Markel's D&F exit shows pressure on London property market - but underwriters still see opportunities
Warning of ‘hard choices’ as D&F rates remain below technical margin
Creative destruction is not as big a threat as it should be
Axa acquires XL for $15.3bn
Greg Hendrick to become chief executive of combined property/casualty operations, with Mike McGavick to become vice-chairman and special adviser to Axa chief executive, Thomas Buberl
Recent deals have shown the attractiveness of specialty re/insurance risk – and it will not end with XL
London's future post-Brexit: Insight and Commentary
Market-wide Part VII transfer virtually impossible experts warn, as corporation hopes for political solution to loss of passporting rights
ID Comment: UK insurers looking for political solutions to Brexit are likely to be disappointed (again)
Madrid, aided by linguistic and cultural affinities and the uncertainty of London’s position in a post-Brexit world, is emerging as much more than just a credible alternative to London for Latin American business
Aspen's future: what now after 'dreadful year' in 2017?
O'Kane told 'buck stops with you' following losses
Aspen's share price is tumbling after a senior executive scalp and another profit warning. Predators could find a tasty meal in the embattled Bermudian carrier
PPL: the drive to increase adoption
Three new lines are first in a series of roll-outs on placing platform slated for this year
Association's prerequisites to mandating PPL aimed at encouraging surge in voluntary adoption
Underwriting slipped to an unaccustomed loss in 2017 - and not just because of cat damage
Excluding damage from the US cats, underwriting results have been positive for the leading primary insurers in Europe
Focus on MGAs
A clear strategic plan and the ability to communicate the unique capabilities of the business should enable an MGA to succeed in Europe after Brexit
The pressure on brokers to demonstrate a clear separation between their broking and underwriting activities is opening up another avenue of growth for the MGA sector
Rates & Renewals
Reinsurers are banking on at least some market hardening in 2018 making up for years of declining rates
Average property/casualty rates increased 0.8% at the January 1 renewals, reinsurance giant says
Current trends suggest decoupling of risk understanding from price by some funds, Christian Mumenthaler says
Using an insurance-linked security to back Lloyd's fund of last resort would be attractive to investors, John Parry says
The Allianz unit is radically changing its business and underwriting models to make them fit for purpose in the corporate risk environment of tomorrow - doing nothing is not an option, the company’s chief underwriting officer says
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