Syndicates are closing, refocusing and trimming Lloyd’s largest specialist reinsurance class
Five re/insurers go public with clear refusal to cover Carmichael coal mine in Australia
Luxembourg continues to benefit from Brexit effect
Trend is highlighted by Beazley move for Hardy, says Fitch
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.
Net loss from floods in £10-25m range
Model updated to reflect new government agreement on crop loss retentions
Hardy puts net loss from quake at up to $20m
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.