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Companies and Financial

Companies House

US majors bounce back during second-quarter

Results for the leading insurers picked up and exceeded analyst expectations
Companies House United States

Primaries battle rising losses and falling reserve releases

Half-year figures improve after poor start to the year
Companies House Property

Set Alert for Insurance Day Companies and Financial :: Companies House

Reinsurer result range widens as soft market takes hold

Company financials at the six-month mark reveal plenty of variation in how reinsurers are performing as well as how much business they are looking to add in the soft market

Europe International

Soft market no barrier to growth for some

Not all reinsurers are in contraction mode this year

Europe North America

Zurich on track to meet targets as Q2 profits soar

Second-quarter profit up 21% year-on-year
Zurich Casualty
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Axis Capital acquires Novae

Reaction and Analysis


Axis Capital to acquire Novae for $604m

Bermudian group pays 20% premium for Lloyd's insurer as it seeks specialty growth

Novae's 1.5 sale multiple is good compared to recent deals

Novae CEO Matthew Fosh has secured a strong sale price for the business, even though it's well off Amlin's eye-popping multiple

Novae must maintain agility to capitalise on Axis scale

'Agility and focus' have got Novae this far. Retaining this agility as part of Axis will be critical to its future success

Axis tilts further towards specialty insurance business with Novae

Nearly two-thirds of Axis Capital's business will be insurance business following completion

Benchimol: Novae acquisition 'a new milestone' in evolution of Axis Capital

Acquisition a 'rare opportunity' to accelerate group's strategy of developing specialty insurance business

Neptune continues to prune Novae stake

Fund manager is no longer Novae's largest shareholder after cutting stake by two-thirds

Axis Capital approved to launch Lloyd's managing agent

Will assume management of syndicate 1686 from August 4

Asset Management

Set Alert for Insurance Day Companies and Financial :: Asset Management

UK insurers remain reluctant converts to convertible bonds

Offering a compelling risk-return profile and interest rate hedging, convertibles appear increasingly attractive and allocations from insurers are increasing across Europe. However, convertibles do not always fit neatly into insurer portfolios, and remain an afterthought for many in the UK
Europe United Kingdom

A more flexible approach to capital setting

The recently revised catastrophe models for North American earthquakes mean London market companies face a number of challenges in terms of making the required changes to their  internal capital models under Solvency II

Europe London

Rearranging the building blocks of property portfolio management

The changing trends in the global property investment market have very definite implications for insurers both as investors in property assets and as underwriters of property portfolio investment risks

Asset Management/Investment International
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Axa, Aviva and Aegon deals underline Europeans' strategic M&A moves

Graham Village


Leading European companies are taking another look at their position in the US and other mature markets


Set Alert for Insurance Day Companies and Financial :: Stockwatch

Market conditions hit European reinsurer stocks

Insurance share prices decline for second consecutive week
International Stockwatch

Swiss Re and AIG stock prices hit by major claims

Stockwatch Swiss Re

RenRe profit spurs stocks gain while Markel rides on acquisition

Second-quarter results a mixed bag for insurance stocks
Stockwatch RenaissanceRe
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