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Expect more frequent weather extremes, says Allianz director

Omen: Q4 2013 generated the most UK claims in a decade

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Phoenix Companies hires new CRO

MassMutual executive Mark Griffin joins US life insurer

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UK floods will not hit capital buffers

Standard and Poor's does not expect non-life insurers to suffer

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UK flood insured loss to be "manageable"

Ongoing disaster likely to be a one-off negative for primary insurers

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UK annuities market faces competition probe

Move likely to benefit open-market annuity providers

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To call or not to call? Transition to Solvency II poses debt questions for insurers

Morgan Stanley analysis of Solvency II's capital grandfathering rules suggests some insurers' bonds may not be redeemed at first call. But insurers will have to balance their capital needs against their reputation in the debt markets

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Insurers raise the heat on weather derivatives

Rain or shine, the past year has seen a host of insurers jumping into the weather derivatives markets. Weather risks offer significant synergies with existing business lines and deal flow is on the up. Sarfraz Thind reports

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Axis Re launches weather risk desk

Edgar Bautista and Sandeep Ramachandran appointed as co-heads

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Investors flock to Generali's €1.25bn bond

Subordinated debt designed to qualify as Tier Two capital under Solvency II

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Longevity risk seeks investor appeal

The LLMA's new indices promise a more tradable market in longevity risk, with greater appeal to investors, according to market players. But the market remains stuck in a "chicken and egg" situation on liquidity. Lorna Davies reports