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Lloyd’s says 4% of GWP put at risk by Brexit

Lloyd's has identified that 4 percent of its global gross written premium (GWP) is likely to be affected by the UK's withdrawal from the EU single marketRead more


Berkshire units receive cease and desist orders

The California Department of Insurance has issued a cease and desist order to two Berkshire Hathaway companies for selling illegal workers' compensation policiesRead more


IUA calls for quick resolution to EU passporting debate

The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has called for a new trading relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU) to be established as soon as possible to curtail uncertainty in the wake of last week's Brexit voteRead more


Lloyd’s names Gao head of greater China

Lloyd's has handed Eric Gao an expanded role, appointing him head of the greater China regionRead more


National Interstate rejects higher AFG offer

National Interstate has rejected an increased offer from majority shareholder American Financial Group (AFG) to purchase the shares in the US commercial auto insurer it doesn't already ownRead more


Swiss Re: Global P&C RoE dropped to 7.2% in 2015

The overall profitability of the non-life insurance sector declined in 2015 as it slipped to a 7.2 percent return on equity (RoE), compared to 9 percent the previous year, according to figures from Swiss ReRead more


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Soft market is driving changes to CFO role

The role of the CFO has evolved from concerning financial management only to being an essential component of overall company strategy, delegates at The Insurance Insider's CFO forum heard last weekRead more

P&C stock slide continues in Brexit wake

Global P&C stocks were in a sea of red on Friday (24 June) as markets got the serious jitters in the aftermath of the UK's vote to leave the European Union (EU)Read more


Increased reserves behind pause in legacy Catlin releases: MS

XL Catlin increased its reserve cushion following the Catlin acquisition, as Morgan Stanley estimated that the company's pro forma excess reserves grew to $1.5bn in 2015 from $1bn the year beforeRead more


Conditions still conducive for P&C M&A: CreditSights

While M&A activity has lulled in 2016, conditions remain ripe for further consolidation among P&C insurers, according to credit data analysts CreditSightsRead more

(Re)insurance execs shrink holdings while stocks underperform

The top executives of various (re)insurers have sold down or surrendered their holdings in their companies in recent months, as market volatility has piled pressure onto their stock pricesRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

National Interstate rejects higher AFG offer

National Interstate has rejected an increased offer from majority shareholder American Financial Group (AFG) to purchase the shares in the US commercial auto insurer it doesn't already own.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

London ILS products ‘not reliant on single market’

A project to attract more insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions to London should not be held up by the Brexit vote, according to Malcolm Newman, sponsor of the London Market Group (LMG)'s ILS Working Group.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Perils cuts Eva-Frank loss estimate to £538mn

Modelling agency Perils' latest insured loss estimate for storms Eva and Frank is £538mn ($797mn), down 7 percent from its previous projectionRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Berkshire units receive cease and desist orders

The California Department of Insurance has issued a cease and desist order to two Berkshire Hathaway companies for selling illegal workers' compensation policiesRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

IUA calls for quick resolution to EU passporting debate

The International Underwriting Association (IUA) has called for a new trading relationship between the UK and the European Union (EU) to be established as soon as possible to curtail uncertainty in the wake of last week's Brexit vote.Read more

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

Executive pay made more challenging by SII changes

Solvency II has made senior executives' remuneration requirements more onerous, according to a survey of financial services chairmen and CEOs by executive search firm Per Ardua Associates.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Armour run-off acquisition facing liquidation by regulators

Excalibur Reinsurance Corporation, a company owned by run-off acquirer Armour, is facing liquidation in a development never seen before by the legacy market.Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Cathedral hires D&F reinsurance underwriter

Lancashire's Lloyd's managing agent Cathedral has appointed Matthew Narbett to write property direct and facultative (D&F) reinsurance business, the carrier announced today (24 June)Read more

Insider Comment

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Populism, pragmatism, passporting and profit

Don't misprice risk just because everyone else is doing itRead more

Scriven Profile

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June diary

Mr Scriven has turned his monthly attentions away from individual executive profiles and onto a diaryRead more

Research & Supplements

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Legacy 2016

Legacy 2016

It's not often that the glitz of the film industry crosses with the glamour of the legacy marketRead more


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Miami Roundtable 2016

It's a great privilege to have a ringside seat when something exciting is happening in the industryRead more

Insider MC RT 2015

Monte Carlo Roundtable 2015

I love the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous! In many ways The Insurance Insider Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gatheringRead more


Fac MC RT 2015

Inside FAC Monte Carlo Roundtable 2015

After a brief sojourn away from the hallowed halls of fac it was lovely to be surrounded by so many familiar faces at this year's Inside FAC Monte Carlo RoundtableRead more

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