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Augment Broking will focus on capital solutions for P&C clients.
Last month there were several unusual drone sightings over North Sea oil fields, sparking security concerns. 
Speakers at the London Market Conference clashed over the role of data in innovation.
Matthew Webb is a long-standing Hiscox employee, having joined the firm more than 17 years ago.
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Long reads

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.

LMC: Diversity, development and the talent gap

Panellists at the London Market Conference called on the industry to work together to improve recruitment, the experience of staff, and its own image.
Analysis
Initial loss estimates for the last quarter show lower hits to equity than observed after hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria five years ago.
Carriers reassured analysts that unrealised investment losses will not seriously affect solvency while sounding a bullish note on renewals.
The French reinsurer’s Q3 update details its extensive remedial efforts – but with the impact yet to be felt, it is still vulnerable to takeover.
The aviation market took what is believed to be its largest-ever loss recently and court actions over Ukraine claims are ongoing, all contributing to a hard war market as all-risk renewals remain softer.
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The reinsurer is ready to “walk away from business” where it feels pricing and terms and conditions are not good enough.
Richard Dudley, global head of climate strategy at Aon, says existing products such as IP coverage can help insurers take a leading role in opening up investment for new climate transition technology.
The impact of Ian losses on SiriusPoint’s total equity was ~3.5%, lower than RenRe and Everest, and in line with Axis.
The Gulf Coast state is keen to distance itself from Florida’s insurance woes but is resistant to some underlying changes.
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