4678

AM Best affirms Lancashire's A rating

Praises strong enterprise risk framework

4661

Hedge funds bring risk and return to reinsurance business

Hedge funds are changing the nature of reinsurance. The heavy emphasis on investment returns might serve them well in declining reinsurance markets, but there are risks involved with this approach. Sarfraz Thind reports

4497

Infrastructure insurer downgraded following Sandy woes

A.M. Best says Infrassure has weak risk management

4177

Generali places €1.25bn bond

Issuance was 7.5 times oversubscribed

4168

Guy Carpenter calculates new reinsurance capital figure

Estimates reinsurers held $322bn at year end

4150

AM Best holds ratings on insurers with excess US terrorism exposure

Uncertain future for US terrorism risk insurance programme

4008

Typhoon Haiyan insured losses estimated at $100m - or $2bn?

Will be a minor earnings event for reinsurers, says A.M Best

3346

US insurers to hold $23bn more capital if ratings agency revises model

AM Best proposes lowering discount rate for non-life reserves from 5% to 4%

3300

Sandy takes toll on US P&C earnings

Better results expected in 2013, says AM Best

3240

Africa offers insurance growth opportunity

Largest markets saw premium increase to $60.7bn in 2011, says AM Best