JLT to pay $250m for Towers Watson's reinsurance brokerage

Merger with JLT Re to "restore client choice" to reinsurance market, says Dominic Burke


Loss of cat business to alternative capital "not all bad" for reinsurers

Moody's sees signs of indiscipline in underwriting


Aspen, Montpelier sign up to AIR's cat platform

Major brokers and other re/insurers subscribe to Touchstone


New capital muscles into the reinsurance business

Hedge funds, pension funds and wealth managers are among the newer investors reshaping the way that reinsurance operates and prices risk. These non-traditional investors like the returns available and the lack of correlation with other capital markets. But do they fully appreciate the risks? Sarfraz Thind reports


US reinsurance rates remain under pressure at 1 July renewals

Pricing to trend downwards for the rest of the year, say brokers


Emerging risks test re/insurers' monitoring systems

In an ever more complex, interconnected and fast-moving world, the task of spotting the emerging risks that could have critical impacts on insurance companies is becoming harder. Christopher Cundy reports on how firms are tackling the issue


Allianz cat bond covers North American storms and quakes

Blue Danube II issue raised from $150m $175m


Travelers completes $300m cat bond

Second issuance for Long Point Re SPV


Munich Re agrees $500m cat bond deal

Deal transfers North Carolina tropical cyclone risk to capital markets


Non-traditional reinsurance capital takes 14% share of global limit

Guy Carpenter latest to report stable renewals