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Reactions from the global insurance market

  • New kids on the blockchain

    20 July 2016

    Blockchain technology could revolutionise the insurance industry – and not everyone will come out intact

  • Taking the sting out of deadly diseases

    20 July 2016

    A first-of-its-kind reinsurance and cat bond fund designed to pay out for pandemics and deadly diseases has been launched by the World Bank.

  • Brexit: When risk becomes reality

    20 July 2016

    Brexit has gone from a risk to becoming reality, but what will it mean for the London re/insurance market? Big questions and risks remain

  • Harrington Re opens as HFR questioned

    20 July 2016

    Axis Capital’s long awaited hedge fund reinsurer has been launched, but the unveiling of the joint venture comes at arguably one of the toughest times for the market.

  • Senior reporter comment: After Brexit - FREE

    22 July 2016

    It’s no exaggeration to say that in London on the morning of Friday June 24, there was an outbreak of grief, heartbreak and tears, following the news that Brexit had triumphed in the referendum and the UK was set to leave the EU.

  • Emerging risks dominate AIRMIC

    20 July 2016

    New emerging and shifting traditional risks was the major theme at this June’s AIRMIC conference for UK corporate insurance buyers and sellers, held in Harrogate, a leafy spa town in North Yorkshire, England.

  • European floods: insurers in deep water

    20 July 2016

    Flooding that submerged parts of Germany and France in late May and June racked up a loss estimate of €2.6bn, but climate change could make this the new normal.

  • ISIS may attempt chemical attack in West

    20 July 2016

    It is likely that ISIS would attempt a small radiological or chemical weapons attack in the West but biological and nuclear attacks are unlikely, Pool Re has concluded.

  • Light at the end of the investment tunnel

    20 July 2016

    Times may remain tough for chief investment officers, but there is some cause for optimism, delegates at this year’s Reactions Insurance Asset Management Forum were told.

  • Nat cat losses mount up in Q2

    20 July 2016

    The re/insurance industry was hit with a series of natural catastrophe events during the second quarter leaving companies issuing loss estimates as a result.

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Latest News by Sector

North America

  • US cyber premiums hit $1bn in 2015

    24 August 2016

    Re/insurers in the US wrote approximately $1bn of cyber insurance premiums in 2015, a new report from Fitch Ratings has found.

  • Colorado Springs hailstorm loss hits $350m

    24 August 2016

    Claims from a hailstorm that hit Colorado Springs in July have reached north of $350m, making it the fourth most costly storm in Colorado's history.

Casualty/liability

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Europe

Financial management

Lloyd's and London Market

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July/August 2016 
In this month's Reactions
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 Blockchain
 Pandemic
 John Cavanagh

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