Global reinsurance capital dips 2% in Q3 2018

Aon outlook says excess reinsurance capacity continues to exist


Cyber risk best handled within existing lines, insurers say

Respondents to survey says ‘coverage creep’ in soft market is biggest threat


Fairfax to acquire Brit Insurance for £1.22bn

Latest in series of major M&A deals


PartnerRe and Axis to merge in $11bn deal

Tumbling premiums fuelling wave of consolidation in reinsurance sector


Optimising capital in a Solvency II world

The introduction of Solvency II will bring about both challenges and opportunities from a capital management perspective. Here Sinead Clarke, Scott Mitchell and Eamonn Phelan consider how corporate and portfolio restructuring may be used to optimise capital management under the new regime


Hannover Re incurs €64m loss from hailstorm Andreas

Industry losses estimated at €2.5bn


Swiss Re takes $240m hit from July hailstorms

Estimates industry-wide insured losses at $2.0bn-2.7bn


European flood losses surpass $1.6bn

Partner Re is latest to report impact


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


Q-Re appoints CRO

And 12 other senior management positions