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Reactions from the global insurance market

  • Solvency II: no respite to January 1

    14 December 2015

    Painful costs and obstacles have hit those navigating the maze towards Solvency II compliance, but the January’s implementation deadline is finally in sight.

  • Women leaders talk D&I

    14 December 2015

    Reactions asks leading women in re/insurance about diversity and inclusion in the industry, what it's doing wrong, and what it needs to do better to get it right.

  • 2016 Outlook: What will the New Year bring?

    14 December 2015

    Reactions asks Victor Peignet, William Stovin, Mike Rice, Dieter Berg, Mark Watson, Kurt Karl, Grahame Chilton, Tim Gardner, Andrew Bustillo and Tom Leonardi what 2016 will bring.

  • EU & US regulators: pragmatism required

    14 December 2015

    EU and US regulators need to be pragmatic with each other in Solvency II negotiations if they are to avoid hostility between the world's two largest re/insurance markets.

  • Bermuda equivalent, but PRA problematic

    14 December 2015

    The EU has granted Bermuda full equivalence under Solvency II, but the three month delay means regulators could still impose extra conditions in the interim.

  • The big January reinsurance sale

    03 February 2016

    2016’s January 1 renewal fell on a Friday, and just like retailers on Black Friday, the reinsurance industry duly dropped its rates, despite previous talk of pricing floors.

  • Sompo Canopius Re: One game, one team

    14 December 2015

    That’s the sporting motto brandished for the launch of Sompo Canopius Re, through the combination of the reinsurance businesses of Canopius and Sompo.

  • P&I clubs enjoy XoL reduction

    03 February 2016

    The surfeit of market capacity means the International Group of protection and indemnity clubs has received a sizeable discount on the cost of its vast excess of loss programme.

  • P&I clubs plot increase at renewal

    14 December 2015

    Creatures of bad habit, the majority of the International Group of P&I clubs are gearing up for an increase in member contributions at renewal.

  • London's renaissance in US general liability

    14 December 2015

    Decades after getting its fingers burnt over asbestos claims and insolvencies in the 1980s, the London market is re-entering the US general liability sector.

  • Bermuda comment: David in a world of financial Goliaths

    03 February 2016

    Given that it is one of the smallest territories in the world, many would be surprised at the integral role Bermuda plays in managing the economic fallout after natural disasters, writes Americas editor Christopher Munro.

  • Bermuda renaissance underway

    03 February 2016

    Positive economic indicators suggest Bermuda is exiting its recession and the island is now looking to open up new avenues of opportunity.

  • Indonesia Re a cause for concern

    14 December 2015

    Indonesia's bid to keep capital in the country by forcing local insurance companies to cede premium to domestic reinsurers caused concerns among AsiaPac reinsurers.

  • SII equivalence boosts Bermuda’s prospects

    03 February 2016

    Bermuda will be kept waiting until the end of February for its Solvency II equivalence to be signed off, but optimism abounds that the new regulation is a positive move for the island.

  • Cyber gets physical

    03 February 2016

    Cyber-attack that causes physical damage has been touted as a yawning exposure for 2016, with understanding of the potential risk faced by governments and organisations still in its infancy.

  • Sub-Sahara is still a growth area

    14 December 2015

    Premium in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is expected to continue to grow strongly over the next few years, according to Swiss Re.

  • Crossing channels in Guernsey's market

    14 December 2015

    Guernsey is broadening its focus beyond its traditional captive expertise and into ILS, Islamic finance and collateralised reinsurance vehicles.

  • Winter weather a growing threat

    03 February 2016

    January saw residents of the northeastern US prepare for another major deluge of snow, and re/insurers will be concerned that a pattern of rising winter storm claims is taking its toll.

  • The UK under water

    03 February 2016

    Now that the UK names its winter storms, last December could easily be mistaken for the guests of a raucous Christmas party but in reality Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank caused an estimated £5bn in destruction as they toured the UK.

  • Global risks crowd the horizon

    05 February 2016

    Risks are getting organised, reports the WEF, and the insurance sector is in the firing line on many fronts.

  • US to keep Solvency II at arm’s length

    14 December 2015

    The US and the EU may achieve a covered agreement, but it remains highly unlikely that Solvency II will be making its way across the North Atlantic.

  • The ILS market is changing

    05 February 2016

    Catastrophe bond issuance fell as 2015 wore on, but ILS watchers point to other indicators that the market is changing.

  • RISKbitz Dec15 /Jan16

    14 December 2015

    It’s Black Friday every Friday with Mocha Re! Your favourite re/insurance satire, with RISKbitz.

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Latest News by Sector

North America

Casualty/liability

  • We need to do more R&D – Beale

    05 February 2016

    Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale talks R&D, resilience building and systemic exposures in casualty risk.

  • Reactions February digital issue online now!

    05 February 2016

    This month's issue focuses on recent reinsurance renewals, a special report from Bermuda, US winter storms, floods in the UK, cyber risk of physical damage, and the WEF in Davos on global risk.

Bermuda

  • The ILS market is changing

    05 February 2016

    Catastrophe bond issuance fell as 2015 wore on, but ILS watchers point to other indicators that the market is changing.

  • Reactions February digital issue online now!

    05 February 2016

    This month's issue focuses on recent reinsurance renewals, a special report from Bermuda, US winter storms, floods in the UK, cyber risk of physical damage, and the WEF in Davos on global risk.

Property-catastrophe

  • The ILS market is changing

    05 February 2016

    Catastrophe bond issuance fell as 2015 wore on, but ILS watchers point to other indicators that the market is changing.

  • Reactions February digital issue online now!

    05 February 2016

    This month's issue focuses on recent reinsurance renewals, a special report from Bermuda, US winter storms, floods in the UK, cyber risk of physical damage, and the WEF in Davos on global risk.

Europe

  • Financial SMEs cyber risk high - FREE

    08 February 2016

    Small financial services businesses are putting their reputations on the line underestimating the impact of cyber-attack, a UK government-backed KPMG study reports.

  • The ILS market is changing

    05 February 2016

    Catastrophe bond issuance fell as 2015 wore on, but ILS watchers point to other indicators that the market is changing.

Financial management

  • Aon profit drops 1% in 2015

    05 February 2016

    Fourth quarter profit at Aon increased to reach $584m, but net income for the year as a whole still fell 1% to $1.4bn.

  • The ILS market is changing

    05 February 2016

    Catastrophe bond issuance fell as 2015 wore on, but ILS watchers point to other indicators that the market is changing.

Lloyd's and London Market

  • Financial SMEs cyber risk high - FREE

    08 February 2016

    Small financial services businesses are putting their reputations on the line underestimating the impact of cyber-attack, a UK government-backed KPMG study reports.

  • Liberty Specialty Markets appoints CUO

    08 February 2016

    Mike Gosselin has been promoted to the role of chief underwriting officer at Liberty Specialty Markets.

Legal and regulation

  • Reactions February digital issue online now!

    05 February 2016

    This month's issue focuses on recent reinsurance renewals, a special report from Bermuda, US winter storms, floods in the UK, cyber risk of physical damage, and the WEF in Davos on global risk.

  • Bermuda comment: David in a world of financial Goliaths

    03 February 2016

    Given that it is one of the smallest territories in the world, many would be surprised at the integral role Bermuda plays in managing the economic fallout after natural disasters, writes Americas editor Christopher Munro.

  

   
February 2016 
In this month's Reactions
 January renewals
 Bermuda special report
 Cyber physical damage
 US & UK winter weather


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