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22 October 2017

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Aon Benfield lands Mulligan to head US cyber practice

Aon Benfield has hired Catherine Mulligan from Zurich North America as its US cyber practice group leader, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

BB&T CEO King suggests bank is hunting insurance deals

BB&T Corporation CEO Kelly King wants to acquire more insurance properties to add to the big regional bank’s brokerage groupRead more

Swiss Re expects $3.6bn hit from HIM and Mexican quakes

Swiss Re has estimated its Q3 pre-tax loss from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) and the two Mexican earthquakes at $3.6bn, net of retrocessionRead more

Lockton prepares clients for property price increases

Lockton has begun setting expectations for property clients post-HIM by warning that carriers are pushing for rate rises of at least 20 percent on loss-struck cat-exposed accounts, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Nate property damage $650mn-$1.35bn: CoreLogic

Real estate data and analysis firm CoreLogic has estimated that property damage from Hurricane Nate’s US landfall earlier this month is between $650mn and $1.35bnRead more

Broker M&A remains on record-setting pace: Optis

Insurance agency mergers and acquisitions remain on track to set an annual record this year with 132 deals reported in the third quarter, according to Optis PartnersRead more

News analysis

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London-based carriers most impacted by Q3 losses

London-listed (re)insurers have emerged as the most affected by the third quarter's catastrophe eventsRead more

Q3 loss preannouncements by company

A look-up table of all the Q3 loss announcements so far by companyRead more

Q3 loss preannouncements by event

Look-up tables of all the Q3 loss announcements so far by eventRead more

Q3 cats eclipse accident-year loss progress

With third quarter earnings disclosures just around the corner, the market is bracing itself for a red Q3 following the losses generated by the recent hurricane seasonRead more

Q3 losses exceed most carriers’ 1-in-100-year PMLs

After a large number of companies in our coverage universe disclosed losses from the recent hurricanes, The Insurance Insider looked at how the estimated impacts compared to a common measure of exposure and loss sensitivity - their disclosed probable maximum loss (PML) numbersRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Assurant to buy The Warranty Group in $2.5bn deal

Specialty carrier Assurant has agreed to buy The Warranty Group under a deal which assigns an enterprise value of $2.5bn to the provider of consumer guarantees and specialty insurance productsRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Ex-reinsurer duo launch ILS platform

Two executives formerly involved in running the ILS platforms at Hiscox Re ILS and RenaissanceRe respectively have combined with another reinsurance capital markets executive to launch a new business, Tangency Capital.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Swiss Re expects $3.6bn hit from HIM and Mexican quakes

Swiss Re has estimated its Q3 pre-tax loss from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) and the two Mexican earthquakes at $3.6bn, net of retrocession.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Kanye West lawyers rebut Lloyd's carriers in $10mn suit

Lloyd's insurers embroiled in a $10mn claims dispute with Kanye West have been accused of "post-claim underwriting" in the latest installment of a lawsuit over the artist's cancelled tour. Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

US insurers' EU ops unlikely to close after covered agreement: AM Best

The covered agreement granting US and EU reinsurers regulatory equivalence is unlikely to lead to a dismantling of American groups' European operations, according to AM BestRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

EC regulatory reforms to ‘level Solvency II playing field’

UK carriers looking to establish EU subsidiaries for Brexit face less room for manoeuvre after the European Commission (EC) issued plans to bolster the bloc's financial regulators at the expense of national watchdogs.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Catalina wins $166mn PSIC workers’ comp book

Catalina has beaten rivals Sirius and Armour to take over a book of mostly workers' compensation liabilities held by Public Service Insurance Company (PSIC), which a court in Chicago put under state control in MarchRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Mexican D&F losses filter into London

The Mexican state education authority is leading a string of direct and facultative (D&F) losses expected by the London market following the two earthquakes which struck the country in September. Read more

Insider Comment

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Two common wishful thoughts you must avoid

Anyone who spends time on LinkedIn will be more than familiar with the eye-catching headlines written by the marketing departments of large recruitment or consultancy firmsRead more

Research & Supplements

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II Monte RT 2017

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable 2017

In many ways The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gatheringRead more

Honours 2017 post event supplement

The Insider Honours 2017 Post-Event Supplement

Welcome to our post-event supplement for the sixth Insurance Insider Honours, which took place on 7 September 2017 at Old Billingsgate in LondonRead more

Monte Carlo 2017 Day 4

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2017 Day 4

This is my 13th straight Rendez-Vous. I have become an RVS teenagerRead more

MC Day 3 2017 cover

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2017 Day 3

Psychologists have proven that in a negotiation it is always a good tactic to anchor your opponent's expectations with your first bidRead more

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