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Convergence 2.0 arrives as lines blur in ILS

North America04-03-2014Reinsurance News

The degree to which ILS funds and traditional reinsurers are blending is creating a situation where reinsurers are increasingly participating in the market while ILS investors are acquiring some of the characteristics of reinsurers including closer client relationships.

Pakistan insurance watchdog unveils reforms

MENA04-03-2014Insurance news

The insurance industry watchdog in Pakistan has taken the first steps towards what could become a fundamental overhaul of its regulatory regime for the insurance industry in the country.

Argo Re-Horseshoe Re partner on ILS

Bermuda04-03-2014Insurance news, Reinsurance News

Argo Re, part of the Argo Group, has become the latest reinsurer to form a vehicle that will allow it to participate in the rapidly growing insurance-linked securities (ILS) markets.

Severe European floods to double by 2050

Europe04-03-2014Insurance news

The frequency of severe flooding across Europe is set to double by 2050 leading to a fivefold increase in the annual economic losses resulting from floods, a study has found.

Brit confirms its intention to float

Europe04-03-2014Insurance news

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Brit Insurance has confirmed its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. The offering, likely to take place in April, could value the company at as much as £1 billion.

JLT posts strong results despite challenges

Europe04-03-2014Insurance news

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group (JLT) posted strong results for 2013 but also warned that the environment in which it is operating is becoming increasingly challenging.

Hiscox urges a re-think of UK’s Flood Re

Europe04-03-2014Insurance news

Insurer Hiscox has called for the UK government to extend the scope of Flood Re, the UK’s flood insurance pool, while businesses in the country want it to be extended to cover some small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

ILS investors want more transparency in models

North America03-03-2014Insurance news

Investors would like to see multiple risk models used collaboratively to increase transparency in the ILS sector.

New capital will create winners and losers

Bermuda03-03-2014Alternative Risk Transfer News

Bermuda will retain its position as a hub for the risk-transfer industry regardless of how the growing influence of alternative capital changes the industry in the future.

Amlin posts solid results; warns on change

Europe03-03-2014Reinsurance News

Re/insurance group Amlin has posted strong results for 2013 but also warned of rapid changes and challenges in some of its key markets highlighting the influx of alternative capital and a consolidation of capacity driven by brokers.

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