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Darag replaces CFO Minshall

Darag CFO Simon Minshall has left the company to be replaced by Michael Trotman, former CFO of retailer TM Lewin, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more


Spinnaker tackles California wildfires with Sahara MGA

Relative newcomer Spinnaker has set its sights on California wildfire risks after sealing an agreement to provide capacity to Jamie Sahara's MGA Rivington Partners, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Beazley outlines European expansion plans

Beazley is hiring underwriters in Spain, France and Germany as it targets growth in continental cyber insuranceRead more


Aon sells out of Indian JV: reports

Indian broker Global Insurance Services has reportedly bought Aon's entire 26 percent stake in the firm for an undisclosed sumRead more


Venbrook unit joins The Hartford in logistics launch

Venbrook Group has secured a deal with The Hartford to launch a third party logistics warehouse practice for brokers in the segment and those seeking to enter it, The Insurance Insider has learnedRead more


New capital standard for international insurers flawed: ABI

The insurance industry faces a new capital shake-up after the international insurance standards body published the first incarnation of a framework designed to make capital requirements uniformRead more


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Beat Capital gives MGA wave further impetus

The tide of London-based MGA start-ups shows no sign of slowing, with Tom Milligan's venture capital launch providing yet another platform for entrepreneurial types to grab their piece of the London marketRead more

InsurTech funding plunges in Q1: Startupbootcamp

The total level of InsurTech funding fell by almost two-thirds in the first quarter of the year, interrupting a general upward trend in the sector, according to PwC and StartupbootcampRead more


Novae: the value of a pure Lloyd’s play?

The 1.5x multiple Axis has agreed to pay to acquire Novae has sparked a market debate around the attractiveness of the deal for both partiesRead more


Cat bond sponsors seize on demand in Q2

Cat bond sponsors took advantage of strong investor demand in the second quarter of 2017 to bulk up on insurance-linked securities (ILS) cover, with the upsizing of transactions adding $1.9bn to quarterly volumesRead more

Rates continue to slide in June and July renewals: Willis Re

Willis Re's 1st View report on the June and July renewals provided further evidence that the property catastrophe market is yet to reach an inflection point on pricingRead more

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Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Mexican disaster fund returns for cat bond cover

The Mexican government's natural disaster fund Fonden is working with the World Bank to renew its cat bond cover after its previous deal paid out $50mn linked to a 2015 hurricane, sister publication Trading Risk reported. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Kaikoura quake claims reach $1.4bn

New Zealand-based insurers have paid out more than NZ$522mn ($385mn) in claims related to the Kaikoura earthquake in November, according to the Insurance Council of New ZealandRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Alberta Motor sues reinsurers over Fort McMurray loss

The Alberta Motor Association is suing 16 reinsurers that it alleges are baulking at paying a C$165mn ($130mn) claim from its treaty provision dealing with forest firesRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Beazley outlines European expansion plans

Beazley is hiring underwriters in Spain, France and Germany as it targets growth in continental cyber insuranceRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

EC threatens states with court action over Solvency II

The European Commission (EC) has called on five EU member states to fully transpose Solvency II rules into national legislation or face a referral to the EU Court of Justice.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Darag replaces CFO Minshall

Darag CFO Simon Minshall has left the company to be replaced by Michael Trotman, former CFO of retailer TM Lewin, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Aon Benfield nearing finish line on Project Landmark

Aon Benfield is in the latter stages of putting together its second regional facultative reinsurance facility to package up capacity for UK, European and Middle Eastern clients, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

Insider Comment

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Crème brûlée revisited

Food analogies can be a lot of fun, as long as they don't go staleRead more

Research & Supplements

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MGA Review

MGA Review 2017

Back at the end of each of the last few soft markets London-based MGAs have managed to make quite a name for themselvesRead more


Legacy 2017

Legacy 2017

At the moment, it feels like few things in life are a safe betRead more

TRIG spring 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2017

Trading Risk was first launched in 2008 just before the crux of the financial crisis - a period that was ultimately to boost the fortunes of the ILS market, as it showed the value of a truly non-correlating asset classRead more


Bermuda RT 2016 2017

Bermuda Roundtable 2016/17

Bermuda RT 2016 2017 It's a bit of a cliché to say we're living in interesting times, but clichés become clichés because there's more than an element of truth to themRead more

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