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AIG, Berkshire strike huge legacy deal for $20bn coverage

American International Group's massive legacy reinsurance deal with National Indemnity transfers a $20bn limit, with a $25bn excess, on its US casualty business, reserved by AIG at $34bn, with the US insurer paying at least $9.8bn up front to National Indemnity.

Willis TW, Jubilee in African microinsurance launch

Launched at Davos, the WINnERS project aims to create resilient food production supply chain across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Brexit Solvency II equivalency likely: AM Best

An agreement between the EU and the UK should stop re/insurers having to post collateral after Brexit.

Insurers cannot wait out regulation - Deloitte

A rollback of US regulations introduced following the financial crisis is possible, but a broad repeal of restrictive rules is less likely, according to a report from Deloitte.

Integro hires Howden broker duo  

Abraham and Gregory bolster the London market broker's financial institutions business.

R&Q's Accredited agrees Cinium deal

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings' US surety bonds specialist subsidiary Accredited has completed the first phase of its plan to expand its offerings.

Allied World "go-shop" expires

Allied World's 30 day go-shop option - whereby it could solicit alternative offers to Fairfax's acquisition bid - has expired.

RFIB launches Limehouse MGA

Limehouse Agencies will be chaired by Lloyd's veteran Jack Gressier, who is investing in the MGA venture.

AGCS reshuffles after Burgess departs

The specialty arm of Allianz has appointed a pair of New York-based executives in the wake of Hugh Burgess' departure from the company late last year.


Editor's comment: ghosts of re/insurance future

Reflecting on a tumultuous 2016, David Benyon looks at the dangers ahead.

Managing editor's comment: a glance back at 2016…  

Christopher Munro looks at the re/insurance industry this year and mulls over market changes.

Aon develops EMEA fac facility

Aon Benfield is in the early stages of developing "Project Landmark", a new facility for EMEA facultative business, Reactions understands.

No entry - reinsurance protectionism on the rise

Globalisation isn’t what it used to be and protectionist barriers are going up around the world, defying the diversifying logic of reinsurance critics say.

2016 review: North America

A series of high level claims and near misses garnered many of the headlines this year.

Special report: 2017 risks

What are the big risks that will hit the re/insurance industry in 2017? Reactions asked some of the global re/insurance industry’s senior figures.

Special report: Women leaders

Women in senior leadership positions share their experiences and explain what more can be done, as the industry seeks to attract talent and promote diversity.

Waste water well liability: a difficult issue for insurer...

Waste water wells have opened up a potential Pandora's box of pollution liability that raises tough questions for insurers.

Trump’s election sparks industry speculation

The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States has left some in the industry content, and others decidedly less so.

Reactions December/January digital issue online now!

The latest digital edition of Reactions leads with major risks for 2017 for the industry to consider, contributed by some of the sector’s top CEOs and senior figures.

To Be or Not to Be…Privatised

A look into some of the movements recently made to facilitate privatisation of flood coverage in homeowners insurance.

Making models for manmade quakes

The rise of fracking and other drilling by energy firms has led to a series of manmade earthquakes in the US, and Oklahoma in particular.

Market races to keep up with terror threat

Terrorism has evolved into an almost completely new risk that insurers are having trouble keeping up with.

2016 review: EMEA & AsiaPac

A return to M&A activity, excess capacity and low rates saw a deluge of Asian capital enter the market.

Human capital event: Investing in a firm’s greatest asset

The re/insurance industry needs to adapt if it is to attract the best employees, delegates at the Reactions Human Capital Risk & Talent Management Conference were told.

Broadening horizons in the ILS market

The market is looking to the casualty and legacy sectors as it expands beyond the property catastrophe space.  

Compliance is a valuable asset – Deloitte

The value of a mature compliance programme is becoming increasingly evident to insurers.

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