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Antares posts good results, increases premium base

Europe10-04-2013Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Antares has revealed positive results for its syndicate 1274 for 2012, despite noting that both the most expensive ever marine loss for insurers and one of the most expensive storm events ever, happened last year.

Reinsurance growth dispels ILS concerns

Asia Pacific, Europe, North America10-04-2013Property cat, Reinsurance News

Concerns by some that the proliferation of alternative risk transfer mechanisms such as insurance-linked securities (ILS) could hamper growth among traditional reinsurers could be misplaced – based on the findings of a recent report by Aon Benfield.

Solvency II will focus minds, trigger run-off

Europe09-04-2013Capital Management News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

New proposed capital requirements under Solvency II will force re/insurers to both reassess their strategic priorities – potentially placing non-core business into run-off – while also selling discontinued books of businesses to specialist third parties.

Cedants can’t ignore cat bond pricing

Europe, North America08-04-2013

Extremely competitive pricing is tempting yet more cedants to use the capital markets to offset their risks as the pipeline of cat bonds continues to grow.

Asia Capital Re launches in Dubai

Dubai, MENA, Middle East05-04-2013Reinsurance News

Asia Capital Reinsurance Group (Asia Capital Re) has opened a branch office in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). It says strong economic growth in the Middle East combined with substantial investments in infrastructure in the region means many opportunities for reinsurers.

New risks mean opportunities: Moczarski

North America04-04-2013Reinsurance News

Better understanding and coping with new risks will be the biggest challenge for reinsurers going forward – but those that succeed will also experience the most growth. This change dynamic also means an opportunity for reinsurance brokers to add greater value to their clients.

Willis acquires Prime Professions

Europe03-04-2013Insurance news

Willis Group Holdings, through its subsidiary Willis Limited, has agreed to acquire PPH Limited and its subsidiary Prime Professions Limited, a UK-based professional indemnity insurance broker.

Hiscox appoints into property cat team

Europe, North America03-04-2013Insurance news, Property cat, Reinsurance News

Hiscox Bermuda has expanded its US property-catastrophe team with the appointment of Bill Lazzaro as vice president – underwriting.

Brit Insurance buys HCC unit

North America03-04-2013Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Brit Insurance has reached agreement with HCC to acquire the Criminal Justice Services Operations team from HCC International Insurance Company. The team, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is led by Mike Davis, who joins Brit as vice president.

Willis Re reshuffles team in Australia

Asia Pacific, Australia03-04-2013Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Willis Re Australia has reshuffled its leadership team. Michael Harden, the current chief executive, will become chairman while Cameron Green, its current chief operating officer, will take over as CEO.

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