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Horton demands greater London market innovation

Beazley's chief executive wants the London market to drive down its cost of doing business and to promote innovation.

USI agrees Wells Fargo Insurance acquisition

USI Insurance Services has agreed to acquire Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA for an undisclosed sum.

North P&I hires deputy underwriting director

The mutual protection and indemnity insurer, part of the International Group, has handed Andrew Hearne the position of deputy director (underwriting).

Treasury reaffirms commitment to ILS London

The UK Treasury has written to the LMG in a bid to sustain momentum for plans to make London an ILS hub.

Norwegian Hull Club Skuld's Larsen

The Norwegian Hull Club has continued the build out of its protection and indemnity business with the hire of Ronny Larsen as head of charterer's P&I.

Newline makes affinity move

Newline Group has launched an affinity and special risks business which will be led by Philip Pearce.

Starr hands Bessinger CUO promotion

Hank Greenberg's Starr Companies has promoted Richard Bessinger to chief underwriting officer for its trio of US domestic insurance companies.

Charting the medical cyber threat - Cambridge risk summit

The cyber threat from medical implants was highlighted at a recent risk event held at Cambridge's Judge Business School.

Neon bolsters senior underwriting team

Neon has brought in the experienced Annabel Fell-Clark as underwriting manager while the business has also promoted Andrew Dougall to deputy active underwriter.


Brazil faces D&O and construction disruption

Political turmoil in Brazil has forced regulatory change in the D&O liability market and a downturn in demand for construction policies.

Are facilities the future of re/insurance broking?

Senior figures in the insurance industry think the commoditisation of insurance has gone too far while others think it’s simply a sign of the times. Either way, the broker/insurer relationship is under severe strain.

Editor's comment: don’t fear the disruptors, copy them

With all that excess capital sloshing about, why not buy or back some nascent technology firms, Reactions' editor David Benyon asks.

Garry Booth comment: slo-mo cats, systemic cyber risk sta...

Contributing editor Garry Booth ponders systemic cyber risk.

Managing editor's comment: on the road

Reactions' managing editor Christopher Munro is back from Rims and from Reactions' own LatAm event and awards in Miami.

Asset management: yield hunters for hire

The latest edition of the Insurance Investment Outsourcing Report shows the prominence of third party asset managers within the global re/insurance industry continues to rise.

AXA IM: an alternative future for insurance investments

A persistently low interest rate environment is leading insurers to look for new ways of improving yield from their investment portfolios. Many are turning to outsourcing to obtain the expertise needed to access new opportunities and stay compliant.

LatAm renewables stymied by regulation

Insurers’ access to the growing renewable energy market in Latin America is dependent on their ability to navigate a network of occasionally hostile regulatory frameworks.

BMA's Cox: a year to reflect

The Bermuda Monetary Authority’s Jeremy Cox talks to Reactions about the 12 months since the regulator secured Solvency II equivalence for the island.

Reactions unveils 2017 LatAm winners

Reactions unveiled the winners of its 2017 Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Awards in early May in Miami’s prestigious Ritz Carlton resort in Coconut Grove.

The reawakening of Devil’s Isles

Bermuda is a hotbed of activity at present, and not just because the America’s Cup is in town, with the island welcoming new investors and remaining strong in the face of competition.

Renomia: an international mindset

Czech-based Renomia has risen since 1993 to become the biggest broker founded within the CEE region.

Cyber and terror’s next top model

The hunt is on for probabilistic models that can accurately portray cyber and terrorism exposures, but myriad aspects to consider make measuring the peril tough.

AIR unveils cyber aggregation tool

Risk modeller AIR Worldwide launched its new Analytics of Risk from Cyber tool at the recent RIMS conference to help clients better understand their cyber aggregations.

BlackRock: munis vs corporate bonds - a gradual shift

Tax reform in the US is expected to alter the dynamics behind investing in US municipal bonds and corporate debt. However, don’t expect a sudden flip of the switch.

ANALYSIS: Luxembourg in the lead among Brexit movers

Insurers including AIG and RSA have now chosen Luxembourg, while Lloyd’s plumped for Brussels.

Wellington: the case for uncorrelated returns

Extreme monetary policy since the global financial crisis has distorted capital markets such that asset prices are defying investment fundamentals.

RISKbitz June 2017

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June 2017


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  • Brazil's D&O market
  • Broker facilities
  • BMA's Jeremy Cox
  • LatAm Awards

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