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Apax to sell AssuredPartners back to GTCR-led group

2019-02-21T12:53:00+00:00

Private equity firm Apax Partners is selling its stake in US broking house AssuredPartners to a group led by its former owners GTCR.

Raj Shah and Ben Beeson

Cyber insurtech Arceo.ai launches platform with heavyweight support

2019-02-21T17:02:00+00:00

Insurtech cyber start-up Arceo.ai - that has the backing of former Aspen executive Mario Vitale and ex-RMS CEO Hermant Shah - has launched its platform which it says will allow insurance carriers to automate and improve their cyber offerings while increasing the security of their insureds.

Jeff Greenberg – Aquiline

Aquiline acquires US broker Relation Insurance Services

2019-02-21T16:36:00+00:00

Aquiline Capital Partners has agreed a deal to buy Relation Insurance Services, a top 40 US agency, from private equity firms Parthenon Capital and Century Equity Partners

Hyperion X

Hyperion targets $1mn in ‘no limits’ ambitious charity drive

2019-02-21T13:51:00+00:00

Hyperion Insurance Group is striving to raise $1mn for charity in a new initiative: A Million for a Million which includes an attempt to break the world record for rowing the Atlantic.

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Axa XL swings to FY loss on heavy cat burden

2019-02-21T10:23:00+00:00

Divi increase; shares up Eur2bn 2018 cat losses

Raj Shah and Ben Beeson

Cyber insurtech Arceo.ai launches platform with heavyweight support

2019-02-21T17:02:00+00:00

Insurtech cyber start-up Arceo.ai - that has the backing of former Aspen executive Mario Vitale and ex-RMS CEO Hermant Shah - has launched its platform which it says will allow insurance carriers to automate and improve their cyber offerings while increasing the security of their insureds.

Jeff Greenberg – Aquiline

Aquiline acquires US broker Relation Insurance Services

2019-02-21T16:36:00+00:00

Aquiline Capital Partners has agreed a deal to buy Relation Insurance Services, a top 40 US agency, from private equity firms Parthenon Capital and Century Equity Partners

Hyperion X

Hyperion targets $1mn in ‘no limits’ ambitious charity drive

2019-02-21T13:51:00+00:00

Hyperion Insurance Group is striving to raise $1mn for charity in a new initiative: A Million for a Million which includes an attempt to break the world record for rowing the Atlantic.

Axa Share price i

Axa XL swings to FY loss on heavy cat burden

2019-02-21T10:23:00+00:00

Divi increase; shares up Eur2bn 2018 cat losses



AM Best

ILS scepticism growing as 20% of third-party capital remains trapped: AM Best

ILS fund managers are for the first time struggling to attract new investors and retain existing ones. A new AM Best reinsurance report reveals 20 percent of the 2018 total third-party capital is trapped in the funds, which is making third-party investors sceptical about the market.

John Howard

Analysis: BB&T sees insurance growth opportunities with SunTrust deal

BB&T’s proposed merger of equals with SunTrust is being billed by the bank as a significant growth opportunity for its $1.96bn revenue retail and wholesale brokerage operations.

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Roundtable: ‘Seismic change’ needed in sector attitude to risk

Senior industry executives gathered at a roundtable earlier this month to discuss how the (re)insurance market can best respond to the growth of unknown exposure within portfolios, who’s role it is to spearhead new product development and the challenges and opportunities this task offers.

AM Best

ILS scepticism growing as 20% of third-party capital remains trapped: AM Best

ILS fund managers are for the first time struggling to attract new investors and retain existing ones. A new AM Best reinsurance report reveals 20 percent of the 2018 total third-party capital is trapped in the funds, which is making third-party investors sceptical about the market.

John Howard

Analysis: BB&T sees insurance growth opportunities with SunTrust deal

BB&T’s proposed merger of equals with SunTrust is being billed by the bank as a significant growth opportunity for its $1.96bn revenue retail and wholesale brokerage operations.

russellgrouproundtable_edited

Roundtable: ‘Seismic change’ needed in sector attitude to risk

Senior industry executives gathered at a roundtable earlier this month to discuss how the (re)insurance market can best respond to the growth of unknown exposure within portfolios, who’s role it is to spearhead new product development and the challenges and opportunities this task offers.



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Was it all worth it?

The London insurance market is vital to both the City of London and UK plc; its direct contribution to the UK economy is estimated at 1 percent and it accounts for over 26 percent of the total contribution from the Square Mile.

FCA dynamite

Comment: London brokers steel themselves for potential FCA bombshell

There may be some sleepless nights among senior London market broker executives tonight as they prepare themselves for the UK regulator to publish its long-awaited results into the wholesale broker market in a few hours’ time.

David Rowland

The man who saved Lloyd’s

In contrast to some of the more recent, excitable commentary about Lloyd’s gloomy future, today’s sad news is a reminder that a generation ago Lloyd’s really was facing an existential crisis.

FCA-logo

Was it all worth it?

The London insurance market is vital to both the City of London and UK plc; its direct contribution to the UK economy is estimated at 1 percent and it accounts for over 26 percent of the total contribution from the Square Mile.

FCA dynamite

Comment: London brokers steel themselves for potential FCA bombshell

There may be some sleepless nights among senior London market broker executives tonight as they prepare themselves for the UK regulator to publish its long-awaited results into the wholesale broker market in a few hours’ time.

David Rowland

The man who saved Lloyd’s

In contrast to some of the more recent, excitable commentary about Lloyd’s gloomy future, today’s sad news is a reminder that a generation ago Lloyd’s really was facing an existential crisis.