Analysis

  • ILS financial markets
    Analysis

    It’s more than just price pushing insureds to capital markets

    2018-07-13T11:54:00Z

    A group of senior risk managers and insurance buyers have threatened to leave traditional insurance markets if the available coverage does not adapt to reflect changes in how businesses operate.

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    Analysis

    The 18 frontrunners to replace Inga Beale

    2018-07-02T09:39:00Z

    Following the announcement on Friday that Lloyd’s CEO Inga Beale will leave the Corporation later this year, re-Insurance.com looks at the likely candidates that will be considered by the Corporation’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown to succeed her…

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    Merck $275mn loss tops league table of insured cyber events

    2018-06-27T16:51:00Z

    Re-Insurance.com’s revelation earlier this week that Merck may still look to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of cyber losses from insurers on its $1.75bn property program would see the bill for the US pharmaceutical firm’s NotPetya hit dwarf any other insured cyber loss.

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    Analysis

    AmTrust: The Winners and Losers

    2018-06-22T15:25:00Z

    After weeks of wrangling and looming uncertainty about whether or not it would get over the line, AmTrust’s CEO and his wife’s family have finally won out in their bid to take the firm private in a $2.95bn deal with Stone Point which has faced substantial opposition from activist and minority

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    Analysis

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

    2018-05-22T07:46:00Z

    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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    Analysis

    PE interest in London brokers blooms again despite challenges

    2018-05-15T14:51:00Z

    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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    Analysis

    Berkshire Hathaway’s return to insurance profit outshines equity loss

    2018-05-08T12:52:36.073Z

    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 dawns that the loss

  • US, Hurricane
    Analysis

    Reinsurers fail to secure meaningful Florida rate hikes

    2018-05-08T12:52:26.037Z

    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.

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    Analysis

    US and Bermuda carriers strong out of the blocks for Q1

    2018-05-01T08:32:22.473Z

    Early reporting US and Bermudian (re)insurers have posted a strong underwriting performance for the first quarter despite a spate of catastrophes across North America which have blighted the results of several outliers.

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    Analysis

    Looking at the wrong A?

    2018-04-24T09:05:00Z

    With Aspen first round bids due at the end of this week, Re-Insurance.com looks at its larger Bermudian peer Axis which has a more credible track record, trades on a lower multiple and owns a better insurance franchise.