21 August 2017

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Swiss Re: H1 2017 insured losses down 36%

The total cost of insured losses for disasters in the first half of 2017 were down by more than a third, to $23bn, compared with $36bn in the prior-year period, according to Swiss Re's latest sigma reportRead more

Hannover Re Q2 P&C earnings up 21%

Hannover Re reported earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR329mn for property-casualty (P&C) business for the second quarter of 2017, up 21 percent on the prior-year total of EUR272mnRead more

Sompo Canopius adds Pike to credit and political risk team

Sompo Canopius has taken on Stephen Pike as credit and political risk underwriter, with effect from 2 October, reporting to Bernie de Haldevang, global head of specialty at the carrierRead more

JLT Re expands credit and political risk with Hansen hire

Jakob Hansen is to join JLT Re's expanding credit and political risk team from Aon Benfield, once his contractual obligations with his current employer have concludedRead more

Markel trade credit team expands to Chicago

Markel Corp has launched a new trade credit and political risk operation in Chicago, to be led by Christen MizellRead more

Alesco energy reboot continues with Choppen hire

Alesco Risk Management Services has announced a further appointment to its rebooted energy team, following the hire of four senior staff to the team earlier this monthRead more

Structured solutions drive Hannover Re P&C top-line growth

Hannover Re reported a 22.9 percent increase in property & casualty (P&C) reinsurance gross written premium (GWP) to EUR2.6bn for the second quarter of 2017, despite competition from the insurance-linked securities (ILS) marketRead more

Munich Re Q2 P&C result boosted by low cat losses

Munich Re's underwriting result for its property-casualty (P&C) reinsurance division improved during the second quarter of 2017, driven in large part by lower catastrophe losses and reserve releasesRead more

Julian Samengo-Turner returns to join Willis Towers Watson

After a four-year absence, facultative big hitter Julian Samengo-Turner is set to make a return to the market at Willis Towers Watson, Inside FAC can revealRead more

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Tom Hoad

Reputation for risk

One of the hallmarks of the fac market is its ability to spot and nurture new risks, so Inside FAC was keen to chat to Tokio Marine Kiln's nattily titled head of innovation Tom HoadRead more

Waiting for the surge

Nasty claims, depressed rating and historic US liability claims suggest a power (re)insurance market in the doldrums. Not so, as Inside FAC investigatesRead more

‘Forlorn’ hope of energy market reaching bottom

Despite significant loss activity in the downstream energy sector during the second quarter of 2017, rates in the market have not yet reached rock bottom, according to JLTRead more

The North Wind and the Sun

While renewable energy projects are fast becoming a credible alternative to conventional power generation methods, Inside FAC finds that the biggest draw for carriers might be the humble batteryRead more

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Death sentence

Silly season, in journalistic parlance, is about to be upon us, so here's a little joke before we enter the fury of the run up to and the actual madness of Monte Carlo Read more

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