27 September 2016

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Marsh appointed as fac broker for Danish export credit agency

Marsh has been appointed as facultative reinsurance broker for Danish export credit agency EKF, the company said today (26 September)Read more

ArgoGlobal hires Heaton to head new cyber division

Argo Group's Lloyd's operation ArgoGlobal has appointed Russell Heaton as cyber class underwriter to head its new cyber divisionRead more

International growth drives Price Forbes

Despite its stated focus on the US market, international business was the main driver for top-line growth at independent broker Price Forbes for the year ended 31 December 2015Read more

Major losses push Lloyd’s combined ratio to 98 percent in H1 2016

The impact of the series of major losses in the first half of the year, both man-made and natural, meant that Lloyd's combined ratio for the period edged past that of its competitor group weighted average for the first time since 2011Read more

Advent hires property D&F veteran Gray as consultant

Lloyd's insurer Advent has appointed property direct and facultative (D&F) stalwart Jonathan Gray as a consultant to its D&F property division, with immediate effectRead more

Barbican appoints Wickens as finpro class underwriter

Barbican Insurance Group has taken on Adam Wickens as class underwriter for financial and professional (finpro) lines, with immediate effectRead more

Markel International hires contingency trio

Markel International has hired thee underwriters from Travelers to build up its entertainment and contingency team, according to sister publication The Insurance InsiderRead more

Dual marine and energy head Hellman departs

Bernt Hellman, global leader for marine and energy at Hyperion-owned Dual, has left the company, sister publication The Insurance Insider has reportedRead more

Re-branded Cooper Gay hires Roberts as new A&H head

Reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Ed, formerly known as Cooper Gay has ventured into accident and health (A&H) with the appointment of Graham Roberts as head of its new A&H divisionRead more

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Accident waiting to happen

While the chances of another A&H-themed LMX spiral are remote, the sector is seemingly bent on self-destruction once again as underwriting becomes ever-more suicidal, finds Inside FACRead more

Losses continue to plague US cyber market

The continuing difficulties in losses and pricing highlighted in a recent report begs the question of how much further the primary US standalone cyber market needs to be pushed before it turns substantively to facultative reinsurance for support in smoothing volatilityRead more

State of emergency

Italy's latest devastating earthquake is expected to reignite discussions surrounding the urgent need for a natural catastrophe scheme and compulsory catastrophe insurance, as Inside FAC discoversRead more

Station to Station

Alistair Rivers, Willis Towers Watson's head of P&C in Great Britain, is set to join Lockton to lead its global transportation businessRead more

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Tanker turnaround?

Back from the 60th annual Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous and still recovering. It's a fantastic meeting but the trouble I find is that there is just so much going on and so many great people in attendance it's virtually impossible to do all that you want Read more

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