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Cat claims take toll on XL Catlin

An increased level of catastrophe claims hit the re/insurer's results for the first quarter of 2017 although XL Catlin upped its net profit.

Chubb sees profit hike in Q1

Chubb saw a vast rise in net profit during the first quarter of 2017 despite taking an Ogden rate charge.

Arch income increases in Q1

Despite a lacklustre quarter for its insurance and reinsurance operations, the firm's newly acquired mortgage business has helped boost its profits by nearly 90% year on year.

Hamilton Re adds trio of execs

The firm has appointed three new executives, with a focus on its technology segment.

CCR results hit by 2016 flood losses

Natural catastrophe losses force up the reinsurer’s combined ratio as profits fall.

ArgoGlobal appoints yacht underwriter

Karen Montellier joins ArgoGlobal from Endurance at Lloyd's.

Von Bomhard officially exits Munich Re

After announcing his retirement last March, Munich Re's chief executive Nikolaus von Bomhard has officially passed the reins to his successor, Joachim Wenning.

Quarterly profit drops at Qatari insurer QIC

Underwriting profit at Qatar Insurance Company fell 35% in Q1 this year from the same period of 2016.

Liberty Specialty appoints casualty leader

Liberty Specialty Markets has hired a new casualty leader who joins from AIG.


Broker Forum: Tough at the top - 2017 Lloyd’s Broker Survey

The results are in after speaking to some of the leading figures in the Lloyd’s market, with major players such as Aon, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Willis Towers Watson and JLT Group performing strongly.

Broker Forum: Working harder for growth

Soft market pricing and stiff competition among brokers have put organic growth under strain among the market’s intermediaries, as their recent results have shown.

Broker Forum: JLT’s expansion plans

JLT Group's chief executive, Dominic Burke, talked to Reactions about his company’s recent and ongoing growth plans, particularly its ambitions to corner US specialty business.

Broker Forum: Building relationships through insight

Greg Case, the president and chief executive of Aon plc, explains why the strength of his firm’s relationships are based on the insight the company can provide.

Broker Forum: Christian calls for diversity focus

Dominic Christian, the chief executive of Aon UK and executive chairman of Aon Benfield, International, wants the industry to have a greater focus on diversity and inclusion.

Broker Forum: Cyber gone full circle

One of the first brokers to build a book of cyber business, SafeOnline's Chris Cotterell says the cyber market has come full circle.

Broker Forum: Gloria Brosius, Pinnacle Agriculture

Gloria Brosius, director for risk management and insurance at Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings and a director at the Risk and Insurance Management Society, highlights what perils are causing her concern.

Broker Forum: AJG sheds light on hidden hurricane risks

Between Hurricanes Sandy and Matthew, some have forgetten the stretch of east coast that hasn’t directly been hit by a hurricane in more than 20 years certainly remains at risk. Arthur J Gallagher's Peter Doyle explains.

Broker Forum: Focusing on efficiency

The chief executive of Ed, Steve Hearn, highlights the need for brokers to focus on efficiency and innovation in an ever-changing market.

Broker Forum: 95 Years Young

BB&T Insurance is targeting further growth as the firm nears its centenary, chairman and chief executive John Howard, explains.

Broker Forum: The World of Tomorrow

JLT Specialty USA's Michael Rice tells Reactions how the industry has found itself at a crossroads where being a generalist with global scale no longer necessarily means you will be at the forefront of the market.

Broker Forum: Soubhagya Parija, NYPA

Soubhagya Parija, senior vice president and chief risk officer for the New York Power Authority, tells Reactions about the most pressing risks facing his business.

Broker Forum: European risk managers keep the faith

European risk managers value the services their brokers provide, says Ferma president Johan Willaerts, but the relationship is changing.

Broker Forum: TigerRisk lapping up LPT deals

The firm has been involved in some of the most innovative reinsurance deals and is working with clients to push the boundaries of the market.

Broker Forum: Simplifying to improve

A focus on its strategy and structure will help Willis Towers Watson meet the needs of its clients, Philip Smaje, global head of broking within the broker's Corporate Risk & Broking team.

New models offer clarity to insurers

RMS expects to release a multitude of new models on its flagship RMS(one) platform this year in what is set to be a big year for the risk modeller.

Riskbitz April 2017

Nursery rhymes came from London insurance market, academics claim.

Editor's comment: is piracy making a comeback?

After the recent attempted hijacking of a vessel in the waters off Somalia, David Benyon considers whether the peril is making an unfortunate return after seemingly having subsided.

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April 2017


In this month's Reactions

  • Broker Forum 2017
  • Cyber market evolution
  • Ogden rate
  • Japan renewals

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