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The Hartford added to list of Aspen second round suitors


US insurer The Hartford is through to the second round of the $2.6bn+ Aspen sale process currently being managed by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan, can reveal.


Icahn senses vulnerability in AmTrust go-private deal - and he may be right


The saga of the last year or so could never really end as simply as AmTrust returning quietly to private ownership, could it? 

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New RFIB CEO sets out to double revenues amid push into MGAs


Independent wholesale broker RFIB has set a target to more than double its revenues to £100mn ($134.5mn) by 2021 under new chief executive Steven Beard.

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Guy Carpenter swoops on Aon for non-marine MD as tit-for-tat hires continue


Richard Carver has joined Guy Carpenter from competitor Aon to take on the role of managing director and senior broker in the broking house’s UK non-marine division.

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Morgan Stanley latest to warn on Florida renewals


With the key Florida cat renewals now only days away, Morgan Stanley has added to the chorus calls predicting underwhelming pricing when insurers renew their reinsurance programs on the 1 June.


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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Reinsurers fail to secure meaningful Florida rate hikes

Talk of meaningful reinsurance rate hikes for Florida business appear to have resulted in very little actual movement in price as details of the key 1.6 renewal start to emerge.


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?


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.