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October 2005/1

  • Shares in Bermuda headquartered GoshawK slumped 18 percent to a low of 19.5 pence this morning (7 October) after the troubled reinsurer more than doubled its estimate of net losses stemming from Hurricane Katrina and said it would have difficulty...
  • Shares in Bermudian insurer have dropped alarmingly by over 30 percent this month in the wake of substantial Katrina losses and poor results from the first-half of 2005. At the beginning of September shares in Goshawk were trading at over 36p on the...
  • Despite the estimated £1.4bn ($2.5bn) blow from Hurricane Katrina, Lloyd’s still expects to make a full year profit in 2005. This was one of the messages from Lloyd’s first ever interim results published this morning (6 October) which show a profit...
  • Ratings agency AM Best has placed the financial strength rating of “A-” (Excellent) and issuer credit rating of “a-” of Bermudian reinsurer Aspen Insurance Limited under review with negative implications.
  • Aon UK has confirmed that it is to lose up to 750 jobs in a major restructuring of its Risk Services and Specialty divisions. As revealed by Insider Week on the 26 September, the broker is to place its employees into “consultation” which is expected...
  • Lloyd’s insurer Wellington Underwriting plc has become the latest company to increase its estimated loss exposures from Hurricane Katrina.
  • ACE has today (3 October) become the latest (re)insurer to announce capital raising plans in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as the industry responds to plug balance sheet gaps and prepare for the underwriting opportunities ahead.
  • Bermuda-based Aspen Insurance Holdings has become the latest company to face the prospect of a downgrade by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, after it today (3 October) revealed its estimated net losses from the hurricane and...
  • Giant insurer American International Group (AIG) has taken legal action in an effort to seize $20bn of its own shares from the control of ousted former chief executive Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, according to reports last week (29 September) in the Wall...
  • Atrium’s pre-tax profits fell to £13.4mn the company reported in its first-half results for 2005, down from a restated figure of £15.7mn for the same period in 2004. The Lloyd’s underwriter reported its interim results on 28 September with net...
  • Converium has renewed its fronting arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway’s National Indemnity Company and Munich Re which enables the Swiss Reinsurer to continue as a member of the aviation pool Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers Ltd until...
  • AM Best has placed Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe and its subsidiaries under review with negative implications for financial strength and debt ratings. The rating review follows the company’s receipt of a Wells Notice from the Securities and...
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