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Darag snaps up Italian legacy book from Donau Versicherung

2019-01-22T09:22:00+00:00

Ambitious European legacy firm Darag has agreed to purchase a portfolio of Italian non-life business from Donau Versicherung AG (Donau).

Renewal pricing trends

Twin speed property market as casualty contradicts: Amwins

2019-01-22T10:03:00+00:00

The US property insurance market continues to operate at two speeds, with significantly harder pricing trends for accounts exposed to catastrophe risk than for those that are not, according to Amwins.

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Axis, Swiss Re, RSA and Gard on $175mn Star Centurion cover

2019-01-21T18:21:00+00:00

Axis, Swiss Re and RSA all have significant exposure on the Gard-led hull claim for the Star Centurion vessel which collided with a tanker in the South China Sea earlier this month, The Insurer can reveal.

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RSA hit again as Eastern Shipbuilding named $75mn total loss

2019-01-21T13:11:00+00:00

UK insurer RSA is bracing itself for another major loss as a shipyard in Panama City, Florida – which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October – has been named a total loss, The Insurer can reveal.

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Markel hands CATCo reins to Rhoads and Barnard

2019-01-21T09:26:00+00:00

Markel has handed Jed Rhoads and Andrew “Barney” Barnard the reins to investment manager Markel CATCo following the shock departure of CEO Tony Belisle and Bermuda CEO Alissa Fredricks on Friday (18 January).

Renewal pricing trends

Twin speed property market as casualty contradicts: Amwins

2019-01-22T10:03:00+00:00

The US property insurance market continues to operate at two speeds, with significantly harder pricing trends for accounts exposed to catastrophe risk than for those that are not, according to Amwins.

Marine port cargo generic

Axis, Swiss Re, RSA and Gard on $175mn Star Centurion cover

2019-01-21T18:21:00+00:00

Axis, Swiss Re and RSA all have significant exposure on the Gard-led hull claim for the Star Centurion vessel which collided with a tanker in the South China Sea earlier this month, The Insurer can reveal.

North star scapsized ship

RSA hit again as Eastern Shipbuilding named $75mn total loss

2019-01-21T13:11:00+00:00

UK insurer RSA is bracing itself for another major loss as a shipyard in Panama City, Florida – which was devastated by Hurricane Michael in October – has been named a total loss, The Insurer can reveal.

Jed Rhoads

Markel hands CATCo reins to Rhoads and Barnard

2019-01-21T09:26:00+00:00

Markel has handed Jed Rhoads and Andrew “Barney” Barnard the reins to investment manager Markel CATCo following the shock departure of CEO Tony Belisle and Bermuda CEO Alissa Fredricks on Friday (18 January).



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Q4 cat preannouncements continue...

As the industry gears up for the fourth quarter earnings period many carriers have prepared the market - and their investors - through a flurry of Q4 cat preannouncements, The Insurer tracks the movements.

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Guy Carpenter pegs trapped/lost ILS capital at $20bn+

The amount of alternative capital “trapped” or lost and not available for deployment at the recent 1.1 renewals was in the region of $20-$25bn, according to Guy Carpenter.

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Alternative capital continues to grow while traditional reinsurance contracts

Alternative capital continues on an upward trajectory, with the market standing at $99bn at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

Q4 cat preannouncements continue rolling in i

Q4 cat preannouncements continue...

As the industry gears up for the fourth quarter earnings period many carriers have prepared the market - and their investors - through a flurry of Q4 cat preannouncements, The Insurer tracks the movements.

Estimated dedicated reinsurance sector convergence capital – 2012-2018 YE i

Guy Carpenter pegs trapped/lost ILS capital at $20bn+

The amount of alternative capital “trapped” or lost and not available for deployment at the recent 1.1 renewals was in the region of $20-$25bn, according to Guy Carpenter.

Change in global reinsurer capital i

Alternative capital continues to grow while traditional reinsurance contracts

Alternative capital continues on an upward trajectory, with the market standing at $99bn at the end of the third quarter of 2018.



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1.1s: It’s all about the C word...

Willis Re and JLT Re published their reviews of the 1.1 renewal season today and, on first read, it is difficult to match their analysis with the “hardening” predictions heard with increasing confidence in Q4 2018 by underwriters.

Dan Glaser handshake

Glaser rewards JLT strengths in new specialty structure

Seasoned deal-makers often say the easy part of successful M&A is agreeing terms; the tough bit is execution.

JLT-Re-global-prop-cat-index-dips-1.2-percent-1.1-i

1.1s: It’s all about the C word...

Willis Re and JLT Re published their reviews of the 1.1 renewal season today and, on first read, it is difficult to match their analysis with the “hardening” predictions heard with increasing confidence in Q4 2018 by underwriters.

Dan Glaser handshake

Glaser rewards JLT strengths in new specialty structure

Seasoned deal-makers often say the easy part of successful M&A is agreeing terms; the tough bit is execution.