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Maersk embarks on major blockchain initiative

2018-05-25T12:04:00+01:00

Shipping giant Maersk has launched the world’s first marine insurance blockchain platform Insurwave in an initiative which ultimately has the potential to transform the way the shipping giant buys risk cover with its insurers.

Bermuda, Hamilton

Investment losses mar Partner Re underwriting improvements

2018-05-25T10:05:00+01:00

Partner Re has fallen to a $120mn headline loss for the first quarter despite a marked improvement in its underwriting, especially in the specialty division, with the figures hit by $222mn of unrealised investment losses.

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AmTrust hits back at Icahn valuation criticism

2018-05-24T13:08:00+01:00

AmTrust has offered its counter punch to activist investor Carl Icahn’s scathing critique of the firm’s valuation of its $13.50 per share in its go-private deal with Stone Point Capital, calling the billionaire’s valuation “highly flawed” and selective in favour of his own interests.

Raleigh, North Carolina

IAT takes Munich Re’s Chris Bilski

2018-05-24T14:22:00+01:00

Veteran Munich Re employee Chris Bilski has jumped ship to US specialty carrier IAT Insurance, re-Insurance.com can reveal.

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MS Amlin makes senior appointments after wave of departures

2018-05-24T12:34:00+01:00

MS Amlin has made two appointments to its executive team following a string of high profile departures in recent months.

Bermuda, Hamilton

Investment losses mar Partner Re underwriting improvements

2018-05-25T10:05:00+01:00

Partner Re has fallen to a $120mn headline loss for the first quarter despite a marked improvement in its underwriting, especially in the specialty division, with the figures hit by $222mn of unrealised investment losses.

Am trust financial home hero photo rev

AmTrust hits back at Icahn valuation criticism

2018-05-24T13:08:00+01:00

AmTrust has offered its counter punch to activist investor Carl Icahn’s scathing critique of the firm’s valuation of its $13.50 per share in its go-private deal with Stone Point Capital, calling the billionaire’s valuation “highly flawed” and selective in favour of his own interests.

Raleigh, North Carolina

IAT takes Munich Re’s Chris Bilski

2018-05-24T14:22:00+01:00

Veteran Munich Re employee Chris Bilski has jumped ship to US specialty carrier IAT Insurance, re-Insurance.com can reveal.

Amlin edit aguri punta del este e prix 2014 04

MS Amlin makes senior appointments after wave of departures

2018-05-24T12:34:00+01:00

MS Amlin has made two appointments to its executive team following a string of high profile departures in recent months.

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.

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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.

Warren buffett 900

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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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?

the-david

Trademark victories for common sense

It’s not often that the little guy gets to win in this world.

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How Insurtech Will Accelerate The Social And Economic Impact Of Insurers

The following article is brought to you by Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) founders Roger Perevelli and Reggy de Feniks in the run up to the DIA Amsterdam InsurTech conference on 16 and 17 May.

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?

the-david

Trademark victories for common sense

It’s not often that the little guy gets to win in this world.

insurtech, generic

How Insurtech Will Accelerate The Social And Economic Impact Of Insurers

The following article is brought to you by Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) founders Roger Perevelli and Reggy de Feniks in the run up to the DIA Amsterdam InsurTech conference on 16 and 17 May.