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Cincinnati Financial posts profit despite cat losses

Gains from investments have helped stave off high losses from catastrophes earlier in the year.

AWAC sees 80% dip in underwriting profit

The firm faced a rough first quarter of 2017, just months away from its acquisition by Fairfax Financial.

Scor faces $126m Ogden impact

The firm is the latest to announce the impacts of the UK's Ogden rate change on its business for the first quarter of 2017.

Reinsurance profit dives at Axis in Q1

Changes to the Ogden rate and an uptick in natural catastrophes hit the re/insurer’s underwriting income.

ANALYSIS: Political risk tops investment risks – GSAM study

Insurers show signs of investment optimism but their biggest concern is political risk, according to Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s insurance study.

Aspen Q1 profits slow

Net income slowed and premiums increased, while the re/insurer responded to reinsurance catastrophe losses and the UK's Ogden rate change.

Markel blames Ogden for Q1 underwriting loss

An underwriting loss at Markel for the year’s first quarter has been blamed on the change in the UK’s Ogden rate.

Willis Towers Watson hires GB broking head

Clyde Bernstein has been promoted to lead Willis Towers Watson’s mainland UK broking within its corporate risk and broking division.

Validus Q1 underwriting profit falls 40%

Bermudian re/insurer Validus showed lower profits in the first quarter, despite a lack of catastrophe losses.

Magazine

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

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In this month's Reactions

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

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