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March 2005/3

  • Broking giants count cost of Spitzer JLT blames Risk Solutions for sluggish performance Benfield posts flat profits but sees growth in primary markets MMC culls a further 2500 jobs to cut costs
  • Despite closing the 2002-year of account on its Syndicate 1200 with a 38 percent profit on capacity, claiming the third best result in the market, listed Lloyd's managing agency Heritage has been forced to leave the year open on Syndicate 1245 due to unce
  • Aspen profits up AWAC positive result despite storms IPCRe hurricane losses grow Platinum profits down Quanta makes maiden year loss
  • The widening scope of schemes of arrangement was extended further last month as a Canadian court upheld its approval of a scheme promoted by run-off manager Cavell, despite last minute attempts to derail the process by Canadian policyholders.
  • Lloyd’s has settled its £500mn Central Fund dispute with its six reinsurers, following the second phase of its arbitration tribunal, for a total of £152mn. The agreement follows the damaging arbitration decision in the first phase of the tribunal which
  • Until Enron changed the rules, AIG's habit of revealing unrelentingly smooth earnings tailored to the needs of Wall Street was widely acknowledged to be unremarkable.
  • Hank Greenberg’s replacement needs to prove the AIG chalice is not poisonous Even an industry legend can only suffer so many regulatory black eyes, and so it proved for American International Group's Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. Greenberg finally thre
  • Marsh & McLennan Risk Capital Holdings has agreed to sell around half of its share in AXIS Capital, the Bermudian (re)insurer it helped found in the wake of 9/11.
  • Spitzer pursues a 'bottom upwards' strategy with bid-rigging investigations Kathryn Winter, a former Marsh managing director, became the 10th member of the US property & casualty industry to plead guilty to a criminal charge in connection with the New
  • Hard market harvesters look to the future, while others held back by past Amlin 2001 reports record combined ratio Beazley sees good conditions, prepares for downturn Catlin grows with record premium and profit GoshawK posts better results Lega
  • Potential new addition to quoted Lloyd's company sector Lloyd's insurer Omega Underwriting Holdings Ltd is planning an IPO, two years after it postponed a possible flotation, in a bid to build a platform to grow its permanent capital base and provide g
  • In our regular monthly News Digest, we round up key stories from the last month, presenting them to you in easily digestable snippets.