Sandy swells Q4 loss for AIG

Storm was second largest single catastrophe event for US insurer


Sandy to cost Lloyd's up to $2.5bn

Catlin expects a $200m hit


Women make their mark on risk and capital management

Lloyd's Vision 2025 strategy, launched by chairman John Nelson in May, aims to produce a diverse market by gender, age and ethnicity. On the gender front, women have already made headway in the risk and capital areas in the UK and other markets. Lorna Davies profiles some of the more prominent examples

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Lloyd's forms US reinsurance alliance

ATRA will focus on large reinsurance transactions


Lloyd's sees $2.2bn hit from Thai floods

But market remains well capitalised, says Ward


Catlin sees 83% profit tumble from nat cats

Insurer losses mount after year of unprecedented hits


Non-life consolidation likely in 2012

Trend is highlighted by Beazley move for Hardy, says Fitch


Beazley reports profit slump after nat cats

But insurer "remains on target" for full-year profit


Acquisition activity set to increase as Solvency II drives capital optimisation

With Solvency II looming large on the horizon, insurers are taking a hard look at the capital efficiency of their businesses and are likely to dispose of portfolios that don't meet the grade.