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Talanx profits improve despite uptick in industrial fire losses


Hannover Re owner Talanx managed to grow profits in the first half of the year despite an uptick in German fire and property losses in its industrial lines unit.

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Tokio on the hook for $452mn flood losses as international units suffer


Japanese carrier Tokio Marine Holdings expects to pay out 50bn yen ($451.8mn) for losses stemming from heavy rain in the country last month.

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Underwriters must adapt to ‘new normal’ in California: AM Best


Insurers need to change the way fire perils in California are modelled and underwritten in the wake of wildfires that have taken hold across the state, according to AM Best.

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Munich Re shares suffer following worst man-made loss bill in a decade


Shares in reinsurance giant Munich Re dipped by as much as 4 percent this morning after man-made disasters helped push the carrier’s P&C reinsurance division to an underwriting loss in the second quarter. 

Japan flooding

MS&AD warns of $600mn bill for Japanese floods


Japanese insurer MS&AD has warned that it is expecting gross losses of around 66bn yen ($594.8mn) after flood waters inundated swathes of the insurance giant’s heartland last month.


Insured losses from NZ’s Canterbury earthquakes climb to $15bn


Insured losses stemming from earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand in 2010 and 2011 have risen to NZ$22.29bn ($15.02bn), according to the country’s insurance trade body.

California wildfires

Aon adds to $1bn+ Carr wildfire loss estimates


Insured losses stemming from the Carr wildfires that continue to ravage parts of North California could burn through the $1bn threshold, according to Aon’s Impact unit.

Cali fires

Carr wildfire could lead to $1.5bn+ insured losses


The raging California Carr fire is already the sixth most destructive wildfire in the state’s history and could lead to insured losses of $1.5bn or even higher, according to the rating agency Moody’s.

California wildfires

Aon says Carr fire losses will top $100mn


Economic losses stemming from the Carr wildfire that has ravaged parts of California in recent days are expected to exceed $100mn, according to estimates by Aon.

Talcum powder

The Hartford’s talcum powder liabilities excluded from Nico $1.5bn ADC


Berkshire Hathaway has excluded talcum powder-related exposures from the $1.5bn adverse development cover (ADC) it struck with The Hartford in late 2016.

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Greenberg downplays impact of asbestos talcum powder risk for industry


The chief executive of Chubb, Evan Greenberg, has talked down the potential impact that new asbestos claims stemming from talcum powder use could have on the insurance industry.

Rob Berkley

(Re)insurers will be 'pulled in' to opioid crisis


(Re)insurers will inevitably be drawn in to impending litigation from the ongoing opioid epidemic in the US, according to the CEO of the blue-chip specialty insurance group, WR Berkley.

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Everest Re shares fall after $250mn reserve charge


Shares in Everest Re fell by more than 6 percent in early trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the Bermudian revealed it was under-reserved for last year’s hurricanes.

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Everest Re takes further $250mn hit from 2017 cats


Shares in NYSE-listed Everest Re may come under selling pressure later today after the Bermudian reinsurer said it would take a $250mn after tax charge to bolster reserves from last year’s catastrophes.

Hail storm

Allstate hit with $417mn cat bill in June


US insurance giant Allstate suffered $417mn in catastrophe losses last month mainly stemming from severe hail storms.

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Perils ups Friederike estimate again


European catastrophe data provider Perils has again increased its loss estimate for extratropical cyclone Friederike, this time to EUR1.68bn ($1.97bn).


Light cat losses expected to fuel strong Q2 earnings


A comparative reprieve from heavy catastrophe losses in the second quarter is expected to bolster carriers’ earnings for the period.

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Insured nat cat losses down a third in 2018


Insured losses stemming from natural catastrophes in the first half of 2018 were down a third compared to the first six months of 2017, according to Munich Re.

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