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North America

  • Alvarez defends AIG deal

    01 October 2014

    On the second day of Starr International's action against the US government, the Fed's general counsel at the time of the bailout has defended the regulator's actions

  • Bill Gross departure stunned Pimco and Allianz

    01 October 2014

    The decision of Pimco co-founder to join Janus stunned both Allianz and Pimco with neither firms having any knowledge of the move before its announcement, reports Bloomberg.

Casualty/liability

Bermuda

  • Fifa renews player injury protection programme

    01 October 2014

    World football’s governing body has renewed a compensation plan for football clubs whose players are injured on international duty.

  • Markel’s David Kalainoff to retire

    01 October 2014

    David Kalainoff, Markel’s president and CUO of casualty reinsurance is retiring in June 2015 and Jed Rhoads, Markel Re’s president and CUO of property, will take over his responsibilities.

Property-catastrophe

Europe

  • Ace hires German surety manager

    01 October 2014

    Ace has appointed Charles Villette as surety underwriting manager for its German operations and he will be based in Frankfurt.

  • Bill Gross departure stunned Pimco and Allianz

    01 October 2014

    The decision of Pimco co-founder to join Janus stunned both Allianz and Pimco with neither firms having any knowledge of the move before its announcement, reports Bloomberg.

Financial management

  • Bill Gross departure stunned Pimco and Allianz

    01 October 2014

    The decision of Pimco co-founder to join Janus stunned both Allianz and Pimco with neither firms having any knowledge of the move before its announcement, reports Bloomberg.

  • Hong Kong boosts premiums by 13.7%

    01 October 2014

    Hong Kong has managed to lift its 2013 gross premiums to HKD299.5bn ($38.6bn) after working closely with insurers to boost the industry.

Lloyd's and London Market

Legal and regulation

  • Alvarez defends AIG deal

    01 October 2014

    On the second day of Starr International's action against the US government, the Fed's general counsel at the time of the bailout has defended the regulator's actions

  • Fed announces Dodd-Frank study for insurers

    01 October 2014

    The Federal Reserve has announced it is to study the implications of capital standards imposed by Dodd Frank on large insurers.

01 Oct 2014


In this week's Reactions the review
#RNAC2014: Structural change
#RNAC2014: Insurers must utilise data
BPF criticises Flood Re
Carney warns on internal models

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