28 February 2017

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Qatar Re looks to RVI and US casualty

Bermudian reinsurer Qatar Re intends to focus on a number of potentially more volatile specialist lines, including residual value insurance, as part of its growth strategy for 2017Read more

JLT Re expands Nordic practice with further hires

JLT Re has continued to expand its Nordic practice with two new hiresRead more

Fac drives 2016 top line reinsurance growth at Swiss Re

Swiss Re saw property casualty gross written premium in its reinsurance division rise by 12.7 percent in 2016 to some $17bn, driven by " large and tailored transactions" in the US and EuropeRead more

Zurich leads cover on $100mn ABB employee theft loss

Zurich Insurance leads the $30mn primary layer for the commercial crime policy which has been triggered following a "sophisticated criminal scheme" at the South Korean subsidiary of Swiss engineering firm ABB, Inside FAC understandsRead more

Conran succeeds Fierens at Scorís business solutions unit

Rachel Conran has been announced as the new head of Scor's business solutions unit, succeeding the well-regarded Emmanuel FierensRead more

Market faces EUR212mn Egon bill

Windstorm Egon, which hit parts of France and Germany in January, will cost (re)insurers in the region of EUR212mn ($224mn), according to an estimate from industry loss specialist PerilsRead more

Allianz P&C business reports steady Q4

Allianz Group reported a steady fourth quarter for its property and casualty (P&C) segment, with revenue slightly up at EUR11.2bn, a 2.4 percent increase on the prior-year periodRead more

Aegis Syndicate 1225 reports £56mn profit for 2016

Aegis London, the UK specialist subsidiary of energy mutual Aegis, has reported a £56mn profit for its Lloyd's Syndicate 1225 for the full year 2016, a 2 percent decline on the prior-year resultRead more

Allianz re-brands Moroccan subsidiary

Allianz has launched the Allianz Maroc brand following the re-naming of the Moroccan subsidiary it purchased from Zurich last yearRead more

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Rollercoaster blues

Despite an increase in litigation that has driven up D&O claims frequency, the news on rates is hardly uplifting. Inside FAC takes a peekRead more

Underwriting reserve

What with legacy disposals, high profile claims and a brutally competitive market, it continues to be a tough old time for the UK larger commercial market, as Inside FAC discoversRead more

Toby Sawyer, Aegis London

A good spread

Toby Sawyer, head of property, Aegis LondonRead more

The FAC Door

Christmas seems like a long-distant memory now, but as late as the second week of January Sompo Canopius was still harping on the festive theme with the results of its secret Santa competitionRead more

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Withdrawal symptoms

Hardly a week has gone by in recent years without a story of some carrier or other diversifying into yet another speciality niche. Accident and health springs to mind as a particular favourite, but really you can take your pick Read more

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