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Coronavirus: Insight and Analysis

Covid-19 BI losses ‘could be widespread’ if insurers lose New Orleans case

Debate centres on whether presence of virus constitutes damage to property

Coronavirus International Losses

Coronavirus Updates



In Depth

A deeper look at the topics impacting the industry


Deeper insight into market trends

Insurance Day’s regular sections, providing clarity on market trends and insight into their implications



ID Comment

ID Comment Company News

ID Comment: Covid-19 puts pandemic backstop in frame
Creating more effective markets for pandemic-related cover may require government backstops
Tear up contract (Syda Productions/
ID Comment: The meaning of insurance is under threat from legislators

Efforts by New Jersey legislators to make insurers retroactively liable for Covid-19-related business interruption losses should worry everyone

Coronavirus (MARCIO DELGADO/
ID Comment: Coronavirus will put industry’s reputation on the line

Insurers’ response to the coronavirus crisis will be subject to scrutiny, both now and during the recovery phase

Dollars (S-Photo/
Argo: Tough task ahead for Rehnberg as CEO contract confirmed

Kevin Rehnberg will need to deliver significant improvements to Argo’s underwriting performance after being handed a three-year contract to lead the Bermudian re/insurer


People Moves

Market News

Dale adds Ramage to board
Munich Re Specialty Group appoints Asia head
Compre hires Iacovides as chief development officer



Stockwatch Company News

Stock market down (solarseven/
AIG stock sinks 16% amid $3bn life shortfall fears

Several insurance stocks see double-digit falls as equities recovery proves short-lived

Talanx head office, Hanover
StockWatch: Talanx shares surge 44% as insurance stocks rebound

European insurance stocks rally 27% after US stimulus prompts historic bounce

Arrows down (200dgr/
StockWatch: Insurance stocks in freefall on coronavirus fears

Quarter wiped off insurance share prices in a single week

Stockwatch: Argo Group shares plummets 40% in a month

Insurance stocks down 20% year-to-date after dramatic market crash


Legal Focus

Market News

Legal Focus: Covid-19 infects D&O cover
Legal Focus: Coronavirus – insurance, frustration and frustrated customers
Legal Focus: Covid-19 pandemic presents an employment challenge

Hot Topics

Making complex issues simple

Focusing on what matters to the market, understanding the forces that are shaping the industry



Future at Lloyd’s

Lloyds Company News

Shanghai, China (Luciano Mortula - LGM/
Pressure of Lloyd’s efficiency drive shows as carriers exit Asia hubs
Lloyd’s hubs in Asia have seen several closures recently, although appetite for Asian risk among London’s carriers is varied and the closure of regional operations is by no means permanent
Fitch places Lloyd's on ratings watch negative on Covid-19 fears

Rating agency says spike in claims could eat into earnings

TMK 510 is top-performing blue chip syndicate in 2019
Catlin 2003 produces worst underwriting performance among 10 largest writers
John Neal, chief executive, Lloyd
Lloyd’s CEO Neal paid £1.6m in 2019

Inga Beale continued to be paid as Lloyd's employee in 2019 after stepping down as CEO



Market News

Re/insurers wary of the future as Brexit day passes
Liiba targets global opportunities for London brokers post-Brexit
Legal Focus: UK-EU deal on future relationship needs to go further than just equivalence



Coronavirus Company News

Shanghai (Wang An Qi/
The week in charts: More blank sailings, China shows early signs of recovery

There was a considerable jump in the number of blank sailings announced on deepsea trades this week, while the Baltic Capesize Index moved into positive territory for the first time since late January

euros and dollars
Chinese lessors warn on rising shipping defaults

But bank-backed leasing houses are said to be financially confident as they can tap the inter-bank market for liquidity rather easily

Singapore PSA container terminal
Singapore exempts maritime from virus-linked suspension

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the suspension would not apply to economic sectors deemed ‘strategic’ or that ‘form part of a global supply chain’

Antwerp prepares for crisis and beyond

Box ports may face changing supply chain needs in a post-coronavirus world


Aon buys Willis

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