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21 December 2014

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Capita wins Flood Re MGA tender

Insurance outsourcing firm Capita has been appointed as the managing general agent (MGA) and service provider for UK state-backed flood reinsurer Flood Re, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


PPL verdict expected in New Year

The Placing Platform Limited (PPL) board expects to recommend a winning service provider to its constituent boards in the New Year, according to an update from the London Market Group (LMG)Read more


RSA sells minority holding in Thailand insurer

RSA has sold its 21.75 percent holding in Thailand insurer Syn Mun Kong, the company announced today (19 December)Read more


Large claims generate Skuld underwriting loss

Mutual Norwegian marine insurer Skuld today (19 December) reported an underwriting loss of $6.5mn in the nine months to 20 November 2014, due to a series of large claimsRead more


Barbican’s Credit Suisse deal to augment risk-free income

Barbican group CEO David Reeves said the Lloyd's insurer is "very keen" on developing corporate partnerships as it received approval to launch special purpose syndicate (SPS) 6120 with Credit Suisse's insurance-linked securities (ILS) teamRead more


Talanx in EUR180mn Chile move

German insurance group Talanx will become a top five non-life Chilean insurer if it completes a deal announced today (19 December) to acquire Inversiones MagallanesRead more


News analysis

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Bermudian consolidator most likely acquirer for Montpelier

An inter-market consolidator seems the most likely acquirer for in-play reinsurer Montpelier Re, according to sourcesRead more

Soft aviation market back in November: JLT

November aviation renewals showed a return to softening rates, reversing the recent moderate hardening trend, according to a report published by major broker JLT last weekRead more


Making the most of your money

Managing cash assets is becoming increasingly difficult for insurers' investment officers due to creeping regulation and the low-yield environment. The Insurance Insider investigates what's on the horizon for money market funds and cash management strategiesRead more


US House passes 6-year Tria bill

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass legislation needed to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria)Read more

Capital management heats up in Q3 as deployment opportunities dwindle

Bermudian and short-tail carriers increased their focus on capital management during the third quarter, as pervasive softening market conditions continued to dampen deployment opportunitiesRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

RSA sells minority holding in Thailand insurer

RSA has sold its 21.75 percent holding in Thailand insurer Syn Mun Kong, the company announced today (19 December)Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Barbican’s Credit Suisse deal to augment risk-free income

Barbican group CEO David Reeves said the Lloyd's insurer is "very keen" on developing corporate partnerships as it received approval to launch special purpose syndicate (SPS) 6120 with Credit Suisse's insurance-linked securities (ILS) teamRead more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Total insured losses hit $34bn in 2014: Swiss Re

Insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made events fell significantly in 2014, according to research from Swiss Re's Sigma research unit.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Claimant law firm begins rounding up Quindell investors

A claimant law firm is touting for Quindell investors that were financially wounded by the insurance services firm's catastrophic share price falls earlier this yearRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Capita wins Flood Re MGA tender

Insurance outsourcing firm Capita has been appointed as the managing general agent (MGA) and service provider for UK state-backed flood reinsurer Flood Re, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

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

Insurers rethink investment strategies in time for Solvency II

Insurers are working to ensure their investment strategies are sufficiently transparent before the European Union's Solvency II capital regime is implemented on 1 January 2016.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Moossmann to lead combined Fireman’s Fund, AGCS team

Art Moossmann will lead the recently combined Fireman's Fund and Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) North American business, AGCS revealed in a statementRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Allied World launches Latin America D&F cover

Allied World Syndicate 2232 has received approval to underwrite direct insurance and facultative reinsurance business for Latin America and the Caribbean, the firm announced todayRead more

Insider Comment

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A temporary reprieve…

Last month, the price of Towergate's unsecured debt collapsed in the secondary markets as fears grew that the UK broker consolidator would fail to make the £31mn coupon payments due in the first quarter on the various layers of its debt mountainRead more

Scriven Profile

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Rob Terry

This month's profile is the founder of Quindell Rob TerryRead more

Research & Supplements

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Insider MC RT 2014

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

One of the most important qualifications for being an underwriter is an eternal sense of optimism. If insurers or reinsurers thought the worst of every risk they were offered, nothing would ever get underwrittenRead more


Fac MC RT 2014

Inside FAC Monte Carlo Roundtable 2014

As the annual mayhem of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous swung around this year, a selection of leaders in the facultative reinsurance market took time out of their no-doubt packed schedules to discuss how fac can survive in this rapidly softening and hugely competitive marketRead more

MC Reinsurance RT 2014

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Reinsurance Roundtable

The champagne lounge has ejected the last befuddled reinsurance broker. In short, the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous is over and the business of talking about reinsurance business is at an end - it's time to actually start making some of those deals workRead more


PCI Day 3

PCI Newsletter 2014 Day 3

The last of our special newsletters from this year's PCI conferenceRead more

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