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Allstate launches $250m cat bond

Bermuda, North America24-04-2013Alternative Risk Transfer News, Insurance news, Reinsurance News

US insurer Allstate has launched a new catastrophe bond. The deal’s initial size has been marked up as $250m but speculation is already mounting around by how much it could increase in size given the appetite of capital markets investors at the moment and Allstate’s large appetite for such coverage.

Brit and Maiden complete E&S quota share

Europe, North America24-04-2013Insurance news

Brit Insurance and Maiden Holdings have agreed a deal that will see Maiden's Excess and Surplus (E&S) unit, Maiden Specialty, complete a temporary 100 per cent quota share reinsurance agreement with Brit Global Specialty.

DARAG raises €60m to fund run-off deals

Europe, London24-04-2013Insurance news

DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Rueckversicherungs-AG (DARAG), the run-off insurer, has raised €60 million of new capital which it says will be used to finance new acquisitions ahead of an expected increase in deal flow in the coming months.

ILS market share could be a third by 2017

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America23-04-2013Alternative Risk Transfer News, Reinsurance News

The percentage of non-life catastrophe reinsurance ultimately covered by some form of insurance-linked securities (ILS) will double over the next four years, to the point this form of risk transfer could represent a third of the total market.

Xchanging adds to London team

Europe, London23-04-2013Reinsurance News

London-based business processing company Xchanging has appointed Mark Sullivan and Andy Campbell to its claims services business.

The EC looks to boost insurance penetration


The European Commission has released a consultation on a Green Paper which it hopes will improve disaster insurance take-up in the European Union (EU) following an increase in natural catastrophes.

Cyber insurance dynamic is ‘broker’s dream’

North America19-04-2013Insurance news

Despite the fact that a high percentage of senior decision makers in large companies are concerned about the threat of cyber attacks, a high proportion of businesses still fail to buy insurance coverage against this threat.

RIMS warns of chilling effects of 2014 budget

North America18-04-2013Reinsurance News

The Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) has written to US government officials disagreeing with the Administration’s Proposed 2014 Budget that includes an effort to eliminate the tax deduction for reinsurance premiums ceded by domestic insurers to their foreign affiliates.

QBE Trade Credit expands team

Europe17-04-2013Insurance news

QBE has appointed Sebastian Rice into its trade credit division as a senior underwriter.

Miller appoints senior executive in Asia

Asia Pacific, Singapore17-04-2013Reinsurance News

Miller’s Singapore office has appointed Nick O’Neil into a new business development and client-servicing role.

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