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Hiscox in renewal rights deal on Liberty recall book

Hiscox has signed an agreement for the renewal rights of Liberty's London market product recall book, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Munich Re swoops for Axa lead with rate reduction

Munich Re has taken over the leadership position on Axa Corporate Solutions' major aviation quota share after offering an 11th-hour improvement in terms to the client, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Latest Californian wildfires throw wildcard at 1.1

Property cat reinsurers and brokers negotiating 1.1 renewals are reacting to a developing California wildfire situation that could disrupt specific placements and add upwards pressure to broader pricing dynamicsRead more


Property D&F market pricing ‘schizophrenic’

Brokers and carriers have described the property direct and facultative (D&F) market as "schizophrenic" as parties struggle to find common ground on rate increases for 1 JanuaryRead more


Cincinnati Re adds Lazzaro as growth gathers pace

Cincinnati Re has hired Bill Lazzaro from Hiscox Re as it continues to build out its management team and execute an allocated capital strategy that has delivered strong top-line growth over the last year, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


PRA begins next stage of Solvency II consultation

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) kicked off the second stage of a three-part consultation on the Solvency II regulatory framework with a look at the process for changing companies’ internal modelsRead more


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US nationwide insurers post largest net California wildfires hit

US nationwide carriers recorded the largest net exposures to losses from the wildfires that struck California in October relative to the P&C industry's other peer groupsRead more

Lloyd’s signals growth with wave of start-ups

Next year is on course to be the busiest since 2013 for start-ups at Lloyd's, following a swathe of approvals for both full syndicates and special purpose arrangements (SPA)Read more


US commercial rates changed little in Q3: Willis & CIAB

Primary commercial pricing remained little changed in the US during the third quarter, according to two recent surveysRead more


Q3 wrap: cats dominate while underlying picture worsens

P&C (re)insurance companies suffered perhaps the heaviest ever cat quarter on record in the three months to 30 September 2017, as the active hurricane season along with two earthquakes in Mexico generated billions of dollars of claimsRead more

Q3 cats belie expense progress amid loss inflation

The third quarter catastrophes are estimated to have generated around $100bn in insured losses - still the most widely circulated claims tally despite recent market scepticism, with only around a third of that sum having been publicly disclosed to dateRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Sedgwick agrees to buy Cunningham Lindsey

Memphis-headquartered claims management firm Sedgwick Claims Management Services has agreed to acquire loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Validus Re seeks $325mn from first bond

Validus Re is targeting $325mn from its first cat bond, Tailwind Re, which is an annual aggregate transaction, according to Trading Risk sources. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

US nationwide insurers post largest net California wildfires hit

US nationwide carriers recorded the largest net exposures to losses from the wildfires that struck California in October relative to the P&C industry's other peer groups. Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Morrisons data leak ruling may lead to wave of cyber litigation

Underwriters face the prospect of mounting data protection-related liability claims following a landmark UK High Court judgment against Morrisons, experts have said. Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Liberty's Brexit redomicile signals PRA leeway on branches

Liberty Specialty Markets' (LSM) decision to redomicile its UK insurance company to Luxembourg bodes well for other Brexit restructurings premised on transforming the core UK business into a branch. Read more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

UK lawmakers’ Solvency II wish list exceeds PRA proposals

An influential UK parliamentary committee report on Solvency II has put UK regulator the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) on a tighter leash, though risks making Brexit more complicated, regulatory experts say.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Lloyd’s signals growth with wave of start-ups

Next year is on course to be the busiest since 2013 for start-ups at Lloyd's, following a swathe of approvals for both full syndicates and special purpose arrangements (SPA).Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Property D&F market pricing ‘schizophrenic’

Brokers and carriers have described the property direct and facultative (D&F) market as "schizophrenic" as parties struggle to find common ground on rate increases for 1 January.Read more

Insider Comment

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Little Donkey, Little Donkey

Last week I was on the road chairing our second InsiderTech New York event. I then hopped over to Bermuda to chair a roundtable and attend the EY Global (Re)insurance OutlookRead more

Research & Supplements

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SIRC 2017

SIRC 2017

There are complex dynamics around the regulation of reinsurance in emerging markets, including much of AsiaRead more


BB 2017 Day 1

Baden-Baden 2017 Day 1

Welcome to the first of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance SymposiumRead more

BB 2017 Day 2

Baden-Baden 2017 Day 2

Welcome to the second of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance SymposiumRead more


PCI 2017 Day 3

PCI Newsletter 2017 Day 3

Welcome to the last of our daily newsletters from this year's PCI conference, which took place on 15-17 October in ChicagoRead more

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