Mike McGavick, XL Group

XL, Aspen and the M&A barometer

As XL Group’s share price spiked over 12 percent last night in the midst of Softbank’s bold wade into the (re)insurance arena with a mooted minority stake in Swiss Re, the industry’s M&A speculation barometer shot through the roof.

Gary Andrews

100+ Tysers staff to benefit from imminent Integro sale

The process has taken the best part of a year but if the £110mn+ sale of the venerable Lloyd’s broker Tysers to Integro completes later in February – as expected – then more than one hundred existing and former Tysers staff will benefit from the sale, analysis by Reinsurance highlights.

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Results Round-up: Brokers fly as carriers nosedive

The Q4 results season kicked-off in earnest last week with a boost for the brokers after solid performances by Brown & Brown and Arthur J Gallagher (AJG) while the first signs of a hard-loss quarter for carriers emerged.

Lloyd's

Lloyd’s expense ratios balloon as company market resists rises

Lloyd’s combined acquisition and administrative expense ratio hit 40.6 percent in 2016 as the Corporation continued to underperform its company market competitors despite a concerted efficiency drive and attempts to modernize the market.

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Q4 losses - two steps forward, one step back

In the past week, the gap between disclosed and anticipated industry losses has had a ‘two steps forward and one step back’ feel to it as more carriers published revised fourth quarter loss numbers.

AmTrust

The Allure of AmTrust

It hasn’t been the greatest few years for AmTrust shareholders.

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Reinsurance stocks rally after initial 1.1 falls

Reinsurance stocks have begun to rally in recent days after declining in late December and at the beginning of January amidst reports of reinsurers conceding to lower rate improvements at 1.1.