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AXA welcomes building safety standards legislation promised in Queen’s speech

15 October, 2019 - 10:03
The promised laws to implement new building safety standards, as outlined in the Queen’s Speech yesterday, have been welcomed by Douglas Barnett, director of mid-market and customer risk management at AXA Insurance.

AXA makes key changes in AXA IM’s leadership: Gérald Harlin to become executive chairman

15 October, 2019 - 10:01
Gérald Harlin, AXA’s group deputy CEO and group CFO, will be appointed executive chairman of AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM), effective December 1. He will implement the next phase of AXA IM’s strategy with the aim of accelerating the company’s development. Harlin will continue to report to Thomas Buberl, CEO of AXA, in this role.

Gallagher acquires Florida-based The Doyle Group and its affiliates, known as Direct To PolicyHolder

15 October, 2019 - 10:00
Gallagher has acquired Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida-based The Doyle Group and its affiliates, collectively doing business as Direct To PolicyHolder (DTPH).

Proving the value of distributed ledger technology

14 October, 2019 - 16:07
The launch of blockchain insurance startup B3i’s Cat XoL product is opening the door for the re/insurance industry to embrace distributed ledger technology. B3i’s chief marketing officer Ken Marke outlines its aims.

The power of precision

14 October, 2019 - 15:52
The leading provider of web-based property valuation solutions, e2Value takes a unique approach to insurance-to-value and collateral value monitoring. Co-founder Todd Rissel explains how it works.

Latest tanker incident will prompt insurers to raise war risk rates for vessels in the Middle East: DWF

14 October, 2019 - 15:15
The Iranian oil tanker 'Sinopa' being damaged, by what Iranian media said was a rocket attack, will drive war risk insurance rates for vessels in the Middle East.

MS Amlin confirms exit from aviation insurance market

14 October, 2019 - 15:07
Re/insurer MS Amlin has confirmed that it will be exiting the aviation insurance market, effective from today, when it will cease underwriting aviation insurance renewals or new business.

Gallagher acquires Swedish broker Proinova

14 October, 2019 - 15:06
Global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm Gallagher has extended its investment in Scandinavia by acquiring specialist Swedish broker Proinova.

CLS launches insurance product for public contract award cancellations

14 October, 2019 - 15:05
CLS Risk Solution has launched its Public Procurement Insurance (PPI) for the broker market, having seen a 10-fold rise in enquiries following a recent legal ruling.

Pen Underwriting’s innovative escape of water claims process could save industry almost £100m a year

14 October, 2019 - 15:04
A new escape of water claims process devised and delivered by specialist insurance business Pen Underwriting, in partnership with third-party administrator Davies Group, has the potential to reduce related industry indemnity spend by almost £100 million a year, Pen Underwriting said.

Economic development expected to deteriorate significantly worldwide: Statista

14 October, 2019 - 10:45
Economic development is expected to deteriorate significantly from +32 percent currently to -5 percent worldwide according to a new study by German online statistics portal Statista.

Pillar one OECD digital tax proposals 'not relevant' for insurance sector: Insurance Europe

14 October, 2019 - 10:22
The insurance industry has no need for the supplementary regulations proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) for the so-called “pillar one” of its programme of work to develop a consensus solution to the taxation challenges arising from the digitalisation of the economy, according to a position paper published today by Insurance Europe, the European insurance and reinsurance federation.

MedPro Group acquires renewal rights for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions healthcare professional liability business

14 October, 2019 - 10:20
Healthcare liability insurer MedPro Group (MedPro) has entered into a definitive agreement with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (SRCS) to acquire the renewal rights to SRCS’s healthcare professional liability book of business effective October 11, 2019.

Globe Underwriting appoints Dan Watson as senior engineering underwriter

14 October, 2019 - 10:08
Globe Underwriting, the UK based managing general agent, has appointed Dan Watson as senior engineering underwriter.

Startup consultancy GreenKite offers range of support services for insurers

14 October, 2019 - 10:07
Independent consultancy firm GreenKite has launched, dedicated to providing advice, support and solutions for the Insurance and financial services industry.

Property/casualty insurance industry’s surplus of $802.2bn sets new record in first-half 2019

14 October, 2019 - 10:06
Private US property/casualty insurers’ surplus reached a new record of $802.2 billion in the first half of 2019, pushed up by insurers’ income and unrealised capital gains, according to Verisk, a data analytics provider, and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA).

Rick Montgomerie and Charlie Vaughan to leave Markel CATCo; launching new investment manager Chard Re

14 October, 2019 - 10:05
Rick Montgomerie and Charlie Vaughan, the portfolio managers for Markel CATCo Investment Management’s Aquilo Fund, are leaving the company to establish a new investment manager and fund — Chard Re Investment Management. Elizabeth Simmons, the fund's underwriter, will also be leaving to join Chard Re, which is intended to launch January 1, 2020.

Problems with long-term care insurance thrust General Electric and long-term care industry into spotlight

14 October, 2019 - 10:05
Developing problems with long-term care insurance have thrust General Electric (GE) and the wider long-term care industry into the spotlight, according to Erik Miller and Jason Hopper, associate directors with AM Best.

Nancy Goodwin and Alejandro Benavides take senior roles at Combined Insurance

14 October, 2019 - 10:04
Combined Insurance, a provider of voluntary supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, has made two new senior leadership appointments.

Investment firm Värde Partners teams up with insurtech firm Agam Capital on joint venture

14 October, 2019 - 10:03
Global alternative investment firm Värde Partners and insurance solutions provider Agam Capital have formed a life and retirement solutions joint venture that will combine the investment management expertise of Värde Partners with the proprietary insurance solutions platform developed by Agam.


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