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Future of reinsurance comes under further scrutiny

Traditional players don’t seem to be able to resist the pressure for further rate cuts and broadening of terms and conditions

North America United States Reinsurance

Fine art and specie market looks to technology to mitigate the low rating environment

Insurers have been expanding the size of their fine art and specie portfolios citing the diversification benefits of a class of business which, despite pricing pressures, still remained profitable. Here, a number of sector experts consider the market in London and Paris

Species International Specialty
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Specialty

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Mitigating the risk of demographic change

The current changes taking place within Allianz will be as far reaching for the group’s specialty lines, large corporate risk and reinsurance businesses as they will be for its personal lines and retail activities, says Axel Theis, member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Europe International

Great American launches luxury yacht programme

Rick Salway joins from XL Catlin
North America United States

Blenheim launches specialty reinsurance division

John Cutts joins from Talbot

People moves Reinsurance

Beazley expands Jaramillo's role to engineering focus group leader

Miami-based Santiago Jaramillo joined company last year
United States Beazley

Liberty appoints Markel's Bowen-Rees to enter equine and livestock markets

Insurer to build underwriting teams and London and US
Liberty Specialty

First signs of a hardening in the political violence reinsurance market?

With the recent increase in terrorist attacks around the world, the PV market appears to have reached a point where underwriters feel that rates cannot be cut any further
Terrorism Political Risk and Trade
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Reinsurance

Set Alert for Insurance Day Markets :: Reinsurance

Reinsurers’ bottom lines under threat from rising cat exposure

Reinsurers' profits are under greater threat from natural catastrophes than they were last year, S&P Global warned.
Property Reinsurance

Top four reinsurers resist pricing falls

Scale provides boost to European giants
Hannover Re Scor

Mitigating the risk of demographic change

The current changes taking place within Allianz will be as far reaching for the group’s specialty lines, large corporate risk and reinsurance businesses as they will be for its personal lines and retail activities, says Axel Theis, member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Europe International

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

Hannover Re maintains €1bn profit target

Reinsurer posts net income of 535m for first half
Hannover Re Reinsurance
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Property, Casualty & Legacy

Set Alert for Insurance Day Markets :: Property, Casualty and Legacy

Driverless vehicles – a shift in liability?

Liability will shift from drivers to manufacturers
Legal focus Casualty

Reinsurers’ bottom lines under threat from rising cat exposure

Reinsurers' profits are under greater threat from natural catastrophes than they were last year, S&P Global warned.
Property Reinsurance

Top four reinsurers resist pricing falls

Scale provides boost to European giants
Hannover Re Scor

Life and health casts a pall over Talanx's targets upgrade

Talanx’s strong results in the property/casualty business cannot detract from a questionable performance from the life and health reinsurance segment

Property Casualty

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

Schinnerer bid for ICAT challenged by soft property cat market

Schinnerer says its bid for Icat will help it expand in the catastrophe-exposed small commercial property market, which it says is underserved. But analysts speaking to Insurance Day say that the long decline in rates in the property cat market has taken no prisoners

Property Mergers and Acquisitions
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