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15 December 2017

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Chaucer-led Libyan terror claim to settle at EUR25mn

Political violence insurers are set to pay out around EUR25mn ($29.4mn) to the owners of a Libyan cement plant that was stormed by jihadists in 2016, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Ex Marsh UK aviation chief departs following settlement

Former Marsh UK aviation chief Marcel Chad has left after reaching a settlement with the broking giant, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Gramercy targets NY construction risk with new MGA

Gramercy Risk Holdings LLC is set to enter the New York construction sector with an MGA programme that it aims to transition to its own admitted specialty carrier next year, The Insurance Insider has learnedRead more


Thomas fire ‘to blaze until 7 January’

The Thomas fire has grown to 249,500 acres and is now the fourth largest in recorded California history, according to state fire authority Cal FireRead more


Citizens raises budget for harder reinsurance renewal

Florida’s state-backed insurer Citizens has budgeted for an 8 percent increase in its private risk-transfer costs for 2018 in anticipation of a hardening property cat marketRead more


Opinion: Tax tussles

It's ironic that it takes a continent traditionally caricatured by Americans for its penchant for smelly foods and state intervention to point out that incoming US tax reforms could break international trade rulesRead 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

Broker Qdos placed up for sale

Insurance broker and consultancy Qdos Group has appointed EY to handle a sale of the business, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

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The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

LGT collateralised vehicle relaunched as A rated Lumen Re

The Bermudian reinsurance vehicle Collateralised Re operated by LGT ILS Partners has been converted into an AM Best "A" rated vehicle called Lumen ReRead more

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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

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Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Opinion: Just a little more time

The gift of time - better than a box of Milk Tray or a bottle of perfume. Ask any Brexit contingency planner, working parent or payroll manager expediting December salariesRead more

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Opinion: Just a little more time

The gift of time - better than a box of Milk Tray or a bottle of perfume. Ask any Brexit contingency planner, working parent or payroll manager expediting December salariesRead 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

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Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Opinion: A D&F recalibration

This past week I have been talking to people in the property direct and facultative (D&F) market on their feel for upcoming renewalsRead 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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Bermuda RT October 2017

Bermuda Roundtable Autumn 2017

Bermuda is blessed with some of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure to attend, and seafood features heavilyRead 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

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

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