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Berkshire Hathaway vice-chairman Charlie Munger dies

Warren Buffett's right-hand man dies at the age of 99

North America Berkshire Hathaway

US non-standard motor market narrows H1 underwriting loss

Underwriting loss more than halves to $333m but rate inadequacy and claims inflation continue to plague segment

United States Casualty

Northern Re raises $50m additional capital

Collateralised reinsurers boosts committed capital to $75m with second fundraise

North America Reinsurance

Axis closes landmark $75m cyber catastrophe bond

Bermudian carrier completes market's first 144A cyber bond with ‘broad investor support’ as the ILS market continues to open up to cyber risk

Bermuda Reinsurance

MMC shares removed from London Stock Exchange

Listing of shares on the London Stock Exchange were cancelled with effect from 8:00am on November 27

North America London

Falvey names Ascot's Nasso as chief underwriter

US marine insurer hires Ascot senior executive Tom Nasso to oversee underwriting

United States Specialty

Lightyear Capital invests in broker Inszone

Private equity firm injects capital into US broking group alongside existing investor BHMS 

United States Broker

Aviva to buy Canadian vehicle replacement business Optiom

Transaction strengthens Aviva Canada’s specialty lines business and distribution capabilities

Canada Aviva

Insurtech CatX raises $2.7m in seed funding

HackLegacy and other venture capital firms participate in ‘milestone’ funding round

North America Reinsurance

Talanx completes Liberty Brazil acquisition

Deal propels Talanx's HDI International unit into top two property and casualty insurers in Brazil 

Brazil Liberty

Stockwatch: RenRe climbs 7% as insurance stocks gain 2.1%

Reinsurers dominate the week's biggest movers as Argo stock ceases trading following buyout

Europe North America

Fidelis reaps rewards from managing climate risk: Burrows

Bermudian re/insurer’s chief executive outlines how its year-to-date financial results are a reflection of a successful strategy that slashed catastrophe and large losses

Bermuda Big Interview

Artex to rebrand cell facilities

Decision to rebrand Gallagher’s alternative risk and capital unit’s cell facilities to Artex Axcell seeks to ‘drive a consistent global approach’

Bermuda Broker

Fortitude Re closes $28bn reinsurance deal with Lincoln National

Bermuda-based carrier reinsures a significant portion of Lincoln’s universal life insurance and fixed annuity business

Bermuda Reinsurance

Aspen swings to profit in Q3

Bermuda-based carrier posts third-quarter operating profit of $79m, driven by improved performance in reinsurance and insurance divisions

Bermuda Aspen

Tysers and HW Wood reach settlements with US over Ecuador bribes

Broker Tysers to pay $46m to resolve investigation by the Department of Justice

North America Broker
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