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Starr appoints senior casualty leader to manage complex risks

5 April, 2019 - 09:12
Starr Insurance Companies has appointed senior vice president Carmella Capitano as head of primary general casualty-risk management and excess casualty.

Hamilton Re secures $65m for sidecar Turing Re amidst "uncertain conditions" in ILS market

5 April, 2019 - 09:00
Hamilton Re, the re/insurance platform of Bermuda-based holding company Hamilton Insurance Group, has secured $65 million of collateralised capacity through its special purpose sidecar vehicle Turing Re.

Market report: keeping up with technology

4 April, 2019 - 17:10
The technology sector in the UK is booming, and MS Amlin has launched a new product designed specifically for its increasingly complex needs, as Stephen Wares and Richard Coxon of MS Amlin explain to Intelligent Insurer.

Profile: AM Re Syndicate, a unique solution

4 April, 2019 - 17:06
AM Re Syndicate believes the US market is underserved by reinsurers. To solve this problem, the managing general agency is matching US primary carriers with security from Asia using quota share deals, to bring a very different offering to the market, as Intelligent Insurer reports.

Market report: keeping pace with renewables

4 April, 2019 - 16:50
The fast-moving renewable energy sector is increasingly global. It relies on the insurance sector to keep pace with its demands, as Michael Bernay of PERse, the renewable energy-focused company of Ryan Specialty Group Underwriting Managers, describes.

Interview: Antonio Huertas, Mapfre - reaping the rewards of change

4 April, 2019 - 16:44
Spanish insurer Mapfre took some tough decisions last year—and also underperformed, according to its chief executive. Now, it wants to reap the rewards of these changes as well as its diversification to move into a new chapter, Antonio Huertas, chairman and CEO, tells Intelligent Insurer.

Greenlight Re finds its place in the world

4 April, 2019 - 15:28
Greenlight Re has always done things a little differently. Simon Burton, its chief executive, explains to Intelligent Insurer why he hopes its approach to insurtech, Solvency II and the mix of its portfolio will continue to set it apart.

Why re/insurers should fear the rise of activist investors

4 April, 2019 - 15:14
There are some chief execs right now taking a pretty good look at their own affairs in terms of how they spend company funds. I have also heard of a number of companies asking their investor relations teams for a thorough analysis of peer-related performance.

Lloyd's broker Matrix strikes strategic partnership with Howden

4 April, 2019 - 14:37
Matrix, an insurance and reinsurance broker at Lloyd's, has entered into a strategic partnership with Howden Broking Group, following the completion of its acquisition of Greece-based Piraeus Insurance Brokers.

London Market Group unveils new post-Brexit trade priorities

4 April, 2019 - 11:11
The London Market Group (LMG) has unveiled a number of key priorities that it will seek to work on in order to take advantage of the new trading opportunities that may emerge in the post-Brexit environment.

Downstream energy market struggles, upstream in good health: Willis Towers Watson report

4 April, 2019 - 10:45
There has been a decrease in underwriting capacity for the downstream energy market for the first time since 2001 and the prospects for this segment look bleak after a disastrous couple of years for insurers, Willis Towers Watson has claimed in a new report.

AXIS Capital outlook changed to 'negative' by Moody's

4 April, 2019 - 10:12
Rating agency Moody's has revised its outlook of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings and its operating subsidiaries to negative from stable, reflecting the re/insurer's lower capitalisation and higher operating and financial leverage relative to peers.

Generali hires RSA's Steven Zuanella as group chief digital officer

4 April, 2019 - 09:23
Italian insurer Generali has hired Steven Zuanella as new group chief digital officer.

Everest Insurance promotes Dane Lopes to chief commercial officer

4 April, 2019 - 09:20
Everest Insurance, the specialty insurance division of Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, has appointed Dane Lopes to the expanded position of chief commercial officer.

McLarens appoints Smart to new global leadership role, Wallace to lead UK business in growth move

4 April, 2019 - 09:11
Global loss adjuster McLarens has appointed Graham Smart to the newly created global role of chief commercial officer, as it looks to ramp up its strategic growth plans and expand its service offerings.

Global M&A market "underperformed" in Q1 2019: Willis Towers Watson

3 April, 2019 - 15:37
The global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market as a whole "underperformed" for the sixth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Willis Towers Watson's latest report.

Tokio Marine Kiln appoints new head of reinsurance succeeding Huckstepp

3 April, 2019 - 15:24
Specialist and corporate insurer Tokio Marine Kiln (TMK) has appointed Will Curran as the new head of reinsurance.

Blockchain initiative B3i secures new funding from re/insurers; forms board of directors

3 April, 2019 - 15:13
The blockchain insurance industry initiative B3i has secured investment from three new re/insurers, alongside existing shareholders, in its latest funding round.

Willis Re: reinsurers adopt ‘rational rating approach’ for April 2019 renewals

3 April, 2019 - 11:08
Reinsurers have adopted a rational rating approach for 1 April renewals with price increases of up to 25 percent concentrated on loss-affected contracts and programmes, Willis Re has said.

Insurtech VC firm IA Capital Group raises $150m

3 April, 2019 - 10:50
Insurtech-focused venture capital firm IA Capital Group has raised $150 million across its three funds focusing on property/casualty, life/annuity/retirement, and later-stage fintech opportunities.

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