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  • Baden Baden Newsletter Link To Day Two

    21 October 2014

    http://www.reactionsnet.com/pdf/Reactions/BB_Day2_LR.pdf

  • Baden Baden Newsletter Link to Day One

    21 October 2014

    http://www.reactionsnet.com/pdf/Reactions/BB_Day1_LR.pdf

  • Time Running Out For Tria

    14 October 2014

    Congress is quickly running out of time if it is to pass a bill extending the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria).

  • US Casualty: An increasingly hot market

    14 October 2014

    Casualty reinsurance may well be the next target for the excess capital that has sunk property catastrophe rates in recent years. Victoria Beckett reports.

  • Broker opportunities on the rise

    14 October 2014

    There are significant opportunities in the (re)insurance broking market, for both large and smaller players, to expand their businesses.

  • Assessing capital moves

    14 October 2014

    Guy Carpenter Securities global head of ILS distribution, Chi Hum, sat down with Reactions at the Rendez-vous meeting in Monte Carlo in September to discuss what happens when capital moves en masse into the market and the affect that is having on the (re)insurance industry

  • Lloyd's FC beats Oxford University 3-1

    12 October 2014

    Match Report: Lloyd's FC beats Oxford University 3-1 with man of the match going to Callum Bennett of Novae.

  • Lloyd's FC beats Aon 3-2 to start season

    08 October 2014

    Lloyd's Football Club kicked off the season with a bang beating Aon 3-2 and celebrated in style by throwing a party for the London Market.

  • Dodd-Frank additions slow progress

    07 October 2014

    Both houses of Congress have passed a bill lowering the capital standards requirements for insurers under Dodd- Frank, however additions to the bill passed in the House of Representatives have slowed its progress.

  • Europe stimulates insurance M&A activity uptick

    07 October 2014

    After a three year slide, M&A activity in the insurance sector is recovering. Garry Booth reports.

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Latest News by Sector

North America

Casualty/liability

  • Job moves at QBE

    21 October 2014

    QBE has named a number of new appointments in its International Casualty Division.

  • Starr launches new cyber liability product

    21 October 2014

    Security & Privacy Risk Response comprises coverage for both first and third party costs, including network security and privacy liability

Bermuda

  • Ironshore enters agriculture segment

    21 October 2014

    Ironshore international has announced that it is to begin writing agriculture business with the appointment of Catherine Besselman in Los Angeles.

  • Bermuda survives Gonzalo battering

    20 October 2014

    Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda on Friday night, but the late weakening of the storm to a category 2 meant that physical damage was limited

Property-catastrophe

  • Stable German treaty 1/1 renewals expected: E+S Rück

    21 October 2014

    Hannover Re’s German business is expecting stable rates for the January 1 renewals following higher frequency severe weather leading to big losses for primary insurers.

  • Bermuda survives Gonzalo battering

    20 October 2014

    Hurricane Gonzalo scored a direct hit on Bermuda on Friday night, but the late weakening of the storm to a category 2 meant that physical damage was limited

Europe

Financial management

  • Mixed Bag from Gjensidige

    21 October 2014

    Norwegian insurer Gjensidige posted a slight year on year Q3 decline, but the year-to-date numbers showed improvement.

  • Stable German treaty 1/1 renewals expected: E+S Rück

    21 October 2014

    Hannover Re’s German business is expecting stable rates for the January 1 renewals following higher frequency severe weather leading to big losses for primary insurers.

Lloyd's and London Market

  • Job moves at QBE

    21 October 2014

    QBE has named a number of new appointments in its International Casualty Division.

  • Willis set to take majority stake in Miller

    20 October 2014

    Broker Willis has revealed that it is at an advanced stage of talks with Miller Insurance Services to take a majority stake in the partnership.

Legal and regulation

21 Oct 2014

In Tuesday's Baden Baden newsletter
Munich Re on weather
Willis in talks with Miller
Aon Benfield on German market
Smaller carriers under threat?

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