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September 2015/3

  • Share price data on The Insurance Insider's universe of P&C (re)insurers
  • P&C (re)insurance stocks edged down last week as The Insider 30 declined by 0.35 percent on average
  • The cost of managing looming regulatory changes is likely to hit reinsurers' bottom lines, according to Guy Carpenter.
  • The UK's Flood Re scheme could prove a waste of public money, according to the shadow minister for environment, food and rural affairs.
  • Firms creating cyber models must tackle the problem of aggregation, according to a senior figure in the cyber insurance market.
  • With the curtain drawn on another Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, the sector's P&C equities analysts have issued their key takeaways from the conference.
  • Amtrak subsidiary Passenger Railroad Insurance has begun marketing a $200mn cat bond in what is only the second insurance-linked securities transaction to focus on storm surge risk, sister publication Trading Risk reported last week.
  • Global carrier Zurich will not renew its Lakeside Re cat bond when it matures at year-end, as it plans to shift the focus of its reinsurance buying away from regional covers and towards global protections.
  • Japanese insurers are facing a growing claims bill after heavy storm activity in the country during August and September led to severe flooding and landslides.
  • Guy Carpenter has hired a further five staff from Aon Benfield as it continues the aggressive build-out of its facultative reinsurance team, as the broker looks to double its revenues from fac reinsurance over the next five years.
  • Cyber hires; California fires; R&Q de-emption; Nuclear syndicate increases capacity; Halsband joins Drinker, Biddle & Reath; Cyber consortium launch; Aon's magnificent 7; AmTrust appoints Attwood; HK insurance watchdog...
  • The trend for soft treaty capacity to absorb business previously ceded to the facultative market is set to continue with a new fac facility being planned by global insurer Zurich, sister title Inside FAC reported today (21 September).