Canopius has appointed Stephan Ott, formerly of Emirates Re, as its new head for Continental Europe, reinsurance in order to provide a new impetus to make inroads in the market.
The European arm of American International Group took a beating from last year's catastrophes ahead of plans to restructure prior to Brexit.
Toa Re Europe is set to commence underwriting European business from a new Zurich hub with the hope of making itself a major player in the continental market.
SCOR has restructured its large corporate risks insurance operation with the Laurent Rousseau-headed unit looking to better serve its clients under its new format.
Inter Hannover will be renamed HDI Global Specialty SE as the two Talanx-owned firms combine their specialty businesses to take advantage of organic growth opportunities in the market.
Focusing on profitability has led to Zurich's property and casualty gross written premiums to reduce in the first quarter of 2018.
Munich Re's first quarter results benefitted from a decrease in major-loss expenditure and strong underwriting with the firm's consolidated profit increasing by 48.5% compared with the prior year.
Tokio Marine Group has received the approval of regulators from both Luxembourg and Japan to open its previously announced subsidiary that will serve continental Europe in the wake of Brexit.
The reinsurer has secured premium increases in several key jurisdictions following the disruption caused by last year's hurricane events.
Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi spoke to Reactions about the new deal struck with the Treasury and the changes he is now driving through to modernise the UK'?s terrorism risk reinsurance pool.
Profiles: Contrary to the diverse consumer base insurance serves, most industry C-suites are dominated by white, older men. Reactions speaks to some of the industry’s most renowned women as well as what can be done to get more women in the industry.
Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.
Interview: Albert Benchimol has had a busy year since taking over as CEO of Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital, dealing with the ousting of its chairman and Superstorm Sandy losses. He is now confident that a strong period of growth is ahead for his firm.
We ask Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's executive director, for more details on interim guidelines for Solvency II and his response to criticism from insurers and reinsurers over the directive's delay.
Matthew Fairfield, CEO of Amsterdam-based start-up insurer ANV, believes the fall-out from the financial crisis has created the perfect opportunity for a new insurance and reinsurance player to enter the market and thrive.
Company profile: German insurance group Talanx, majority owner of Hannover Re, has floated at last. But the group will not use the deal as a springboard for aggressive growth, says the CEO of its industrial insurance unit.
John Nelson has had a busy first year as chairman of Lloyd’s, with the market’s Vision 2025 plan his biggest contribution so far. He believes the make-up of firms and people at Lloyd’s is not diverse enough.
Ed Noonan, CEO of Bermudian reinsurer Validus, has responded to missing out on Transatlantic Re by launching a $500m joint venture with hedge fund manager John Paulson and agreeing to buy Flagstone Re for $623m. He says it is time to adapt or die.
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