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29 March 2017

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Sompo Canopius to retain autonomy post-Endurance deal

Sompo Canopius will continue to be run as an independent business following the closure of parent company Sompo's $6.3bn deal to acquire Bermudian (re)insurer EnduranceRead more


Endurance gets AM Best upgrade to A+

AM Best has lifted the credit ratings of Endurance's operating subsidiaries following the completion of its $6.3bn takeover by Japanese insurer SompoRead more


Lloyd's chooses Brussels for EU subsidiary

Lloyd's has made a surprise decision to locate its new EU subsidiary in Belgium's capital city Brussels, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Fosun reshuffles board on CEO exit

Financial services and industrial conglomerate Fosun has changed its CEO after the resignation of co-founder Liang Xinjun for health reasonsRead more


Novae and Fidelis form North American cat partnership

Novae has reached an agreement with Fidelis to cede a 50 percent share of its $50mn North American property catastrophe reinsurance book and to cooperate on optimising the book, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Industry blockchain club closes to new members

The (re)insurance blockchain initiative B3i has temporarily closed its doors to new members so it can focus on developing a prototype, XL Catlin's head of enterprise architecture saidRead more


News analysis

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Key takeaways from Q4 results

The P&C (re)insurance industry delivered another set of discouraging results for the final three months of 2016, as carriers reported contracting underwriting margins, depressed returns and competitive pricingRead more

Combined ratios worsen across the board in Q4

All the composites in our analysis recorded higher combined ratios in the fourth quarter compared to the same period in 2015Read more


Returns contract across the board in Q4

All of The Insurance Insider's composites endured a challenging end to the year, with returns down for every group and performance meaningfully weaker for two compositesRead more


Investment yields tick up in 2016

The investment results of The Insurance Insider's composites broadly improved in 2016, as a combination of a stronger performance by risk assets, rising interest rates and a lengthening of duration helped carriers better their 2015 performanceRead more

Trucking steers US ‘wheels’ market towards turn

Hard market pockets are emerging in the US trucking and transportation reinsurance market as deteriorating underlying results lead treaty underwriters to take a tougher stance on new and renewal business, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Sompo Canopius to retain autonomy post-Endurance deal

Sompo Canopius will continue to be run as an independent business following the closure of parent company Sompo's $6.3bn deal to acquire Bermudian (re)insurer EnduranceRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Everest Re seeks $600mn from two cat bonds

Everest Re is hoping to raise $600mn from new two Kilimanjaro Re II cat bonds, sister publication Trading Risk reported yesterday. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Reinsurers brace for losses from Debbie

Reinsurers are preparing for major losses from Australian carriers after Cyclone Debbie made landfall on the northeast Australian coast as a Category 4 storm.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Court takes PII claims aggregation rules back to basics

Lawyers have welcomed a closely watched UK Supreme Court ruling involving solicitors' professional indemnity insurance (PII) as a "back-to-basics" verdict after the judgment removed recent lower court embellishments to claims aggregation rules.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Lloyd's chooses Brussels for EU subsidiary

Lloyd's has made a surprise decision to locate its new EU subsidiary in Belgium's capital city Brussels, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

Solvency IIAll Articles
All the latest news and analysis

PRA plans internal model approval charges

The Prudential Regulation Authority said it wants to introduce a fee for full and partial internal model approvals under Solvency II.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Pro Global wins RI permit for legacy transfer deals

ProTucket Insurance has received a licence to provide legacy transfer services in Rhode Island, giving insurers and reinsurers a way to cede run-off commercial books with court-sanctioned finality in the US for the first timeRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

JLT Re poised to halve fac energy team

JLT Re has placed a number of brokers in its facultative energy team under consultation, with the team expected to downsize from 12 to five, The Insurance Insider can reveal.Read more

Insider Comment

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Potters' delight

Capital is inanimate, subservient and unable to think for itselfRead more

Research & Supplements

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TRIG spring 2017

Trading Risk Investor Guide H1 2017

Trading Risk was first launched in 2008 just before the crux of the financial crisis - a period that was ultimately to boost the fortunes of the ILS market, as it showed the value of a truly non-correlating asset classRead more


Bermuda RT 2016 2017

Bermuda Roundtable 2016/17

Bermuda RT 2016 2017 It's a bit of a cliché to say we're living in interesting times, but clichés become clichés because there's more than an element of truth to themRead more

PCI RT 2016

PCI Roundtable 2016

As Hurricane Matthew reached peak intensity and set its sights firmly on Florida in early October there was talk of "the big one": a storm of such magnitude that it could alter the inexorable softening course of the US (re)insurance marketRead more


20th anniversary cover

20th anniversary issue

The passing of 20 years of The Insurance Insider is a moment to celebrate the achievements of a publication that is now firmly embedded in the global P&C (re)insurance sectorRead more

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