Estimates for the total insured losses emanating from the recent earthquake in New Zealand have risen sharply as the full scale of the disaster has unfolded.
The catastrophe bond market saw a particularly bullish end to 2010 after a strong year overall. And this trend is predicted to continue throughout 2011, according to a report by Aon Benfield Securities on the market.
Aon Benfield, the world’s premier reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor, is warning insurers in Asia to prepare for future “Supercat” events like those experienced in the USA.
Aon Benfield Securities says that issuance of insurance-linked securities (ILS) was in line with expectations in the third quarter.
The industry moves to the centre of global sustainability.
Hannover Re and the GEM (Global Earthquake Model) Foundation have signed a partnership agreement on earthquake modelling and data.
Bermuda and India have signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement (TIEA).
An A.M. Best special report outlines effects of the soft market and economic conditions impacting the surplus lines market.
Joe Taranto has decided to reconsider his decision to retire following the resignation of Ralph E. Jones III, President and Chief Operating Officer.
The US treasury has advertised for the position of ‘federal insurance director’, following the creation of the role as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.