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PE house Calera to buy into RFIB

Private equity house Calera Capital is poised to take a majority stake in independent broking house RFIB, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Allianz confirms $300mn Germanwings reserve

Allianz, the lead all-risks insurer on the Germanwings aviation loss, has said that the total reserve has been set at $300mn, confirming the story published by The Insurance Insider on 27 MarchRead more


TransRe shelves hedge fund vehicle

Transatlantic Re has dropped plans to establish a $1bn hedge fund reinsurer as the long wait for another vehicle to follow Watford Re off the production line continues, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


US casualty reinsurance market reaches floor

Surging ceding commissions on US casualty reinsurance quota shares are beginning to plateau as underwriters push back on deals that are becoming increasingly uneconomic to write, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Curtis to join LMA as director of finance and risk

Ken Curtis, the former chief executive of Barbican's managing agency, is set to join the Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) as director of finance and risk, the organisation said today (1 April)Read more


Insurance focus unchanged by Montpelier deal: Charman

Despite the $1.8bn acquisition of reinsurance-heavy Montpelier Re, Endurance's ambition continues to be to grow in the specialty insurance space, the company's CEO John Charman told The Insurance Insider in an exclusive interviewRead more


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Lloyd’s maintains £3bn+ profits in 2014

Lloyd's profits were virtually flat in 2014 at £3.2bn as benign cat losses, ongoing reserve releases and improved investment returns helped to strengthen the Corporation's bottom lineRead more

Lloyd's results breakdown by class

The Insurance Insider's class-by-class breakdown of Lloyd's 2014 annual resultsRead more


Endurance-Montpelier: a deal done out of necessity

Montpelier Re - cat reinsurer, third-party fund manager and Lloyd's minnow - is not the acquisition that Endurance CEO John Charman wantedRead more


Go global to beat the low returns in Europe

European insurers must invest outside the Eurozone if they want to obtain better returns, according to Amundi's head of global aggregate Myles BradshawRead more

Where do we go from here? Key takeaways from 2014

Risk carriers faced a challenging 2014 as they adapted to a new market paradigm, with the effects starting to become apparent in their resultsRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

PE house Calera to buy into RFIB

Private equity house Calera Capital is poised to take a majority stake in independent broking house RFIB, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Millette expected to launch new venture

Former Goldman Sachs banker Michael Millette is expected to return to the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market with a new investment venture by mid-year, Trading Risk understandsRead more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Allianz confirms $300mn Germanwings reserve

Allianz, the lead all-risks insurer on the Germanwings aviation loss, has said that the total reserve has been set at $300mn, confirming the story published by The Insurance Insider on 27 MarchRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

JLT in $5.5mn broker negligence dispute

The Bermuda-based captive of the Air Line Pilots Association is suing its former broker JLT Specialty for $5.5mn (£3.7mn) over allegations of negligence.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

UK Finance Bill clarifies ‘Google tax’ notification duty

(Re)insurers have been given some clarity on the scope of the UK's diverted profits tax after the 2015 Finance Bill was published on 24 March, industry experts have said.Read more

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

Eiopa sets out SCR failure regime

The European watchdog has published new guidance on the remedial measures insurance supervisors can impose on firms that fail to comply with the solvency capital requirement (SCR).Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Hales exits R&Q

Nick Hales has relinquished his position as CEO of Randall & Quilter's (R&Q) managing general agency (MGA) business, the live-to-legacy firm announced today (13 March).Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Musical chairs for London fac brokers

Aon Benfield Fac has lost both its onshore and offshore energy leaders to rivals, while further GC Fac brokers have left to join Malcolm Payton at Capsicum Re, Inside FAC revealedRead more

Insider Comment

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When the game changes, change strategy

Strong leaders are allowed to change their minds - it's their prerogativeRead more

Scriven Profile

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Raja Balasuriya

Capsicum Re managing partner Raja Balasuriya is this month's profileRead more

Research & Supplements

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II Bermuda RT 2015

The Insurance Insider Bermuda Roundtable 2014/15

A visit to Bermuda in December can at times feel like an exercise in voyeurism. And in an unforgiving marketplace for reinsurers, the temptation to linger around Hamilton's bars in search of downtrodden underwriters drowning their sorrows is difficult to resistRead 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

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

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