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October 2017/5

  • Asia Capital Re (ACR)'s board will not reopen the sales process that led to its $1bn abortive deal with Shenzhen Qianhai Financial Holdings and Shenzhen Investment Holdings, The Insurance Insider understands.
  • The battle lines are being drawn in Asia between reinsurers and cedants ahead of the 1 January renewals, as the sector continues to come to terms with the remarkable string of third quarter cat losses.
  • Ivan Chan, ArgoGlobal Asia's CEO, has left the firm, The Insurance Insider understands.
  • French state-owned reinsurer CCR Re is looking for strategic industry partners and would consider exchanging equity stakes with supporters following its operational carve-out early this year from parent CCR
  • After years of malaise, the (re)insurance market may finally be facing a sea change following heavy third quarter catastrophe losses, as underwriting executives scramble to talk up rates.
  • Losses sustained by Caribbean insurer Nagico during hurricanes Irma and Maria have not dented the allure of the business for 50 percent owner Peak Re.
  • Independent wholesaler Keating has expanded its senior executive team with two high-level hires and restructured its platform to drive further growth, The Insurance Insider can reveal.
  • Contrary to the popular mythology that journalists are fuelled by an almost exclusive diet of hard liquor, we scribes actually function on a steady stream of tea and coffee.
  • As third quarter cat loss disclosures roll in with the earnings season, a discussion is heating up in the market about whether recent events will generate the $100bn industry loss sources had been coalescing around.
  • The third quarter could still go down as the costliest in the (re)insurance industry's history, with almost all the companies to report so far dragged to a loss and a significant portion of the sector's excess capital wiped out.
  • A number of Lloyd's syndicates are set to take advantage of propitious pricing conditions next year with significant planned increases in stamp capacity, The Insurance Insider can reveal.
  • Qatar Re's Dubai-based head of marine will move to lead operations in Singapore following three departures in the recently licensed office, The Insurance Insider understands.
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