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Reactions from the global insurance market

  • 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.

  • Tokio Marine’s HCC deal

    17 July 2015

    The Japanese company’s deal for HCC Insurance Holdings may have come as something of a shock, but there is little surprise in Tokio Marine acquiring another international firm in its bid to grow its global footprint.

  • Scor’s Newman charts London ILS hub

    16 July 2015

    The London Market Group and the UK Government are collaborating in an attempt to turn London into an international ILS hub, Malcolm Newman, Scor’s managing director in London and a London Market Group member, told Reactions

  • Garry Booth comment: The Internet of Things

    16 July 2015

    Comment: There’s so much written and said about cyber risk I sometimes wonder if the subject is overblown. But two days in Amsterdam for JLT’s annual communications, technology and media (CTM) conference suggests otherwise.

  • Lawsuit casts light on Saudi 9/11 financing

    17 July 2015

    Several insurers that paid out losses emanating from the September 11 terrorist attacks have filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia alleging that elements within the Kingdom knew of and aided the orchestration of the atrocity, writes Sam Kerr.

  • Lancashire alumni launch “unique” Fidelis

    17 July 2015

    Former Lancashire Insurance Holdings executives Richard Brindle and Neil McConachie have teamed up to launch a new specialty re/insurer – Fidelis Insurance Holdings.

  • Climate risk striking reinsurers now: Scor

    16 July 2015

    Underwriters are writing climate change risks they do not understand, and the effects are being felt already, not just in the long run, reports Vicky Beckett, from the Scor Foundation Seminar on Climate Risks in Paris.

  • London’s make or break modernisation plan

    10 July 2015

    Whether London can turn around its "out of date" market processes may be make or break for London remaining the beating heart of the global re/insurance industry.

  • Life models: a matter of life and death

    16 July 2015

    What’s the worst that can happen? It’s becoming an increasingly important question for life companies and catastrophe risk specialists. Reactions takes a look at life risk and attempts to model it.

  • The foreigners targeting Brazil’s corporate market

    16 July 2015

    International companies are taking the lead in Brazil’s commercial insurance sector while domestic rivals increasingly turn their focus towards the fast growing mass market. Rodrigo Amaral reports.

  • Looking for growth in Latin America

    16 July 2015

    Economic growth in Latin America may not be what it once was, but that has not stopped re/insurers and brokers from making inroads in the region, delegates at the Reactions and Euromoney Seminars Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Forum were told.

  • 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.

  • Reactions London Market Conference

    16 July 2015

    Two star keynote speakers headlined the Reactions London Market Conference, sponsored by Sidley Austin, at the end of June: Stephen Catlin and David Howden; each of whom had clear and at times unpalatable messages for London’s re/insurance market.

  • Reactions London Market Awards 2015

    16 July 2015

    Germany’s comedy ambassador to the UK headlined a rocking party for the Reactions London Market Awards 2015, with sponsors Darag and BlackRock helping celebrate.

  • Airmic 2015: Event round-up

    16 July 2015

    Clearer policy wordings, as well as familiar calls for greater transparency and quicker claims paying were on the table at the UK’s Association of Insurance and Risk Managers (Airmic) conference, held in Liverpool this year. Victoria Beckett reports.

  • Alt cap: investor elixir or placebo?

    17 July 2015

    Reactions, in partnership with BNY Mellon, hosted a roundtable in New York to discuss why investors are increasingly interested in the so-called alternative capital sector of the re/insurance industry, as well as what the future might hold for this niche segment.

  • The slow drive towards driverless cars

    16 July 2015

    With far fewer accidents, fuel efficiency and mobility for disabled drivers, there seems few reasons why we should not all be hankering after driverless cars.

  • Senate bill could end Sifi fait accompli

    16 July 2015

    The US Senate is examining legislation that could drastically change the process by which regulators designate Sifis, giving would-be Sifis new transparency and the chance to take action before and after getting designated systemically significant by the FSOC.

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Latest News by Sector

North America

  • Aon's revenue drops despite organic growth

    31 July 2015

    Revenue across Aon's businesses decreased during the second quarter despite its retail broking arm achieving organic growth of 3%.

  • CGSC adds three to board

    31 July 2015

    Broker Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) has restructured its leadership team by adding three of its executives to board.

Casualty/liability

Bermuda

  • Aon's revenue drops despite organic growth

    31 July 2015

    Revenue across Aon's businesses decreased during the second quarter despite its retail broking arm achieving organic growth of 3%.

  • Arch profits fall in Q2

    30 July 2015

    Bermuda-based Arch Capital saw profits drop in the second quarter of 2015 although its results for the first six months were more positive.

Property-catastrophe

Europe

Financial management

  • Brit profit falls 59% on investment slump

    31 July 2015

    UK insurer Brit has reported operating profit of $70.9m for the six months of 2015, down from the $172.3m in the same period last year.

  • Swiss Re ups Q2 profit despite P&C drop

    30 July 2015

    The group managed an 11% rise in net profit at the year’s halfway point. Increased investment returns and strong performance in the Corporate Solutions arm offset an uninspiring drop in premium and profit within its property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance business.

Lloyd's and London Market

  • Aon's revenue drops despite organic growth

    31 July 2015

    Revenue across Aon's businesses decreased during the second quarter despite its retail broking arm achieving organic growth of 3%.

  • CGSC adds three to board

    31 July 2015

    Broker Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) has restructured its leadership team by adding three of its executives to board.

Legal and regulation

  

   
July / August 2015 
In this month's Reactions
 Richard Brindle's Fidelis
 Scor Climate Risk Paris
 Drones Take Flight
 London & Miami Awards



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