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Women’s pay still lagging

Insurance industry officials still see hindrances in women’s pay and promotion opportunities and say they need men’s co-operation to move forward.

India state insurers better capitalised: AM Best

State-backed Indian insurers show average net premium leverage of 70%, according to AM Best.

European debt financing on the rise - Moody’s

Following a rush to ensure proper capitalisation for Solvency II, plus a low-interest rate environment, European insurers are increasingly relying on Tier 2 and Tier 3 capital debt issuance.

AM Best withdraws downgraded Unity Re ratings

The downgraded Russian reinsurer said it no longer want not to be assessed by the ratings agency.

AM Best criticises sovereign-based ratings - FREE

The sovereign risk heavy approach of other rating agencies is more appropriate to banking than insurers, according to AM Best.

Liberalising MENA spurs growth – AM Best - FREE

Re/insurance in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has grown in recent years, thanks to regulatory reform, according to the rating agency AM Best.

Fitch: AM Best start-up ratings not equivalent - FREE

The ratings firm held a briefing to spell out what it sees as a source of flawed credit risk assumptions.

Fitch warns on Brexit passporting - FREE

In 2015 the European Economic Area (EEA) accounted for some 11% of Lloyd's gross premium.

Reinsurer ratings at risk amid falling profits – Fitch

Global reinsurers’ profit decline at the halfway stage of 2016 could impact financial strength, Fitch Ratings has warned.

Latest Issue

Summer 2019


 In this month's Reactions

  • Jean-Paul Conoscente interview
  • LatAm conference coverage
  • Captives and domiciles Report
  • London market in Focus
  • Atlantic hurricane Feature



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