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6 February 2016

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Aegis appoints new directors to board

Top-quartile Lloyd's managing agency Aegis London has appointed Jonathan Gray and Tom Busher to its board as non-executive directors, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Aspen share price down 8%

Aspen's share price fell sharply in early trading today (5 February) as the market responded negatively to its fourth quarter results, despite a relatively modest earnings missRead more

Kemper stock crashes after 75% fall in profits

Shares in New York-listed personal lines carrier Kemper plummeted by more than 20 percent today (5 February) after the company reported a 75 percent drop in fourth quarter profitsRead more

P&C pricing declines by 2.8% in Q4: CIAB

US commercial rates continued to decrease in 2015, with rates declining by 2.8 percent on average in the fourth quarter, according to the Council of Insurance Agents (CIAB)Read more

Aon records 5% organic growth in Q4

Global broker Aon has reported organic broking revenue growth of 5 percent for the fourth quarter of 2015, down from 6 percent in the prior-year periodRead more

Perils discloses first UK floods loss estimates

Industry catastrophe data provider Perils has published its first flood loss estimates for Storms Frank and Eva, which hit the UK in December and JanuaryRead more

News analysis

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Alloy Re: how it works

The Insurance Insider looks at how XL Catlin's new total return reinsurance business will operateRead more

AIG: better together than apart?

American International Group (AIG)'s recent strategy update fell short of the radical calls to break up and "de-Sifi" the company outlined by activist investors and their supporters in the analyst communityRead more

AIG reserve charge raises more questions than answers

It wasn't only the size that surprised in American International Group (AIG)'s $3.6bn pre-tax reserve charge last weekRead more

P&C pricing continues downwards trajectory

The outlook for P&C pricing refuses to brighten, as renewals at major US insurers showed many lines of business have slipped further into negative territoryRead more

Analysts put US rate reductions under the spotlight

Following the broad softening of rates seen at US P&C carriers, analysts were divided on the extent of the threat to rivals Travelers and ChubbRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

White Mountains completes sale of Symetra holding

Insurance holding company White Mountains has completed the sale of its 18 percent stake in US life insurer Symetra, raising $658mn in the process.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Hannover Re: Cat XoL returns don’t cover cost of capital

German reinsurance giant Hannover Re has disclosed that returns from its catastrophe excess-of-loss portfolio are no longer expected to cover its cost of capitalRead more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Tianjin losses could reach $6bn: IUMI

Insured losses from last year's Tianjin port explosion are likely to total $5bn-6bn with some 50 percent falling under marine claims, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Insurers face D&O suit over Gardner Denver action

Arch, CNA and Chubb are facing a legal dispute over a $30mn directors' and officers' claim after they allegedly denied coverage in a class action dispute despite actively participating in the mediation and consenting to the settlement offer.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Eiopa tackles auditors’ interaction with regulators

A lack of formal rules on how auditors and supervisors should exchange information has prompted the European regulator to issue a set of guidelinesRead more

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

SII won’t be used in Fitch ratings

Fitch has said that it will not use Solvency II metrics in its ratings.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Markel agrees second Riverstone deal for US liabilities

Markel has transferred a portfolio of long-tail liabilities from its various US units to legacy specialist Riverstone, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Canopius expands US D&F business with Breen hire

Canopius, the international specialty arm of Japanese insurer Sompo, has further expanded its New York-based US direct and facultative (D&F) business with the appointment of Ivan Breen, sister title Inside FAC revealed yesterday (5 January)Read more

Insider Comment

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Of Goths and geese

The most predictable thing about revolutions is how they tend to lose their revolutionary qualities over a relatively short period of timeRead more

Scriven Profile

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February 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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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

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

SIRC 2015

SIRC 2015

I think we've got to learn to be a little more consistent in our approach to this great industry of oursRead more

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