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ACR opens Shanghai office

ACR Capital Holdings (ACR) has today (25 November) opened its Shanghai representative office, led by chief representative Dr Yao JianzhongRead more

Perils adds Turkey to coverage

Loss reporting agency Perils has extended its coverage to include Turkey, the company announced today (25 November)Read more

Marketform CUO Lotter leaves

Marketform's chief underwriting officer (CUO) Simon Lotter has resigned from the managing agency after 17 years as the company's most senior underwriter, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Ace’s Hudson moves to trade credit role

Julian Hudson, Ace's chief development officer for political risk and trade credit products, has been appointed head of trade credit, Ace Global MarketsRead more

P&C heading for 2016 underwriting loss: Swiss Re

Swiss Re expects the non-life insurance industry in major global markets to slip into a normalised underwriting loss in 2016 and for the deficit to deepen in 2017, chief economist Kurt Karl has explainedRead more

Crawford announces restructuring plan

Claims specialist Crawford & Co has unveiled a new operating structure designed to simplify its internal operations and enhance profitabilityRead more

News analysis

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London top line edges down

The Lloyd's-dominated group of London market carriers wrote slightly less business in the third quarter than in the corresponding period last year, analysis from The Insurance Insider showsRead more

Syndicate forecasts brighten for 2013/14

Profit forecasts for Names-backed Lloyd’s syndicates improved in the third quarter for both the 2013 and 2014 years of account (YoA)Read more

EU environmental legislation drives up insurance demand

The uptake of environmental impairment liability insurance across the European Union rose by 13.6 percent per annum between 2006 and 2014, according to MarshRead more

FX drives growth at global reinsurers

The weakening of the euro has allowed global reinsurers to post their biggest increase in Q3 top line since 2012, analysis from The Insurance Insider showsRead more

Tianjin losses drive worsening underwriting results

The global reinsurers reported weaker underwriting results in the third quarter as Tianjin losses and higher expenses more than cancelled out an uptick in reserve releasesRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Haley urges shareholders to approve Willis takeover

Towers Watson chairman and CEO John Haley has written a letter to shareholders urging them to support the company's takeover by broker Willis and accept the $10 per share special dividendRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

£90mn Credit Suisse syndicate to go live

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund manager Credit Suisse will launch one of the largest Lloyd's start-ups in January with the £90mn Arcus Syndicate 1856, after receiving final approval from the Lloyd's Franchise Board. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Reported Tianjin losses over half of industry estimate

Stated insured losses from the Tianjin explosions have continued to trickle in, with the reported industry loss now exceeding the $1.5bn mark.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

AIG may be forced to defend Bill Cosby

American International Group (AIG) may be forced to defend actor and comedian Bill Cosby in a string of suits that have followed allegations of rape dating back 40 years.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Eliminate discriminatory US collateral requirements: Insurance Europe

Trade body Insurance Europe has welcomed the opening of negotiations between the US Federal Insurance Office and the US Trade Representative over a covered agreement with the EU. Read more

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

Allianz receives Solvency II internal model approval

Allianz has received approval for its Solvency II internal model from German regulator BafinRead more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

R&Q acquires FNF Title

Randall & Quilter (R&Q) has agreed to acquire FNF Title Insurance Company, a Maltese subsidiary of Fidelity National Title Group.Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Ace the lead market for $450mn mining loss

Ace is the lead insurer for the Brazilian mining company facing a $450mn loss after a dam collapsed earlier this month, sister title Inside FAC revealed today (12 November)Read more

Insider Comment

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Three hundred and twenty-two

It was incredibly cold here in London over the weekend. A sharp and shocking northerly wind speckled the rain with the season's first sleet, blasting horizontally into the faces of those that had to brave the elementsRead more

Scriven Profile

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November diary

We have asked Mr Scriven to turn his monthly attentions away from individual executive profiles and onto a diaryRead more

Research & Supplements

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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

Honours 2015 post-event

The Insurance Insider Honours 2015

Welcome to our post-event supplement for the fourth Insurance Insider Honours, which took place on the 10 September 2015Read more

SIRC 2015

SIRC 2015

I think we've got to learn to be a little more consistent in our approach to this great industry of oursRead more

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