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21 October 2016

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Howden to combine UK operations

Hyperion's retail broking arm Howden is to bring together its UK operations under a single management structureRead more

Programs and wholesale drive 4.3% organic growth at Brown & Brown

Strong third quarter organic growth in Brown & Brown's programs and wholesale brokerage businesses contributed to 4.3 percent overall underlying growth in revenues at the Florida-based intermediaryRead more

RLI shares plunge 12% after Q3 miss

Shares in RLI closed down 12 percent today in New York as investors reacted nervously to a third quarter earnings miss and the company's first reserve deterioration in more than a decadeRead more

Matthew to generate US insured loss of $1bn-$5bn: RMS

Catastrophe risk modelling firm RMS has estimated that US insured losses from Hurricane Matthew will fall between $1.5bn and $5bn, it announced todayRead more

Somerset Re raises capitalisation to $375mn

Somerset Re increased its common share capitalisation to $375mn following investments by several strategic investors, including German reinsurer Hannover Re, the Bermuda-based company saidRead more

CCRIF pays out $29mn in Matthew losses

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has now completed payments totalling $29mn to member governments affected by Hurricane MatthewRead more

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Low cat losses lead to increased Q3 estimates

Benign catastrophe losses in the third quarter are encouraging analysts to increase their earnings per share (EPS) estimates for P&C carriersRead more

Energy market shift inevitable: Willis

Willis Towers Watson has claimed it is "a question of when, not if" a long-term change occurs in the energy market, as rates continue to fallRead more

State Farm leads Matthew primary exposure: Macquarie

Detailed analysis of the market shares of catastrophe-exposed lines in the states of Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina by Macquarie (USA) has found that major national insurance groups led by State Farm head the list of exposed carriers by a large marginRead more

Endurance boosts Sompo’s overseas firepower

Sompo Holdings' $6.3bn takeover of Bermudian carrier Endurance will create a Japanese player that generates more than 30 percent of group income from its international operationsRead more

Singapore reinsurance underwriting losses mount in 2015

Reinsurers struggled to deliver underwriting profitability at their Singapore businesses in 2015, with a weighted average combined ratio of 104 percent, 4.7 percentage points higher than the year beforeRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

AIG to sell LatAm and CEE operations

AIG has agreed to sell its Latin American and central and eastern Europe (CEE) operations to Fairfax Financial for a cash consideration of $240mnRead more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Cat bonds spring back after Matthew scare

The Swiss Re cat bond index rose 1.57 percent to reach 95.53 points on 14 October, clawing back the value that was lost while Hurricane Matthew made its way up the Florida coastline. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Matthew triggers CCRIF rainfall payouts

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) has paid out $4.8mn for excess rainfall from Hurricane Matthew.Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Foo Fighters settle suit with Lloyd’s carriers and broker

US rock band the Foo Fighters has agreed to settle its suit with entertainment insurance broker Robertson Taylor and a number of Lloyd's insurers for an undisclosed sum.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

Irdai shelves mandatory listing plans

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has rolled back on plans to force insurance companies to list their shares on the stock market.Read more

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

Solvency II support wanes, Grant Thornton survey shows

Only a quarter of senior executives operating in the UK general, life and health insurance markets believe that operating in accordance with Solvency II regulations is the best way to run their business, according to Grant Thornton UK.Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Arch hires Maries to advance legacy vehicle

Investment banker Scott Maries is to join Arch to work on its run-off vehicle, The Insurance Insider has learned. Read more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Insurers on watch for BASF chemical plant loss

Two people have died and several are missing following an explosion at a major chemical plant belonging to German industrial manufacturer BASF yesterdayRead more

Insider Comment

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Hurricane III

Ever walk out of the movie theatre feeling short-changed?Read more

Research & Supplements

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Insider MC Roundtable 2016

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo Roundtable 2016

Another Rendez-Vous has been and gone and the autumn is upon us once more, tingeing us all with melancholyRead more

FAC MC Roundtable 2016

Inside FAC Monte Carlo Roundtable 2016

I've been involved in a fair few (re)insurance-related debates over the years, and I've no hesitation in saying that this was one of the liveliest, with some strident views and intelligent commentary on where the fac market is headedRead more

EAIC 2016

EAIC 2016

If M&A were a sport it would be more like baseball than basketballRead more

MC Day 4 2016

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2016 Day 4

Monte Carlo - the place where the poor come to look at the rich and the rich come to feel inadequateRead more

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