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27 November 2014

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AmTrust alleges EUR32mn Trust Risk premium theft

AmTrust Europe has reported its former Italian medical malpractice broker to the country's police, alleging that it "misappropriated" EUR32mn of client funds after an exclusive relationship broke downRead more


Fireman’s Fund sale process draws towards close

The sale of Fireman's Fund's $750mn-premium personal lines business is nearing its end with Ace, AIG and AmTrust among the final bidders, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Thistle raids Towergate for management hires

Thistle Insurance Services, part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, has made a number of hires across its retail and wholesale businesses, most of whom have arrived from indebted broker aggregator TowergateRead more


RSA appoints former Allianz exec to board

UK-headquartered international insurer RSA has today announced the appointment of Enrico Cucchiani to its board as a non-executive director as of 1 DecemberRead more


Lancashire makes boardroom changes

Lancashire announced the retirement from the board of William Spiegel and Robert Spass after nine years' serviceRead more


RMS(one) woes weigh on operating profits

Modelling company RMS reported a 20 percent decline in operating profit to £45mn for the year ended 30 September 2014, its parent company Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) reported today (26 November)Read more


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Global reinsurers float on lighter Q3 cat losses

Global reinsurers can breathe a sigh of relief at the end of this week as yet another benign North Atlantic hurricane season comes to a close, with the absence of major cat losses lifting underwriting performance in the third quarterRead more

Lloyd’s carriers beat rivals with lower expense base: EY

(Re)insurers operating on the Lloyd's platform operated with lower overheads than their rivals in 2013, according to EY's latest cost and operational benchmarking surveyRead more


Capital strength positions P&C insurers for more investment risk: Conning

A historically strong capital base has positioned the P&C insurance industry to take on additional investment risk to counter the headwinds of low interest rates and a deteriorating underwriting outlook, according to ConningRead more


Short-tail carriers reposition in Q3

Despite softening market conditions, The Insurance Insider's composite of short-tail carriers delivered top-line growth during the third quarter of 2014 as (re)insurers repositioned their books of businessRead more

Bermuda top line up as carriers reshape books

Top-line growth accelerated in the aggregate for the Data Room's composite of Bermudian carriers during the third quarter of 2014 despite the competitive marketplaceRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Fireman’s Fund sale process draws towards close

The sale of Fireman's Fund's $750mn-premium personal lines business is nearing its end with Ace, AIG and AmTrust among the final bidders, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

RenRe open to managing Platinum casualty risk on third party platforms

RenaissanceRe CEO Kevin O'Donnell has told analysts that the firm would consider managing Platinum Underwriters Holdings' casualty and specialty risk on third party platforms, but only in the long term.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Early US winter storms threaten significant insured losses

(Re)insurers are bracing themselves for losses after wintry weather more typical of January and February engulfed much of the US last weekRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

AmTrust alleges EUR32mn Trust Risk premium theft

AmTrust Europe has reported its former Italian medical malpractice broker to the country's police, alleging that it "misappropriated" EUR32mn of client funds after an exclusive relationship broke down.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

UK regulators step up use of ‘shadow’ 166s

The use of "shadow" or "quasi" section 166 investigations by UK regulators is on the rise, industry sources have told The Insurance InsiderRead more

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

M&A fuelled by diversification demands

Solvency capital requirements (SCR) will force European insurers to seek out risk diversifiers and will drive forward M&A activity, according to analysts at CreditSightsRead more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

R&Q enters (re)insurance debt joint venture

Randall & Quilter (R&Q) has entered into a joint venture with Phoenix Asset Management Partners, the London-listed insurance services provider announcedRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

AIG to launch new property fac facility

American International Group (AIG) is working with Aon Benfield on a net retention facultative facility across its global property book, sister publication Inside FAC reported today (10 November).Read more

Insider Comment

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Bath time is over…

One of the great complaints of investors in our sector is that we only start to act with any conviction once our default option of doing nothing ceases to be viableRead more

Scriven Profile

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Peter Garvey

November's profile is industry veteran and new Epic COO, Peter GarveyRead 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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