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September 2004/1

  • Agency issues wake-up call and raises fears of a looming liquidity crisis... Questions have again been raised over the liquidity of Fairfax Holdings after ratings agency Fitch placed the Canadian financial services holding company on a negative rating
  • Specialist Lloyd’s insurer Kiln has announced that it will withdraw from Syndicate 557 under its 2005 business plan, allowing the syndicate to become, in its words, “entirely Names-owned”.
  • Interim profits up for Continental giants as recent troubles turned around... SCOR shows further improvement French reinsurer SCOR appears to be making some progress along the path of recovery as it reported improved half-year figures on 26 August and
  • US reinsurance exposures remain a potent threat after 2Q activity As the global reinsurance industry convenes at the annual Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous de Septembre they will be unable to avoid a depressing reality - under-reserving of US reinsurance busin
  • Despite sluggish share prices, Lloyd’s quoted insurers are unveiling impressive interims... Amlin's strong posting kicks off Lloyd's reporting season Amlin began the Lloyd’s results season by posting exceptionally impressive results - including a 17.2
  • Lower than predicted wind speeds and a benign track appear to have mitigated the loss scenario of Hurricane Frances, the second major hurricane to hit the state of Florida in a month. The hurricane, which had been billed as the most powerful and potent
  • Lloyd's insurers are fighting multi-million dollar losses arising from Capital Bonding Corporation, a controversial programme administrator for US bail bond companies. Lloyd's, together with participants such as Converium, provided reinsurance to domes
  • In our regular monthly News Digest, we round up key stories from the last month, presenting them to you in easily digestable snippets.
  • In our regular monthly News Digest, we round up key stories from the last month, presenting them to you in easily digestable snippets.
  • Devastating S&P downgrade has compounded the troubles for Swiss reinsurer following under-reserving revelations and share price collapse... As the great and the good from the reinsurance industry converge at the annual Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-Vo
  • Snide was amazed that allegations of anti-semitism were recently levelled at the Bunteresque Conservative MP Nicholas Soames. The grandson of Churchill is known for his politically incorrect gaffes, but was quick to deny there was anything sinister in the
  • London MGA Hogarth Underwriting has hit back at the FSA over the authority's plans to take it to court for placing business in the UK on behalf of unauthorised insurer CIC. Greek domiciled CIC, which started to target distressed UK liability sectors su
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