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Latest Californian wildfires throw wildcard at 1.1

12 December 2017

Property cat reinsurers and brokers negotiating 1.1 renewals are reacting to a developing California wildfire situation that could disrupt specific placements and add upwards pressure to broader pricing dynamicsRead more


Little Donkey, Little Donkey

12 December 2017

Last week I was on the road chairing our second InsiderTech New York event. I then hopped over to Bermuda to chair a roundtable and attend the EY Global (Re)insurance OutlookRead more


Property D&F market pricing ‘schizophrenic’

12 December 2017

Brokers and carriers have described the property direct and facultative (D&F) market as "schizophrenic" as parties struggle to find common ground on rate increases for 1 JanuaryRead more


Less than half of Maria claims notified: Charles Taylor Adjusting

12 December 2017

Complications in accessing Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria's landfall in September have meant that not even half of the expected insured claims have been notified, according to Charles Taylor AdjustingRead more


Floridians’ reinsurance towers largely intact post-HIM: KBW

12 December 2017

The reinsurance towers of Floridian homeowners' insurers have only been eroded by less than 15 percent following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsRead more


Diesel fume exposure could trigger wave of EL claims

12 December 2017

Insurers and legacy carriers could see increased claims on old liability policies as a result of workers' exposure to diesel fumes, law firm Weightmans has warnedRead more


Cincinnati Re adds Lazzaro as growth gathers pace

12 December 2017

Cincinnati Re has hired Bill Lazzaro from Hiscox Re as it continues to build out its management team and execute an allocated capital strategy that has delivered strong top-line growth over the last year, The Insurance Insider can revealRead more


Trade credit insurance in the spotlight after claims

12 December 2017

The UK trade credit insurance market has been hit by a series of claims in recent months, prompting discussions on potential rate increasesRead more


Lloyd’s signals growth with wave of start-ups

12 December 2017

Next year is on course to be the busiest since 2013 for start-ups at Lloyd's, following a swathe of approvals for both full syndicates and special purpose arrangements (SPA)Read more


Opinion: Brave new Lloyd’s

12 December 2017

Lloyd's new outlook is less a change in direction and more a change in tone. Performance management director Jon Hancock has made it clear he's still intent on safeguarding the Lloyd's Central Fund, but he's also making positive noises about allowing growth where it makes senseRead more


AJ Gallagher plans to cut out London wholesale market

12 December 2017

Global broker AJ Gallagher is seeking to stem the leakage of brokerage to other independent intermediaries by demanding that its brokers use in-house capabilities to help clients access the London marketRead more


Opinion: The AJ Gallagher crackdown

12 December 2017

AJ Gallagher is attempting to cut out third party wholesalers in London. There are major rewards if AJ Gallagher can reduce the amount of brokerage that leaks from its retail networkRead more


Liberty's Brexit redomicile signals PRA leeway on branches

12 December 2017

Liberty Specialty Markets' (LSM) decision to redomicile its UK insurance company to Luxembourg bodes well for other Brexit restructurings premised on transforming the core UK business into a branchRead more


Brokers ask for more time in FCA wholesale market probe

12 December 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set an unrealistic deadline for a key fact-finding exercise that forms part of its wholesale insurance market study, the London & International Brokers' Association (Liiba) has arguedRead more


US commercial rates changed little in Q3: Willis & CIAB

12 December 2017

Primary commercial pricing remained little changed in the US during the third quarter, according to two recent surveysRead more


US nationwide insurers post largest net California wildfires hit

12 December 2017

US nationwide carriers recorded the largest net exposures to losses from the wildfires that struck California in October relative to the P&C industry's other peer groupsRead more


InsurTech market will see high-profile failures: experts

12 December 2017

The development of the global InsurTech market is reaching a turning point and some high-profile start-ups will fail, delegates at InsiderTech New York heard last weekRead more


Validus Re seeks $325mn from first bond

12 December 2017

Validus Re is targeting $325mn from its first cat bond, Tailwind Re, which is an annual aggregate transaction, according to Trading Risk sourcesRead more


Analysts: ILS could take 15-25% of 2017 cat losses

12 December 2017

The ILS sector could cover as much as 15-25 percent of insured claims resulting from this year's catastrophes, according to analystsRead more


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