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R-T Specialty acquires workers’ comp specialist

North America01-01-2013Insurance News

R-T Specialty (RT), the brokerage arm of Ryan Specialty Group, has acquired West Coast workers’ compensation specialist International Facilities Insurance Services (IFIS).

Workers’ compensation claims will increase in severity in 2013

North America19-12-2012Insurance News

While the frequency of workers’ compensation claims in the US is expected to decrease further in 2013, in line with current trends, their severity and overall cost to insurers will rise, according to a report by Aon Risk Solutions.

More insurers will use infrastructure investments

Europe18-12-2012Insurance News, Reinsurance News

Swiss Re’s recent announcement that it will invest $500 million in businesses and assets related to long-term infrastructure deals will likely represent just the start of a growing trend of other insurers and reinsurers doing the same thing, according to the reinsurer.

Reinsurers cannot solve scale of longevity risk challenge

Europe17-12-2012Alternative Risk Transfer News

Recent longevity swap deals, such as the recent Swiss Re deal with insurer LV=, demonstrate a need for these solutions and reinsurers will be likely to play a growing role in absorbing longevity risk.

UAE presents vibrant market for re/insurers

MENA, UAE14-12-2012Insurance News, Reinsurance News

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) offers many growth opportunities for insurers and reinsurers.

Space exploration offers data and opportunities

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America13-12-2012Insurance News, Reinsurance News, Specialty

A series of new satellites to be launched by the European Space Agency will provide the insurance industry with new and unique data that will be invaluable to insurers underwriting certain types of risks including some energy and marine business.

Swiss Re innovates on longevity but greater capacity is needed

Europe12-12-2012Alternative Risk Transfer News, Reinsurance News

Swiss Re’s recent £800 million longevity insurance contract covering UK insurer LV='s UK pension fund represents yet another innovation in this field for the reinsurer.

Hedge funds will remain niche; healthy Bermuda ROE forecast

Bermuda, North America11-12-2012Capital Management News, Reinsurance News

In the long term, hedge fund-backed reinsurers are more likely to become niche providers of capacity in the market, rather than mainstream players.

Endurance highlights importance of diversity

Bermuda, North America10-12-2012Insurance News, Specialty

Endurance Specialty Holdings has highlighted the importance of establishing a diversified book of business and moving away from being perceived as a property-catastrophe specialist – as many companies based in Bermuda still are.

Berkshire Hathaway 'just trying to limit losses'

Europe, North America06-12-2012Reinsurance News

The recent dispute between Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and Swiss Re over a life insurance deal agreed in 2010 is unlikely to result in any meaningful loss for Swiss Re, says an analyst who claims Berkshire Hathaway is simply trying to limit its losses.

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