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AIG mulls life sales: reports

American International Group (AIG) is considering selling blocks of life insurance business as it combats activist investors pushing for a break-up of the company, according to reportsRead more

Willis traded $10 Towers dividend for expense fees

Willis asked for changes to the expenses fee agreement in return for offering a higher special dividend during negotiations over its proposed merger of equals with Towers Watson, SEC filings have shownRead more

Skuld to give premium credit after strong results

Protection and indemnity (P&I) mutual Skuld is to offer a guaranteed premium credit for its members after it revealed favourable 2015/16 underwriting results for the first nine months of the yearRead more

Lloyd’s sets up $400mn nat-cat facility for emerging market risk

Eight Lloyd's syndicates including Nephila have pledged $400mn of reinsurance capacity targeted at catastrophe solutions for under-insured developing economiesRead more

Mutua Madrileña buys 40% stake in Chilean leader

Spanish composite insurer Mutua Madrileña has agreed to acquire a 40 percent stake in Empresas Juan Yarur's Chilean insurance operations BCI Seguros Generales, BCI Seguros Vida and Zenit Seguros, for around EUR209mn ($222mn)Read more

Unpaid premium is potential value at risk: JMD

Unpaid premium is potential value at risk, JMD chairman John Dewen said at a Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) presentation on premium credit control in London on 24 NovemberRead more

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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

AIG mulls life sales: reports

American International Group (AIG) is considering selling blocks of life insurance business as it combats activist investors pushing for a break-up of the company, according to reports.Read 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

Adelaide bushfires contained

The bushfires burning around Adelaide in South Australia have been contained, the South Australian Country Fire Service confirmed this morning (27 November).Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Beazley seeks relief in Cox ISP dispute

Lloyd's underwriter Beazley has applied to a US court to for a declaratory judgement that it won't have to pay legal fees or damages in an upcoming internet piracy court case involving its insured, US internet service provider (ISP) Cox CommunicationsRead more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

IAIS begins consultations on G-SIIs and NTNI

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) has launched public consultations on proposed revisions to the assessment methodology for global systemically important insurers (G-SIIs) and on non-traditional non-insurance (NTNI) activities and products. Read more

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

Bermuda secures Solvency II equivalence

The European Commission has awarded Bermuda and Japan full Solvency II equivalence, ensuring that the continent's insurers will be able to trade easily in these jurisdictions when the new regulatory framework comes into force next year.Read 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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