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Barbican drafts in Aon Benfield to manage RITC auction


Lloyd’s insurer Barbican has instructed Aon Benfield to evaluate third-party reinsurance to close (RITC) quotes for its back-year liabilities, re-Insurance.com can reveal.

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Ardonagh’s results hit by £51mn Towergate compensation bill


Ardonagh Group’s dismal £260.9mn 2017 FY loss was exacerbated by a more than £50mn charge thought to be related to claims against one of its companies Towergate, which was forced to payout millions in compensation over a pensions advice scandal.

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TMK partners with Australian InsurTech firm for SME cover


Tokio Marine Kiln is partnering with Australian InsurTech firm Evari to offer cover for small-and medium-sized companies in the country, the carrier announced today.

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AIG transfers business to newly established European companies


AIG has moved forward with its Brexit planning as it paves the way to transfer its existing business to two newly-established insurance companies in the UK and Luxembourg.

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Envelop Risk to launch Bermuda cyber platform with Chatterjee hire


Hannover Re’s Bermuda-based cyber expert Aritra (Ari) Chatterjee has joined start-up Envelop Risk as chief underwriting officer and will launch an underwriting platform on the island later this year, re-Insurance.com can reveal.

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Aviation underwriters hold their mettle in Q1


Under pressure from senior management, after a devastating catastrophe year in 2017, aviation underwriters pushed back in the first quarter to hold rates flat, according to broker JLT.

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Axis Re takes AIG’s Thomas for new CUO role


Axis Re has appointed Megan Thomas to a newly-created chief underwriting officer role, the Bermudian announced today.

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Marsh moves US financial and professional lines leader to UK


Marsh has named Paul Denny financial and professional practice leader for the UK.

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Accident and health goes live on PPL


Accident and health is the the latest line of business to go live on the electronic placing platform PPL.

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McGavick stands to gain over $150mn from Axa’s XL deal


XL Group CEO Mike McGavick could earn up to $154.3mn from the $15.4bn deal with French insurer Axa which would take his total holdings in the Bermudian to $180mn, or 1.18 percent of total equity.

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XL Group received alternative bid in ‘low $50s’ in seven-strong M&A auction


XL Group, the Bermudian (re)insurer that succumbed last month to an all cash $15.3bn takeover at $57.60 per share from French powerhouse Axa, had M&A discussions with seven different potential acquirers and received a non-binding alternative bid in the “low $50s” from an unnamed carrier.

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The Corporation of Lloyd’s senior management have been signalling their commitment to cost-reductions for some time - so one can imagine there was a collective groan when it published its market-wide results last month.

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Brain drain and the IG account - what next for Miller?

The next few months may well prove crunch time for wholesale broker Miller.

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It’s bad out there… but is it that bad?

Many ILS investors take a very binary approach and M&A is encouraging a de-leveraging effect. Florida 1.6 renewals may be disappointing but there are still grounds for optimism…

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Lloyd’s sale rush raises existential questions

The recent influx of Lloyd’s platforms onto the M&A market has raised a plethora of issues for what the sales rush means for the future of the market - as well as what the sudden spike in supply could do to already frothy takeout multiples.

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Bermuda stocks back in vogue as M&A bonanza fuels strong returns

With M&A speculation swirling, Bermuda is now on top of would-be buyers’ wishlists - and now everyone is a potential target. Re-Insurance.com digs into the numbers to see who has emerged as the market’s darling at the end of Q1…

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