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Enstar weighs Atrium and StarStone sale in frothy M&A market

2018-06-18T13:16:00+01:00

Legacy giant Enstar has confirmed the appointment of investment bank Evercore to sell its two live underwriting businesses.

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Gallagher’s UK broking boss Chilton to step aside

2018-06-18T11:44:00+01:00

Industry stalwart and the CEO of Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting operations Grahame “Chily” Chilton is to step down, the company announced today.

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Allianz weighing approach for RSA, Aviva: report

2018-06-18T07:53:00+01:00

German insurance giant Allianz is mulling a takeover approach for large UK carriers including RSA and Aviva after the Oliver Bäte-led company was beaten to the punch in pursuit of XL Group.

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Blockchain requires buy-in of whole industry ecosystem: Balakrishnan

2018-06-18T15:06:00+01:00

While blockchain has the potential to disrupt the entire financial services industry, the technology requires the whole (re)insurance industry to participate in order for it to bring substantive change to the market, according to Xceedance CEO Arun Balakrishnan.

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Moody’s predicts ‘average’ 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

2018-06-18T11:03:00+01:00

This year’s storm activity in the Atlantic basin is expected to be near historical averages, according to data collated by Moody’s.

Grahame Chilton

Gallagher’s UK broking boss Chilton to step aside

2018-06-18T11:44:00+01:00

Industry stalwart and the CEO of Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting operations Grahame “Chily” Chilton is to step down, the company announced today.

allianz logo

Allianz weighing approach for RSA, Aviva: report

2018-06-18T07:53:00+01:00

German insurance giant Allianz is mulling a takeover approach for large UK carriers including RSA and Aviva after the Oliver Bäte-led company was beaten to the punch in pursuit of XL Group.

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Blockchain requires buy-in of whole industry ecosystem: Balakrishnan

2018-06-18T15:06:00+01:00

While blockchain has the potential to disrupt the entire financial services industry, the technology requires the whole (re)insurance industry to participate in order for it to bring substantive change to the market, according to Xceedance CEO Arun Balakrishnan.

Hurricane irma satshot

Moody’s predicts ‘average’ 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

2018-06-18T11:03:00+01:00

This year’s storm activity in the Atlantic basin is expected to be near historical averages, according to data collated by Moody’s.

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Rising yield rates make short-term dent on Q1 carrier earnings

If one of the main themes of the recent results season was the signs of upward rate movements after last year’s cat events, a sub-theme was the typically poor investment return of many carriers and the impact of rising interest rates on fixed income portfolios in Q1 2018.

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PE interest in London brokers blooms again despite challenges

JC Flowers’ acquisition of niche London market brokers SSL and Endeavour marks a growing trend of private equity firms purchasing stakes in distributors, with a particular flurry of activity sweeping the London market.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s return to insurance profit outshines equity loss

It is never nice to post a $6.2bn loss in your equity portfolio in one quarter - least of all when you are Berkshire Hathaway, the company famous for its stock picking boss - but that load looks a little lighter when your (re)insurance operations return to profitability and it ...

2016 2017 investment returns for pand c reinsurers

Rising yield rates make short-term dent on Q1 carrier earnings

If one of the main themes of the recent results season was the signs of upward rate movements after last year’s cat events, a sub-theme was the typically poor investment return of many carriers and the impact of rising interest rates on fixed income portfolios in Q1 2018.

Notable-private-equity-stakes-in-London-market

PE interest in London brokers blooms again despite challenges

JC Flowers’ acquisition of niche London market brokers SSL and Endeavour marks a growing trend of private equity firms purchasing stakes in distributors, with a particular flurry of activity sweeping the London market.

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Berkshire Hathaway’s return to insurance profit outshines equity loss

It is never nice to post a $6.2bn loss in your equity portfolio in one quarter - least of all when you are Berkshire Hathaway, the company famous for its stock picking boss - but that load looks a little lighter when your (re)insurance operations return to profitability and it ...

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Nerds rule the world these days

Or at least that’s how the commonly accepted wisdom goes.

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Tech is coming for commercial insurance - just maybe not quite yet

When will technology firms displace existing players in the traditional commercial and specialty (re)insurance arena?

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Nerds rule the world these days

Or at least that’s how the commonly accepted wisdom goes.

Amsterdam_052006

Tech is coming for commercial insurance - just maybe not quite yet

When will technology firms displace existing players in the traditional commercial and specialty (re)insurance arena?