22 February 2018

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US markets drive 2017 P&C growth at Scor

Delivering its cat-impacted 2017 results, French (re)insurer Scor nonetheless saw gross written premium in its P&C division reach some EUR 6.025bn - up 8.8 percent at constant exchange rates compared to 2016 - with the US market a key driverRead more

BMS launches into direct energy market with trio of hires

Specialist (re)insurance broker BMS Group has created a new energy division, hiring three senior executives to kick-start the businessRead more

Q4 cats trim 9.6% off Allianz P&C profit

Allianz's property and casualty (P&C) division reported a 9.6 percent decrease in its fourth quarter operating profits, to EUR1.31bn, compared with the prior year period as Q4 catastrophe losses hitRead more

Charles Taylor appoints new marine adjusting head

Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA) has appointed Oliver Hutchings as managing director for Europe and Singapore marine businessRead more

Lancashire records $3.2mn Q4 loss following wildfires

Lancashire Holdings reported a pre-tax loss of $3.2mn for the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with a profit of $50.9mn in the prior-year quarter, after sustaining a $34.5mn loss from California wildfiresRead more

Americas drive top line growth for MS Amlin

MS Amlin's Americas division delivered impressive growth for the nine months to 31 December 2017, as net written premium increased by 10.7 percent to some $349mn (37.5bn yen)Read more

Perils estimates Eleanor/Burglind losses at $790mn

Catastrophe data specialist Perils has released an initial loss estimate for Storm Eleanor, the extratropical cyclone known as Burglind in Germany, of EUR643mn ($789mn)Read more

StarStone ventures into crisis management

Enstar's specialty (re)insurance subsidiary StarStone has expanded its war and terrorism division to include a crisis management segment with the hire of three new underwriters in the classRead more

Duperreault: AIG North American commercial shows reserve stability

AIG, currently in the midst of a deal to acquire Validus for $5.6bn, has sought to reassure investors that, although not out of the North American casualty crisis woods yet, more daylight is illuminating the forestRead more

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Stephen Woodward

The human element

Stephen Woodward, property class underwriter, Standard Syndicate 1884Read more

Beware of the cyber dog

Cyber-attacks are a persistent and growing threat, but until recently the fac market has considered itself fairly well insulated. Is this set to change, Inside FAC asks?Read more

La vida local

For a mature market, the Spanish (re)insurance sector still has room for growth. But its highly regional character requires newcomers to build on local connections rather than simply charging inRead more

The FAC Door

You have to feel sorry for Arsenal fans. The Gooners have just seen two of their best strikers sold off to Premier League rivals, at a time when the club's fortunes are far from being in the ascendancyRead more

Marcus - sketch

Climate change

Well, we're still early into 2018 but who wouldn't begrudge us a little pat on the back after such a turbulent few years? Read more

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