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  • The Week In Review

    17 April 2014

  • Victor Peignet interview transcript

    16 April 2014

    Going behind the headlines, Reactions brings you the transcrip of Garry Booth's interview with Victor Peignet, chief executive of Scor Global P&C.

  • Georg Fülles interview transcript

    16 April 2014

    Going behind the headlines, Reactions brings you the transcript of Garry Booth's interview with Georg Fülles, head of European casualty strategy at reinsurance intermediary Guy Carpenter.

  • Andrew Newman Interview Transcript

    16 April 2014

    Going behind the headlines, Reactions brings you the transcript of Garry Booth's interview with Andrew Newman, head of casualty at Willis Re.

  • Week In Review 10/04/14

    10 April 2014

    The FCA is in the middle of a controversy about the way it handled the premature release of news about an inquiry it would be undertaking into legacy life business

  • AIG London cuts jobs

    04 April 2014

    Sources at AIG say 'one or two' people are leaving but Reactions understands the figure could be higher.

  • The Week In Review - Watford Re

    03 April 2014

    The news this week that Watford Holdings had raised $1.13bn in capital for its sidecar/alternative capital operation Watford Re was the most significant for the reinsurance industry on two, perhaps three, counts, writes Peter Birks.

  • Alternative capital for casualty

    31 March 2014

    Surplus property cat capacity is moving into the casualty sector making conditions softer, writes Garry Booth.

  • Chalenges remain in MENA

    31 March 2014

    Underpricing of risk and difficulty in recruiting top local talent are two of the main problems facing insurers in the Middle East, writes Vicky Beckett

  • Economic losses should be insured losses

    31 March 2014

    Amer Ahmed, Allianz Re CEO, suggests in the April View From The Top the industry may not be doing enough for society in providing protection against catastrophe losses.

  • EIOPA releases internal model package

    31 March 2014

    The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published today its Opinion on the Use of a Common Application Package for Internal Models.

  • Europe reinsurance results

    31 March 2014

    The four leading European reinsurers remain optimistic about the future despite long-lasting low interest rates and rate pressure from alternative capital, writes Peter Birks.

  • Flood risk mitigation in UK

    31 March 2014

    Insurers in the UK have potentially higher rates and safer properties to look forward to.

  • Major reinsurance brokers set out battleground

    31 March 2014

    Revenues at the Big Three brokers increased during 2014 as the trio strengthened their position at the top of tree, but new players are looking to shake things up, writes Chris Munro

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Latest News by Sector

North America

Casualty/liability

Bermuda

  • Aspen spends $3m on Endurance defence

    24 April 2014

    Bermuda-based re/insurer Aspen has reported a Q1 income of $120.4m for Q1 2014, up 31% year on year, but it has spent $3m defending itself against Endurance's now-hostile takeover bid.

  • Aspen and Endurance continue to spar

    21 April 2014

    Bermudian-based businesses Endurance and Aspen have continued their war of words over the Easter weekend as the pair argue what value the mooted deal offers shareholders.

Property-catastrophe

Europe

  • Allied World reports 79.9% Q1 combined ratio

    24 April 2014

    Allied World has boosted its first quarter results with its reinsurance business reporting 9.8% growth.

  • Towergate acquires Arista

    24 April 2014

    Towergate has completed its anticipated acquisition of Arista Insurance from Canopius and has appointed Nick Watson as its new chief executive.

Financial management

Lloyd's and London Market

Legal and regulation

  • Aspen and Endurance continue to spar

    21 April 2014

    Bermudian-based businesses Endurance and Aspen have continued their war of words over the Easter weekend as the pair argue what value the mooted deal offers shareholders.

  • New rules change Philippines insurance landscape

    21 April 2014

    Changes to capital requirements in the Philippines have led to challenges for insurers, reports AM Best. But the end result should be increased profitability.

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