4687

Swiss Re to deploy $3bn of excess capital

Seeking 11% return on equity

4685

German insurers face €650m Ela bill

June storm one of the most severe in recent years says GDV

4683

Reinsurance market needs $100bn event to shift prices

Available capital continues to soar, says Aon Benfield

4682

North and South Carolina put on hurricane watch

Tropical storm Arthur expected to reach cat 1 status

4681

World Bank in debut cat bond issuance

Covers Caribbean quake and cyclone risks

4678

AM Best affirms Lancashire's A rating

Praises strong enterprise risk framework

4675

Levy takes reinsurance helm at Munich Re America

Pina Alba to join board of management

4668

Qatar Insurance completes Antares takeover

Acquisition underlines continued capital interest in Lime St

4661

Hedge funds bring risk and return to reinsurance business

Hedge funds are changing the nature of reinsurance. The heavy emphasis on investment returns might serve them well in declining reinsurance markets, but there are risks involved with this approach. Sarfraz Thind reports

4660

Validus buys Western World for $690m

Leverage will remain unchanged