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Swiss Re’s Arora named new Axis Re CEO

Axis Capital has appointed Steve Arora, most recently head of casualty reinsurance at Swiss Re, as the new CEO of Axis ReRead more


Lloyd’s expects $900mn Maria loss

Lloyd's said today it would take a $900mn loss from Hurricane Maria as it revised down its combined loss estimate for hurricanes Harvey and IrmaRead more


Zurich to market £2bn UK EL book in 2018

Zurich is considering bringing its mammoth £2.0bn ($2.6bn) legacy UK employers' liability (EL) book to market in the first half of 2018, The Insurance Insider has learnedRead more


Bains pairs up with Gutiérrez for Zurich MGA launch

Former Dual CEO Talbir Bains is set to launch a European treaty MGA called Horizon with former Sompo Canopius executive Eric Gutiérrez, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


HIM drives QIC to underwriting loss over first nine months

Losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM) and the UK change to the Ogden rate drove the Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) Group to an underwriting loss for the first nine months of 2017, it reported todayRead more


Hannover Re dampens German nat cat rating expectations

Hannover Re has dampened expectations of a widespread and significant uptick in catastrophe rates at the 1 January treaty renewals, saying prices for German nat cat covers "should at least remain stable"Read more


News analysis

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London-based carriers most impacted by Q3 losses

London-listed (re)insurers have emerged as the most affected by the third quarter's catastrophe eventsRead more

Q3 loss preannouncements by company

A look-up table of all the Q3 loss announcements so far by companyRead more


Q3 loss preannouncements by event

Look-up tables of all the Q3 loss announcements so far by eventRead more


Q3 cats eclipse accident-year loss progress

With third quarter earnings disclosures just around the corner, the market is bracing itself for a red Q3 following the losses generated by the recent hurricane seasonRead more

Q3 losses exceed most carriers’ 1-in-100-year PMLs

After a large number of companies in our coverage universe disclosed losses from the recent hurricanes, The Insurance Insider looked at how the estimated impacts compared to a common measure of exposure and loss sensitivity - their disclosed probable maximum loss (PML) numbersRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

The Hartford to acquire Aetna’s US group life business for $1.5bn

The Hartford has surprised the market with a $1.45bn move to acquire Aetna's US group life and disability business, despite widespread speculation that the company had been looking to transition to an almost pure-play P&C insurer.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Ex-reinsurer duo launch ILS platform

Two executives formerly involved in running the ILS platforms at Hiscox Re ILS and RenaissanceRe respectively have combined with another reinsurance capital markets executive to launch a new business, Tangency Capital.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Lloyd’s expects $900mn Maria loss

Lloyd's said today it would take a $900mn loss from Hurricane Maria as it revised down its combined loss estimate for hurricanes Harvey and IrmaRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Kanye West lawyers rebut Lloyd's carriers in $10mn suit

Lloyd's insurers embroiled in a $10mn claims dispute with Kanye West have been accused of "post-claim underwriting" in the latest installment of a lawsuit over the artist's cancelled tour. Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Lloyd’s applies for Brexit hub licence

Lloyd's has filed an application with the Belgian regulator to form an insurance company that will allow it to continue to write European Economic Area business after Brexit takes effectRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

EC regulatory reforms to ‘level Solvency II playing field’

UK carriers looking to establish EU subsidiaries for Brexit face less room for manoeuvre after the European Commission (EC) issued plans to bolster the bloc's financial regulators at the expense of national watchdogs.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Zurich to market £2bn UK EL book in 2018

Zurich is considering bringing its mammoth £2.0bn ($2.6bn) legacy UK employers' liability (EL) book to market in the first half of 2018, The Insurance Insider has learnedRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

THB MGA Unicorn hires D&F heavyweight Chapman

Neil Chapman, the former head of direct and facultative (D&F) at Argo Global, is set to join THB's MGA platform Unicorn Underwriters, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Insider Comment

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Two common wishful thoughts you must avoid

Anyone who spends time on LinkedIn will be more than familiar with the eye-catching headlines written by the marketing departments of large recruitment or consultancy firmsRead more

Research & Supplements

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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


PCI 2017 Day 1

PCI Newsletter 2017 Day 1

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

PCI 2017 Day 2

PCI Newsletter 2017 Day 2

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


II Monte RT 2017

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable 2017

In many ways The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gatheringRead more

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