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18 January 2017

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Prosight sale process launches

US specialty insurer ProSight has started soliciting buyers ahead of a formal auction, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

White Mountains to auction One Beacon

One Beacon, the New York-listed specialty insurer controlled by White Mountains, is to be formally auctioned, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

Achmea extends cat programme as storm losses rise

Dutch insurer Achmea has postponed the renewal of the bulk of its cat reinsurance programme as losses from last year's storms continue to mount, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

GCC reinsurers tightened property conditions at 1.1: AM Best

Reinsurers operating in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) further tightened terms and conditions for property policies during the 1 January renewals, according to AM BestRead more

Three earthquakes strike central Italy

Three earthquakes hit central Italy this morning as the Amatrice region suffered its fourth event in six monthsRead more

CNA recruits AIG professional liability underwriter

CNA has hired AIG's Andy Lea to underwrite errors and omissions (E&O), cyber and media coverage in its commercial unit, the carrier announced todayRead more

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Reinsurance pricing approaches bottom: analysts

Reinsurers' struggle for better prices continued through the 1 January 2017 renewals, as P&C analysts expected rates to improve year-on-year but still remain in negative territoryRead more

Low cats suggest solid Q4 earnings season

P&C (re)insurers are expected to deliver fourth quarter earnings in line with analyst expectations after catastrophe losses remained moderate during the periodRead more

US contemplates alternatives to fund terror risk cover

The US Government Accounting Office (GAO) has provided lawmakers with a detailed examination of two ways in which insurers might be required or at least encouraged to finance the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria)Read more

Premia Re primed for US run-off explosion

The launch of a $510mn Kelso-backed Bermudian run-off vehicle by Bill O'Farrell and Arch comes at a time of potentially significant new opportunities in the US legacy sectorRead more

P&C insurance stocks outperform the market in 2016

The Insider 50 was up by 9.7 percent on average in 2016 to beat both the S&P 500, which closed up 9.5 percent, and the Euro Stoxx 600, which ended the year down 1.2 percentRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Argenta valuation to defy gravity as sale nears

Argenta looks set to confound expectations of narrowing sale multiples for Lloyd's businesses if it can get a deal with one of its final-round bidders over the lineRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Brokers: 2017 cat bond totals could hit $8bn

The significant number of maturing bonds and ongoing favourable environment for sponsors could push cat bond issuance for 2017 to $8bn, insurance-linked securities (ILS) brokers said.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Extremus considering first claim following Berlin attack

German terrorism pool Extremus is considering paying its first ever claim following the terror attack in Berlin's Christmas market on 19 December 2016Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Energy market prepares for $470mn Noreco fight

The upstream energy market has appealed to overturn a judgment that would force it to pay a claim worth $470mn that sources indicated was reserved until the fourth quarter in the low tens of millionsRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

India reinsurance preference regulations take effect

The Indian insurance regulator has said amendments to requirements for all ceded reinsurance business to be offered to local companies are now effectiveRead more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

US-EU talks yield covered agreement for insurers

US and European negotiators have reached a covered agreement to harmonise regulation of insurers and reinsurers and remove barriers to transatlantic business.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Compre concludes legacy deal

The European legacy specialist Compre Group has acquired an insurance and reinsurance portfolio from Swiss Re, in its second deal of 2017Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Berkshire Hathaway launches P&C fac unit

Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group has set up a new P&C facultative unit led by a former Swiss Re executive, sister publication Inside FAC has reportedRead more

Insider Comment

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The broking Jengameisters

The popular block-balancing game Jenga is a great way of instilling an understanding of risk management in young and old alikeRead more

Research & Supplements

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20th anniversary cover

20th anniversary issue

The passing of 20 years of The Insurance Insider is a moment to celebrate the achievements of a publication that is now firmly embedded in the global P&C (re)insurance sectorRead more

PCI 2016 Day 3

PCI Newsletter 2016 Day 3

The third of our special issues from this year's PCI conferenceRead more

Cyber rankings

Cyber Rankings 2016

The Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings survey 2016 is the most comprehensive independent survey of London cyber brokers and underwriters ever conductedRead more

Honours 2016 post-event supplement

Honours 2016 Post-Event Supplement

Welcome to our post-event supplement for the fifth Insurance Insider Honours, which took place on the 8 September 2016Read more

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