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GRP sees gross written premium climb 27% to £700mn

2018-12-05T14:47:00+00:00

Specialist insurance consolidator Global Risk Partners has seen gross written premium exceed £700mn, up 27 percent on 2016/17 as the Peter Cullum led firm builds on ambitions to be a £1bn GWP business.

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Barbican takes CNA Hardy’s former property treaty underwriter Watson

2018-12-04T09:46:00+00:00

Lloyd’s insurer Barbican has appointed Emma Watson class underwriter for property treaty.

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Lloyd’s in search of next cohort of InsurTech start-ups

2018-12-04T10:06:00+00:00

Lloyd’s Lab - the innovator accelerator launched by the Lloyd’s market last September – has launched a global search for the next cohort of InsurTech innovators.

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Cali wildfire disclosures, data now pointing to circa $15bn loss

2018-12-03T12:26:00+00:00

2018 now appears odds on to have exceeded last year in terms of insured losses from the California wildfires following a series of disclosures and loss estimates late last week.

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WTW demonstrates PPL credentials ahead of 2019 broker league table

2018-12-03T13:42:00+00:00

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has backed up its reputation as a London market “good citizen” by publishing data showing its own usage of the e-placement platform, PPL, in the third quarter.

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Labuan Re reassures after AM Best outlook downgrade; cuts back at Lloyd’s

2018-11-30T17:21:00+00:00

Malaysian reinsurer Labuan Re has written to its markets today reassuring them of its “strong fundamentals” following AM Best’s decision to reduce its outlook on its A- financial strength rating on the carrier from stable to negative.

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Axa commits to Lloyd’s following $15.3bn XL deal

2018-11-29T11:54:00+00:00

The Lloyd’s market remains a key part of Axa XL’s distribution capability, Axa XL CEO Greg Hendrick told investors yesterday, as the executive affirmed the carrier’s commitment to Lime Street.

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Arch acquires Ardonagh’s commercial lines business

2018-11-01T09:50:00+00:00By Rebecca Hancock

Arch Insurance Europe is to take over the UK commercial lines business of The Ardonagh Group.

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BGC Partners acquires London market broker Ed

2018-10-29T10:46:00+00:00

Private equity’s interest in London market brokers has continued this morning with news that BGC Partners has acquired Ed.

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Miller snaps up London (re)insurance broker Alston Gayler

2018-10-22T10:25:00+01:00By Ryan Hewlett

Miller has confirmed it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dutch-owned London market wholesaler Alston Gayler, as previously predicted by Re-Insurance.

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Barbican takes CNA Hardy’s former property treaty underwriter Watson

2018-12-04T09:46:00+00:00

Lloyd’s insurer Barbican has appointed Emma Watson class underwriter for property treaty.

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CNA Hardy hands Carl Day active underwriter role

2018-11-28T11:00:00+00:00By Ryan Hewlett

CNA Hardy has named Carl Day as Active Underwriter of Syndicate 382, taking on the role from Patrick Gage.

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Lloyd’s appoints Christian Noyer to Council and Brussels’ board

2018-11-27T14:50:00+00:00By Ryan Hewlett

Former French central bank governor Christian Noyer has been appointed non-executive director of the Lloyd’s Council, and independent non-executive director of Lloyd’s Brussels’ with effect from 2 November.

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Guy Carpenter’s Carter to join Lloyd’s Council in 2019

2018-11-26T08:53:00+00:00

Reinsurance powerbroker Vicky Carter will become the second female member of the Lloyd’s Council in 2019, Re-Insurance can reveal.