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Noonan rails against 'misguided and dumb' US tax reforms

Validus chief urges US policymakers not to disrupt the current structures for spreading risk
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The importance of breaking down the cyber threat into its constituent parts

Underwriters and brokers must work together to enhance their understanding of the main emerging cyber risk areas and the insurance solutions required to address them

Focus Cyber

TMK says syndicate performance boosted by rate rises

Property, aviation and liability accounts driving improvements

Tokio Marine Kiln Lloyds

RiverStone and Channel complete RITC deal for syndicate 2015

RiverStone will take over management of 2017 and earlier years of account

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Nexus launches into US financial lines

Firm continues build-out of Nexus Specialty division

North America Specialty

Aegis London appoints head of delegated authorities

Nicola Major has been promoted from delegated underwriting audit manager

Aegis People moves

Argo agrees to sell Trident Public Risk to Paragon

Deal will see Bermuda-based Argo Group post a pre-tax gain of close to $37m
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Windstorm Ciara-Sabine losses estimated at €675m in Germany

AIR pegs total cost of the storm across several countries at between €1.1bn and €1.9bn

Europe Germany

Insurers hope for ‘limited’ coronavirus losses

London market aviation, marine and financial lines could see claims

Losses Asia Pacific

Australian bushfire losses estimated at A$1.6bn to A$1.9bn

Loss estimates continue to rise
Asia Pacific Australia
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Insurers under pressure to lead fight against climate change in 2020s

As underwriters of risks and as investors, insurers will be at the forefront of the fight against climate change – regulators, policymakers and pressure groups will make sure of it

Resilience Legal focus

Legal Focus: Financial lines carriers face big challenges in insuring cannabis business

Insurers ought to vet the activities of insureds very carefully as laws surrounding cannabis change

Legal focus

Legal Focus: Asia tops US corrupt practices list

Latest DoJ figures reveal Asia accounted for almost 95% of fines under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Legal focus Regulation
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Mid-tier brokers battle to escape the killing zone

London’s medium-sized players are transforming in order to survive

Distribution London

Global brokers plot evolution of facilities

Facilities are here to stay, and the major brokers are investing in technology to expand their use

Broker Facilities Distribution

'It may sound like heresy, but the old broker model must change'

Brokers must evolve to meet the changing needs of their clients and that requires a significant cultural shift

London Distribution
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Viewpoint; The London market must do more about marine cyber risks

With the implementation of the IMO’s cyber guidelines less than a year away, there remains a high degree of misunderstanding in the market about the threat posed by cyber risks to the marine and shipping infrastructure

Cyber Marine

Viewpoint: Insurers must adapt to protect livestock against climate risk

Climate change is altering the geographical distribution and incidents of infectious diseases from a livestock perspective and will continue to do so

Specialty International

Viewpoint: Trade credit insurers face continued uncertainty in 2020

US elections and the impact of the UK withdrawing from the EU mean the year ahead will be tricky for carriers
Political Risk and Trade Viewpoint
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Latest From Claims Management

Focus: P&I clubs must address the pricing problem

Clubs should look carefully at the wide variety of risks facing the sector when making pricing decisions

Claims Management Marine

Coronavirus will transform the event cancellation insurance market

In the aftermath of the coronavirus, event organisers may have to consider purchasing communicable disease insurance as an essential, rather than as an optional cover

Risk Management Specialty

UK remains challenging environment for credit insurers despite political certainty

While the outlook for 2020 is looking more positive, key industry sectors in the UK continue to face a heightened risk of insolvency and non-payment

Claims Management Political Risk and Trade
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Latest From Risk Management

Coronavirus will transform the event cancellation insurance market

In the aftermath of the coronavirus, event organisers may have to consider purchasing communicable disease insurance as an essential, rather than as an optional cover

Risk Management Specialty

Capital models can play a central role in driving business strategy

Economic capital models, which are mainly used by insurers to calculate regulatory capital requirements, can also be an effective tool to navigate the challenges of the current market environment
Asset Management/Investment Mergers and Acquisitions

5G technology presents new risks for insurance buyers

Underwriters have reason to be concerned about more than just the risk of Chinese spying – the technology brings new risks to key business processes.

Technology Digital Disruption
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Latest From Technology

There is a dark side to the insurtech dream

Insurtech failures are not without consequence. Besides the lost investment, many of these insurtechs had paying customers, sold technology licences and some will have sold policies

Technology Insurtech

Viewpoint: The time is right to push for an increase in cyber rates

The cyber insurance market is making significant progress, but pricing adequacy is a concern and the market must respond to the growing frequency of attritional losses
Technology Cyber

EU’s lack of confidence in Privacy Shield raises problems for insurers

Questions about the viability of the transatlantic data protection agreement raise serious issues about data privacy liability for corporates and their insurers

Technology Casualty
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Latest From Regulation

Focus: The tried-and-tested P&I sector is ready to address the challenges ahead

The changes which have been implemented in recent years indicate how flexible the clubs can be in responding to new realities

Marine Political Risk and Trade

Coronavirus will transform the event cancellation insurance market

In the aftermath of the coronavirus, event organisers may have to consider purchasing communicable disease insurance as an essential, rather than as an optional cover

Risk Management Specialty

Bermuda returns to EU’s ‘white list’ of co-operative tax jurisdictions

Decision follows reforms that took effect in Bermuda at the beginning of the year
Bermuda Regulation
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Latest From Focus

Focus ‘We need a smaller group of better capitalised clubs’

The main obstacle to change in the P&I sector is the decision-making process within the International Group where every one of the 13 clubs, regardless of their size, has the same vote

Focus Market Modernisation

The importance of breaking down the cyber threat into its constituent parts

Underwriters and brokers must work together to enhance their understanding of the main emerging cyber risk areas and the insurance solutions required to address them

Focus Cyber

Focus: Digitisation is critical to the development of the trade credit insurance market

The sector can emulate the example of other complex industries that have streamlined their transaction processes, but success will depend on collaboration with key stakeholders

Focus Political Risk and Trade
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