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Reactions from the global insurance market

  • Lloyd’s spies Tanzanian opportunity

    28 August 2015

    Lloyd’s is setting its sights on Tanzania just as the country’s on and offshore energy sector is expanding and reinsurance rules have been relaxed.

  • London puts brave face on LMG levy plan

    21 August 2015

    A proposed slip levy in the London market to raise £250m over five years may cause some acrimony amid tough competition and pricing pressure, but so far is seeing some support.

  • Claims, complaints clampdown in London

    21 August 2015

    Claims and complaints are under the regulatory spotlight at Lloyd's, with coverholders and third party service providers under particular pressure.

  • Tianjin port blast to cost insurers up to $1.5bn

    19 August 2015

    Analysis: Vehicle insurers are expected to suffer the biggest losses, while marine cargo, property, life, health and business interruption covers are all likely to pay out for the fireball which has destroyed much of Tianjin Port.

  • Gender pay gap “huge issue” say industry execs

    25 August 2015

    The insurance sector is not retaining skilled female employees, with too few women reaching the top, in a working environment seen as still not inclusive, while pay disparity between the genders remains a thorny issue.

  • The waste industry is on fire

    04 August 2015

    A hard market has emerged for insuring the waste and recycling industry, due to high claims costs, fewer carriers and an increased focus by regulators on environmental risks.

  • Ace and Chubb tie the knot

    17 July 2015

    Ace’s surprise acquisition of Chubb in a deal worth $28.3bn will create one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the world with plenty of scope for the combined business to expand far further than its current reach.

  • Looking for Latam opportunities

    17 July 2015

    Reactions in partnership with Alesco got some leaders in the Latin American market around a table to find the most exciting re/insurance opportunities in the region.

  • Reactions Latin America Awards 2015

    17 July 2015

    Reactions welcomed some of the most senior re/insurance industry figures in Latin America to Miami’s prestigious Eden Roc resort at the end of May for the latest edition of the Latin America Awards.

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Latest News by Sector

North America

  • GCube looking further afield

    28 August 2015

    Specialist renewable energy managing general agent GCube is looking to grow its operations around the world as conditions in more established regions grow ever more competitive.

  • Competition causing P&I pressures

    28 August 2015

    The mutual protection and indemnity industry is enjoying the latest in what has been a benign couple of years for major casualties but the market is facing pressure from claims volatility and intense competition for new tonnage coming on line.

Casualty/liability

  • Competition causing P&I pressures

    28 August 2015

    The mutual protection and indemnity industry is enjoying the latest in what has been a benign couple of years for major casualties but the market is facing pressure from claims volatility and intense competition for new tonnage coming on line.

  • Lloyd's benefiting from China expansion

    28 August 2015

    Lloyd's opened its second Chinese office in Beijing almost a year ago and the market is already benefiting from its increased reach in the country.

Bermuda

  • Cat bond issuance hits $2.96bn in Q2

    28 August 2015

    Issuance of insurance linked securities (ILS) reached almost $3bn in the year’s second quarter, and $4.7bn for the first half.

  • All bets are off: Monte Carlo

    28 August 2015

    Faites vos jeux: the Monte Carlo Rendez-vous beckons. It’s traditionally a time for people to start placing their bets on where the reinsurance market is heading.

Property-catastrophe

  • Lloyd's benefiting from China expansion

    28 August 2015

    Lloyd's opened its second Chinese office in Beijing almost a year ago and the market is already benefiting from its increased reach in the country.

  • Cat bond issuance hits $2.96bn in Q2

    28 August 2015

    Issuance of insurance linked securities (ILS) reached almost $3bn in the year’s second quarter, and $4.7bn for the first half.

Europe

  • GCube looking further afield

    28 August 2015

    Specialist renewable energy managing general agent GCube is looking to grow its operations around the world as conditions in more established regions grow ever more competitive.

  • Far East focusing on mature markets

    28 August 2015

    Far East firms are looking to enter the established western re/insurance markets as they seek to expand operations beyond their own borders, and TigerRisk is making moves to ensure it is there to assist them.

Financial management

Lloyd's and London Market

  • GCube looking further afield

    28 August 2015

    Specialist renewable energy managing general agent GCube is looking to grow its operations around the world as conditions in more established regions grow ever more competitive.

  • Competition causing P&I pressures

    28 August 2015

    The mutual protection and indemnity industry is enjoying the latest in what has been a benign couple of years for major casualties but the market is facing pressure from claims volatility and intense competition for new tonnage coming on line.

Legal and regulation

  • China’s shock yuan devaluation

    28 August 2015

    China triggered fears in global markets after unexpectedly devaluing its currency in mid-August in an attempt to boost exports.

  • US political dispute could muddy Iran sanctions deal

    28 August 2015

    A political argument in Washington is threatening to temper re/insurers’ excitement about renewing business in Iran following the decision to lift sanctions on the country.

  

   
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