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August 2016/5

  • Bermudian carriers continued to hand back capital to their shareholders in the second quarter, as challenging conditions provided few growth opportunities
  • In our expanded coverage universe, last week's biggest share price falls were seen at London-listed insurers, with Admiral, Charles Taylor and Novae all suffering declines
  • Share price data on The Insurance Insider's universe of P&C (re)insurers
  • The specialty division of Tokio Marine HCC is suing one of its former senior vice presidents after he defected to launch a competing managing general agency
  • RT Specialty has jumped to the defence of one of its employees, who is being sued by his former employer USG Insurance Services after defecting to the rival wholesale broker to launch its Pittsburgh office
  • Total return reinsurers reported poorer results in the second quarter year-on-year after none of the carriers found themselves able to deliver profits on both sides of the business
  • Carriers targeting growth opportunities in mortgage reinsurance must devise strategies to effectively manage the risk if they are to avoid downwards ratings pressure, according to Standard & Poor's
  • US carriers are averaging a 65.8 percent loss ratio on their direct standalone cyber business, according to a report published by Fitch Ratings last week (24 August)
  • Integro LatAm deal; Hearn joins Brokerslink board; Skuld hires SVP; IGI profits rise 31%; Glaser calls for Nafta-like deal; Charles Taylor profits up 6%...
  • Qatar Re CEO Gunther Saacke has indicated that his company is prepared to temper its growth plans while pricing pressures remain in global reinsurance markets
  • An analysis of financial returns from Prudential Regulation Authority-registered insurers has uncovered a significant amount of variation in UK carriers' performance over the past five years
  • Louisiana homeowners' insurers are largely expected to escape a significant loss burden from the deluge that has flooded large areas of the state in recent weeks, according to underwriting sources
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