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Validus chief urges US policymakers not to disrupt the current structures for spreading risk
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Chubb, Aegis and Hiscox lead the property market pack at Lloyd’s

High US and catastrophic exposure meant Lloyd’s property market recorded an underwriting loss for the third consecutive year in 2018
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Carnegie-Brown re-elected to Santander vice chairman role

Lloyd’s chairman had been under scrutiny following failed attempt to hire Andrea Orcel as Santander chief executive

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Reinsurance recoveries well down at Lloyd's in 2018

Syndicate property accounts posted an overall deficit on outwards reinsurance despite the year’s heavy catastrophe losses
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Nexus' Thompson: Navigating the capacity challenges for Lloyd's-backed MGAs

Lloyd’s performance management work has been tough on MGA capacity. In contrast, non-Lloyd’s capacity typically comes with greater underwriting flexibility, longer timeframes and no channel conflicts, the specialty MGA's chief executive, Colin Thompson, says
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M&A insurers cross borders in search of profit

Insurers are beginning to look at the risky cross-border mergers and acquisition insurance market, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, to gain an edge over the competition
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Tokio Marine HCC acquires Lloyd's coverholder

NAS Insurance Services provides cyber and professional liability insurance

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Townsville flood bill rises to A$1.13bn

Event is the costliest insured loss in Australia, so far, in 2019

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Perils puts Dragi-Eberhard loss at €740m

Insured losses from the two storms is lower than other earlier estimates 
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ID Comment: Losses set to creep up again in 2019

First-quarter claims payouts for 2018’s Japanese typhoons were higher than any 2019 events  

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Legal Focus: Belgium brings in local MGAs through new law

UK-based MGAs will not be able to conclude insurance distribution contracts in Belgium as a result of the new legislation
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Legal Focus: Forum shopping risks rise after Supreme Court finding

Multinationals may have to look more closely at their global insurance programmes
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Legal Focus: Professional negligence case clarifies lost chance events

Supreme Court’s decision in Perry v Raleys makes predicting the future in claims involving loss of a chance a little clearer
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Mid-tier brokers battle to escape the killing zone

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

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Global brokers plot evolution of facilities

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

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'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

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Viewpoint: Sustainability should be taken into account when investing in infrastructure assets

Infrastructure investments are growing in popularity and have established themselves as an attractive, and sustainable, asset class

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Viewpoint: What to look out for when transferring insurance portfolios in Singapore

The system for transferring portfolios of business without policyholder consent is efficient and effective in Singapore, but complying with the detailed letter of the law is critical for success

Regulation Singapore

Viewpoint: Innovation creates fresh risks in the construction sector

Insurers must keep up with the rapid pace of technological development in the construction industry

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Florida AoB reform goes to Senate

Reform cleared by last committee 

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PRA and FCA drilling down into insurers’ cyber risk

Compliance now requires not only an assessment of insurers’ cyber underwriting risk, but also the risk they face as the potential targets of a cyber-attack

Cyber Risk Management

Focus: Time to rethink the upstream/downstream division

At a time when the energy industry is subject to a process of fundamental change, insurers can no longer afford to differentiate between similar risks in the up- and downstream markets
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Viewpoint: The energy risk landscape is evolving rapidly

A range of shifting threats means energy companies and their insurers must adapt their covers accordingly
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PRA and FCA drilling down into insurers’ cyber risk

Compliance now requires not only an assessment of insurers’ cyber underwriting risk, but also the risk they face as the potential targets of a cyber-attack

Cyber Risk Management

Focus: Time to rethink the upstream/downstream division

At a time when the energy industry is subject to a process of fundamental change, insurers can no longer afford to differentiate between similar risks in the up- and downstream markets
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M&A insurers turn to big data to improve underwriting efficiency

For risk carriers to remain profitable in an increasingly competitive market, the automation of the M&A distribution and underwriting processes is now more important than ever
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Motor mutuals move up a gear to stay relevant in sharing economy

The survival of motor mutuals will depend on their ability to leverage the advantages of their unique ownership model to retain market share, as demand for traditional motor insurance diminishes

Technology Distribution

Viewpoint: Physical damage is the new frontier of cyber risk

The longer tail and complex claims settlement process make cyber physical damage exposures challenging
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Reinsurers look to capitalise on regulatory change in India

India is seeking to reduce the dominance of domestic reinsurance giant GIC Re with new regulations to minimise the level of protectionism but some argue the changes do not go far enough

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FCA to re-evaluate how it operates post-Brexit

UK conduct regulator says it will rethink how it overseas financial services sector once the UK has left the European Union

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Viewpoint: What to look out for when transferring insurance portfolios in Singapore

The system for transferring portfolios of business without policyholder consent is efficient and effective in Singapore, but complying with the detailed letter of the law is critical for success

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Focus: A successful D&I strategy brings practical benefits

Plenty of evidence shows diverse and inclusive companies outperform their peers and although the insurance industry has made progress there is more to be done
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Focus: The future of the London market workforce

The LMG has joined forces with KPMG to assess what skills the London market will need in the future, identifying seven key forces shaping the probable environment

Europe Lloyds

Focus: Bridging cultural diversity for competitive advantage in the digital age

Insurers must strive to create a compelling culture that embraces diversity now digital technologies give them access to global talent markets, regardless of location
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