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Miami sees carrier exodus in which smaller players spy opportunity

High-profile exits have called Miami’s status as a Latin American hub into question, but other firms with an appetite for the region are already stepping into the void
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Marine insurers expect spike in engine damage claims after sulphur cap roll-out

Iumi warns introduction of fuel sulphur content cap is likely to mean hull and machinery insurers see increase in claims
Marine Losses

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ID Comment Company News

Jon Hancock, performance management director, Lloyd
ID Comment: Lloyd's must ensure Hancock's departure does not blow its reforms off course
Jon Hancock has played a pivotal role in transforming Lloyd's over the past three years. The momentum must be maintained
ID Comment: Lloyd’s toughened cyber stance brings renewed challenges for 2020

Cyber represents a challenge and opportunity for the market in the year ahead

New York, NY (T photography/
ID Comment: Victor syndicate launch highlights benefits of distribution scale in core US market
Syndicate 2288 is targeting 'underserved' clients in catastrophe-exposed areas of the US 
Matt Dunham/AP
Reform of private-public pools is essential to retain trust in insurance

Transforming the operating models of public-private enterprises is is vital to the credibility of the re/insurance industry as a whole


Companies House

Market Commentary

Cat Fund participation level rises again
Market manoeuvres in Florida disguise reinsurance trajectory
Reinsurance conditions remain good for US cedants



Stockwatch Company News

Arrows up (RIE SAKAE/
Beazley shares surge on profit and rates turnaround
Scor stock falls 4.6% after Covea turns attention to Partner Re
StockWatch: WTW shares rise 4% as brokers defy market wobble

Tesla bet backfires for Einhorn as Greenlight Capital Re slips nearly 7%

Arrows up (eightshot studio/
StockWatch: Beazley shares tipped to rise 26%
Lloyd’s giant is top performer in strong week for insurance stocks
 John David Bigl III/
StockWatch: Argo revival continues

But Lloyd’s firms continue poor start to 2020


Legal Focus

Market Commentary

Insurers under pressure to lead fight against climate change in 2020s
Legal Focus: Financial lines carriers face big challenges in insuring cannabis business
Legal Focus: Asia tops US corrupt practices list

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Lloyd's: Meeting the challenges

Lloyds Company News

Colm Lyons, head of casualty, syndicate 1969, Apollo
Apollo builds out casualty business

Fidelis’s Colm Lyons and three underwriters join to expand Apollo’s casualty business

Lloyd's reveals most syndicates met e-placement targets in Q4 2019

Pembroke and Ark were the best performers, while Vibe, Canopius, and SA Meacock & Co were among the laggards

Sean Burke, life sciences team leader, CFC Underwriting
'Insurers must address risks from regulatory confusion around CBD'

The fast-growing CBD market in the UK presents a significant opportunity for insurers, but it also poses some unique risks as the regulation of the market is way behind developments on the ground

Hire (Monster Ztudio/
Besso Re appoints new head

Lloyd’s broker sees opportunities in fac



Market Commentary

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



Digitalisation Company News

Arrows down (MiniStocker/
There is a dark side to the insurtech dream

Insurtech failures are not without consequence. Besides the lost investment, many of these insurtechs had paying customers, sold technology licences and some will have sold policies

Insurtech (Wright Studio/
Insurtech investment hits all-time high in 2019

Of the 10 insurtech unicorns in existence, five were created in 2019

Smooth mover: Nordic insurer If P&C on innovation
If P&C is using new technologies to provide a 'smooth' experience for its mass market and corporate customers 
Jason Sahota, chief executive, Charles Taylor InsureTech
Charles Taylor InsureTech chief exits
Jason Sahota leaves after more than four years in the role



Market Commentary

Viewpoint: The time is right to push for an increase in cyber rates
The importance of breaking down the cyber threat into its constituent parts
GDPR enforcement action required to drive development of cyber market
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