Convex hires head of ceded reinsurance and capital modelling

XL's Anne Middleton took up her position with Stephen Catlin’s Convex Group this month


Convex poaches chief actuary Bissett from Zurich

Joins newly created Bermudan re/insurer as chief actuary


Asta, Axis and Chubb among Lloyd's underwriting laggards in 2018

Beazley and Hiscox syndicates among the better performers, Lloyd’s report reveals


#MeToo threatens loss creep for insurers

D&O liability insurers face complex and systemic losses, AM Best says


Global reinsurance capital dips 2% in Q3 2018

Aon outlook says excess reinsurance capacity continues to exist


Munich Re defends coal practice

Firm has no threshold for coal underwriting but assesses all risks


Property data insurtech raises $17m in funding

Cape Analytics provides analytics on 70m buildings in the US


SFCRs reveal latest ceding levels for property insurers

Lloyd's and Allianz top list of risk transfers for fire and property damage


Marine insurance blockchain platform hopes to cut costs, risks and capital

The world's first blockchain platform for the marine insurance sector was launched at the end of May. Paul Walsh sits down with some of the platform's leaders to discuss how it will save costs and reduce risk


Microinsurance offers a lesson in technology and agility

Opportunities in emerging markets are flourishing, but traditional insurers cannot simply transpose their western business models. Aggelos Andreou finds the use of technology and a change in mindset are the keys to opening the doors