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Calls for Polar Code to keep pace with evolving risks

New code for polar waters must be reviewed regularly, says Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty

Allianz Arctic shipping Marine

Energy mutual OIL to woo London market in new business drive

Bermuda-based firm is changing its products and services to respond to changing membership

Energy Specialty Bermuda

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 Specialty

Specialty

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.
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De Haldevang: 'We are done with restructuring, now is the time to reinvest'

Sompo Canopius has undergone a major overhaul of its business, rebalancing its portfolio towards more high-margin, non-correlating classes. The company’s global head of specialty outlines the strategy to grow the specialty lines side of the business
Lloyds

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Markel International's Wells: Redrawing the livestock landscape

Increased capacity and advances in risk management technologies mean the insurance industry is well positioned to help mitigate the impact of climate change on the livestock sector. But the challenges remain considerable

Big Interview Markel

AIR issues probabilistic crop hail model for Canada

New model captures effects of hail on Canadian crops

North America Canada

Insurance law firms launch global alliance

Global Insurance Law Connect has member firms in seven countries 

Casualty Property

Mapfre Global Risks plans to penetrate London market by targeting its weaknesses

Plans to focus on sectors over products 

London Mapfre

Markel hires Matthews to grow Singapore trade credit business

Singapore hire is the latest in a series of investments in the group's international trade credit business
Markel Political Risk and Trade

Global Aerospace to set up Paris subsidiary as Brexit contingency plan

Aviation pool already has branch in the capital 
Aviation France
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Marine

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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CNA Hardy appoints Marriott as cargo head

Marriott joins from Neon

CNA Hardy Marine

Pro Global enters partnership to expand marine business

 Outsourcing firm partners with ZASS International

Marine

StarStone appoints cargo head

O'Malley joins from XL Catlin
People moves Marine

The Ocean Victory is the most important shipping case of the year

The Supreme Court's judgment provided one expected answer, one surprise and one brainteaser and will divide shipping and insurance lawyers
Marine Legal focus

Salvage business ‘will not survive’ in present form

Marine insurers’ aversion to Lloyd's open form adds to multiple woes, leading lawyer says

Marine Specialty

XL Catlin appoints McAdams as global marine chief

Rob McAdams replaces Lee Meyrick in role

XL Catlin Marine
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Energy

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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Barbican's Reeves: 'no point' in exiting struggling classes

Chief executive insists insurer will not walk away from underperforming classes and looks for corporate partnerships to add scale
Barbican Lloyds

Insuring against resource volatility in the wind energy industry

As the wind industry continues to expand, weather risk transfer products will increase in importance

Energy Focus

Navigating offshore energy's new operating environment

Energy companies and their insurers are living through one of the most challenging times in decades. But those that can best balance operational efficiency and the changing risk landscape will survive and thrive in the inevitable upturn

Energy Specialty

Barbican continues energy build-out

Jacqueline Wiffen joins from XL Catlin

Barbican Energy

Insurers and reinsurers gear up for Brazil energy expansion

New investment is expected in Brazil's energy sector, which will herald increased demand for cover

Energy Specialty

AGCS expands energy team

Zoe Massie joins from Talbot

Energy People moves
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Aviation

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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Aviation insurers publish model Brexit clause for multi-year policies

New clause aims to alleviate concerns surrounding UK exit from EU
 
Aviation Regulation

Mapfre Global Risks plans to penetrate London market by targeting its weaknesses

Plans to focus on sectors over products 

London Mapfre

Aviation investigation shows regulator is cutting its competition teeth

The FCA is taking a more assertive role in the oversight of the London market’s business practices

London Aviation

Liberty Specialty Markets names new head of aviation reinsurance

Hans Towler joins from Willis Towers Watson
People moves Aviation

Global Aerospace to set up Paris subsidiary as Brexit contingency plan

Aviation pool already has branch in the capital 
Aviation France

AIG pulls out of Australian aviation market

Aggressive price reductions hit long-term profitability

Aviation AIG
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Specie

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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Protecting the value of historic art and buildings

It is vital the risk retention or risk transfer plan for a public entity’s historic buildings and fine art objects aligns with its overall risk management strategy

Species Specialty

Chubb returns stolen Rockwell painting 40 years after theft

Owners returned claims payment after recovery of painting

Species Chubb

XL Catlin receives Monaco licence

Targeting property, liability, marine and fine art and specie solutions opportunities in principality

XL Catlin Monaco

Hiscox expects $1bn fine art consortium to 'come to life' in 2017

Consortium targeting very large risks such as exhibitions and museums
Species Hiscox

Bank vault flooding triggers specie claims in France

One bank suffered losses from one-third of its vaults
Species Specialty

Fine art and specie market shifts to consortia to overcome rise of broker facilities

Distribution has become a key battleground as broker facilities heat up competition
Species Specialty
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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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Risk Foresight: Macron marches on in second round of French parliamentary elections

President’s La République en Marche won a total of 350 out of 577 seats
France Finland

R&Q announces surety loss portfolio transfer

Assumes bonds portfolio issued by unnamed Fortune 500 insurance group

Legacy Political Risk and Trade

Risk Foresight: South Korea's Moon Jae-in faces strong opposition despite popularity

Latest political risk analysis
South Korea France

Markel hires Matthews to grow Singapore trade credit business

Singapore hire is the latest in a series of investments in the group's international trade credit business
Markel Political Risk and Trade

Sompo Canopius swoops on AIG for trade credit team

Will Clark to head new team
Sompo Canopius Political Risk and Trade

Ironshore hires Hiscox’s Fisher to write political risk and trade credit

Russell Fisher moves from Hiscox to Ironshore

People moves Political Risk and Trade
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Terrorism

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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Pool Re 'monitoring situation after London terror attack'

Attack in London Bridge area left seven people dead and 48 injured

Terrorism London

Risk Foresight: Manchester suicide bomb shows escalating intensity of terror attacks

Attack killed more people than any attack since the July 7, 2005 suicide IED attacks targeting London’s transport network

United Kingdom Terrorism

Evolving terrorist threat requires insurers change their mindset

Carriers must now rethink how they approach managing the risks posed by terror attacks

Terrorism Viewpoint

Terrorism insurers struggle to keep pace with evolving risk

The market needs to develop new terror risk models that go beyond the analysis of physical damage business interruption losses in highly populated metropolitan areas

Terrorism Property

22 killed in bomb attack in Manchester

UK government's emergency Cobra committee to meet this morning

Terrorism

Closing the terrorism protection gap

There is a significant mismatch between available property-based terrorism insurance covers and the increasing potential for terrorist attacks likely to result in fatalities or injury

Terrorism United Kingdom
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