Lloyd's syndicates axe over-served marine market

Syndicates are closing, refocusing and trimming Lloyd’s largest specialist reinsurance class


Insurers ruling out Carmichael coal coverage listed

Five re/insurers go public with clear refusal to cover Carmichael coal mine in Australia


Bermuda and Luxembourg increase insurance registrations

Luxembourg continues to benefit from Brexit effect


Non-life consolidation likely in 2012

Trend is highlighted by Beazley move for Hardy, says Fitch


Understanding loss creep

Many re/insurance companies have increased their original loss estimates for this year's catastrophes in Japan and New Zealand - some dramatically. Helen Yates looks at the difficulties of gauging the size of earthquake claims and asks how damaging "loss creep" can be.


Hardy up for sale after Thai losses

Net loss from floods in £10-25m range


Hardy opts for AIR crop model

Model updated to reflect new government agreement on crop loss retentions


Transatlantic estimates Japan losses at $240m

Hardy puts net loss from quake at up to $20m


Capital erosion isn't a problem for insurers -- yet

The financial crisis hasn't dented re/insurers' capital too badly. Sources of capital remain to be tapped. But pray for a light hurricane season, says Helen Yates.