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22 April 2018

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NatGen’s Wells Fargo CPI business still under scrutiny

Wells Fargo’s $1bn fine over force-placed auto insurance may end that woeful chapter for the third-largest US bank but National General, the carrier entangled in the scandal, remains under scrutiny, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more

BB&T insurance deal expected to net $200mn for Regions

Regions Financial expects the sale of its insurance group to BB&T will result in an approximately $200mn after-tax gain, the company said today in reporting its first quarter resultsRead more

Nationwide E&S pulls back from NY construction

Nationwide's excess and surplus lines operation has exited the brokered New York construction market amid continued challenging underwriting conditions in the segment, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

IG selects XoL reinsurance tender shortlist

The International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs has shortened the list of  firms being considered to broker its landmark excess of loss (XoL) reinsurance programme to four, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

Opinion: Return to RIMS

I was last at RIMS almost 20 years agoRead more

Cobalt exploring internal restructure to launch at Lloyd's

Shariah-compliant start-up Cobalt is exploring an internal restructure that would see Armour executives Brad Huntington and John Williams put additional money into the company via investment vehicle Trebuchet, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

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Post-HIM market reveals selective underwriting approach: Willis

There is growing evidence that upwards pricing momentum for US commercial property insurance is already waning, even as underwriters continue to digest record-breaking 2017 cat lossesRead more

US P&C reserves deficit widens to $4.3bn: Morgan Stanley

The US P&C industry's reserving deficit deepened to $4.3bn in 2017, according to research from Morgan StanleyRead more

Multiple cat event years to become new norm: Swiss Re

Last year was the worst on record for catastrophe losses, but (re)insurers must be prepared for the possibility of more frequent multiple-disaster years in future, according to a Swiss Re reportRead more

Reinsurance capital continues to creep upwards: Aon Benfield

Global reinsurance capital continued to rise in 2017 as alternative capital funds reloaded, according to Aon BenfieldRead more

Florida stat filings show wide range of 2017 performance

The 56 Florida homeowners' companies that had their ratings affirmed by Demotech late last month fell to a $407mn underwriting loss in the aggregate for 2017, analysis of statutory filings by The Insurance Insider has shownRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Broker M&A eases off record pace of 2017: Optis

Merger and acquisition activity involving insurance brokers fell 24 percent in the first quarter but remained at an historically high level in North America, investment bank Optis Partners said today.Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Securis-Axis joint venture to be disbanded

Axis has given notice on the Securis special purpose arrangement that was originally set up by the top-five insurance-linked securities fund manager and Novae in 2016, The Insurance Insider has learned.Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

US spring storms cause 'hundreds of millions' in losses

A powerful spring storm system affecting two-thirds of the US last week has caused "hundreds of millions" of dollars' worth of insured losses, Aon Benfield said.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

American Hellenic CEO denies formal contact in drug probe

American Hellenic Hull CEO Ilias Tsakiris has denied any formal contact from Greek prosecutors probing a drug-trafficking case involving the cargo vessel Noor One.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

AIG gains clearances for Brexit entities as portfolio transfer begins

AIG has received regulatory authorisations for two new insurance companies in preparation for Brexit, putting it ahead of many rivals in its contingency planning.Read more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

PRA's Woods pushes back on Solvency II overhaul demands

The debate about Solvency II reforms has lost sight of the policyholder, the Prudential Regulation Authority's Sam Woods told delegates at the Association of British Insurers' annual conference today.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

SunPoint appoints former Enstar CFO to board

Former Enstar CFO Richard Harris has joined the board of Fosun-backed legacy carrier SunPoint in a non-executive role. Read more

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Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

D&F disappointment as loss-free rates show muted response at 1.4

London property direct and facultative underwriters have voiced frustration at the direction of 1 April renewal discussions, as it becomes clear that rate increases on loss-free business will lag expectations. Read more

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Research & Supplements

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Spring 2018

IQ Spring 2018

Finally it has come to a stop. The goose has been cooked. The canary has croaked. The party is over. The fat lady has sung and the curtain has come downRead more

Bermuda RT October 2017

Bermuda Roundtable Autumn 2017

Bermuda is blessed with some of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure to attend, and seafood features heavilyRead more

Bermuda RT 2017-18

Bermuda Roundtable Winter 2017/18

The reinsurance migration calendar doesn't usually bring me to Bermuda in DecemberRead more

SIRC 2017

SIRC 2017

There are complex dynamics around the regulation of reinsurance in emerging markets, including much of AsiaRead more

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