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Reinsurers look to capitalise on regulatory change in India

India is seeking to reduce the dominance of domestic reinsurance giant GIC Re with new regulations to minimise the level of protectionism but some argue the changes do not go far enough

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ID Comment: Alternative capital could hold fire at mid-year renewals

Investors are still reeling from the impact of recent disasters

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Specialty Markets

Axa exposed to art and civil liability claims from Notre Dame fire

French insurer provided civil liability cover for contractors working on cathedral
Axa Losses Europe

Specialty Updates

AmTrust sells surety and credit businesses to Liberty Mutual
Focus: Time to rethink the upstream/downstream division
Focus: The complexity of cost cutting and upstream energy claims
Focus: Energy market looks to fresh products to drive profitability
Nordic marine claims costs fall in 2018
Trade credit claims frequency rises as risk environment worsens
Marine buyers call for stability amid chaos
ID Comment: London's influence can reshape global underwriting trends – look at the energy market
Land rigs loss surge prompts strong underwriter response
Downstream energy BI loss escalation sparks management concerns
Aurous secures Lloyd's energy capacity
Upstream energy capacity to tighten in wake of Lloyd's limit constraints
Aviation insurers to scrutinise grounding coverage as Ethiopian Airlines losses evolve
Nexus targets trade credit expansion with latest acquisition
Ed appoints Chhajer to lead Asia-Pacific credit business
Marine business flow from Europe to London slows as Brexit looms
Alesco launches $3.5bn Equatorial Guinea energy reinsurance facility
Power insurance market eyes fresh opportunities amid coal backlash
Ryan Specialty energy MGA forms Miami renewables unit
Focus: Underwriting the Cairo Metro
Focus: Rising above the risk of inter-state rivalry Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Willis swoops on Marsh for senior marine hire
Ethiopian Airlines crash to strengthen underwriter resolve on rates
Political risk market continues to grow as ‘fear factor’ ripples through global economy
P&I pricing under pressure amid tight competition: report

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ID Comment Company News

Hurricane Michael Florida damage (2018) (Ty Hansen/Shutterstock.com)
ID Comment: Alternative capital could hold fire at mid-year renewals

Investors are still reeling from the impact of recent disasters

ID Comment: Losses set to creep up again in 2019
First-quarter claims payouts for 2018’s Japanese typhoons were higher than any 2019 events  

Northridge earthquake, California (1994)
ID Comment: A crisis the US is not prepared for

The recovery from a major California earthquake could take years to play out

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ID Comment: the importance of recognising the human impact on natural catastrophe losses
Recognising the human impact of natural catastrophes is critical to managing these risks

 

Companies House

Market Commentary

Beazley, Argo and Brit top Lloyd’s liability writers
Chubb, Aegis and Hiscox lead the property market pack at Lloyd’s
Specialists top performers among UK and European carriers

 

Stockwatch

Stockwatch Company News

Beazley head office, London
StockWatch: Beazley leads gains as analyst see further upside

Lloyd's heavyweight up 6.8% as insurance stocks outperform

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StockWatch: Scor shares bounce back after restructuring

European insurance stocks continue to outperform Lloyd’s and Bermuda

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StockWatch: Scor stock falls as CIAM spat escalates

Renewed merger speculation buoys Aon and WTW stocks

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StockWatch: Argo and Generali climb in sluggish week

European groups advance as Bermudian stocks hit bump in road

 

Legal Focus

Market Commentary

Legal Focus: Belgium brings in local MGAs through new law
Legal Focus: Forum shopping risks rise after Supreme Court finding
Legal Focus: Professional negligence case clarifies lost chance events

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Lloyd's: Meeting the challenges

Lloyds Company News

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Beazley, Argo and Brit top Lloyd’s liability writers

Liability underwriting at Lloyd’s remained unprofitable last year but the larger writers outperformed the market by some margin, making their size and expertise count

Singapore (Prasit Rodphan/Shutterstock.com)
Munich Re Syndicate strikes Singapore coverholder deal

Partnership will expand syndicate’s financial lines distribution in Asia

Michael Watson, chairman and chief executive, Canopius
Canopius set to acquire AmTrust at Lloyd's as merger deal signed

Acquisition will complete in third quarter adding $800m in premiums to Canopius’ book

California Woolsey fire (2018) ( BrittanyNY/Shutterstock.com)
Chubb, Aegis and Hiscox lead the property market pack at Lloyd’s
High US and catastrophic exposure meant Lloyd’s property market recorded an underwriting loss for the third consecutive year in 2018

 

Brexit

Market Commentary

Shepherd Compello opens Dutch company
Insurers get stay of execution as Brexit delayed
LMG lobbies for post-Brexit access to third countries

 

Digitalisation

Digitalisation Company News

Coins (Worranan Junhom/Shutterstock.com)
Cytora raises £25m in new funding round

The money will be used to widen the product suite

Crop spraying (Fotostik/Shutterstock.com)
Ascot launches insurtech crop insurance platform
The platform enables farmers in 16 countries to insure against changes in the price of crops
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Lemonade raises $300m to back Europe, US expansion

SoftBank led the series D funding round

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Rise of the machines: the expansion of claims AI
The use of artificial intelligence to streamline the insurance claims process is gathering pace

 

Cyber

Market Commentary

US cyber insurance market surges on BI demand
Insurers poised for Chinese cyber market growth
Viewpoint: The energy risk landscape is evolving rapidly
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