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Class actions mount against $18bn Willis-Towers Watson merger

18:06, 01 September 2015
Willis (left) and Towers Watson are facing four lawsuits relating to their proposed merger

Proxy filing also reveals $255m break fee in tie-up

Ace promotes six in energy team

18:06, 01 September 2015
Oil rig: Ace is looking to increase its presence in energy markets around the world

Matthew Hardy has been appointed product head for Ace Global Markets and head of international energy for Ace Overseas General

Fosun’s insurance revenues soar 144% amid international expansion

15:59, 01 September 2015
Fosun: revenue from the company's insurance segment was up 144.3% in the first half of 2015

Closing of Fosun Insurance Portugal acquisition boosts revenue and profits for first half of 2015

Another Katrina could cost industry $59bn

14:08, 01 September 2015
A member of the US Coast Guard looks for survivors in the flooded streets of New Orleans after hurricane Katrina hit the US

Risk modeller predicts higher losses if the same storm were to hit the Gulf Coast today

AJG appoints industry veteran non-executive

12:00, 01 September 2015
Arthur J Gallagher: the broker has appointed Sue Langley non-executive chairman

Sue Langley has held a number of senior positions across the insurance sector

US reinsurance underwriting income dips in second quarter

11:15, 01 September 2015

Earned premiums were down 27% to $18.25bn


Cyber: modelling cyber risk is in its infancy but growing demand is leading modelling firms to look at cyber catastrophe events

None of the major commercial risk model vendors has a model for cyber risks at present but the pressure to produce one over the next...


Will the last one to leave Lehman Brothers turn off the lights?
Unlike other crises, the 2007/08 global financial crisis did not have a concurrent catastrophe event
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Geoffrey Riddell: joining Pool Re as non-executive chairman

Geoffrey Riddell brings more than 30 years of insurance industry experience to the role


LMA survey released today shows differential terms are increasing in Lloyd's casualty reinsurance business


Qatar Financial Centre: Qatar Re will change its seat of incorporation from the QFC to Bermuda later this year

Company to establish branch office in Qatar

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