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  • Q1-earnings
    Opinion

    Mixed messages from bellwethers on US commercial pricing

    2019-04-18T22:04:00Z

    Travelers saw a strong increase in pricing momentum on its business insurance book, but specialty carrier RLI was more muted in its enthusiasm after “flat” E S submissions and moderate rate hikes in the first quarter.

  • Les Rock – Rockstone
    Opinion

    View from the Rock

    2019-04-10T13:43:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    A tail of two renewals

    2019-03-26T21:07:00Z

    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
    Opinion

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

    2019-03-26T17:32:00Z

    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.

  • Kevin O’Donnell – RenaissanceRe
    Opinion

    TMR departures no surprise as RenRe looks to accelerate strategy

    2019-03-25T15:28:00Z

    Although post-M A redundancies are never easy to stomach, the gutting of the senior ranks at Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) was a widely anticipated outcome from the moment RenRe announced a deal to buy the reinsurer from Tokio Marine for just over book value last October.

  • Florida Orange
    Opinion

    Nephila has a key role to play in Florida this year

    2019-03-25T12:51:00Z

    As the market leader among ILS funds writing US cat risk, a tougher approach from Nephila at the Florida renewal could help support impetus for upwards rate movements, even if “risk-adjusted” rates don’t move as much, reflecting the reassessment of risk by reinsurers.

  • Ari Chatterjee – Envelop Risk
    Opinion

    ​Cyber reinsurance market matures with XoL shift

    2019-03-22T11:07:00Z

    Ari Chatterjee, Bermuda-based head of underwriting at cyber (re)insurance MGA Envelop Risk, partnering with MS Amlin capacity, analyses the nascent cyber reinsurance market after the 1.1 renewals and notes clear signs of market maturing…

  • SMS message
    Opinion

    Gallagher and Lockton texts offer a cautionary tale

    2019-03-21T16:12:00Z

    In the past week, bitter disputes on both sides of the Atlantic over broker defections have provided textbook examples of what not to text. For broking companies – and any other participants in the (re)insurance industry – they provide a worrying reminder that they should beware what their executives are ...

  • E. David Burt
    Opinion

    It may be a temporary setback but Bermuda could do without more self-inflicted wounds...

    2019-03-18T18:12:00Z

    If the adage ‘bad news travels fast’ is to believed, then word of Bermuda’s addition to the European Union’s tax haven blacklist last week must have been reverberating around the island in next-to-no time.

  • Washing line
    Opinion

    The downside of litigation: Airing dirty laundry

    2019-03-12T17:39:00Z

    This morning, The Insurer revealed that the bitter - and very personal - legal dispute between Gallagher and UK broking Group Ardonagh had finally begun .

  • Aon WTW share price i
    Opinion

    Where next for Aon, Willis and the fast-changing global broker landscape?

    2019-03-08T16:51:00Z

    Where next for Aon and Willis and indeed how will the global broking landscape change over the next 12-24 months?

  • Pool Re – Evolution
    Opinion

    Pool Re’s evolution continues…

    2019-03-06T17:34:00Z

    There were at least three reasons to welcome the UK Security Minister’s announcement earlier today that British anti-terrorism agencies are partnering with Pool Re to build a new public information exchange, funded by the country’s insurers.

  • Aon and WTW 24 hour clock
    Opinion

    The shortest M&A saga in history?

    2019-03-06T12:57:00Z

    News this morning that Aon is not after all going to pursue a transaction with Willis Towers Watson may rank as the shortest M A saga in history.

  • Dan Glaser – handshake
    Opinion

    Glaser shows the art of doing a deal…

    2019-03-04T17:21:00Z

    Dan Glaser is going to get a reputation as a clinical deal maker like Warren Buffett if he continues like this.

  • Florida Orange
    Opinion

    The big squeeze – will it actually happen?

    2019-02-27T21:56:00Z

    For the first time in several years, the signs are that the upcoming Florida renewal will lead to meaningful rate increases.

  • Westminster bridge attack
    Opinion

    Pool Re terror bond highlights future London ILS role

    2019-02-27T10:10:00Z

    After over two years of lobbying by the UK insurance industry, the British government was yesterday persuaded to create a tax friendly regime for onshore collateralised risk transfers.

  • FCA-logo
    Opinion

    Was it all worth it?

    2019-02-20T17:52:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    London brokers steel themselves for potential FCA bombshell

    2019-02-19T17:09:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    The man who saved Lloyd’s

    2019-02-18T17:06:00Z

    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.

  • Pool Re Mind the Gap
    Opinion

    What lessons can we learn from Pool Re on closing the protection gap?

    2019-02-12T16:26:00Z

    Earlier today, the UK government announced that Royal Assent* had been granted to the Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill 2018.