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If transacted successfully and in full, a deal for the state-backed icare could be the largest-ever single legacy transaction in terms of volume of liabilities.
The business has retained Evercore to advise on future funding options. 
The holding company’s approval from regulators means that Dale Underwriting Partners Syndicate 1729 can migrate from Asta to Dale’s own new managing agency.
The carrier has put in place further curbs on metallurgical coal, tar sand extraction and fracking.
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Yesterday, we published a detailed examination of the barriers preventing women from reaching the executive committees of Lloyd’s managing agencies.
In the first part of a two-piece investigation, Insurance Insider explores the pernicious barriers to women reaching the executive committees of Lloyd’s managing agencies.
North American companies also pay executives more relative to company size than European rivals.
The median 2021 compensation of industry leaders in the US and Canada was $7.7mn, compared to $4.9mn in Europe.

Inflation: Defining the focus areas for 2022/23

Inflation will define priorities such as a focus on safeguarding clauses and pricing transparency, as well as line of business challenges, for underwriters and actuaries in the year ahead.
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This publication’s review of H1 disclosures shows how listed (re)insurers’ nat cat losses have tallied with aggregate projections.
Sources said that some entities were exhibiting “sheer desperation” to hit 2022 plans, driving down prices.
How much capacity is available to meet rising cat reinsurance demands was a key theme throughout this year’s Rendez-Vous.
Political violence reinsurance capacity will be a “precious commodity” at 1.1 but differences remain over how much restructuring of specialty composites should occur.
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The firm's ethos will remain the same, but the bigger balance sheet may help it win clients and absorb volatility.
The carrier will “hold the line” on property exposure with its key renewal clients, the executive explained.
The International Underwriting Association’s CEO Dave Matcham believes certain Blueprint Two projects can be vital in attracting more business to the London market.
The carrier's president said in some areas of the market, (re)insurers are dropping pricing too soon.
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