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21 September 2017

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Hannover Re, Talanx warn on 2017 profit following cat losses

Hannover Re today warned it may not achieve its full-year 2017 profit guidance of more than EUR1bn ($1.20bn) following the string of large loss events in the third quarterRead more


Ardonagh Ebitda up a fifth in maiden earnings report

The Ardonagh Group posted adjusted Ebitda of £57.6mn ($78.0mn) in the first six months of 2017, a 21.3 percent pro forma rise year-on-year, as it reported its first numbers since its creation earlier this yearRead more


Opinion: Pick a number, any number

As the biggest cat modelling company, RMS was under intense pressure to publish loss forecasts for Hurricane Irma from well before it made landfall in the USRead more


Kanye West lawyers rebut Lloyd's carriers in $10mn suit

Lloyd's insurers embroiled in a $10mn claims dispute with Kanye West have been accused of "post-claim underwriting" in the latest installment of a lawsuit over the artist's cancelled tourRead more


Maria weakens as Jose lingers by New England

Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm, is moving away from Puerto Rico and is expected to pass offshore of the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic later today, according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC)Read more


IAG CRO Whipp to retire

Australian insurance giant IAG has announced that its chief risk officer (CRO) Clayton Whipp is to retire by the end of March 2018Read more


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Hurricane Irma: P&C (re)insurance stock impact

As this year's hurricane season continued to show strong momentum with Hurricane Irma following shortly after Hurricane Harvey, investors grew increasingly wary of the P&C (re)insurance industry suffering the possibility of three-digit billion dollar losses and reacted accordinglyRead more

Cat bond prices recover from Irma hit

Cat bond prices improved at the end of last week as it became clear that Hurricane Irma was not going to be a major threat to the cat bond segment of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketRead more


Harvey damage: market shares and exposures

Equity analysts last week crunched the numbers to estimate the impact of Harvey on individual (re)insurers even while the event continued to unfoldRead more


Hurricane Harvey: analysts’ view

Labelled one of the biggest US natural catastrophes in history, Harvey has so far evaded definitive damage estimates for the P&C (re)insurance industry as the event continues to unfoldRead more

Total return reinsurers’ results improve in Q2

Total return reinsurers reported better second quarter results than in the prior-year period, as they generated lower combined ratios and returns that were slightly ahead of analysts' forecastsRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Generali EUR200mn legacy sale down to three

The bidding process for Generali's EUR200mn ($238mn) legacy book has narrowed to three parties, with final offers due this week, The Insurance Insider has learned. Read more

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The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Cat bond prices recover from Irma hit

Cat bond prices improved at the end of last week as it became clear that Hurricane Irma was not going to be a major threat to the cat bond segment of the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market. Read more

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Major losses and claims tracked

AIR gives $1.1bn loss estimate for 1st Mexican quake

AIR Worldwide has estimated that insured losses from the magnitude 8.1 earthquake that struck off the coast of the Mexican state of Chiapas on 7 September will be between $787.6mn and $1.1bnRead more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Kanye West lawyers rebut Lloyd's carriers in $10mn suit

Lloyd's insurers embroiled in a $10mn claims dispute with Kanye West have been accused of "post-claim underwriting" in the latest installment of a lawsuit over the artist's cancelled tour. Read more

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Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

XL picks Dublin for post-Brexit EU base

XL Group has decided to move its European headquarters to Dublin from London in response to Brexit, joining several other carriers that plan to set up EU bases there.Read more

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All the latest news and analysis

EC threatens states with court action over Solvency II

The European Commission (EC) has called on five EU member states to fully transpose Solvency II rules into national legislation or face a referral to the EU Court of Justice.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Catalina wins exclusivity in Zurich legacy disposal

Zurich has awarded exclusivity to Catalina over the sale of its EUR400mn ($480mn) German medical malpractice legacy book, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

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Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Texas habitational losses to hurt London D&F market

The London property direct and facultative (D&F) market is braced for a slew of claims stemming from Texan habitational accounts in the aftermath of Harvey. Read more

Insider Comment

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Regression, then progress

It seems paradoxical that I should be writing to tell you of the demise of our monthly print editionRead more

Research & Supplements

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Monte Carlo 2017 Day 4

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2017 Day 4

This is my 13th straight Rendez-Vous. I have become an RVS teenagerRead more


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The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2017 Day 2

Over the weekend, a huge bloc of Rendez-Vous-ers found that what seems very simple on paper can be fiendishly difficult in practiceRead more

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The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2017 Day 3

Psychologists have proven that in a negotiation it is always a good tactic to anchor your opponent's expectations with your first bidRead more


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The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2017 Day 1

Awards acceptance speeches are usually quite predictable. But when a Cat-5 hurricane is hurtling towards Florida, predictability is the first casualtyRead more

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