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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
Lloyds Reinsurance United States

Latest From Lloyds

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

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

Neon acquires Lloyd's liability coverholder

Sapphire Underwriting acquired from Heritage Group
Neon Guernsey
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Latest From Distribution

Vibe launches MGA incubator

Vibe MGA Management backed by George Soros fund 

Concerns remain about broker facilities and conflicts of interest

Risk manager voice fears, but brokers insist they benefit the buyer  

London Broker Facilities

Dubai MGA Arma launches

Asta-backed operation will 'bring new premium to Lloyd's market'

Distribution Lloyds
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Latest From Losses

Allstate estimates May catastrophe losses at $403m

US group struck by severe hailstorm losses
North America Allstate

Munich Re reinsures London tower block blaze

Norwegian insurer Protector Forskiring ASA has confirmed Munich Re handles its reinsurance programme
London Munich Re

Storms batter US with $3bn insured losses in May

Total losses estimated to be $4bn, according to Aon Benfield
Losses United States
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Latest From Legal focus

UK product recalls soar

Product recalls in the UK are at an all-time high
Legal focus United Kingdom

Amendments to senior insurance managers regime are welcome

Regulator moves to a more homogeneous approach to oversight of senior managers 
Legal focus Regulation

Dynamic counter fraud indicators launched

A range of new "dynamic" fraud detection indicators have been devised to help insurers identify fraud more effectively
Legal focus Claims Management
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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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Latest From Viewpoint

The London market will be waiting to see whether May's botched election heralds a different vision of Brexit

Hopes government chaos will not derail insurance-linked securities and other important legislative reforms

Viewpoint United Kingdom

London market must embrace innovation

The market has a reputation for innovation. It must remember that and act

Viewpoint London

Evolving terrorist threat requires insurers change their mindset

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

Terrorism Viewpoint
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Latest From Claims Management

Dynamic counter fraud indicators launched

A range of new "dynamic" fraud detection indicators have been devised to help insurers identify fraud more effectively
Legal focus Claims Management

Insurers call for clarity on Ogden following Queen's Speech

Proposals to curb fraudulent whiplash claims and crack down on claims farmers welcomed
United Kingdom Casualty

Adjusting to change

The use of technology and changes in construction industry and insurance market practices are transforming the role of the loss adjuster in the engineering and construction

Focus Claims Management
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Latest From Risk Management

Captives face ‘uphill struggle’ as international tax avoidance crackdown gathers pace

Calls for sector to ramp up efforts to address negative perceptions and educate tax authorities 
Regulation Risk Management

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

Capping the cost of water damage

The significant penalties for late completion in construction and engineering projects mean that contractors and their insurers have to take a flexible approach to the management of water risk
Focus International
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Latest From Technology

Innovation in payment processes regularly overlooked by re/insurers

 Insurtech investments need to look at wider business operations 

Technology Insurtech

Brokers' role must evolve to survive digitalisation

Panel discusses future role of broker as new technology shows inefficiencies in distribution chain

London Technology

Middle East earthquake model launched on Oasis platform

Region is not widely covered by catastrophe models
Middle East and Africa Property
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Latest From Regulation

Treasury confirms autumn target for London ILS hub launch

Regulations to be laid before parliament before summer recess
London Reinsurance

Hong Kong insurance regulator goes live

Replaces the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance 
Hong Kong Regulation

Reinsurers call for Brexit deal on insurance

As ABI calls for orderly Brexit

Europe Brexit
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Latest From Focus

Rolling the die on direct and facultative

Carriers are under pressure to write for their top lines as budgets go unfulfilled, but the market cannot afford to reduce premiums or broaden coverage further
Focus North America

No closer to the pricing floor

Focus North America

Environmental risks are moving up the construction agenda

Regulatory change and the increase in brownfield developments are driving greater take-up of environmental impairment liability insurance in the UK 
Focus AIG
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