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Validus chief urges US policymakers not to disrupt the current structures for spreading risk
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Lloyd's COOs plan system upgrades as modernisation drive builds

Chief operating officers have prioritised upgrades to reporting systems and processes for delegated authority business

Europe London

Focus: Seizing opportunities in the Mexican title insurance market

With consolidation and the growing influence of Lloyd’s in the market, title insurance is evolving in Mexico to take a broader approach to property risk
Focus Lloyds

Companies House: PRA sounds the alarm on state of London market

Rosy results until last year masked a steady deterioration in prices, disciples and reserving levels, and the regulator wants boards to act

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Fidelis rebrands surety MGA

Firestone Surety renamed Oakside Surety
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Focus: Improving financial inclusion in Latin America

To penetrate underserved markets in the region, global insurers in search of growth will have to radically revise their business models and develop new products and distribution strategies

Resilience South America

Volante to launch nine more teams backed by $900m treaty agreement

MGA platform set for major expansion after securing capacity from three A+ rated reinsurers
International Distribution
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Colorado hailstorm to cost insurers $169m

Storm ranks as the 12th most expensive hail event in state history
Property Losses

Focus: Learning the lessons from last year's natural catastrophes

It is important the industry take on board that many of the challenges associated with natural disasters in Latin America are unique to the region
Risk Management Losses

Allstate posts $278m in May cat losses

Carrier sees Hurricane Harvey loss creep 

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Legal Focus: World Cup 2018 – insuring the beautiful game

The World Cup is not only the world’s biggest sporting event but also an enormous business opportunity and insurers can provide the defensive cover businesses need
Legal focus

Legal Focus: D&O expanded to cover US government subpoena

A new US ruling may open up more D&O claims
US States Casualty

Legal Focus: All risks cover? Not for the risk of non-existent goods

Engelhart v Lloyd’s syndicate 1221 turned on whether a cargo that never existed could be a loss
Legal focus United Kingdom
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Latest From Special Report

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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ID Comment: Looking on the bright side of climate change

The re/insurance industry is beginning to place more emphasis on the growth opportunities, rather than the challenges, represented by climate change – but the task of mitigating the exposure remains considerable
Resilience Casualty

ID Comment: CCRIF growth is positive step in building Caribbean resilience

Regional facility has seen increased interest following last year's widespread destruction
North America Hurricane Season

ID Comment: Can weather index insurance deliver on its promise?

The take-up of weather index insurance is far below expectation as many small farmers struggle to understand how it works

Resilience Risk Management
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Latest From Claims Management

QBE Europe's claims director: Clearing the waste from the claims process

Mike East's goal is to remove processes that do not add value to the claims function. He tells Insurance Day how new technologies are being employed to clean up the system
Europe QBE

Focus: Agreement on 'soft costs' critical to smoothing the hard edge of construction claims

The market needs to step up its efforts to address an issue which constitutes a significant expense and impedes the efficient settlement of construction claims


Focus Claims Management

Legal Focus: FCA extends remit to regulating claims management companies

Defendant insurers have long been arguing for changes to claims management company regulation
United Kingdom Regulation
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Focus: Learning the lessons from last year's natural catastrophes

It is important the industry take on board that many of the challenges associated with natural disasters in Latin America are unique to the region
Risk Management Losses

Dealing with the risk of digital protectionism

Competing data regulatory regimes represent a growing threat to the resilience and prospects of global corporations

Risk Management International

Focus: Sticking to the ground rules when assessing construction risks

Construction underwriters are faced with a number of critical considerations before they decide to insure a large-scale infrastructure long before the first concrete is poured


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Focus: Technology is set to reshape contours of LatAm's regional market

Insurers in Latin America are leveraging new technologies to gain an edge in market environments struggling under the pressures of rising inflation

Focus Technology

India mobilises technology to boost reinsurer support for crop sector

It is hoped a crop data portal will give international reinsurers the confidence to increase their involvement in the market – but it will take time and political will to implement
India Specialty

Focus: New triggers for product recall drive increase in exposure

Social media, regulation and consumer activism are the main drivers behind the rapid increase in the scope, complexity and cost of product recalls


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Latest From Regulation

IUA launches Brexit clause

Clause will allow risks to be placed with UK domiciled and contingent EU insurer
Brexit Europe

Rhode Island moves to address legacy transfer uncertainties

New legislation has been proposed to kick-start the run-off market after rules introduced in 2015 failed to boost deal volume
US States Legacy

Dealing with the risk of digital protectionism

Competing data regulatory regimes represent a growing threat to the resilience and prospects of global corporations

Risk Management International
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Latest From Focus

Focus: Seizing opportunities in the Mexican title insurance market

With consolidation and the growing influence of Lloyd’s in the market, title insurance is evolving in Mexico to take a broader approach to property risk
Focus Lloyds

Focus: Technology is set to reshape contours of LatAm's regional market

Insurers in Latin America are leveraging new technologies to gain an edge in market environments struggling under the pressures of rising inflation

Focus Technology

Focus: Learning the lessons from last year's natural catastrophes

It is important the industry take on board that many of the challenges associated with natural disasters in Latin America are unique to the region
Risk Management Losses
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