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24 May 2017

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AIG ratings review ends as AM Best credits Duperreault

Rating agency AM Best gave newly appointed American International Group boss Brian Duperreault a nod of approval today as it ended a credit review that began with negative implications following a surprise charge against earnings under former leader Peter HancockRead more

Pioneer targets full syndicate launch for 2018

Pioneer Underwriters is working on a full Lloyd's syndicate start-up with Asta as its third-party managing agent, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

XL Group sees a third of shareholders rebel on pay

XL Group shareholders have voiced opposition to the company’s executive pay plan, with the Bermudian becoming the latest carrier to face investor disapproval over compensation proposals at an annual meeting of stockholdersRead more

Maison owner taps Dan Case as COO to grow business

Maison owner 1347 Property Insurance Holdings (PIH) named Dan Case, a veteran of Advocate Reinsurance Partners, as COO responsible for growing operations for the carrierRead more

Acappella future under the microscope

The future shape of Pembroke-Willis Towers Watson joint venture Acappella is in question, with the broker considering its options to address the underperformance of the business, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

Ironshore adds ex-Hiscox trade underwriter Fisher

Ironshore has taken on Russell Fisher who was let go when Hiscox disbanded its political risk and trade credit underwriting team in LondonRead more

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Top-line growth strategies differ in Q1

London-based carriers posted contrasting gross written premium (GWP) movements in the first quarterRead more

Global reinsurers follow divergent top line strategies

The Insurance Insider's composite of global reinsurers recorded a 2.3 percent weighted average drop in first quarter P&C reinsurance gross written premiums (GWP) to $17.6bn, using a five-year average exchange rateRead more

Global Re combined ratios worsen in Q1

P&C non-life reinsurance underwriting performances deteriorated in the three months to 31 March for the companies in our global reinsurer aggregate, due to core loss ratio inflation, higher catastrophe losses and Ogden hitsRead more

US specialty premium growth slows in Q1

The pace of top line growth among the listed US specialty carriers slowed to 4.3 percent in the first quarter of the yearRead more

US specialty combined ratios increase in Q1

Combined ratios were up across the board for US specialty insurers in the first quarter, as loss ratios inflated due to lower reserve releases and weaker underlying performancesRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Brokers or PE likeliest State National buyers: Binner

Potential suitors for State National are likely to include brokers and private equity firms, according to FBR analyst Randy Binner.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Storm losses erode UPC Insurance deductible

UPC Insurance incurred almost $20mn of catastrophe losses for the first four months of the year to put it $10mn shy of triggering its aggregate and quota share reinsurance covers, sister publication Trading Risk reported last weekRead more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Perils raises Doris loss estimate to EUR249mn

Catastrophe loss data aggregator Perils has increased its loss estimate for windstorm Doris to EUR249mn ($280mn).Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Great American contests $50mn Tom Cruise movie claim

Great American is looking to escape footing the bill for a Colombian plane crash that killed two people and seriously injured another during the filming of the soon-to-be-released Tom Cruise movie American MadeRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Liberty to select Luxembourg for EU subsidiary

Liberty Specialty Markets looks set to become the latest carrier to choose Luxembourg as the destination for its post-Brexit EU subsidiary, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
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EC threatens states with court action over Solvency II

The European Commission (EC) has called on five EU member states to fully transpose Solvency II rules into national legislation or face a referral to the EU Court of Justice.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Opinion: Catalina process

If you run a live risk carrier with any real scale in global or US commercial lines business, you will probably have had a call from BarCap or JP Morgan's New York team over the last month or soRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Blick to lead Miller energy fac team

Miller has hired producer broker Ian Blick to manage and develop its energy facultative book of business.Read more

Insider Comment

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The targets get softer

They went out to a concert and came home from war. The narrative is commonplace, but no less shocking for its familiarityRead 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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