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US insurers face double whammy from cat hit and market weakness

Fundamentals were deteriorating before Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, Irma and the rest

United States Property Casualty

Cat losses underline Lloyd’s long-term challenge

The market’s most profitable lines remain a key vulnerability despite efforts to broaden Lloyd’s business and penetrate new markets and lines

United Kingdom Lloyds Property
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Retro market will play key role in driving post-cat hardening

As this year's losses mount, an across-the-board hard market taking in insurance, reinsurance and retro becomes more likely

United States Casualty

R&Q to raise £50m to fund growth

Legacy specialist and insurance services firm plans to strengthen balance sheet

 

Randall & Quilter Legacy

Davies revenue grows following HGGC investment

Revenue and earnings rise as claims specialist expands operations

United Kingdom Claims Management
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Axis Capital acquires Novae

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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

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Why investment in infrastructure has lost some of its shine

Offering an attractive suite of portfolio benefits, infrastructure has been at the top of insurers' thoughts for some time. But with project supply in the UK limited and loan yields on the decline, some are asking whether now is the right time for small and medium-sized insurers to follow major groups into the asset class
Asset Management/Investment

Insurance companies must be nimble with the fixed income investments

Companies should look beyond the short term and try to determine what risks and rewards are in store

Asset Management/Investment

Swiss Re's bold move on ethical investing

The reinsurance giant’s $130bn commitment to ethical indices took courage, conviction and consideration. Chief investment officer Guido Fürer hopes the move will encourage more insurers to follow suit, and convince a wider audience that ESG offers enhanced performance over the long term
Asset Management/Investment Europe
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Axa, Aviva and Aegon deals underline Europeans' strategic M&A moves

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

Stockwatch

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StockWatch: Bermudian stocks rise as investors relieved over loss estimates

Everest Re, XL and Validus make biggest gains in mid-Atlantic rally

Europe North America

StockWatch: Hiscox stock gains as it shrugs off cat loss concerns

Insurance stocks continue measured recovery from stormy September

Europe North America

StockWatch: Insurance stocks begin recovery after hurricane sell-off

Lloyd’s and Bermudian groups see biggest gains as loss estimates roll in

London US States
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