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Third Point Re slips to $51mn net loss

Third Point Re chairman and CEO John Berger said the company continues to believe in its total return model despite challenging conditions in the financial and reinsurance markets that contributed to a $51.1mn first quarter net loss at the BermudianRead more


Costliest April for insurers since 2011: Aon Benfield

Five outbreaks of severe storms across the US last month are expected to generate insured losses of more than $3.0bn, in what Aon Benfield's Impact Forecasting unit said was the costliest April for insurers since 2011Read more


Xchanging CEO Wilson to step down post-deal

Xchanging CEO Craig Wilson will vacate his position following the company's sale to US-headquartered technology firm CSCRead more


Brexit a ‘grave concern’ for London market: IUA

The trade body representing the London company market has issued a stark warning against the UK voting to leave the European UnionRead more


McMurray fire will be among costliest Canadian events

The insurance industry is bracing itself for major losses as the Canadian city of Fort McMurray is devastated by wildfireRead more


Quota share deals boost Markel reinsurance GWP

More quota share deals, multi-year policy renewals and large one-off agreements were behind the increased reinsurance writings by Markel in Q1 2016, according to co-CEO Richard WhittRead more


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Q1 shows modest early results

A couple of weeks into the results season, the first quarter has delivered mixed earnings disclosures and underwriting performances, with companies under the vigilant eye of the stock marketRead more

Pricing tumbles on USAA cat bond; what does it signal for ILS market?

The first cat bond of the second quarter signalled strong investor demand, as insurance-linked securities (ILS) broker-dealers tipped that the market's pricing dynamics could shift to a period of softeningRead more


US pricing softens in Q1

Early Q1 reporters stressed that pricing pressure continued in the first three months of the year, with US carriers Travelers and RLI feeling the squeeze along with Bermudian Allied WorldRead more


Travelers Q1 results hit by cat losses

Travelers was impacted by the return to a relatively normal level of catastrophe events in the first quarter, leading the US carrier to report a deterioration in its overall underwriting resultsRead more

Pressure on reinsurance market continues: Willis Re

Returns in the reinsurance market fell in 2015 as rate softening eroded core underwriting margins, according to Willis ReRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Arch open to mortgage insurance acquisitions: Iordanou

Bermudian (re)insurer Arch would consider acquiring other mortgage insurance businesses as part of its growth strategy, CEO and chairman Dinos Iordanou revealed yesterday (28 April).Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Pricing tumbles on USAA cat bond; what does it signal for ILS market?

The first cat bond of the second quarter signalled strong investor demand, as insurance-linked securities (ILS) broker-dealers tipped that the market's pricing dynamics could shift to a period of softening. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Costliest April for insurers since 2011: Aon Benfield

Five outbreaks of severe storms across the US last month are expected to generate insured losses of more than $3.0bn, in what Aon Benfield's Impact Forecasting unit said was the costliest April for insurers since 2011. Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Charman battles HMRC over £16mn tax bill

Endurance CEO John Charman is facing an unpaid tax bill that could run to £16mn, court documents have revealedRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

New UK law makes damages for late payment a reality

The UK's Enterprise Bill received Royal Assent yesterday (4 May) and will come into force in May 2017Read more

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

Analysts have ‘given up’ SII comparisons

Market participants are struggling to interpret new Solvency II capital ratios, a group of leading executives in the London market has heard.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Armour gains upper hand in QBE EL sale

Armour has pulled ahead in the race to acquire QBE's legacy UK employers' liability (EL) book, as the sale process enters the home straight.Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Capsicum Delegated Authority hires Snowden

Specialist binding authority broker Capsicum Delegated Authority (Capsicum DA) has hired Daniel Snowden from RFIB Group as a director.Read more

Insider Comment

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In or out?

For around 300 years Lloyd's ran its own affairsRead more

Scriven Profile

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May diary

We have asked Mr Scriven to turn his monthly attentions away from individual executive profiles and onto a diaryRead more

Research & Supplements

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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


Honours 2015 post-event

The Insurance Insider Honours 2015

Welcome to our post-event supplement for the fourth Insurance Insider Honours, which took place on the 10 September 2015Read more

Insider MC RT 2015

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


Fac MC RT 2015

Inside FAC Monte Carlo Roundtable 2015

After a brief sojourn away from the hallowed halls of fac it was lovely to be surrounded by so many familiar faces at this year's Inside FAC Monte Carlo RoundtableRead more

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