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Moody's expects more moderate H2 COVID-19 P&C losses

Ratings agency expects life mortality business to drive increase in insured losses.

Munich Re reports €579m Q2 profit

Expects to write €2bn more in premium this year than previously forecast.

DARAG purchases Luxembourg based subsidiary

Vehicle/travel insurer Aris Assurances acquired.

Captives in the age of COVID

In the face of expensive reinsurance renewals and other pressures, will captives stay the course?

Hannover Re faces major loss from Beirut explosion

City rocked by powerful explosion after port warehouse catches fire.

Guy Carpenter appoints Canada CEO

Replaces Donald Callahan who is stepping down from the role after 20 years.

Sampo and RMI to purchase Hastings in £1.66bn deal

Puts forward offer price of 250p per Hastings share.

Nexus appoints new A&H head for Asia

Yeo joins from Aspen Singapore as Nexus looks to boost Asian business.

MIS gets European Space Agency award

Company provides geospatial data to a wide range of insurance providers.


Reactions London Market Webinar Series: Day 2 Recap

Market modernization, the reinsurer’s perspective and TigerRisk keynote featured.

Reactions London Market Webinar Series: Day 1 Recap

Andrew Horton and Robert Cox take centre stage.

Talent keeps London at the top

Specialist expertise sees London maintain position as leading re/insurance hub.

No lights, no camera, no action

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit the film and TV production industry particularly hard.

Reinsurers confront pandemic conundrum

COVID-19 will push up reinsurance prices – but will also add to their profitability woes.

Can brokers be dragged into COVID-19 lawsuits?

As controversy continues over lack of BI coverage, questions arise as to whether brokers can be considered culpable.

Solvency, too

London carriers utilise a blend of strategies to shore up and take advantage of growth opportunities in the wake of the pandemic.

Hard market on the way?

A new report claims that the insurers could see prices harden after they weather the impact of COVID-19.

Heating Up

The Swiss Re Institute examines the pandemic’s impact on supply chains, healthcare systems – and climate change.

COVID-19’s expected impact on Europe’s big four reinsurers

A look at how the year may pan out after Q1 results.

Betting the house: Mortgage insurers watch & wait

Why re/insurance losses from COVID-19 will be directly linked to U.S. economic recovery.

Breaking the (supply) chain

How trade credit insurance terms, conditions and availability will be shaped by a deluge of pandemic-inspired claims.

Will COVID-19 make or break pandemic models?

The uncertainties around pandemic modelling are daunting, catastrophists admit.

Securing assets in a dangerous time

The pandemic has been perilous for financial markets but has not been without opportunities, say the CIOs of Sompo International and Sun Life Financial.

The Perfect Storm

What happens when a major hurricane strikes during the COVID-19 pandemic?

How COVID-19 might affect ILS take-up

The way investors responded previously in uncertain times may provide a view of what’s to come.

Unexpected headwinds hit MENA

COVID-19 and collapsing oil prices beset the Middle East insurance market.

Insurance M&A: The COVID-19 effect

Market volatility and performance uncertainly conjure a clouded view of valuations.

Latest Issue

Summer 2020


In this month's Reactions

  • London in Focus cover section
  • COVID-19 Special Report: where we go from here
  • North America hurricane season preview
  • The future of risk modelling



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