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  • BB&T insurance adjusted

    BB&T to switch on insurance growth button


    As the last of the major US brokerage operations with bank ownership – and one of the few that balances significant retail and wholesale platforms – BB T Insurance has long been the subject of speculation over its parent’s commitment to maintaining a presence in the insurance sector. BB ...

  • Lloyds buidling landscape

    Lloyd’s M&A: ERS and Neon will be the litmus test for PE appetite


    Despite the proposed £400mn+ sale of Liberty Group’s Pembroke Managing Agency entering into exclusivity, a number of other Lime Street sale processes have recently faltered amidst buyer caution, a brutal 2019 business plan exercise and mismatches on valuation.

  • CatCo magnify glass

    CatCo: the mystery deepens…


    The widespread incredulity of CatCo’s initial loss picks when it raised over $2bn in the wake of the 2017’s cat events meant not everyone was as surprised as Markel’s shareholders were when its retro fund manager subsidiary confirmed it was facing “governmental inquiries” in the US and Bermuda.

  • JLT-Re-global-prop-cat-index-dips-1.2-percent-1.1-i

    1.1s: It’s all about the C word...


    Willis Re and JLT Re published their reviews of the 1.1 renewal season today and, on first read, it is difficult to match their analysis with the “hardening” predictions heard with increasing confidence in Q4 2018 by underwriters.

  • Dan Glaser handshake

    Glaser rewards JLT strengths in new specialty structure


    Seasoned deal-makers often say the easy part of successful M A is agreeing terms; the tough bit is execution.

  • US government. Washington

    For non-US reinsurers operating in the US reinsurance market—options for 2019 and beyond


    On December 19, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) will vote on, and presumably approve, another set of changes to its model credit for reinsurance law and regulation. These changes are designed to implement the EU-US Covered Agreement and extend it to permit qualifying

  • The ILS Holy Grail

    The Holy Grail of secondary market cat trading…


    The holy grail of creating a truly liquid trading instrument for catastrophe risk has been pursued by innovative marketeers for more than 25 years.

  • Hong Kong city skyline

    The CatCo crunch…


    *1.1 Retro quotes being re-priced ** Ajit’s phone “already ringing” *** Late renewal just got a lot tougher On the 9 November 2017, Hiscox CEO Bronek Masojada predicted a hardening reinsurance market based on the inability of ILS funds to “reload” after 2017’s HIM losses which, as we now know,

  • Brexit-megaphone

    Brexit – continuing to be heard


    London market lobbying group LMG says there is much work to be done ahead of “Brexit” regardless of what occurs in Westminster next week

  • The-Insurer

    Welcome to The Insurer…


    The (re)insurance industry was the first information age business. After all, Lloyd’s itself was established more than three-hundred years ago in a London coffee house where news and information could be shared among underwriters.

  • Storm-before-the-calm

    ​The storm before the calm…


    The Insurer was in Bermuda last week and the weather was a perfect metaphor for the mood among (re)insurers.

  • AIG-Watershed-moment

    AIG’s 25% giant casualty cede could be a watershed moment...


    The firm order terms (FOTs) on AIG’s huge core US casualty quota share may be seen as a watershed moment for reinsurers and their prospects of improving economics at the upcoming 1.1 renewal.

  • UK & EU flags

    It’s a (draft) deal! But what does it mean…?


    Confused by EU-UK developments last week? Chris Bryant, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, explains what the draft deal means for London market insurers writing EU business…

  • California wildfire aftermath i

    Wildfires will add to 1.1 resolve


    Another devastating wildfire season in California has prompted debate over what is behind a rise in frequency and severity in the Golden State in the last few years.

  • Bronek-year-early

    Bronek was a year too early...


    Bronek wasn’t wrong, just a year too early.

  • Miami

    Will the retro tail wag the reinsurance dog at 1.1?


    Over the past 12 months, the eyes of the reinsurance world have been keeping a close eye on the retro market.

  • Cash-is-King

    Aon: in a world of fierce competition, capital is king


    Capital management needs to be seen as a business-critical focus for large and small (re)insurers alike, according to Aon’s head of Capital Advisory Americas.

  • Digital-cyber

    Cyber risk: are we increasingly being held to ransom?


    Examples of data theft continue to stream through; no one brand seems immune from having to announce major losses of customer data records, according to RMS’s cyber manager Tom Harvey.

  • Baden-Baden-2018

    A letter from Baden-Baden…


    As the conference season rolls on for the reinsurance world, some executives jetting in for PCI this weekend will be swapping the autumnal tree-lined boulevards of Baden-Baden for the sun-drenched beaches of Miami. 

  • Hurricane Harvey 2018

    The theory of risk


    Re-Insurance talks to Bryan Wilburn, the founder and CEO of  the expanding Texan-based underwriting agency Risk Theory