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Ascot forms new MGA Ethos

Ethos Specialty Insurance Services will be led by Michael Sillat who joins from WKFC Underwriting Managers.

Brit names Liening as senior VP

Jonathan Liening joins Fairfax-owned Brit from rival Aspen Insurance.

WTW hires Smith from Marsh

Ken Smith has joined Willis Towers Watson to develop the broker’s business in Washington DC.

Compre acquires US asbestos portfolio

The run-off re/insurer has assumed responsibility for a book of run-off business from Gjensidige Forsikring.

Capiscum Re launches mortgage indemnity division

The reinsurance broker has hired Steven Rance to lead its new mortgage indemnity operation.

LMA forms new political risk working group

The Lloyd’s Market Association has formed a working party on political risk to examine regulatory issues facing banking clients.

Munich Re unveils energy cyber cover at Lloyd’s

Munich Re’s Lloyd’s syndicate business launched cyber risk coverage for oil and gas sector companies.

New CFO appointed at MS Amlin

Chris Rash will succeed Richard Hextall as MS Amlin's CFO after he retires at the end of September.

Argo reshuffles surplus lines leadership

Ron Vindivich, Sue Coates and Kelly Killimett have been promoted at Argo.


Post-Brexit moves: what we know so far

Reactions rounds up all the re/insurer post-Brexit EU office locations announced to date.

Editor's comment: Regulators are people, too

The UK’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn recently told the crowds at Glastonbury to “build bridges not walls”. However, this is very much not the trend in political circles these days.

Managing editor's comment: the (re/insurance) Grand Tour

A Grand Tour of the new European insurance subsidiaries.

Microinsurance: making a positive mark

Education and public-private partnerships hold the key to a greater industry presence in developing regions.

M&A insurers make hay while the sun shines

M&A transaction insurance looks good right now, but the market might be in for a correction soon.

Garry Booth comment: PRA speaks out on silent cyber

Contributing editor Garry Booth on the Prudential Regulation Authority's strong expectations for cyber risk underwriters.

Reinsurers feel the heat after 1/7 renewals

The Florida windstorm renewals offered little hope for a reinsurance market that has already become accustomed to chronic rate decreases.

Energy insurers eye GoM with optimism

Few losses and intense competition may have pushed rates for Gulf of Mexico named windstorm coverage to the floor, but changes at Oil Insurance may bring in new business.

Benchimol: Axis-Novae deal “a win-win”

Both Axis Capital and Novae Group will benefit considerably from the proposed acquisition deal, the Bermudian firm’s president and chief executive Albert Benchimol told Reactions.

Navigating US flood insurance reform

US lawmakers have until September to settle on reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program that would be beneficial to the public as well as the insurance market.

PCI warms to Financial Choice Act

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America’s (PCI) Nat Wienecke believes the Financial Choice Act, as well as actions taken by the Trump administration, will be a boon for the US re/insurance industry.

RISKbitz July / August 2017

Your favourite re/insurance satire, by RISKbitz.

Rocket science, insured - CEO interview

Laurent Lemaire, founder, chairman and CEO of space insurer Elseco, caught up with Reactions’ editor David Benyon at the World Space Risk Forum event in London this June.

Interview: Vincent Vandendael on Brexit

Lloyd’s of London is the biggest re/insurance name to choose Brussels as the site for its new post-Brexit European Union insurance operation.

Book Review: Risk & Reward by Stephen Catlin

The book reads like a playbook on how to get ahead in insurance – and stay there. Book review by Garry Booth.

Reactions unveils London Market Awards winners!

Leading lights of the industry received accolades for their work at this year's awards ceremony.

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.

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July/August 2017


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  • Stephen Catlin's memoirs
  • London Market Awards

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