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Soft Market

Pricing pressures have diminished margins to such an extent that profitability is under significant threat. The focus on disciplined underwriting is mounting at Lloyd’s, where the Corporation has vowed to take all the steps necessary to ensure underperforming business is addressed.



Severn Trent's risk manager: Captives are losing appeal in soft market

Captives are becoming a less financially attractive insurance solution, says the water company's insurance manager

Risk Management

Willis Re’s Vickers: Reinsurers remain 'in a tight spot'

Return on equity falls across reinsurance sector

Reinsurance International Willis Towers Watson

France's biggest cedants expand reinsurance coverage

Soft market encouraging increased take-up of reinsurance, AM Best finds

Reinsurance Europe Axa

Property rate reductions slow at April 1

Willis Re reports some buyers seeking additional protection at renewal

Property Reinsurance Asia Pacific

Mid-sized reinsurers squeezed as scale remains key

Medium-sized players may need ownership change to survive

Reinsurance Mergers and Acquisitions Bermuda

Lloyd's to clamp down on under-performing business

Corporation says even strong syndicates have parts of their books which are not performing well

Lloyds
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Unravelling the innovative potential of blockchain

Blockchain can help traditional insurers be as innovative and agile as insurtech firms – but the market and the regulators need to become more comfortable with the technology

Technology London International

Beazley and Lancashire return most capital to shareholders

Analysis by Aon Benfield shows both returned more than 14% of last year's opening equity

Beazley Lancashire Reinsurance
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