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Cyber reinsurers clamp down on hidden exposures

Growing concern about cyber risk aggregation is leading to increased caution at renewals even though the appetite to reinsure cyber risks shows no sign of abating
Reinsurance Renewals Cyber

Casualty reserving movement worries market

The mixed reserving picture takes in very optimistic releases for some lines and strengthening for others
Europe North America Casualty

Specialty Markets

Specialty lines continue to drive Beazley growth

Beazley reported double-digit premium growth across three of its trading divisions in 2018

Beazley Specialty North America

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ID Comment

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ID Comment: Brumadinho dam collapse will heighten underwriter fears about mining safety

A second major disaster since 2015 will rekindle safety concerns about Brazil’s mining sector

California Thomas fire (2017) (Mike Eliason/AP)
ID Comment: Aspen, RenRe and Everest Re among those to watch in Q4 results season
The Bermudian trio are expected to be among the firms facing the greatest impact from fourth-quarter catastrophes

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ID Comment: The Irish solution to the Brexit insurance conundrum falls short
A true no-deal scenario makes a mockery of Ireland's attempts to fix contract continuity problem
Manchester terror (2017 Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)
ID Comment: Pool Re's plans for a terrorism cat bond should be applauded
Innovation in the UK's new insurance-linked securities regime is to be encouraged  

 

Companies House

Market Commentary

Companies House: Hartford A&E reserve strengthening underlines continuing threat
Companies House: Motor liability deterioration persists for US carriers
Companies House: Reserving in the spotlight again as older years weaken

 

Stockwatch

Stockwatch Company News

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StockWatch: Hiscox leads as Lloyd’s stocks fight back with 4% gain
Investor confidence returning to Lloyd’s despite mixed 2018 results
Aon head office, London
StockWatch: Aon up 9% after results beat expectations

Brokers and hedge fund-backed reinsurers pull ahead of the pack

Scor head office, Paris
StockWatch: Scor stock tanks as Covea takeover turns legal

French giant plunged 15% on Tuesday, while Lloyd’s insurers underperform

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StockWatch: Argo shares slide on cat losses
Greenlight Re resurgence continues after difficult 2018 

 

Legal Focus

Market Commentary

Legal Focus: W&I insurers take an interest in SPA notification provisions
Legal Focus: Claims control and cooperation clauses in Latin America
Legal Focus: Belgium proposes post-Brexit bill to woo UK MGAs

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Lloyd's: Meeting the challenges

Lloyds Company News

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TMK syndicates close 2016 YOA at increased profit
QBE syndicate 386 enjoys top-end result for 2016 year, but other syndicates see deterioration 
Andrew Horton, chief executive, Beazley
Beazley aims for $1bn beta syndicate
Chief executive, Andrew Horton, reveals big ambitions for tracker syndicate and urges Lloyd's to expand use of 'low touch' underwriting
Lloyd
Canopius to buy AmTrust at Lloyd's
Lloyd's insurer has been looking for acquisition opportunities
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StockWatch: Hiscox leads as Lloyd’s stocks fight back with 4% gain
Investor confidence returning to Lloyd’s despite mixed 2018 results

 

Brexit

Market Commentary

Focus: MGAs must innovate to prevail
Legal Focus: Belgium proposes post-Brexit bill to woo UK MGAs
Focus: Brexit should not distract from pressing regulatory issues

 

Digitalisation

Digitalisation Company News

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Hiscox leads $58m funding round for insurtech CoverHound
Online comparison and purchasing platform plans global expansion

Data sharing (Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock.com)
Hyperion X appoints chief data officer
Miguel Baptista joins Hyperion's recently launched technology and data unit 
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Tokio Marine HCC partners with start-up for PI insurance

The products will be offered to the 30,000 members of Europe’s largest public relations professional organisation

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Insurtech start-up Clearcover completes $43m funding round
Company to expand into additional state markets

 

Cyber

Market Commentary

Viewpoint: Underwriting to accommodate the scale of cyber risk
High-profile hacks drive cyber insurance buying but take-up still remains low
Viewpoint: Comprehending the potential cost of cyber liability
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