Q2 umbrella hikes catching up to commercial property and auto: CIAB


The rate of average price increases across all lines of business for US commercial insurance accelerated from 3.4 percent in Q1 2019 to 4.6 percent in the second quarter, according to the latest survey from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers.

Q2 Earnings

Analysts mixed on positive US pricing thesis as Q2 earnings begin


Although the second quarter P&C earnings season that got underway in the US today will include the impact of weather losses and positive marks on investment portfolios, the focus of investors is likely to be on pricing momentum.

US commercial Insurance

Market psychology points to sustained pricing shift


It will not come as any surprise if a strong theme of the upcoming Q2 earnings season is bullish commentary from insurers on US commercial insurance pricing.

US Property

US commercial property momentum picks up through mid-year renewals


The rate of acceleration in US commercial property pricing increased through the key 1 June and 1 July renewals as insurers pushed for rate as well as improved terms and conditions on accounts, multiple broking and underwriting sources have told The Insurer.

Cyber crime

Rocketing ransomware attacks the cyber story of 2019


A spate of ransomware attacks on US cities in the past two months is just the latest development in a year for the cyber market so far defined by rocketing levels of ransomware activity.


74% of US brokers seeing cyber demand increase


A market survey from The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers has revealed 74 percent of respondents are seeing higher demand for cyber insurance, while 42 percent report claims are increasing.

Tony Ursano – NYIF 2019

Ursano appointment signals more deals at Hamilton


Tony Ursano’s return to the market as Hamilton Insurance Group CFO after his recent TigerRisk exit may from the outside look a little left field. But the appointment of a deal maker suggests the Bermudian may not be done with M&A after its transformative Pembroke and Ironshore Europe transaction.

Relative broker share price performance since MMC-JLTtake-over bid announcement – Was it worth it? i

Broker M&A – was the $5.6bn JLT deal worth it?


The performance of the big three brokers’ shares since Marsh & McLennan Companies’ £4.3bn ($5.6bn) acquisition of JLT in September begs the clickbait headline question: was the deal worth the hassle?

Allianz and SulAmerica – Rio de Janeiro

Allianz builds out Brazil footprint with $738mn SulAmérica deal


Allianz has agreed to acquire auto and other property and casualty operations from Brazilian insurer SulAmérica in a Eur667mn ($738mn) deal.

Atlas Financial Holdings

Atlas looking to transition further business through its MGA


Atlas Financial has identified four strategic activities as value maximizing for stakeholders, and is also evaluating a full sale of the troubled commercial auto insurer or its MGA.