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Yassir Albaharna: Q&A with FAIR’s president


FAIR president Yassir Albaharna talks to GR ahead of this year’s conference in Marrakesh


Reserve releases down at Lloyd’s; Hiscox, Beazley outperform rivals – Jefferies report


Rates have risen 3.9%, costs have fallen £100m, and Lloyd’s is demonstrating discipline by withdrawing from unprofitable business, market analyst Jefferies has observed

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Brit Re rated ‘A’ by AM Best ahead of US casualty treaty plans


The reinsurer plans to expand in 2020 by writing US-based casualty excess of loss reinsurance business


Trust Re forms new exec committee with group CFO, CRO seats


Mohsin Altaf, Trust Re’s new group CFO, and Marios Argyrou, its new chief risk officer, join an executive committee aiming to demonstrate improved corporate governance and transparency at the Bahraini reinsurer

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Typhoon Faxai: $3-7bn insured loss estimate from AIR


Faxai was comparable in strength to 2018’s Typhoon Jebi, striking Tokyo City with winds equivalent to a strong Category 2 hurricane

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Aspen appoints Edwards as its new insurance boss in London


Clive Edwards takes the UK CEO role after a decade at Aspen Insurance, including as its London co-CUO

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Change at the top for TMK as Franks and Culham step down


Brad Irick takes over as CEO of Tokio Marine Kiln from 1 January 2020, with a new chief underwriter appointed in due course


GR at FIDES 2019: read Day 3 for free, live from Bolivia


Catch up with all the news from the third day of FIDES 2019 in Bolivia

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Hannover Re ‘bullish’ on Jan renewals


Hannover Re struck an optimistic tone about the up and coming renewal season, predicting positive news across multiple fronts for reinsurers