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  • Capital will not retreat with nat cat: AM Best

    02 September 2014

    According to a new report from AM Best, London market capital is increasingly being supplied by long-term institutional investors and is less likely to retreat following large catastrophe losses. More »

  • Quindell and RAC restructure April deal

    02 September 2014

    UK-based technology and insurance services provider Quindell is to take 100% ownership of Connected Car Solution, its former joint venture with roadside assistance to insurance broking operation RAC More »

  • Sompo sells typhoon insurance to Philippines

    02 September 2014

    A division of Sompo Japan is to begin selling Typhoon Guard Insurance to the Philippines to mitigate damage caused by typhoons. More »

  • Calliden profits rise as Steadfast deal looms

    02 September 2014

    The board-supported deal, which is awaiting regulatory and shareholder approval, is worth 46.5 cents per share and values the Sydney-based company at about $105m. More »

  • Al Medina buys Watania stake to access UAE

    02 September 2014

    Takaful insurer Al Medina is partnering with MB UAE Investments to buy stakes in National Takaful Company (Watania) More »

  • CGSC tackles lowered rating

    02 September 2014

    A deteriorating operating performance, causing Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford to have its rating downgraded, is being tackled with corrective actions. More »

  • Hancock takes the helm at AIG

    02 September 2014

    Peter Hancock has replaced Bob Benmosche at the helm of the American insurance giant, pledging to lead a data driven transformation of the insurer. More »

  • Tower probed by SEC

    02 September 2014

    Tower Group International has revealed that it has received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it is under investigation. More »

  • TRS pulls back from small reinsurance investment

    02 September 2014

    The Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois is reported to be pulling back from its small investment in reinsurance. More »

  • Apra cool on comparison sites

    01 September 2014

    The Australian regulator has warned that the introduction of mandatory use of comparison sites by insurers could have unintended and negative consequences. More »

  • Argo hires international head

    01 September 2014

    Insurer Argo has announced that it has hired Jose Ribeiro as its new international head of business to be based in its London office. More »

  • BP Marsh exploits NAV discount

    01 September 2014

    UK-based insurance investment company BP Marsh has reported positive first-half trading from the companies in which it has stakes. More »

  • Golden State Re II issued

    01 September 2014

    The Californa State Compensation Fund is replacing its expiring Golden State Re I with a new four-year bond. More »

  • Helvetia earnings rise

    01 September 2014

    Swiss insurer Helvetia, which is in the process of merging with Nationale Suisse, has recorded a strong set of first-half numbers More »

Reactions from the global insurance market

News analysis, features and opinion

  • Beware catastrophe reinsurers bearing gifts…

    02 September 2014

    The possible downside of the collateralised reinsurance boom By Ian Plumley, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP

  • RenaissanceRe Cat Modelling Roundtable

    02 September 2014

    This Year's Model Reactions in association with RenaissanceRe gathered senior reinsurance executives in Bermuda to discuss the current state of play in the catastrophe modelling sector. Christopher Munro was host.

  • Zurich North America aims to expand its horizons

    02 September 2014

    The company has long been established as one of the leading commercial insurers in the North American market but is now looking to move further up the pecking order. Christopher Munro reports

  • Innovation Roundtable – A dynamic market

    01 September 2014

    Reactions Magazine in association with Pro-Global brought together industry-leading figures in Bermuda and North America to discuss with Reactions America's editor Christopher Munro the current state of the market, and what insurers and reinsurers need to do to make sure they are doing all that they should to be in the forefront of innovation.

  • Insurers face new challenges with Panama Canal expansion

    29 August 2014

    The Panama Canal’s expansion will allow far larger vessels than ever before to traverse the transit way in a move which has been welcomed by the maritime industry although it has presented the marine insurance market with a host of potential challenges. Christopher Munro reports

  • Marine and Energy

    29 August 2014

    For the first time in at least six years, pricing in the offshore energy insurance market is beginning to fall owing to a combination of heightened competition and the sector’s recent good loss record. Christopher Munro reports.

  • Reactions CEO Forum - 2014 - Guy Carpenter

    29 August 2014

    By Alexander Moczarski President and Chief Executive Officer of Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC

  • Swans in shades of grey circle the market

    29 August 2014

    Garry Booth writes on grey swans, earthquakes, and the soft market

  • View from the top

    29 August 2014

    As the largest re/insurance market in the world, the US is the key region for the many of the industry’s leading players. Americas Editor Christopher Munro talks to Guy Carpenter’s Andrew Marcell about how the reinsurance broker is meeting the challenges facing both his company and its clients.

  • Beware catastrophe reinsurers bearing gifts…

    28 August 2014

    The possible downside of the collateralised reinsurance boom

  • Bridge insurance gender gap still remains

    28 August 2014

    The insurance industry continues to lag behind other sectors in the wider financial services spectrum when it comes to promoting gender diversity with new figures suggesting the situation remains a long way from being resolved. Christopher Munro reports

  • Marine market suffers as competition increases

    28 August 2014

    London’s marine hull market remains in dire straits with competition continuing to increase and margins getting ever tighter for those involved. Christopher Munro reports

  • Write More, Write Less

    13 August 2014

  • Mixed messages from the big four

    12 August 2014

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Latest News by Sector

North America

  • Marsh recruits Willis’ Wallace

    02 September 2014

    Broker Marsh has announced that it has hired Thadd Wallace of Willis to lead its global risk management practice in Atlanta.

  • Tower probed by SEC

    02 September 2014

    Tower Group International has revealed that it has received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it is under investigation.

Casualty/liability

  • Quindell and RAC restructure April deal

    02 September 2014

    UK-based technology and insurance services provider Quindell is to take 100% ownership of Connected Car Solution, its former joint venture with roadside assistance to insurance broking operation RAC

  • Apra cool on comparison sites

    01 September 2014

    The Australian regulator has warned that the introduction of mandatory use of comparison sites by insurers could have unintended and negative consequences.

Bermuda

  • RenaissanceRe Cat Modelling Roundtable

    02 September 2014

    This Year's Model Reactions in association with RenaissanceRe gathered senior reinsurance executives in Bermuda to discuss the current state of play in the catastrophe modelling sector. Christopher Munro was host.

  • Catastrophe Modelling Roundtable

    01 September 2014

    Reactions in association with RenaissanceRe gathered senior reinsurance executives in Bermuda to discuss the current state of play in the catastrophe modelling sector. Christopher Munro was host.

Property-catastrophe

  • RenaissanceRe Cat Modelling Roundtable

    02 September 2014

    This Year's Model Reactions in association with RenaissanceRe gathered senior reinsurance executives in Bermuda to discuss the current state of play in the catastrophe modelling sector. Christopher Munro was host.

  • Sompo sells typhoon insurance to Philippines

    02 September 2014

    A division of Sompo Japan is to begin selling Typhoon Guard Insurance to the Philippines to mitigate damage caused by typhoons.

Europe

  • CGSC tackles lowered rating

    02 September 2014

    A deteriorating operating performance, causing Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford to have its rating downgraded, is being tackled with corrective actions.

  • Quindell and RAC restructure April deal

    02 September 2014

    UK-based technology and insurance services provider Quindell is to take 100% ownership of Connected Car Solution, its former joint venture with roadside assistance to insurance broking operation RAC

Financial management

Lloyd's and London Market

  • Capital will not retreat with nat cat: AM Best

    02 September 2014

    According to a new report from AM Best, London market capital is increasingly being supplied by long-term institutional investors and is less likely to retreat following large catastrophe losses.

  • CGSC tackles lowered rating

    02 September 2014

    A deteriorating operating performance, causing Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford to have its rating downgraded, is being tackled with corrective actions.

Legal and regulation

  • Calliden profits rise as Steadfast deal looms

    02 September 2014

    The board-supported deal, which is awaiting regulatory and shareholder approval, is worth 46.5 cents per share and values the Sydney-based company at about $105m.

  • Tower probed by SEC

    02 September 2014

    Tower Group International has revealed that it has received a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it is under investigation.

27Aug 2014

In this week's issue:
New reinsurers planned
Is NY ready for RNAC?
Fitch upbeat on reinsurers
Lac-Megantic report released

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