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30 July 2016

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The Hartford shares down 10% on disappointing Q2

Shares in US insurance giant The Hartford were down more than 10 percent in morning trading following a significant second quarter earnings miss that its chairman and CEO described as "disappointing"Read more


Lloyd’s to postpone index due to Brexit

Lloyd's has confirmed that the launch of its index is to be postponed, two months after the Corporation's chairman John Nelson said it was behind scheduleRead more


JRG Re upgraded to A by AM Best

AM Best has upgraded the financial strength ratings of Bermudian working layer and quota share specialist JRG Reinsurance Company and its US-based insurance affiliates from A- to ARead more


JLT Re takes Fields from Willis Re

JLT Re has hired Scott Fields as a senior vice president from reinsurance broking rival Willis ReRead more


‘Administrative nightmare’ if UK loses passporting: Biba

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) has issued a candid warning about the challenges that will face the insurance industry if the UK loses its EU passporting rightsRead more


Aon posts 3% organic growth

Aon's insurance broking businesses generated organic revenue growth of 3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter, the company said todayRead more


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Property continues to lead US rate softening

There appears to be no end in sight to rate softening in the US property cat insurance market, according to the early reporting brokers and carriers on second quarter earnings calls last weekRead more

Lloyd’s carriers exceed expectations

The two most highly valued Lloyd's insurers, Beazley and Hiscox, opened the results season with better-than-expected earnings for the first half of 2016Read more


Allied World wins Wall Street favour

Allied World shares surged last week amid a flurry of favourable analyst notes after the company smashed second quarter earnings forecastsRead more


Q2 cat losses creep towards $2.5bn

Reported nat cat losses for the second quarter have exceeded $2.33bn, with the bulk of carriers yet to reveal their potential exposureRead more

Investors should look beyond ‘meaningless’ Q2 estimates

Analysts have advised investors to look beyond consensus estimates to underlying results as the sector heads for a second quarter earnings season hit by cat losses above what was modelledRead more

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Forsea Life frontrunner in Asia Capital Re bid

China's Foresea Life Insurance Company is in advanced discussions to buy Asia Capital Re (ACR), according to reports from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)Read more

Trading RiskAll Articles
The reinsurance convergence market uncovered

Nephila partner lifts cat bond target

Nephila Capital's fronting partner Allianz Risk Transfer more than doubled its target size for its second cat bond of the year, sister publication Trading Risk reported last week. Read more

Loss fileAll Articles
Major losses and claims tracked

Q2 cat losses creep towards $2.5bn

Reported nat cat losses for the second quarter have exceeded $2.33bn, with the bulk of carriers yet to reveal their potential exposure. Read more

The latest on litigation and legal developments

Endurance accused of bid to ‘destroy’ Sawgrass

Florida mutual Sawgrass has accused its part-owner Endurance of trying to destroy its business after the John Charman-led firm threatened to sell the renewal rights of 40,000 homeowner policies to a competitor.Read more

BriefingsAll Articles
Mapping the regulatory and legislative landscape

‘Administrative nightmare’ if UK loses passporting: Biba

The British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba) has issued a candid warning about the challenges that will face the insurance industry if the UK loses its EU passporting rightsRead more

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

PRA defers SII external audit decision

UK regulator the Prudential Regulation Authority has deferred its decision on whether carriers can use external auditors to assess their Solvency II capital disclosures, it announced today (4 July)Read more

In-depth coverage of the run-off sector

Catalina to acquire Excess

Catalina is to acquire The Hartford's £477mn ($627mn) UK run-off book Excess, the legacy company announced todayRead more

Inside FACAll Articles
Full coverage of the facultative reinsurance market

Marsh Echo facility gains market support

Marsh Finpro has received widespread support from London management liability writers for its latest facility in a clear demonstration of the continuing dominance of broker-led offerings, sister title Inside FAC revealed earlier this month.Read more

Insider Comment

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Toads revisited

Remember being a child on the first day of the summer holidays? The possibilities were limitlessRead more

Scriven Profile

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July diary

Mr Scriven has turned his monthly attentions away from individual executive profiles and onto a diaryRead more

Research & Supplements

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Bermuda Summer Roundtable 2016

The Insurance Insider Bermuda Roundtable 2016

It's not all doom and gloom. The mid-year renewals weren't that bad after allRead more


Legacy 2016

Legacy 2016

It's not often that the glitz of the film industry crosses with the glamour of the legacy marketRead more

Miami RT cover

Miami Roundtable 2016

It's a great privilege to have a ringside seat when something exciting is happening in the industryRead more


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

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