Guardian Financial Services brand revived with aim to reinvent UK protection insurance

Punter Southall and Leadenhall Capital Partners back new distributor with £180m of investment


Finalists announced for InsuranceERM Awards

See which companies, teams and individuals have made the shortlist for this year's awards for risk and capital management


Amlin raises stake in ILS venture

Takes 75% of Leadenhall Capital Partners


Will Solvency II boost the growing life ILS market?

Life insurance securitisation has made a comeback since 2008, albeit in a different form. With Solvency II rules predicted to push life companies to transfer risk off their books, participants hope life ILS could grow to rival cat bonds. Sarfraz Thind reports


Amlin's internal model helps cut reinsurance spend

Profits rise, but re/insurer under pressure from lower cat reinsurance rates


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


Willis appoints MD for Europe WCMA

Bellone will focus on Italy for broker advisory arm


Cat bond investors keep their fingers crossed

The secondary market didn't suffer too badly from Japanese disaster of 11 March but the fate of $1.7bn of bonds with exposure to Japan is still unclear, given the uncertainty clouding loss estimates. Lorna Davies reports.