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Outlook 2018: Five predictions for the London market in 2018

It's not all about rates. There are some more fundamental issues for the market to address. 

London Lloyds Technology


Set Alert for Insurance Day Markets :: Specialty

Latest From Specialty

Markel International makes war and terrorism hire

Brooke joins carrier from WRB Underwriting 

London Markel

Dual partners with Munich Re to launch crisis management programme

Howden-owned MGA has hired team from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions for new programme targeting US business 

Distribution North America

Secondary perils and growth aspirations will be focus of Q4 results scrutiny

Top-line growth and catastrophe budgets will be closely examined when carriers report 

International North America

Xenia acquires Tysers’ trade credit business

Transaction is the eighth acquisition for the credit and surety specialist 

London Specialty

Sompo International hires Corbett to drive A&H expansion

Former Axa executive will oversee carrier’s accident and health growth beyond traditional London wholesale market

London Specialty

Aspen adds ESG factors into political risk

Carrier aiming for a positive ESG score across at least two-thirds of entire portfolio by 2026

Aspen Specialty
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Set Alert for Insurance Day Markets :: Reinsurance

Howden CEO: no slowdown in M&A as group 'now bigger than JLT was'

David Howden says broker’s fast-growing reinsurance arm should be viewed as the ‘real challenger’ in the market

Europe Reinsurance

Conduit smashes expectations on 1/1 premium growth

Rate momentum 'to continue and maybe even increase' at future renewal dates,  Neil Eckert says

Reinsurance Renewals

Munich Re ‘best on underlying earnings’

Swiss Re at bottom end of margin expansion, Berenberg says

Reinsurance Swiss Re

Secondary perils and growth aspirations will be focus of Q4 results scrutiny

Top-line growth and catastrophe budgets will be closely examined when carriers report 

International North America

Inflation threat to reinsurers’ credit profiles

Persistent inflation could cause reserve deficiencies in long-tail lines and margin pressure on short-tail lines

International North America

Man Group launches capital solutions initiative

Investment manager’s Capital Asset Solutions unit to provide re/insurers with access to flexible capital, either through direct investment, reinsurance or other forms of balance sheet-enhancing transactions

London Asset management
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Property, Casualty & Legacy

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

Allstate tallies $528m in Q4 cat losses

Marshall wildfire cost US insurer $218m

North America Allstate

AIG and Chubb join insurers cutting California wildfire risk

Insurers are non-renewing covers with high-net-worth clients, according to reports

North America Property

Climate-related litigation rising

Policyholders – and their insurers – are facing claims where they are perceived to have acted without regard to climate consequences 

Legal focus Climate change

Changes to UK’s Highway Code introduce substantial shift in liability

Fears that new hierarchy of road users may lead to the introduction of presumed liability

Legal focus United Kingdom

Hamilton enters financial lines market in Bermuda

Carrier expands insurance business lines on its Hamilton Re platform

Bermuda Casualty

Brit adds to property facilities team

Specialty re/insurer hires underwriters from Argo and MAP

Brit London
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