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Qatar Re gains UK regulatory authorisation

Laura Board 11 January 2018

Qatar Re has received approval from the UK Prudential Regulation Authority to underwrite from a branch in London.

The reinsurer said the branch would be led by Michael van der Straaten, who will also retain his current responsibilities as the company's chief underwriting officer for long-tail and specialty classes.

News of the approval comes the week after Qatar Re confirmed its plan to purchase car insurer Markerstudy - as revealed by this publication.

Qatar Re CEO Gunther Saacke said that...

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