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Chinese regulator signs off $1bn ACR sale

26 April 2017

Chinese regulator the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has approved Asia Capital Re (ACR)'s $1bn sale to Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Holdings, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Brexit to lead expansion overseas: Moore Stephens

26 April 2017

Almost half of UK insurers and brokers are planning to establish or expand operations in another European jurisdiction because of Brexit, according to accountancy and consultancy firm Moore StephensRead more


Brussels will push more EU business to Lloyd’s: Nelson

26 April 2017

The outgoing Lloyd's chairman John Nelson is optimistic that the planned Brussels unit will increase the volume of EU business the specialty market does on the ContinentRead more


Risk selection key in commercial auto: Berkley

26 April 2017

Opportunities remain in commercial auto but risk selection is pivotal amid rising jury awards, according to WR Berkley CEO Robert BerkleyRead more


Opinion: verticalised pricing

26 April 2017

The more I reflect on it, the more it seems idiosyncratic for a regulator with a competition remit to come after the aviation insurance sectorRead more


Proposed federal insurance ‘czar’ draws industry fire

25 April 2017

At least two industry advocacy groups have come out against a proposal in the Republican measure to repeal or rewrite major parts of the Dodd-Frank Act to replace the Federal Insurance Office with a new Office of the Independent Insurance Advocate, saying there is no need for either entityRead more


FM Global chooses Luxembourg for EU base

25 April 2017

Property insurance mutual FM Global has picked Luxembourg to house a new continental European hub after the UK's vote to leave the European Union last yearRead more


London ILS framework delayed until after election

25 April 2017

The final regulations for London's insurance-linked securities (ILS) hub have been delayed until after the UK general election on 8 JuneRead more


Brexit threatens to create environmental liability confusion

25 April 2017

Environmental liability underwriters could face pricing and policy wording challenges because of Brexit, Cunningham Lindsey's head of environmental solutions has warnedRead more


FCA shines spotlight on wholesale market

25 April 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s investigation into the wholesale insurance market highlights mounting concern around the changing relationship between brokers, insurers and insureds, according to observersRead more


Other US states look to follow Rhode Island run-off push

25 April 2017

At least two more states in the US have followed Rhode Island by introducing legislation that could pave the way for a run-off sector in the country that looks more like the UK or continental European marketRead more


Market puzzled by FCA aviation probe

25 April 2017

The initial shock at a major intervention from the consumer-focused Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the aviation insurance market has given way to perplexity about the target of the investigationRead more


Election leads to delay for London ILS regulations

24 April 2017

UK Prime Minster Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has caused the forthcoming London insurance-linked securities (ILS) regulations to be delayedRead more


Opinion: FCA aviation investigation

24 April 2017

I don't know the full details of the FCA investigation into the major aviation brokers that we revealed last week, and they are being guarded very closelyRead more


UIB confirmed as fifth broker in FCA probe

21 April 2017

London-based UIB is one of the five brokers to be investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as part of its probe into the aviation (re)insurance market, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


FCA broker investigation focused on competition: Marsh

21 April 2017

Marsh has become the fourth broker to confirm its involvement in the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s aviation broking probeRead more


Snap election forces whiplash bill delay

21 April 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap election has led to the shelving of the Prisons and Courts Bill, which included reforms for the personal injury sectorRead more


Willis Towers Watson issues statement on FCA probe

21 April 2017

Global broker Willis Towers Watson has become the latest broker to confirm it is cooperating with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)'s investigation into the aviation broking industryRead more


JLT confirms FCA probe

21 April 2017

London-listed broker JLT has confirmed that it is a target of an investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into the aviation insurance sectorRead more


FCA launches probe into five aviation brokers

20 April 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) swooped on five aviation brokers in London simultaneously in the first week of April, seizing computers as part of a probe into the misuse of confidential client information, The Insurance Insider has learnedRead more


FCA to vet wholesale insurance, outsourcing arrangements

18 April 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) pledged today to undertake a market study on the wholesale insurance sector and a new review into the general insurance distribution chain as it shifts its focus from narrow consumer issues to market structuresRead more


PRA probes deeper on general insurance stress tests

18 April 2017

The UK Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has opted for depth in favour of breadth in the first general insurance stress tests since Solvency II capital requirements took effectRead more


Marsh and Fidelis mint Boeing credit facility

13 April 2017

Marsh and Fidelis have structured a new aircraft credit insurance facility for Boeing that looks set to bring tens of millions of dollars of premium to a small panel of carriers over the next two years, The Insurance Insider understandsRead more


UK FSCS levies brokers an additional £5mn

12 April 2017

General insurance brokers will pay £5mn ($6mn) more in UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levies than originally forecast, the body announced todayRead more


CIRC warns of solvency risk in wake of chairman probe

12 April 2017

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission indicated it will clamp down on solvency risks in the domestic insurance industry following the graft investigation into chairman Xiang Junbo that begun earlier this weekRead more


Ogden rate change pushes up UK motor rates in Q1

11 April 2017

UK car insurance premiums have risen by 16 percent year-on-year since the government's decision to raise the slash the injury discount rateRead more


Lloyd's takes steps to slim reporting burden

10 April 2017

Lloyd's has cut back on the requirements imposed on managing agents as part of the much-disliked July business planning round, as recently appointed performance management director Jon Hancock begins to make his markRead more


Lloyd's takes steps to slim reporting burden

10 April 2017

Lloyd's has cut back on the requirements imposed on managing agents as part of the much-disliked July business planning round, as recently appointed performance management director Jon Hancock begins to make his markRead more


Impact of UFR change minimal: Bernstein

7 April 2017

The European regulator's decision to reduce the ultimate forward rate (UFR) from 4.20 percent to 3.65 percent will have a limited impact on most (re)insurers, according to a note from Bernstein analyst Thomas SeidlRead more


Opinion: AOB inertia

5 April 2017

The campaign for meaningful reform to address Florida's assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis has been nothing if not vocally persistentRead more


Riot Act good news for insurers: Clyde & Co

5 April 2017

Changes to the way compensation is paid out after riots in the UK are a positive move for the insurance industry, according to the law firm Clyde & CoRead more


Managing agents face dilemma on use of Lloyd’s Europe

4 April 2017

With the decision on the location of Lloyd's Brexit-workaround subsidiary taken, managing agents must now take a call on whether to use it or to pursue their own contingency plans in parallelRead more


Prospects dimming for AOB legislative fix

4 April 2017

Time is running out fast in the 2017 Florida legislative session for meaningful reform to address the assignment of benefits (AOB) issue that has been swamping Citizens and private homeowners' carriers in the stateRead more


Lloyd’s fines Amlin £630,000 for trust deed breaches

3 April 2017

Lloyd's has handed managing agency Amlin Underwriting Limited a £630,000 ($790,291) fine for breaches of the market's Premiums Trust Deed (PTD), the Corporation announced todayRead more


Questions raised over interpretation of Indian renewal rules

3 April 2017

Indian cedants have been seeking quotations from the entire reinsurance market for the 1 April renewals, despite the country's regulator stipulating that all business should be offered to GIC Re firstRead more


LMA calls for data rules leeway

3 April 2017

The Lloyd's Market Association (LMA) is leading an insurance industry call for leeway from the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) over incoming EU rules on data protectionRead more


UK government opens Ogden consultation

30 March 2017

The UK government has opened a six-week consultation on the reform of the Ogden discount rate for personal injury compensationRead more


Regulator reputation drove Lloyd’s to Brussels: Beale

30 March 2017

Lloyd's decision to locate its post-Brexit EU subsidiary in Belgium reflected the market's need for a regulator that had a high standing, as well as a location that would be able to attract staff with crucial expertiseRead more


Insurance CIOs embrace investment complexity

30 March 2017

UK insurers plan to invest in more complex securities over the next year, according to an Axa Investment Management (Axa IM) survey of investment decision-makersRead more


Opinion: Lloyd’s Brussels

30 March 2017

Lloyd's has shunned the status quo option with the surprise choice of Brussels as the hub for its new EU subsidiaryRead more


Lloyd's chooses Brussels for EU subsidiary

28 March 2017

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


Pro Global wins RI permit for legacy transfer deals

28 March 2017

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


Lloyd’s gains reinsurance licence for Nicaragua

28 March 2017

Lloyd's has obtained a licence to operate as a foreign reinsurer in Nicaragua, the Corporation announced todayRead more


IUA calls for Ogden rate reform

28 March 2017

The International Underwriters Association (IUA) has called for the UK government to break the tie between the Ogden rate and inflation-linked giltsRead more


Malta makes strides as post-Brexit destination

28 March 2017

Malta has emerged as an unexpectedly strong contender among UK carriers looking for EU hubs in order to retain market access rights in the bloc after Brexit, advisers saidRead more


PRA plans internal model approval charges

24 March 2017

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


Trade bodies approve single claims agreement model

23 March 2017

The development of a single claims agreement model for non-complex claims moved a step closer today after the London market's major trade bodies gave its creation the go-aheadRead more


India considers 100% foreign ownership of brokers: report

22 March 2017

The Indian government is considering allowing full foreign ownership of insurance brokers to attract more funds to the sector, according to a media reportRead more


Health reform struggle dims tax cut prospects: BMO

21 March 2017

US equity markets were hit hard today amid dimming prospects for significant tax reforms, which could undermine earnings forecasts built partly on the assumption that the corporate rate would be cut this yearRead more


Insurers take Dutch courage from VVD victory

21 March 2017

The election victory last week of the Netherlands' centre-right VVD Party over the anti-EU Party for Freedom has removed a cloud of uncertainty over the country's future within the blocRead more


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