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June 2000/1

  • Aegon Price 38.30 P/E 30 Price/NAV 3.67 1 mnth perf -3.3% 3 mnth perf 14.9% Performance at the Dutch insurance giant Aegon still looks solid.When the company reported its full year results overall reported earnings were up by 26 per cent and the in
  • The RSA and the CG(N)U have pursued opposite strategies and so far it is the CG(N)U, with their emphasis on life insurance, which has received the plaudits. Will general insurance come to Mendelsohn’s rescue or – as most analysts suggest – is it time f
  • European reinsurers battered by storms. Eight sum insured losses of over US$1bn in 1999 have contributed to making the results of European reinsurance companies some of the worst ever. The year was notable for having the highest frequency of natural d
  • The descent into litigation and recrimination continues and it is AXA who is leading the charge. Much of the last issue of The Insurance Insider was dedicated to the latest batch of victims to fall prey to the madness of investing in films – London co
  • At the end of last month, Leucadia National announced a definitive agreement to acquire Reliance Group, the over-leveraged and questionably-reserved insurance holding company, in a bargain-basement stock transaction at a price approximating $2.55 per shar
  • The collapse of Miles Smith Miles Smith, with its business specialities of professional liability, construction, professional indemnity and marine hull and machinery, was never a top-flight Lloyd’s broker. Its rather down at heel location just off Old
  • CIGNA’s decision to exit reinsurance is a blow to London CIGNA’s announcement last week that it is selling its US individual and group life reinsurance and US accidental death reinsurance businesses to Swiss Re’s Life Re and that its book of global ac
  • Although corporate fraud is on the increase, insurance often plays little more than a secondary role with most organisations continuing to prefer self insurance or alternative risk transfer.
  • Just as Lloyd’s relinquishes its regulatory reigns over the market’s producers, it jointly proposes a radical shake up of the London market’s business standards with the IUA and LIBC. Although the measures have generated heated debate, the principles b
  • Chartwell’s 866 in cash call A chance of some finality at last for the names on Chartwell’s Syndicate 866 as the agents announce that the Syndicate will be closed directly into another Lloyd’s syndicate for its 1997 and 1998 years of account. 1997 and
  • While the USA and the EU are trying to put the squeeze on the offshore financial industries, Lloyd’s may be about to give it a boost. This could be the result of a market memorandum of the 9th March which considered the issue of Syndicates complying with
  • The former trustees of James Hunt Dix – David James, Alan Scattergood and Richard Allardyce – are confident that they will defeat any charges for mismanagement of the former Lloyd’s broker James Hunt Dix’s Pension fund. This follows the article in May’s