John Howard

BB&T Insurance generates 6.7% organic growth

2019-04-18T13:45:00+01:00

Income at US retail and wholesale broker BB&T Insurance surged to a record $510mn for the first quarter and was up 17.0 percent compared to the prior-year period, driven by 6.7 percent organic growth and the impact of its Regions acquisition.

Alan Schnitzer – Travelers

Travelers beats in Q1 as top line swells to record levels

2019-04-18T11:58:00+01:00

US commercial and personal lines giant Travelers has beaten the expectations of analysts in the first quarter, delivering a core income per diluted share of $2.83, as gross written premium ballooned to a record $7.84bn.

Michael Watson Canopius

Canopius signs AmTrust at Lloyd’s merger agreement

2019-04-18T08:45:00+01:00

PE-backed Canopius has moved a step closer to completing its landmark merger of its Lloyd’s business with AmTrust’s, after signing a definitive sale and purchase agreement, a move that will catapult the carrier into being a top-five Lloyd’s insurer.

Allstate corporate headquarters

Allstate hit with $381mn March cat bill

2019-04-18T12:45:00+01:00

US insurance giant Allstate sustained $381mn of catastrophe losses last month.

singapore skyline

Munich Re Syndicate Singapore partners with coverholder Nectar

2019-04-18T10:58:00+01:00

Munich Re Syndicate Singapore – the Asia-Pacific arm of the Dominick Hoare-led Lloyd’s syndicate – has continued its expansion in the region, entering a partnership with coverholder Nectar Specialty Risk.

Alan Schnitzer – Travelers

Travelers beats in Q1 as top line swells to record levels

2019-04-18T11:58:00+01:00

US commercial and personal lines giant Travelers has beaten the expectations of analysts in the first quarter, delivering a core income per diluted share of $2.83, as gross written premium ballooned to a record $7.84bn.

Michael Watson Canopius

Canopius signs AmTrust at Lloyd’s merger agreement

2019-04-18T08:45:00+01:00

PE-backed Canopius has moved a step closer to completing its landmark merger of its Lloyd’s business with AmTrust’s, after signing a definitive sale and purchase agreement, a move that will catapult the carrier into being a top-five Lloyd’s insurer.

Allstate corporate headquarters

Allstate hit with $381mn March cat bill

2019-04-18T12:45:00+01:00

US insurance giant Allstate sustained $381mn of catastrophe losses last month.

singapore skyline

Munich Re Syndicate Singapore partners with coverholder Nectar

2019-04-18T10:58:00+01:00

Munich Re Syndicate Singapore – the Asia-Pacific arm of the Dominick Hoare-led Lloyd’s syndicate – has continued its expansion in the region, entering a partnership with coverholder Nectar Specialty Risk.



Universal – Florida

Universal: outlier or bellwether for a hard Florida renewal?

Reinsurers have been aggressively talking the talk ahead of the upcoming mid-year Florida renewal.

Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee Florida

Rays of legislative hope in the Sunshine State?

Florida’s House of Representatives has passed legislation reforming assignment of benefits (AOB), increasing the state cat fund’s reimbursement retention and tweaking surplus lines rules. The Insurer analyses the odds of the state’s Senate turning any of that into reality and reveals the bills (re)insurers should be watching.

New York Roundtable

This year’s top insurance model

The topics of the best model for starting up in the (re)insurance industry and how existing companies must evolve their business models to stay ahead were discussed by senior executives at a roundtable held in New York by The Insurer – in association with Lloyds Bank.

Universal – Florida

Universal: outlier or bellwether for a hard Florida renewal?

Reinsurers have been aggressively talking the talk ahead of the upcoming mid-year Florida renewal.

Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee Florida

Rays of legislative hope in the Sunshine State?

Florida’s House of Representatives has passed legislation reforming assignment of benefits (AOB), increasing the state cat fund’s reimbursement retention and tweaking surplus lines rules. The Insurer analyses the odds of the state’s Senate turning any of that into reality and reveals the bills (re)insurers should be watching.

New York Roundtable

This year’s top insurance model

The topics of the best model for starting up in the (re)insurance industry and how existing companies must evolve their business models to stay ahead were discussed by senior executives at a roundtable held in New York by The Insurer – in association with Lloyds Bank.



Les Rock – Rockstone

View from the Rock

London D&F guru Les Rock has been out of the market for eleven years before his surprise return last month. Will he be just as successful this time round or has the fac market immeasurably changed over the past decade? The Insurer finds out…

Florida and japan renewals

A tail of two renewals

The influence of adverse loss development on “short-tail” wind risk is proving a common theme in Japanese and Florida negotiations. But the reinsurance buying culture in the two markets couldn’t be any more different.

John Neal headlines

Neal: Turning negative Lloyd’s headlines into a platform for driving change

Another heavy loss-year and the recent negative headlines have presented Lloyd’s CEO John Neal with an opportunity to galvanise his mandate for change tomorrow. He started a day early with a decisive response on sexual harassment reports.

Les Rock – Rockstone

View from the Rock

London D&F guru Les Rock has been out of the market for eleven years before his surprise return last month. Will he be just as successful this time round or has the fac market immeasurably changed over the past decade? The Insurer finds out…

Florida and japan renewals

A tail of two renewals

The influence of adverse loss development on “short-tail” wind risk is proving a common theme in Japanese and Florida negotiations. But the reinsurance buying culture in the two markets couldn’t be any more different.

John Neal headlines

Neal: Turning negative Lloyd’s headlines into a platform for driving change

Another heavy loss-year and the recent negative headlines have presented Lloyd’s CEO John Neal with an opportunity to galvanise his mandate for change tomorrow. He started a day early with a decisive response on sexual harassment reports.