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Ambitious insurers target cyber and takaful

Asia Pacific, Europe28-03-2014Insurance news

Insurers are increasingly looking to build out new specialist areas with cyber insurance and sharia-compliant insurance being two of the biggest areas of focus for firms.

Hannover Re buys parts of Old Mutual’s Skandia business

Europe28-03-2014Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Hannover Re has teamed up with a private equity firm to acquire parts of financial services provider Skandia based in Germany and Austria.

Brit IPO to value company at £960m

Europe28-03-2014Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Brit Insurance will be valued at a market capitalisation of £960 million when it completes its anticipated initial public offering (IPO) set for the first week in April.

A quarter of insurers seeking acquisitions

Europe27-03-2014Insurance news

Global insurers are regaining their appetite for mergers and acquisitions, with a steady flow of midmarket transactions anticipated, according to a report by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management.

Oxbridge Re raises $26m through IPO

Caribbean27-03-2014Reinsurance News

Oxbridge Re Holdings, the Cayman Islands-based property/casualty reinsurer backed by Tampa-based insurer HCI Group, has raised $26.4 million through initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange.

Watford Re raises capital, secures rating

Bermuda27-03-2014Reinsurance News

Watford Re, the Bermuda-based start-up reinsurer partly backed by Arch Capital Group, is ready to start writing business on its own paper after raising $500 million and securing a rating of A- from AM Best.

Prospects for US bond insurers improve

North America27-03-2014Insurance news

Business volume for bond insurers in the US is expected to rise through 2015 and for the industry's risk-adjusted pricing ratios to improve. This sector is also expected to grow if interest rates start to rise.

Talanx Deutschland appoints CEO

Europe27-03-2014Insurance news

Talanx Deutschland, part of Germany’s third largest insurance group Talanx, has appointed a new chief executive.

BMS launches severe weather analytics

Europe27-03-2014Alternative Risk Transfer News

Re/insurance intermediary BMS Group has launched a new weather risk management tool designed to allow carriers to better understand their risk and manage portfolio accumulations in areas prone to tornadoes, hail, straight-line winds and hurricanes.

Latest big longevity deal reinsured

Europe27-03-2014Insurance news

Another substantial deal has been completed that will see a large chunk of longevity risk held by pension schemes ultimately transferred into the reinsurance markets.

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