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Reactions from the global insurance market

News analysis, features and opinion

  • Amice 2014

    25 July 2014

    Reactions' Sam Kerr went down to Nice to cover Amice, the annual gathering of mutual insurers

  • Airmic Round-Up

    25 July 2014

    Lauren Gow with an Airmic Round-Up

  • 2014 – The Year that Specialty Risk Management Grew Up…and Up

    25 July 2014

    Suki Basu, head of Russell Group, writes on the challenges of managing 21st Century risk exposures.

  • Emerging Risks in Mature Markets

    25 July 2014

    Last Thanksgiving US retail store Target suffered an incalculable blow to its reputation and business after losing 11 gigabytes of data and the details on 70m customers. In association with Russell Group, Reactions managing editor Peter Birks discussed the importance of non-modelled non-natural catastrophe risks in the current market with leading market participants.

  • Investing in stamps, not shares

    25 July 2014

    Fine art and collectibles insurance has become an increasingly attractive market as the public and corporates alike seek to find a profitable home for their cash.

  • Mike McGavick speaks to Reactions at Airmic

    25 July 2014

    Outspoken as always, XL chief executive officer Mike McGavick sat down with Reactions' Lauren Gow at the Airmic conference in Birmingham

  • Proposed changes to the Riot Act: what are the implications for insurers?

    25 July 2014

    The Draft Riot (Damages) Act Bill which was announced by the Government in the Queen’s Speech on 4 June 2014 is intended to modernise the law relating to how individuals, businesses and their insurers are compensated following property damage sustained in a riot.

  • Surge in infrastructure projects present opportunities for local players

    18 July 2014

    As governments in Latin America push ahead with several huge infrastructure projects, those re/insurers operating in the region are set to benefit from a host of submissions as their international counterparts miss out.

  • Reactions profile -- Graham Clarke

    25 July 2014

    Lauren Gow interviewed Graham Clarke, Chief Executive of Miller Insurance Services, ahead of the broker's move to larger offices later in the year.

  • Reactions RiskBitz

    25 July 2014

    Reactions' left-field look at the re/insurance industry this month.

  • Staying relevant during competitive times

    25 July 2014

    Mexico-based reinsurer Patria Re tells Reactions of its future plans, how it is a modern insurer adapting to a new world order

  • The regulators are still trying to define which reinsurers are systemic

    25 July 2014

    Denis Kessler was in London in late June for the International Insurance Society 50th Annual Seminar. Reactions caught up with him to ask about his views on the current state of the market. Peter Birks reports.

  • The world is now a global marketplace

    25 July 2014

    OpenGI, whose software offering won an award at this year's Reactions London Market Awards, writes on how technology can be an enabler in an increasingly globalised world.

  • Comment: Is the Tea Party trying to derail Tria?

    25 July 2014

    The future of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria) is still up for grabs as left and right fight over reducing the programme or extending it in its current form.

  • Trouble in store?

    25 July 2014

    Garry Booth looks at the European Casualty Market

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Latest News by Sector

North America

  • Allstate profits up 49% in Q2

    31 July 2014

    American home and auto giant Allstate has recorded a 49% rise in profits in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year.

  • Gallagher posts 51% Q2 revenue rise

    30 July 2014

    The US broker reported a profit after tax of $109m in the second quarter of 2014, up 17% from $93.5m in year-on-year comparisons.

Casualty/liability

Bermuda

  • Endurance admits defeat in Aspen bid

    31 July 2014

    John Charman's Endurance has withdrawn its bid for fellow Bermudian player Aspen citing several factors including "the current Bermuda corporate governance laws".

  • Reinsurance unit boosts Axis profit

    30 July 2014

    Growth from Axis' reinsurance business more than offset a slight decrease in gross written premiums from its insurance unit and left the company boosting its net profit during the second quarter.

Property-catastrophe

Europe

Financial management

  • Allstate profits up 49% in Q2

    31 July 2014

    American home and auto giant Allstate has recorded a 49% rise in profits in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year.

  • ERS turns profit for the first time in 5 years

    31 July 2014

    The double A-rated Lloyd's MGA, which runs motor Syndicate 218, reported a second quarter profit of £1.2m, a £25m improvement on the same period in 2013.

Lloyd's and London Market

  • ERS turns profit for the first time in 5 years

    31 July 2014

    The double A-rated Lloyd's MGA, which runs motor Syndicate 218, reported a second quarter profit of £1.2m, a £25m improvement on the same period in 2013.

  • Xchanging revenue down by £65.6m

    31 July 2014

    Following a divestment, business services provider Xchanging has reported a significant drop in year on year net revenue for its half year results.

Legal and regulation

  • Markel applies for Dubai license

    30 July 2014

    Markel International has applied to the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to establish a company to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre.

  • Ramos gives Greenberg trial go-ahead

    30 July 2014

    NY State Supreme Court judge Charles Ramos has scheduled a January 19 2015 start date for the civil case being brought by the NY attorney general against Hank Greenberg

30 July 2014

In this week's issue:
First-half results from Beazley
Miami as LatAm access point
Delotte responds on FSI
Liberty issues $750m bond 

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