stepping down as Third Point Re CEO with effect from 1 March, the company has announcedRead more

Skuld Copenhagen head unveiled

Skuld has appointed Krester Krøger Kjær as head of Skuld Copenhagen, the protection and indemnity club announced todayRead more

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US specialty top line growth accelerates in Q4

Despite intense market competition and rate declines, US specialty carriers found areas where they believed they could grow profitably in the fourth quarter of 2016. The carriers wrote 4.8 percent more business year-on-yearRead more

US specialty combined ratios worsen in Q4

Underwriting performance in The Insurance Insider's US specialty composite deteriorated in the three months to 31 December for the first time in the past five yearsRead more

Returns fall at US specialty carriers in Q4

US specialty insurers reported declining annualised operating returns on equity (RoEs) in the fourth quarter of 2016, as a modest improvement in investment returns failed to compensate for a contraction in underwriting marginsRead more

Primary rate declines slowed in 2016: Marsh

Declines in global insurance rates moderated throughout 2016 amid early signs of capacity withdrawal and rising combined ratios, according to MarshRead more

Citizens leads Florida push for AOB reforms

With the regular Florida legislative session due to convene in three weeks, industry lobbyists are pushing hard for reforms to address the assignment of benefits (AOB) water claims crisis in the stateRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Goldman Sachs and Blackstone among USI bidders

Goldman Sachs Private Equity, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) and Blackstone are among the bidders set to table offers for $4bn US broker USI, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Nephila and Greenlight write 20% United QS

United has bought a new 20 percent quota share cover from Nephila Capital and Greenlight Re, the Floridian insurer said on an analyst call after the release of its fourth quarter resultsRead more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Perils pegs Egon loss at EUR212mn

Industry catastrophe loss data specialist Perils estimated that there will be EUR212.0mn ($223.9mn) of insured losses from extra-tropical cyclone Egon.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Travelers threat forces Brolly to change logo

Start-up InsurTech firm Brolly is crowdsourcing a new logo following a legal threat about its original red umbrella motifRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Whiplash bill introduced to UK parliament

Legislation that will reduce whiplash compensation for motor insurers began making its passage through parliament today, well over a year after the UK government first mooted a crackdown on claimsRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

Enstar strikes £957mn RSA legacy deal

Bermudian carrier Enstar has triumphed over competitors to strike a deal with RSA to reinsure a legacy UK employers' liability book with gross reserves of £957mn ($1.2bn).Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Enstar continues legacy push with $1.2bn RSA deal

Enstar has agreed yet another $1bn+ legacy deal as it continues a multi-billion dollar acquisition drive that has spanned more than 12 monthsRead more

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Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Neon confirms Pritchard hire

Neon today confirmed the appointment of Nick Pritchard as head of property reinsurance, as first reported by sister publication Trading Risk in September last yearRead more

Insider Comment

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Over to Bruce

The difference between the functions of the chairman of Lloyd's and his or her powers are quintessentially British in their ambiguityRead more

Research & Supplements

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TRIG spring 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2017

Trading Risk was first launched in 2008 just before the crux of the financial crisis - a period that was ultimately to boost the fortunes of the ILS market, as it showed the value of a truly non-correlating asset classRead more

Bermuda RT 2016 2017

Bermuda Roundtable 2016/17

Bermuda RT 2016 2017 It's a bit of a cliché to say we're living in interesting times, but clichés become clichés because there's more than an element of truth to themRead more

PCI RT 2016

PCI Roundtable 2016

As Hurricane Matthew reached peak intensity and set its sights firmly on Florida in early October there was talk of "the big one": a storm of such magnitude that it could alter the inexorable softening course of the US (re)insurance marketRead more

20th anniversary cover

20th anniversary issue

The passing of 20 years of The Insurance Insider is a moment to celebrate the achievements of a publication that is now firmly embedded in the global P&C (re)insurance sectorRead more

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