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Brexit

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UK insurers call for post-Brexit rule changes

ABI calls for tax changes and better flood defences

United Kingdom Regulation

Equivalence 'fast reducing in importance for UK insurers’

Carriers are under pressure to look at Europe from a third country perspective as imminent changes to EU insurance rules further increase regulatory divergence from the UK, lawyers say

Europe United Kingdom

Supply chain delays drive up cost of construction claims

Many in the industry expect shortages to be resolved within the next 12 to 18 months, but there are other factors to consider including increased levels of risk because of the impact on quality control

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Broker Facilities

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Broker facilities reposition for hard market and new digital era

The emergence of a new breed of data-driven follow facilities suggests the model still has much to offer in the new environment

London Broker Facilities

Willis Towers Watson plans Global 360 expansion in 2019

Lloyd’s performance crackdown is increasing interest in facilities, says Aubert

London Broker Facilities

Broker facilities move to next stage of their evolution

Tracker facilities are at the centre of the struggle between brokers and insurers for control of the distribution network and the flow of third-party capital into the market, the head of Willis Towers Watson’s London market operations says

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Cyber

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Reinsurers increase cyber risk selectivity as losses rise

Hannover Re 'not convinced about cyber pricing', as carriers underline need for sound underwriting 

Europe Reinsurance

Cyber insurers on alert as US Treasury targets cryptocurrency exchange

Move will have far-reaching implications for insurers, as US targets ransomware payments, lawyers warn

International Cyber

Mosaic opens first US office in New York

Start-up's Midtown Manhattan will serve as the base for cyber and transaction liability team 

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Market Modernisation

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'Returning to the Underwriting Room is not about reinstating the past'

Time spent in the Lloyd's Underwriting Room can now be optimised for targeted and complex negotiation with numerous markets

Lloyds Market Modernisation

UK listed insurers' gender pay gap widens

Some companies drop back from previous years

United Kingdom Market Modernisation

Insurtechs grapple with pandemic 'double-edged sword'

Lockdowns have led to rapid acceleration of role of technology in the London market, but lack of face-to-face contact has created challenges, experts say

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Resilience

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Climate risk top priority for risk professionals

London market essential in creating climate resilience, Axa XL says

International Climate change

COP26 is ‘unique opportunity' for London to be global centre of green insurance

Whatever outcomes emerge from the COP26 conference in Glasgow in November, the challenge for the re/insurance industry is immense

International Property

Howden boosts climate risk division with disaster relief expert hire

Caroline Birch joins the broker in push for disaster relief solutions

Brokers People moves
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Solvency II

WTW calls for improvement of Solvency II in UK

Willis Towers Watson has suggested five improvements to regulation

United Kingdom Willis Towers Watson

Eiopa hints at ‘pragmatic’ changes to Solvency II

Changes to rules would enhance solvency ratios

Solvency II Regulation

Viewpoint: Insurers can benefit by removing the barriers between risk and capital management

The efficient allocation of risk capital is increasingly critical for carriers looking to generate value in a regulatory environment dominated by solvency requirements

Asset Management/Investment Solvency II
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Insurtech

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Corvus enters financial institutions insurance market

US insurtech aims at investment adviser market

United States Specialty

'Blockchain will radically transform the microinsurance market'

Insurtechs are working with insurers and distribution partners to drive economic growth in developing regions, and create sustainable, resilient futures for underserved communities

Technology International

US insurtech Cowbell Cyber partners with Palomar

Deal is first Palomar has executed through new fronting unit

North America Cyber
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Diversity

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ID Comment: Delivering real diversity

The London market needs to deliver on its promises of greater diversity

London Lloyds

Return to offices must be 'very careful' to address inclusion: Neal

Lloyd’s CEO says office working is important but market must be 'thoughtful' in managing the transition

London Lloyds

Dive In launches with mental health in spotlight

Festival’s theme of ‘active allyship’ asks participants ‘to turn their commitments into actions’

International Diversity
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Monte Carlo

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Hannover Re expects further rate increases in 2022

German reinsurer cites recent cat losses as reason for rate rises

International Europe

Monte Carlo RVS cancelled again

Rendez-Vous de Septembre to return in September 2022

Reinsurance Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo RVS opens for 2021 registrations

Registration website opens despite pandemic

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Baden Baden

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Baden-Baden meeting returns to in-person format

Further details about organisation of event to be released in July

Europe Reinsurance

Focus: Clarity over coverage is critical as Covid-19 casts shadow over January renewals

With negotiations underway, the reinsurance market must develop a common language for Covid-19 type exposures

Baden Baden Focus

Focus: Trust is essential to navigate the hard market

By understanding the risk and realistically pricing for the exposure, a mutually beneficial relationship between reinsurer and cedant can be maintained

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Renewals

European reinsurers seek double-digit rate increases as nat cats add to losses

Reinsurance price rises necessary to cope with rising frequency and severity of natural catastrophe events in Europe

Europe Reinsurance

Aviation rate rises slow amid influx of capacity

Premiums 'hovering around minimum requirements' as pricing stabilises, Gallagher says

International Aviation

Reinsurance rates to rise 2% to 3% at 1/1: KBW

Market improvement likely to last longer than in previous upward cycles, analysts say

Reinsurance Renewals
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Hurricane Season

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Hamilton to reduce US windstorm exposure

Carrier is the latest firm to make changes to its US property book

United States Hamilton

Axis tallies $250m in third-quarter cat losses

Bermudian basis loss estimate on $35bn Ida industry loss 

Bermuda Axis Capital

Everest pegs third-quarter catastrophe losses at $635m

Losses dominated by Hurricane Ida

Bermuda Everest Re
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