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International re/insurers flock to Brazil's growing surety market

Surety premiums have surged this year amid rising demand for the products and re/insurers willingness to offer more capacity. And the bullish outlook for the sector is tempting more companies into the market
Brazil Specialty

AIG claims world's first blockchain-enabled trade finance transaction

The transaction, which took place at the end of September, was for the benefit of an unnamed global logistics company
AIG Insurtech

Beale warns commercial and specialty lines ‘not safe’ from digital disruption

Lloyd’s chief executive says market cannot be complacent 

Lloyds Technology Insurtech


Specialty markets are central to the Lloyd’s market and London’s company market, and sit at the core of Insurance Day’s coverage. Within this section we bring you our latest insight and intelligence in specialty markets including marine, energy, aviation, specie, political risk and trade, and terrorism.

Swiss Re: non-damage BI is next stage in coverage evolution

Cover will further enhance shift towards protecting earnings and cash flow risks
Risk Management Swiss Re Property

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Latest From Specialty

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

Argo Group swoops on Travelers for international chief underwriting officer

Syndicate 1200 active underwriter Bruno Ritchie steps down

Argo Specialty

AGCS expands London product recall team

Simon Weaver joins from Red24 
London Allianz

Intact aims for North American specialty growth after completing OneBeacon deal

Combined company will target US and Canadian small and medium-sized businesses
United States Canada

Leading brokers eye growth route to prosperity

The top groups are doing better than just keeping their heads above water this year
International Reinsurance

Esser's AFL launches energy practice

Lloyd's broker hires Tysers duo to lead new unit, targeting US and emerging markets business 
London Specialty
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Insurance Day’s marine coverage includes news and analysis on London and international marine markets, with updates on cargo, hull and liability market developments. This section includes people moves, loss updates and insight into  current market trends.

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Latest From Marine

Standard syndicate appoints Naylor head of reinsurance

Lloyd’s syndicate also appoints hull class underwriter

Marine People moves

Markel bolsters sub-sea equipment and hull and war capabilities

Trevor McAuley and Katie Costello join 

Marine People moves

Reinsurance performance pushes Lloyd''s to sub-100 accident year ratio

Underwriting losses widen for many classes, as reinsurance and energy buoy result
Lloyds Reinsurance

Neon expands marine team

Lloyd's insurer appoints class underwriters from Talbot and Brit
London Lloyds

Antares expands marine cargo team

Joe Mellen joins from Sompo Canopius
Qatar Insurance Company Lloyds

Global marine premiums fall 9%

Iumi data shows total marine premium fell to $27.5bn last year from $30.3bn in 2015
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One of London’s most competitive specialty markets, we provide insight into the latest developments in both upstream and downstream energy classes at a time when underwriters contend with some of the most challenging competitive environments of any class of business.

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Latest From Energy

Liberty expands energy division with creation of renewable team

Onshore energy unit to be bolstered

Liberty Energy

Reinsurance performance pushes Lloyd''s to sub-100 accident year ratio

Underwriting losses widen for many classes, as reinsurance and energy buoy result
Lloyds Reinsurance

Munich Re urges closure of energy sector cyber gap

Energy sector is struggling to find cover for cyber exposures, syndicate's underwriting chief says
Munich Re Energy

Esser's AFL launches energy practice

Lloyd's broker hires Tysers duo to lead new unit, targeting US and emerging markets business 
London Specialty

JLT Re partners with insurtech firm on solar revenue risk-transfer product

Product uses production data to create 'revenue put' structure
JLT Insurtech

Rough weather ahead for the renewable energy market

Insurers seeking opportunities in the renewable energy sector must resist a price war and carefully consider the risks

Lloyds International
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From the latest people moves to regulatory trends impacting the sector, Insurance Day provides regular analysis of the major issues impacting the aviation market, along with outlining the trends resulting from those issues.

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General aviation claims after Harvey Irma and Maria

While the North American airline industry emerged relatively unscathed from the recent hurricane activity, it is important the loss adjusting sector learns from the experience of responding to three hurricane events in close succession

Hurricane Season Focus

Mapfre Global Risks' Smith: Global exposure

Mapfre Global Risks International, which last month started to write aviation business in the London market, is seeking to increase its influence in the specialty lines and large corporate risks markets, says the company’s chief regions and markets officer

International Distribution

Reinsurance performance pushes Lloyd''s to sub-100 accident year ratio

Underwriting losses widen for many classes, as reinsurance and energy buoy result
Lloyds Reinsurance

Thomas Miller Specialty launches aviation unit with XL Catlin team

Latest business line for underwriting agency 
Specialty Aviation

Mapfre Global Risks enters London aviation market with Willis hire

Oscar Becerra appointed as aviation underwriter to lead expansion

Mapfre Aviation

'Aircraft repair costs are taking off - the insurance industry must play its part in containing them'

There is an urgent need for a frank discussion and a better flow of information between insurers, brokers, airlines and original equipment manufacturers on developments in aircraft repair practices
International Claims Management
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Insurance Day’s specie coverage includes insight into developments in the fine art, jewellers block and cash-in-transit markets, highlighting the steps companies are taking to stay ahead of competition in a highly-competitive environment.

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Latest From Species

Howden acquires Singapore broker

Acquisition of Sterling Knight to bolster group's specie business in region
Singapore Specialty

Getting down to brass tacks of specie risk exposure

Specie remains an attractive class despite the challenging market conditions. But capacity alone is insufficient to write the line successfully - careful risk selection and expertise is essential

Species Specialty

The fine art and specie market is at a tipping point

The pressure on rates, coupled with the cost of reinsurance, is eroding margins significantly, leaving companies to question the viability of their continued participation

Focus Lloyds

Insuring fine art on the high seas

When fine art and luxury yachts combine, there are some hazards to navigate for insurers

Focus Lloyds

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

Specie innovation critical to tempt new business to London

In London’s more traditional markets, innovations can be slow to materialise but the emergence of facilities and trend towards more business being placed in local markets means insurers are being forced to adopt new processes in order to remain competitive

Species London
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Political Risk & Trade

An increasingly volatile political and macroeconomic environment has heightened demand for political risk, trade credit and other related products, prompting an increasing number of London market entities to enter these classes of business.

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Latest From Political Risk and Trade

Munich Re and Liberty provide $1bn credit capacity for new lending programme

Facility aims to stimulate lending in emerging economies

International Political Risk and Trade

Risk Foresight: Rohingya protests little risk to Indonesia state buildings

Indonesian police unlikely to allow damage to buildings in Jakarta
Political Risk and Trade Risk Management

BPL Global granted Dubai licence

Trade credit broker receives DIFC authorisation 
Middle East and Africa Specialty

Risk Foresight: Britain’s Brexit policy papers fail to end uncertainty

Government seems willing to accept domestic backlash to smooth talks
United Kingdom Thailand

New LMA working group to examine banking regulations

The Lloyd's Market Association has appointed Peter Sprent of Liberty Specialty Markets and James Bamford of Talbot Underwriting to head its new political risk working group. 
Lloyds of London Political Risk and Trade

Sompo Canopius strengthens credit and political risk team

 Stephen Pike joins from ED&F MAN Capital Markets
Sompo Canopius People moves
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The changing face of terrorism has meant carriers now need to rethink the way they provide cover for the risks posed by attacks. Our coverage brings you the latest insight on market developments in this complex field.

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Latest From Terrorism

Bessant joins Acappella syndicate 2014

Former Hardy underwriter to lead Acappella's war, terrorism and political violence book
London Terrorism

StarStone swoops on Antares for terrorism hire

James Hannan joins insurer

Enstar Monte Carlo

Improving political violence insurance penetration in the Middle East

Technology offers underwriters the chance to tap into a largely undeveloped market
Middle East and Africa Terrorism

Policies must adapt to cover the change in terror threat

Terrorists’ change of focus to mass-casualty attacks requires a response from underwriters
International Terrorism

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

Extending non-property damage BI cover into the regions

Although Lloyd’s have been providing terrorism cover with extensions for business interruption, denial of access and loss of attraction for some time now, regional brokers have not been able access this cover

Resilience Focus
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