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24 April 2017

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Recent news: JLT confirms FCA probe

Marsh brings Nephila cash to retail property insurance

Marsh and its Schinnerer underwriting management arm have launched the first alternative capital-backed retail property-insurance vehicle for American companiesRead more


AIG leadership speculation focuses on Duperreault

Brian Duperreault’s name has surfaced again in reports about the leadership challenge facing AIGRead more


Trump takes aim at SIFI process that ensnared AIG

President Donald Trump ordered Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to put on hold parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that allowed the government to designate AIG and two other insurers as “systemically important financial institutions” in a move that may precede a full overhaul of the lawRead more


Arlene kicks off early Atlantic hurricane season

Tropical Storm Arlene marked an early start to the Atlantic hurricane season this week, as it formed and intensified west of the Azores, becoming only the second named storm to develop in April since satellites began observing mid-ocean weather in 1960Read more


AJ Gallagher plans to narrow wholesale panel again

AJ Gallagher (AJG) is in the process of making significant cuts to its US wholesaler panel in the latest consolidation move by retail brokers in the sector, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Catalina gets PRA nod to close Hartford legacy deal

Legacy holding company Catalina has received regulatory approval for its acquisition of The Hartford's UK property and casualty run-off book, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more


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Record cat bond issuance in Q1

Attractive prices drew sponsors to the cat bond market in the first three months of 2017, resulting in a record volume of insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance for an opening quarterRead more

Hamilton Re results prove total return re can work

Hamilton Re's earnings almost halved last year as returns from assets managed by Two Sigma Investments fell, but the company still did relatively well compared to other total return reinsurers following an industry-leading investment performanceRead more


Lloyd’s underwriting result weakens for 2016

Lime Street's underwriting performance continued on its downward-sloping curve in 2016, as the simple average combined ratio for syndicates surpassed the breakeven point and reached 102.0 percent for the yearRead more


Vibe leads top-line growth in 2016

Expansionist Vibe Syndicate 5678 led the market in terms of premium growth in 2016, as it made a number of hires during its second year of underwriting live businessRead more

Insider 50 growth slows amid tough quarter

The Insider 50 index edged upwards by 0.9 percent over the first quarter of 2017, as valuations plunged at AmTrust and NovaeRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Towergate backers confirm Ryan Direct deal

Ryan Specialty Group has agreed a deal with private equity firms Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP) and HPS Investment Partners for its UK insurance services and claims management business Ryan Direct Group (RDG).Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Record cat bond issuance in Q1

Attractive prices drew sponsors to the cat bond market in the first three months of 2017, resulting in a record volume of insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance for an opening quarter.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Ecuador quake losses hit $575mn: Fedeseg

Insured losses from last year's Ecuadorian earthquake are likely to hit $575mn, according to estimates from the country's insurance associationRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

AIG ordered to pay Cosby $675k in legal costs

AIG has agreed to pay Bill Cosby $675,000 in legal costs incurred in the comedian's trial for historical sexual assault allegations, according to court documentsRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Snap election forces whiplash bill delay

Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has led to the shelving of the Prisons and Courts Bill, which included reforms for the personal injury sectorRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

PRA probes deeper on general insurance stress tests

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has opted for depth in favour of breadth in the first general insurance stress tests since Solvency II capital requirements took effect. Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

R&Q profits leap on legacy deals

Pre-tax profit at insurance holding company Randall & Quilter rose more than three-fold to £8.5mn ($10.8mn) in 2016, aided by improving investment returns and a successful run of legacy deals. Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Ecuador quake losses hit $575mn: Fedeseg

Insured losses from last year's Ecuadorian earthquake are likely to hit $575mn, according to estimates from the country's insurance associationRead more

Insider Comment

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Shoot the (bulletproof) messenger

Journalists have a justified reputation for being thick-skinnedRead 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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