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  • Baden Baden Newsletter Link To Day 3

    22 October 2014

  • Baden Baden Newsletter Link To Day Two

    21 October 2014

  • Baden Baden Newsletter Link to Day One

    21 October 2014

  • 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.


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North America


  • Ace may exclude Ebola claims

    22 October 2014

    Ace may start using policy exclusions against some Ebola claims and two brokers have launched a business interruption product for companies that may be impacted by the deadly disease.

  • LTC warning from Swiss Re's Sigma

    22 October 2014

    The cost of long-term care (LTC) is set to grow rapidly over the next 15 years, and the private insurance sector has a role to play, according to the latest Sigma report from Swiss Re




Financial management

  • Hiscox underwriting performance praised by AM Best

    24 October 2014

    Ratings agency AM Best has praised the strong operating performance of Hiscox, demonstrated by its consistently low five-year combined ratio as it affirms the insurer’s rating.

  • Manage reputational risk strategically: Rims

    24 October 2014

    According to a new report from risk management society Rims, companies that manage their reputational risk strategically, as they do their business risks, are likely to be more successful in managing their reputation.

Lloyd's and London Market

Legal and regulation

22 Oct 2014

In this week's Review
Till Capital buys Omega
Regulation threatens growth
Catastrophes strike
SF not ready for quake

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