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29 March 2015

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Brindle’s $2bn comeback vehicle: how it will work

Lancashire founder Richard Brindle's proposed $2bn start-up Fidelis will bring a new rated specialty insurer and reinsurer, underwriting from London and Bermuda, with an investment strategy designed to make the business soft market-proofRead more


JLT Re names Hochberg North America CEO

JLT Re has named Ed Hochberg CEO of its North America operations, almost a year-and-a-half after the executive joined as part of the acquisition of Towers Watson ReRead more


ERS hires former ProSight chief risk officer

Lloyd's motor insurer ERS has hired Ryan Warren in the new role of chief risk officer, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Germanwings loss reserve set at $300mn

Lufthansa's captive insurer Delvag and all-risk policy leader Allianz have set the total reserve for the Germanwings aircraft loss at $300mn, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more


AJ Gallagher brings in forensic experts for Ross trial

AJ Gallagher will bring in a forensic technology expert to present evidence on the digital footprint of its former CEO David Ross as part of a trial into breaches of his contractRead more


Brindle’s $2bn comeback vehicle: how it will work

Lancashire founder Richard Brindle's proposed $2bn start-up Fidelis will bring a new rated specialty insurer and reinsurer, underwriting from London and Bermuda, with an investment strategy designed to make the business soft market-proofRead more


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Where do we go from here? Key takeaways from 2014

Risk carriers faced a challenging 2014 as they adapted to a new market paradigm, with the effects starting to become apparent in their resultsRead more

Premium growth slows in 2014

The rate of premium growth decelerated for most of the companies in our P&C universe in 2014 as carriers faced fierce competition, softening reinsurance pricing and stagnant demand for risk transfer, forcing them to revise their growth strategiesRead more


Underwriting performance tested

Although (re)insurers gained some respite from the lack of major cat losses last year, there was evidence of weakening underwriting performance as carriers faced a variety of other headwinds such as rising expenses and expanding accident year, ex-cat loss ratiosRead more


Returns trimmed

(Re)insurers in our listed P&C universe generally delivered lower returns in 2014 as thinning underwriting margins and anaemic investment returns hit profitabilityRead more

Credit quality falls as carriers battle low returns

The year-end investment results of The Insurance Insider's composites clearly showed the challenging year the industry's CIOs faced in 2014Read more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Fosun most likely to acquire Montpelier Re

Chinese conglomerate Fosun is the favourite to acquire Bermudian property catastrophe specialist Montpelier Re, following an auction.Read more

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The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Florida Cat Fund to request $2bn cover: reports

The state-backed Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund (FHCF) is again facing some local political backlash after it submitted a proposal to buy more than $2bn of reinsurance limit for the 2015 hurricane season, according to local media reports.Read more

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Major losses and claims tracked

Germanwings loss reserve set at $300mn

Lufthansa's captive insurer Delvag and all-risk policy leader Allianz have set the total reserve for the Germanwings aircraft loss at $300mn, The Insurance Insider understands.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

AJ Gallagher brings in forensic experts for Ross trial

AJ Gallagher will bring in a forensic technology expert to present evidence on the digital footprint of its former CEO David Ross as part of a trial into breaches of his contractRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

FCA pledges study on big data for insurers

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has declared that it will conduct a market study on how insurers use big data to identify risks and benefits for consumersRead more

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

PRA publishes final rules for Solvency II

The UK's Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has today (20 March) published its final rules for the implementation of the European Union's impending capital regime, Solvency II.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Hales exits R&Q

Nick Hales has relinquished his position as CEO of Randall & Quilter's (R&Q) managing general agency (MGA) business, the live-to-legacy firm announced today (13 March).Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Musical chairs for London fac brokers

Aon Benfield Fac has lost both its onshore and offshore energy leaders to rivals, while further GC Fac brokers have left to join Malcolm Payton at Capsicum Re, Inside FAC revealedRead more

Insider Comment

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Suits you, sir

Life used to be so simple. You would choose your class or classes of business, go out and hire the best underwriter(s) you could afford, back them with the best quality capital you could find, set them down in the most appropriate platform and then let them get on with itRead more

Scriven Profile

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Alex Maloney

Lancashire's group CEO is this month's profileRead more

Research & Supplements

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II Bermuda RT 2015

The Insurance Insider Bermuda Roundtable 2014/15

A visit to Bermuda in December can at times feel like an exercise in voyeurism. And in an unforgiving marketplace for reinsurers, the temptation to linger around Hamilton's bars in search of downtrodden underwriters drowning their sorrows is difficult to resistRead more


MC Reinsurance RT 2014

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Reinsurance Roundtable

The champagne lounge has ejected the last befuddled reinsurance broker. In short, the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous is over and the business of talking about reinsurance business is at an end - it's time to actually start making some of those deals workRead more

Insider MC RT 2014

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

One of the most important qualifications for being an underwriter is an eternal sense of optimism. If insurers or reinsurers thought the worst of every risk they were offered, nothing would ever get underwrittenRead more


Fac MC RT 2014

Inside FAC Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

As the annual mayhem of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous swung around this year, a selection of leaders in the facultative reinsurance market took time out of their no-doubt packed schedules to discuss how fac can survive in this rapidly softening and hugely competitive marketRead more

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