Hurricane Michael: the strongest US landfall since Andrew

Catastrophe risk modellers have been tracking the storm’s behaviour and likely $6-10bn re/insurance losses, as Michael continues its path inland after crossing the Florida Panhandle

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Cincinnati Financial to buy Munich Re-owned Beaufort

The US insurer has agreed a €116m deal to buy Munich Re-owned MSP Underwriting, operating through Beaufort, which underwrites for Lloyd’s Syndicate 318


September’s nat cats reveal under-insurance – Aon

Tens of billions of dollars in economic losses to hurricane, flood and earthquake disasters highlight the protection gap, according to Aon’s Impact Forecasting

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Guy Carpenter preparing Blue Line facility for 1/1

Reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter is preparing a new London market reinsurance broking facility for facultative business globally, GR can reveal


Lloyd’s clarifies claims situation after Brexit

A Part VII transfer will see Lloyd’s transfer its existing European Economic Area business to its Brussels company


Typhoons Trami and Jebi may hurt Japanese insurers’ ratings – S&P

September storms could be a blow to the creditworthiness of Japan’s top three insurers, according to S&P Global Ratings

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Ren Re investor calls for sale

TimesSquare Capital Management wrote an open letter to RenaissanceRe’s board, imploring them to sell the Bermudian reinsurer after the wave of recent re/insurance M&A activity

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Insurtech collaborations winning out against acquisitions - report

Three-in-four insurance executives favour partnering on a solution-as-a-service basis, rather than buying insurtech firms, according to the World Insurtech Report 2018 from Capgemini and Efma

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Growing pains for top tier German reinsurers, says Jefferies

Munich Re is best placed among reinsurers to manage the re/insurance cycle, said the investment firm

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