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18 January 2018

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RenRe poised to buy minority stake in Catalina

RenaissanceRe is on the verge of making a minority investment in legacy specialist Catalina, as it continues to diversify beyond P&C reinsurance, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Alternative providers drive reinsurance capital uptick

The level of available reinsurance capital grew by 2 percent last year to stand at $427bn at the end of 2017, dampening rate rises, according to data from Guy Carpenter and AM BestRead more

Travelers hires Berkshire to head A&H in London

Travelers Syndicate 5000 has hired Giles Berkshire to lead its accident and health (A&H) team in London, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Liiba sets out 2018 PPL push

The London & International Insurance Brokers' Association (Liiba) has committed to ensuring its top 50 members are signed up to electronic trading platform Placing Platform Limited (PPL) by 1 January 2019Read more

Opinion: Going public

This publication's revelation that independent MGA Nexus is considering a public listing as part of its ongoing growth strategy has raised more than a few eyebrows in the streets around EC3Read more

Marsh in trademark battle with InsurTech Marshmallow

Marsh is taking trademark infringement action against Marshmallow, in an attempt to skewer the start-up over its choice of name, the InsurTech saidRead more

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Q4 preview: cat claims and casualty loss trends in focus

The P&C (re)insurance industry is set to disclose another set of dented earnings for the final three months of a year blemished by historic levels of catastrophe activityRead more

P&C insurance stocks in line with market after tumultuous 2017

The Insurance Insider's index of 50 P&C (re)insurance companies - The Insider 50 - grew by 11.3 percent in 2017 to 1,149.63 index points, a median performance relative to other major market indicesRead more

Liberty Mutual the biggest homeowners’ writer in winter-struck northeast US

Liberty Mutual emerged as the market leader in the northeast US, where primary homeowners' insurers face the prospect of mounting claims from subzero temperatures and heavy snowfallRead more

2017 cat bond volumes top records at $11.1bn

Cat bond issuance reached a record $11.1bn last year as sponsors took advantage of low rates and an overhang of supply from 2016 to buy coverRead more

Analysts eye rate increases at 1.6 and 1.7

As equity analysts digested the disappointing renewal rates from 1 January, there was a growing sense that further price increases could be seen during the mid-year US renewalsRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

AmTrust set to go private but future remains unclear

AmTrust looks set to delist from the Nasdaq Stock Market over the next six months, with the take-private offer from the Zyskind-Karfunkels and Stone Point offering investors significant near-term cash upside in place of a highly uncertain turnaround story.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Leading ILS managers surpass $60bn asset base

The top 10 insurance-linked securities (ILS) managers grew their assets under management (AuM) to $62bn at January 2018, according to figures from sister publication Trading Risk's latest biannual survey of the sector. Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Hiscox contests costs for body parts lawsuits

Bermuda-headquartered insurer Hiscox has brought an action in a US district court in Illinois to avoid paying further legal defence costs for a company alleged to have sold human body parts for profitRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Aon, Willis shares recover despite Blair downgrade

Shares of international intermediaries Aon and Willis Towers Watson bounced back today after both fell yesterday in the aftermath of a downgrade by a William Blair analyst who cited uncertainty created by a probe into broker compensation by UK authorities.Read more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

PRA begins third leg of Solvency II consultation

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has begun the final part of a consultation about the Solvency II regulatory framework with proposals to streamline reporting requirements under the EU-wide regime.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Global run-off liabilities reach $730bn in 2017: PwC

The value of non-life run-off liabilities has reached an estimated $730bn globally, according to PwC. Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Aspen Re to shutter Paris and Cologne offices

Aspen Re is to close its Paris and Cologne offices following a review that will see it restructure the way it writes its international property facultative account, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Insider Comment

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A quarter full, or three quarters empty?

It always annoys me when people ask if I'm a glass-half-empty or glass-half-full type of personRead 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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