Torsten Leue – Talanx

Talanx Q4 profit hit by nat cat losses

2019-03-18T09:23:00+00:00

German (re)insurer Talanx has reported an operating profit of Eur562mn in the fourth quarter of 2018, down over 20 percent from the Eur703mn it posted in the final three months of 2017.

Thomas Gayner and Richard Whitt – Markel

Markel: “We will learn” to make ILS a key results contributor

2019-03-18T08:40:00+00:00

In their annual letter to shareholders, Markel’s co-CEOs have underlined their commitment to the ILS sector, despite the continuing problems at subsidiary CatCo, and said they are looking to expand the US insurer’s third-party capital management capabilities to more risk areas than property cat.

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Allianz considers merging asset manager arm with DWS : reports

2019-03-18T12:00:00+00:00

German insurer Allianz is investigating combining its asset management business with DWS, the asset management arm majority owned by Deutsche Bank.

Preservation Capital, Ascent and Cove Programs

Preservation Capital completes MGA platform build-out

2019-03-18T11:11:00+00:00

Private equity firm Preservation Capital has completed its investment in US construction-focused MGA Cove, after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals, in a move to build out an MGA platform with more than $200mn GWP.

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Antares swoops on Channel for FI head

2019-03-18T11:36:00+00:00

QIC-owned Antares has named Martin Campbell head of financial institutions, replacing Steve Redding who has left the carrier to join Nephila-backed MGA Volante.

Thomas Gayner and Richard Whitt – Markel

Markel: “We will learn” to make ILS a key results contributor

2019-03-18T08:40:00+00:00

In their annual letter to shareholders, Markel’s co-CEOs have underlined their commitment to the ILS sector, despite the continuing problems at subsidiary CatCo, and said they are looking to expand the US insurer’s third-party capital management capabilities to more risk areas than property cat.

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Allianz considers merging asset manager arm with DWS : reports

2019-03-18T12:00:00+00:00

German insurer Allianz is investigating combining its asset management business with DWS, the asset management arm majority owned by Deutsche Bank.

Preservation Capital, Ascent and Cove Programs

Preservation Capital completes MGA platform build-out

2019-03-18T11:11:00+00:00

Private equity firm Preservation Capital has completed its investment in US construction-focused MGA Cove, after receiving all necessary regulatory approvals, in a move to build out an MGA platform with more than $200mn GWP.

antares exterior london city

Antares swoops on Channel for FI head

2019-03-18T11:36:00+00:00

QIC-owned Antares has named Martin Campbell head of financial institutions, replacing Steve Redding who has left the carrier to join Nephila-backed MGA Volante.



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Lockton sues Alliant defectors to enforce 4-year restrictive covenants

The Insurer analyses Lockton’s legal filing seeking injunctive relief against seven producers, after mass resignations earlier this week.

Bermuda, Hamilton

ILS funds turn to rated Bermudian Class 3As

ILS funds are sponsoring a flurry of new Bermuda Class 3A carriers, several of which are seeking AM Best ratings as they look to address trapped collateral and claw-back issues as well as seek greater access to (re)insurance risk, The Insurer understands.

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Wildfire lessons from Q4 earnings – “a secondary risk” no more

*(Re)insurers’ earnings calls suggest wildfire is no longer considered a secondary risk that should be included as part of the load for other perils

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Lockton sues Alliant defectors to enforce 4-year restrictive covenants

The Insurer analyses Lockton’s legal filing seeking injunctive relief against seven producers, after mass resignations earlier this week.

Bermuda, Hamilton

ILS funds turn to rated Bermudian Class 3As

ILS funds are sponsoring a flurry of new Bermuda Class 3A carriers, several of which are seeking AM Best ratings as they look to address trapped collateral and claw-back issues as well as seek greater access to (re)insurance risk, The Insurer understands.

US wildfire insured losses i

Wildfire lessons from Q4 earnings – “a secondary risk” no more

*(Re)insurers’ earnings calls suggest wildfire is no longer considered a secondary risk that should be included as part of the load for other perils



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The downside of litigation: Airing dirty laundry

This morning, The Insurer revealed that the bitter - and very personal - legal dispute between Gallagher and UK broking Group Ardonagh had finally begun.

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Where next for Aon, Willis and the fast-changing global broker landscape?

Where next for Aon and Willis and indeed how will the global broking landscape change over the next 12-24 months?

Pool Re – Evolution

Pool Re’s evolution continues…

There were at least three reasons to welcome the UK Security Minister’s announcement earlier today that British anti-terrorism agencies are partnering with Pool Re to build a new public information exchange, funded by the country’s insurers.

Washing line

The downside of litigation: Airing dirty laundry

This morning, The Insurer revealed that the bitter - and very personal - legal dispute between Gallagher and UK broking Group Ardonagh had finally begun.

Aon WTW share price i

Where next for Aon, Willis and the fast-changing global broker landscape?

Where next for Aon and Willis and indeed how will the global broking landscape change over the next 12-24 months?

Pool Re – Evolution

Pool Re’s evolution continues…

There were at least three reasons to welcome the UK Security Minister’s announcement earlier today that British anti-terrorism agencies are partnering with Pool Re to build a new public information exchange, funded by the country’s insurers.