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Investment conditions hit hedge fund reinsurers

22:09, 08 October 2015
Stock market: investment conditions have been tough for re/insurers, on the back of low fixed income yields and equity market volatility in August

Greenlight Re and Third Point Re on course to report investment losses this year

California wildfire claims surpass $1bn

19:03, 08 October 2015
Firefighters build a firebreak near a home in Middletown, California: insured losses in the state have already passed the $1bn mark with the peak of the fire season starting now © 2015 Elaine Thompson/AP

Year so far is most costly in terms of US wildfires since 2007

Asia-Pacific remains core to Peak Re growth plans

19:03, 08 October 2015

Hong Kong-based reinsurer continues to see growth opportunities in region

RMS looks to adapt HWindScientific to global windstorms

19:03, 08 October 2015
Hurricane: HWS will expand RMS's hurricane modelling capabilities

Catastrophe modeller seeking to further build up its capabilities in windstorm, flood and earthquake

Willis commits to global resilience modelling and mapping forum

15:54, 08 October 2015
Urban flooding: the resilience modelling forum will 'help open up risk evaluation and early warning systems to all', according to Dominic Casserley

Initiative aims to enable risk modelling tools to be shared with with global businesses and societies

Joaquin spares heavily insured regions of Bahamas

15:54, 08 October 2015

Hurricane caused devastating damage to parts of the island where insurance take-up is low


Police collect items at the site of a bomb explosion in Nyanya, Nigeria: militants loyal to Islamic State say they were responsible for the explosion
© 2015 Gbenga Olamikan/AP

Explosions in Kuje and Nyanya kill at least 18 people, with Islamic State in West Africa province saying it was behind attacks


Hurricane Katrina closes in on the US Gulf Coast in 2005: ceding companies should not put off discussing what happens when the next 'big one' hits

It is easy to forget how disruptive a catastrophe can be to reinsurers' business plans


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IAG: Peter Harmer will succeed Mike Wilkins as managing director and chief executive next year

Chief executive Wilkins will retire in March 2016


Inga Beale says Lloyd's does not want to be seen as a disrupter, but rather demonstrate the compelling business case for specialist products


Axis Capital chief executive says carrier continuing to look for growth opportunities

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