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Rising attritional losses drag on aviation market's recovery

High-frequency, low-severity claims are battering aviation insurers' results, but fierce competition means the market is struggling to address the issue
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ID Comment: Wildfire withdrawals bring reputational risk for insurers

California’s wildfire insurance market is experiencing turbulence in the aftermath of recent loss activity

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ID Comment: M&A in reinsurance will continue despite easing pressures
Despite recent cat losses, prices are not hardening enough to prevent smaller players continuing to seek scale and relevance
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ID Comment: AIG200 move shows Lloyd’s competitors will also prioritise expense drive

Lloyd’s has targeted halving of expense ratio because market’s management knows a 10-point reduction will not be enough

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ID Comment: Arch builds Lloyd’s scale through Barbican deal

Combination of two entities will significantly enhance Arch’s presence at Lloyd’s

 

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

Stockwatch Company News

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StockWatch: RSA rises 4% as it readies £350m bond issue
Hannover Re up 5%, buoyed by European equity market bounce-back
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StockWatch: Beazley shares rally despite global fears

Insurance stocks prove resilient as recession signals prompt selloff

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Stockwatch: Greenlight Capital Re shares surge ahead of strategic review

Chief executive David Einhorn says capital raise not needed to resurrect hedge fund reinsurer

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StockWatch: Arch shares rise after Barbican buy
Scor shares sink despite H1 profit rise

 

Legal Focus

Market Commentary

Legal Focus: Aggregation clause put to the test in Australian courts
Legal Focus: The challenges of insuring decommissioning risks
Legal Focus: Employee theft insurance challenged in court

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Lloyd's: Meeting the challenges

Lloyds Company News

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Legal Focus: The regulatory challenges of the Future at Lloyd's

The role of the UK regulators will become prominent as Lloyd’s develops its vision for the future

Pina Albo, chief executive, Hamilton Insurance Group
Hamilton completes Pembroke and Ironshore Europe buy
TigerRisk's Ursano joins group as CFO
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Lloyd’s syndicates smash e-placement targets

Syndicates beat targets by more than 10 percentage points

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Legacy issues unsettle Lloyd's firming construction market
Rates are rising in the hard-hit construction market, but prior-year loss development means it could take many years to return the market to profitability 

 

Brexit

Market Commentary

Legal Focus: European Commission stands firm on equivalence as Brexit nears
Contract continuity and market volatility lead firms’ Brexit fears
Legal Focus: London should remain arbitration centre after Brexit

 

Digitalisation

Digitalisation Company News

Viewpoint: Can the Uber strategy work for commercial insurance?

Simply beating the competitors on price can work in the direct-to-consumer environment, but it is more difficult to do in the broker intermediated B2B context

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B3i adds China Pacific as investor
Chinese carrier becomes 18th shareholder in blockchain consortium
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Viewpoint: Connected contracts offer transformational benefits
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Focus: The London market must shift its technology mindset

Buying more technology is not the solution. Thinking and operating differently is the key to bringing about change

 

Cyber

Market Commentary

'We have reduced cyber underwriting to one simple question'
Closing the cyber protection gap in Latin America
Viewpoint: Maritime industry must open up about cyber crime
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