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Reinsurance prices expected to fall further in 2016 – Fitch

14:19, 04 September 2015

Ratings agency is not convinced the floor has yet been reached

Zurich will need to raise $2.6bn equity for RSA deal – Bernstein

10:06, 04 September 2015

Analysts expect Zurich will make an offer that RSA shareholders are likely to accept

Hiscox appoints UK head of claims

09:55, 04 September 2015

Berg-Winters to lead claims team in London

Tianjin blast to cost insurers up to $3.3bn

07:20, 04 September 2015

Event is one of the largest man-made losses to date in Asia

XL Catlin restructures US excess and surplus casualty business

06:53, 04 September 2015

Business to be split geographically to east, central and west regions

Drought losses to exceed $8bn as El Niño builds

17:48, 03 September 2015

Drought conditions and typhoons to cost billions globally


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
© 2015 Mark Lennihan/AP

A perfect storm


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Insurance Industry Race Day to be held at Sandown on December 4


Seeking a share of the surplus

18:05, 04 September 2015

Despite two years of strong underwriting profitability, surplus lines companies have been facing tighter operating conditions in order to retain market share and generate income


Reinsurance capital $400bn at half year

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