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Fiona weakened to a tropical storm late last week but still brought torrential rain and high winds.
The National Hurricane Center forecasts ‘considerable flooding’ in Florida later this week.
The brokers are working on finalizing the terms in a written settlement agreement, which could be filed within two weeks.
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.
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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 business has retained Evercore to advise on future funding options. 
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.
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Personal auto: Revisiting the divergent claim counts trend as we head to quarter-end

Claims analysis shows slow reactions to negative trends can affect several quarters, but carriers who emerge strong will be able to pursue growth faster than the competitors who are always playing catchup on loss cost trends.
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The Move to Outsource Supply Chains Now Under Pressure

As inflation, the war in Ukraine, climate change, and the lingering effects of the pandemic continue to cause problems for global supply chains, insurers and their clients are likely to come under increasing pressure to reconsider long-established methods of procurement and delivery.
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