Helvetia acquires majority stake in Spain's Caser for €780m

The Swiss insurer will issue hybrid bonds and equities to finance the purchase


Scor appoints Chantal Bond as head of actuarial, Apac

Bond was highly commended in last year's InsuranceERM awards


Moody's predicts "materially" lower 2020 solvency for German life firms

Effects of falling rates will outweigh cuts in policy bonuses, rating agency says


Denmark's Gefion ordered not to expand its scope of business

Danish regulator warns Gefion has "serious liquidity problems"


Jon Hancock to step down from Lloyd's

Performance management director to exit this year


Hong Kong Insurance Authority outlines Orsa stress test scenarios

Market risks and insurance loss shocks take centre stage


Ageas boosts solvency with RT1 debt issue

Restricted tier 1 debt issued alongside tender for grandfathered RT1 debt


RenRe taps capital markets to extend Beazley's cyber cat cover

The partnership follows an increase in the scale of the cyber threat


Reinsurance renewals shaped by price more than capacity

Guy Carpenter says shifting views of risk have been crucial in changing market sentiment


Reinsurance markets diverge at 1.1 renewal

Willis Re said there is now a clear variance in market views on liability.