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Big Interview 

Pioneer's Doherty: 'We have no plans to stop being an MGA'

Pioneer Underwriters is set to launch its own Lloyd's syndicate next year. The firm's founder and chief executive says the move will make the business significantly more resilient to market changing events and insists its MGA business will not disappear

Lloyds Distribution Big Interview

Barbican Insurance Group: Growing against the grain

After an eventful first decade, Barbican Insurance Group has ambitious growth plans and is set on breaking into the Lloyd’s top 15 over the next two years, irrespective of market conditions. This is entirely realistic, the firm’s senior management say
Barbican Big Interview Lloyds

Insurance-linked Securities

Latest From InsuranceLinked Securities

Outlook 2018: ILS passes the HIM test

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria were the first real test of the nascent market in insurance-linked securities
North America Hurricane Season

Webinar: Nat cats refocus ILS investors on property perils

With buyers of insurance-linked securities keen to reinvest in tried-and-tested risks at higher returns, the expansion of the market into new perils could be delayed, a panel of industry experts told Insurance Day

North America InsuranceLinked Securities

'First' secondary ILS trade performed on blockchain

Transaction on Solidum Re platform 
Reinsurance InsuranceLinked Securities

Alternative capital to take $29bn hit from Q3 cats: Jefferies

Traditional re/insurers' reported losses will rise in coming quarters to cover a $20bn gap, analysts say
North America Property

Markel CatCo appoints chief executive for Bermuda

Alissa Fredricks will also retain her previous responsibilities overseeing the group’s portfolio and all underwriting activity

North America Markel

Neon files application for first UK ILS

Transaction will be seen as a test of the UK's new regulatory regime for insurance-linked securities 
Neon Lloyds
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Specialty risks sit at the heart of the Lloyd’s and London markets, and the market’s capability to innovate to continue to meet more specialised risk transfer needs will determine its long-term sustainability

Global reinsurance margins are under pressure but demand for the product remains stable. Reinsurers are facing an increasing need to differentiate their value proposition as they seek to retain core clients and maintain market relevance

Insurers are looking to new markets and classes of insurance as they strive to maintain growth against the headwinds of soft market conditions in established markets

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Lloyd’s and London market insurers will be deploying a number of strategies to ensure disruption to trade with the European Union is minimised post-Brexit, against a backdrop of huge uncertainty over future access to the EU market

Cyber is the fastest growing class of business in the London market, but underlying cyber risks impact all classes. The market faces the dual challenge of seizing the growth opportunities presented while also effectively managing its exposures

Innovation is critical to the future growth of re/insurers across all key markets, amid an evolving risk landscape which requires the development of new products and risk solutions