US cyber insurance growth rate slows

Year-on-year premiums climb just 8%


Glyphosate, opioids and talc - candidates for the next asbestos?

Claims relating to asbestos exposure caused a catastrophic level of losses for the insurance industry. What is the potential for the scenario to be repeated by other chemicals and compounds? Paul Walsh reports


Specialist reinsurer One Re stops accepting new business

All business is now being channelled through two MGAs


German life book consolidation: cultural shift needed

Following the sale of Generali Leben to Viridium, the largest-ever transfer of a German life book, participants are hopeful it will convince doubtful minds and open the door to more deals. Christopher Cundy reports


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


2018 Atlantic hurricane season - the calm after the storm?

Last year's Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most catastrophic in recent memory with insured losses estimated at over $130bn. Now 12 months later and on the first official day of the season, forecasters believe relative calmness awaits. But forecasters are often wrong. Paul Walsh reports.


"No urgent crisis" for blockchain to solve

Multiple obstacles to adoption of distributed ledger technology, says Fitch report


German non-life to continue premium hikes in light of poor investment yields

Solvency ratios expected to decline but remain above 250% at year-end 2017 says Fitch


Fitch turns negative on Lloyd's rating

Calculates recent combined ratio at 98%


Two-thirds increase in German life run-off expected: Fitch

Firms to manage back-books internally in short term but many expected to transfer in next five years