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Reinsurance market survey results

6th September 2018

Reinsurance market surveys from Reinsurance News and Artemis View details of our global insurance and reinsurance market surveys, to find out what our growing readership thought about the state of the market at key points in the year. Our most recent surveys are at the top. With more than 200,000 readers every ... Read the full article

PCS develops county level U.S property catastrophe loss estimates

5th September 2018

Property Claims Services (PCS), a Verisk Analytics business, has developed a new level of granularity for U.S property catastrophe insured loss data, offering county level industry loss estimates and claim counts for events with insured losses of at least US $1 billion. PCS said it has worked closely with insurers in ... Read the full article

Munich Re Specialty hires two to lead Americas underwriting team

30th August 2018

Munich Re Specialty Group (MRSG), a division of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has appointed Steven Weiss and Ben Tucker to lead its expanding underwriting team in the Americas. Weiss has been named Senior Vice President (SVP)/Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) of Ocean and Inland Marine Insurance. He brings 28 years’ experience as ... Read the full article

THB names Declan Durkan as Head of UK Risk Solutions business

29th August 2018

THB, the specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, has announced the appointment of Declan Durkan as Managing Director of THB UK Risk Solutions, the company’s wholesale broking operation that places UK risks on behalf of 1,300 brokers. Durkan joined THB in 2017 as Commercial Placement Director, before which he held a variety ... Read the full article

Beat Capital to merge with Paraline UK

23rd August 2018

It's been announced that Beat Capital Partners and Paraline UK are to merge in order to enhance and further build Beat's platform in an effort to support independent underwriting businesses. Following the merger, Beat, a Bermuda domiciled insurance holding company, will join Neon Holdings Ltd. as a strategic investment partner of ... Read the full article

W. R. Berkley establishes new Healthcare unit, names head

22nd August 2018

W. R. Berkley Corporation has announced the formation of Berkley Healthcare, a new unit that will provide a broad array of products and services to all types of healthcare providers, and has appointed AIG's Gregg A. Piltch as its President. Berkley Healthcare is comprised of Berkley Healthcare Professional Underwriters, which provides ... Read the full article

RiskBlock Alliance partners with EY on blockchain insurance services

22nd August 2018

The Institutes RiskBlock Alliance, a not-for-profit enterprise-level blockchain consortium for the risk management and re/insurance industry, has announced that Ernst & Young (EY) will serve as a primary service provider for blockchain-specific cybersecurity and risk management guidance. The services constitute part of the consortium’s efforts to implement and test multiple uses ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s agencies back alternative capital expansion: LMA survey

16th August 2018

An overwhelming majority of Lloyd’s managing agents support the continued use of alternative capital in the re/insurance market and believe that insurance-linked securities (ILS) transactions will expand beyond natural catastrophe risks, according to a survey by the Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA). The LMA’s poll of senior executives from 25 managing agencies ... Read the full article

Aspen ceases underwriting certain lines at Lloyd’s, cost a factor

13th August 2018

Aspen Insurance Holdings is to stop underwriting international professional indemnity (PI), marine hull, and aviation insurance at Lloyd's of London, with the cost of doing business at the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace being a factor. Speaking during the insurer and reinsurer's second-quarter 2018 earnings call, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chris ... Read the full article

Surplus lines premium continues to grow across U.S, reports SLTX

9th August 2018

Excess and surplus lines (E&S) premium has continued to increase steadily across the U.S, with the 15 national managing service offices recording growth of 9.4% at mid-year 2018, according to the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX), a non-profit data analysis firm. Total premium for the first half of 2018 ... Read the full article

BIBA partners with Tokio Marine Kiln on new drone insurance scheme

7th August 2018

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has partnered with specialist and corporate insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) to launch a new drone insurance scheme. The Lloyd’s-backed scheme offers coverage for companies operating drones for either commercial or business purposes and is available via a digital platform that enables brokers to quote ... Read the full article

Email data breaches continue to escalate in Q2: Beazley

6th August 2018

The number of attacks targeting business email accounts continued to increase through the second quarter of 2018, particularly for organisations using Microsoft’s Office 365, according to specialist insurer Beazley. Beazley said that email compromises accounted for roughly 23% of incidents reported to its Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services team during Q2 ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty expands political violence coverage

3rd August 2018

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has announced the launch of its expanded political violence coverage that now includes a range of new risks. Now included under one policy wording are loss of attractions, denial of access, third party liability, employees liability, cyber, and bodily injury as a ... Read the full article

Sciemus renamed as Occam, as CEO Welsh departs

26th July 2018

Specialty Lloyd’s of London managing general agent (MGA) Sciemus is to be renamed Occam Underwriting, with current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rick Welsh leaving his position after 3 years at the firm. Lance Gibbins, who has been Chairman and co-CEO since 2016, will succeed Welsh as CEO following his resignation from the ... Read the full article

CoreLogic partners with Esri to expand geospatial content offering

20th July 2018

CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics and solutions provider, has partnered with spatial analytics company Esri to expand the availability of its geospatial content using Esri’s online ArcGIS Marketplace. The online marketplace will allow users to more easily integrate CoreLogic’s content into their workflow, by providing access to more than 200 ... Read the full article