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Investors braced for growing Caelus cat bond losses
20 April 2018 @ 3:30 pm
The insurance-linked securities (ILS) investor base is braced for the potential for losses to grow from U.S. primary insurer Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company’s $375 million Caelus Re V Ltd. (Ser [...]
Optimistic & open to JV’s, but re/insurance CEO’s still fear tech change: PwC
20 April 2018 @ 3:01 pm
Insurance and reinsurance sector CEO’s are currently in “surprisingly optimistic” mood about the prospects for their own organisations growth over the coming years, but are increasingly open to [...]
RenRe’s remaining Fibonacci Re 2017 ILS notes extended again
20 April 2018 @ 2:30 pm
The remaining in-force notes of Bermudian reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe’s $140 million of Series 2017-1 notes issued by Fibonacci Reinsurance Ltd. have been extended again, presumably as loss d [...]
“Significantly” above average 2018 hurricane season forecast by NC State
20 April 2018 @ 9:52 am
The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to feature significantly above long-term average levels of activity by researchers from North Carolina State University, who suggest that as many as 18 n [...]
Spring storms hit 20 states, cause hundreds of millions in losses: Aon
20 April 2018 @ 7:48 am
Between April 13th and 15th a major springtime storm system impacted central and eastern areas of the United States, bringing severe convective weather, thunderstorms, hail, tornadoes, flooding rains [...]
Allstate estimates $361m of Q1 catastrophe losses, largely from March
19 April 2018 @ 2:29 pm
Primary insurance carrier Allstate has begun 2018 with a significantly lower level of catastrophe losses than it experienced a year earlier, reporting an estimate $361 million of losses for the first- [...]
Build America Mutual hails first of a kind financial guarantee ILS
19 April 2018 @ 1:05 pm
Build America Mutual Assurance Company, a financial guarantee specialist established by the National League of Cities with initial capital from White Mountains, has hailed its $100 million Fidus Re Lt [...]

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WR Berkley taps Gilbert to oversee certain operations
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
James Gilbert has been given oversight responsibilities over "certain" WR Berkley operating units, the carrier said today, without identifying the businesses. Gilbert, whose official title w [...]
Nationwide E&S pulls back from NY construction
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
Nationwide's excess and surplus lines (E&S) operation has exited the brokered New York construction market amid continued challenging underwriting conditions in the segment, The Insurance Ins [...]
BB&T insurance deal expected to net $200mn for Regions
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
Regions Financial expects the sale of its insurance group to BB&T will result in an approximately $200mn after-tax gain, the company said today in reporting its first quarter results. The insuranc [...]
Ford is latest MS Amlin departure
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
MS Amlin's head of underwriting risk, David Ford, has left the specialty (re)insurer, The Insurance Insider can reveal. Ford joined MS Amlin in September 2002 as business intelligence manager and [...]
IG selects XoL reinsurance tender shortlist
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
The International Group of Protection & Indemnity Clubs has shortened the list of firms being considered to broker its landmark excess of loss (XoL) reinsurance programme to four, The Insurance In [...]
US spring storms cause 'hundreds of millions' in losses
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
A powerful spring storm system affecting two-thirds of the US last week has caused "hundreds of millions" of dollars' worth of insured losses, Aon Benfield said. In its weekly Impact Fo [...]
Opinion: Return to RIMS
23 April 2018 @ 4:49 am
I was last at RIMS almost 20 years ago, and what struck me most about my return this week was not the increased scale of the conference, but the heightened assault on the insurance industry when it co [...]