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Cat bonds & ILS an important part of the protection gap solution: S&P
19 September 2017 @ 4:09 pm
The disparity between overall economic and insured losses post-natural catastrophe, as seen recently in both developed and emerging parts of the world, highlights the potential for greater participati [...]
Blue Capital listed ILS fund factors Harvey loss into August NAV
19 September 2017 @ 3:35 pm
Stock exchange listed ILS fund strategy the Blue Capital Alternative Income Fund (formerly known as the Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund) has already factored the impact of hurricane Harvey into i [...]
Twelve Capital hires Philipp Graf for investor sales role
19 September 2017 @ 2:35 pm
Insurance and reinsurance linked investment specialist manager Twelve Capital has added a new hire in the firms Zurich office, taking on Philipp Graf as an executive director focused on investor sales [...]
Returns could be lower than traditionally anticipated: Beale, Lloyd’s CEO
19 September 2017 @ 12:48 pm
Looking forward as the insurance and reinsurance market adjusts to the new normal of efficient capital and sources of competition, the traditional market may have to accept that returns could be ̶ [...]
Retro aggregate cat bonds trade down on potential hurricane losses
19 September 2017 @ 10:02 am
In recent days a handful of secondary market trades have been seen for catastrophe bonds that provide retrocessional reinsurance on an aggregate basis, as investors try to understand the potential for [...]
Aon hires Bale in Risk Settlement, deepens longevity risk expertise
19 September 2017 @ 8:56 am
Aon has hired Steve Bale from Legal & General to join its Risk Settlement team, the area of the brokerage that focuses on life and pension risk transfer, including longevity swaps and reinsurance [...]
Florida regulator reports $2bn hurricane Irma claims received
19 September 2017 @ 7:54 am
The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation has already reported almost $2 billion of insurance claims filed from hurricane Irma, with more than 335,000 claims filed and just 4.5% closed to date. The F [...]

London Market

US P&C pain presents growth opportunities for E&S: Ryan
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
Deteriorating underwriting results in the US commercial insurance sector could provide growth opportunities for the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market, according to Ryan Specialty chairman and [...]
Willis Re North America adds Wafer and Livingston
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
Willis Re has added significant experience to its North America platform with the hiring of Tom Wafer as chairman and Jeffrey Livingston as vice-chairman. They will form the "office of the chai [...]
Liberty takes Cunningham from Travelers
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
Liberty Mutual has lured Gregg Cunningham from Travelers to become executive vice president and general manager of its national insurance property division. Cunningham brings more than 25 years of com [...]
Lloyd's looking to centralise more functions: Beale
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
The Corporation of Lloyd's is considering ways it can run more functions centrally in a bid to reduce the market's above-average 41 percent expense ratio, according to CEO Inga Beale. Speaki [...]
The Zebra auto insurance comparison site raises $40mn
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
Online auto insurance comparison site The Zebra raised $40mn in new venture funding led by Accel Partners, which has also backed Facebook, Spotify and Kayak, a travel services provider. The Zebra also [...]
Albertini: investors may demand higher rates to double down
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
Reinsurance pricing could still be impacted by Hurricane Irma, even though the market avoided more significant losses after the storm veered away from Miami, according to Leadenhall Capital Partners C [...]
Quake fells Mexico City buildings as thousands flee
20 September 2017 @ 5:50 am
A major earthquake struck central Mexico today, toppling buildings in Mexico City and sparking fires, with at least 49 deaths reported. The 7.1 magnitude quake struck at about 2:15 New York time in th [...]