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Delta Insurance commences Singapore operations

5th July 2017

New Zealand's Delta Insurance has become the first cyber and technology Lloyd's of London coverholder in Asia, following the launch of Delta Insurance Singapore. The launch is the company's first overseas office in Singapore, and is part of the company's broader, strategic expansion plans. Ian Pollard, Managing Director of Delta International, said; ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s new chairman Carnegie-Brown; embrace change or become obsolete

4th July 2017

Speaking at the MMC Young Professionals Forum in his first speech as Lloyd’s new chairman, Bruce Carnegie-Brown said the re/insurance industry needed to ramp its efforts to change and innovate or risk falling prey to disruption by external players. He drew on challenges of industry disruption from his previous role as ... Read the full article

Fidelis & former Hiscox Re exec Ashton launch specialty joint venture

3rd July 2017

Fidelis Insurance has announced the creation of a new specialty joint venture with Rob Ashton, former head of specialty at Hiscox Re Specialty, that will have a strong focus on the cyber reinsurance market. The new venture will begin writing business from January 1st, 2018, with a focus on niche specialty ... Read the full article

De-risking the right step for Novae: Peel Hunt

30th June 2017

Recent and ongoing steps taken to de-risk itself will benefit Lloyd's insurance and reinsurance specialist Novae Group, according to analysts at Peel Hunt. Novae "is taking the right actions to ease capital pressure, rebuild tangible equity and crystalize the intrinsic value of the business" the analysts explain, after reviewing the reinsurance ... Read the full article

Insurance law firms expand global specialist expertise with network launch

29th June 2017

Insurance law firms spanning four continents have today launched a formal alliance network, Global Insurance Law Connect, to match their clients' global needs with local lawyers' specialised insurance law expertise. The member firms operate across seven countries, and include: Batini Traverso Grasso & Associati (Italy), BLM (UK), Byrd & Associates (France) and Foran ... Read the full article

Ogden rate & market innovation: UK Economic Secretary Steven Barclay

28th June 2017

The UK Economic Secretary Steven Barclay said yesterday in a speech at the Association of British Insurers conference, the government is consulting on how to set the Ogden rate for England and Wales, to ensure a "better and fairer system for claimants and defendants." Barclay said; "We are currently considering the ... Read the full article

Munich Re partners with Community Association Underwriters of America

28th June 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re is partnering through its U.S. Specialty Markets branch with the Community Association Underwriters of America (CAU), a managing general agency and division of Alliant Specialty Insurance Services. From July, Munich Re's US-affiliated carriers will insure CAU’s existing business and also offer its client base a number of ... Read the full article

Declining rates to continue, S&P warns on reinsurer discipline

23rd June 2017

Global reinsurers face another year of falling rates as the market shows no signs of shifting course; abundance of capital and normal levels of losses coupled with growing competition have remained the unchanged hallmarks of the reinsurance sector, said S&P Global in a report released yesterday. S&P rated the sector's ... Read the full article

Re/insurance regulation must be future proof & technology neutral: Insurance Europe

20th June 2017

Insurance Europe said the European Commission should ensure regulation is future proof and technology neutral after a recent consultation on Fintech appears to have left the commission poised to tackle unjustified obstacles to digital innovation. The European re/insurance federation emphasized that regulation should be "technology neutral," - focused on activity, not technology, to ensure ... Read the full article

Ed makes five appointments as it expands professional and executive risks business

20th June 2017

Reinsurance broker Ed has made five new appointments as it looks to expand its professional & executive risk operations, which will be led by Paul Richards as Managing Director. The broker has named James Baird as Director, Neal Hughes as Divisional Director, Rupert Alabaster as Divisional Director, and James Faith as Producer/Broker. Chris ... Read the full article

Allianz warns against complacency despite 50% decline in global shipping losses

15th June 2017

Analysis by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), a division of global insurer Allianz, reveals that worldwide shipping losses declined by 50% in 2016 over the last ten years. However, with areas of concern appearing to be on the rise and budgets coming under increasing strain, the insurer warns against ... Read the full article

Large UK companies concerned over crisis resilience, finds AJG report

14th June 2017

Research by YouGov that was commissioned by Arthur J. Gallagher reveals that a quarter of large UK companies are concerned about their crisis resilience in response to rising threats, such as cyber attacks and terror events, further highlighting the need for important and adequate risk transfer solutions. According to the research ... Read the full article

Neon buys Guernsey MGA Sapphire Underwriters

14th June 2017

Insurance and reinsurance specialist Neon has acquired a Guernsey-based managing general agent (MGA) Sapphire Underwriters, as it builds an international footprint in offshore re/insurance markets. Neon acquired Sapphire from its current owners Heritage Group. Following completion of the acquisition, the MGA will operate under a brand of Neon Sapphire, with its ... Read the full article

“Ignoring emerging risks is not an option,” says Swiss Re’s Patrick Raaflaub

13th June 2017

Swiss Re's Group Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Patrick Raaflaub, warned re/insurers to take a proactive stance to prepare for emerging risks, after the reinsurance giant released its 2017 SONAR report with insights on top risks set to threaten society and shape demands on the re/insurance world in coming years. Raaflaub said; "Ignoring emerging ... Read the full article

Digital infrastructure in Africa – cutting out re/insurance middle men for faster development

12th June 2017

Digital technologies and development finance are swiftly building re/insurance solutions in countries most vulnerable to climate change, and cutting out the need for reliance on non-existent or flailing public-private partnerships, said Lars Thunell, chairman of African Risk Capacity Insurance, at the African Development Bank meetings in Ahmedabad. Developing countries often lack public-private partnership ... Read the full article