AM Best holds ratings on insurers with excess US terrorism exposure

Uncertain future for US terrorism risk insurance programme


Solvency reform a priority for US regulators

US insurance supervision is inefficient and inconsistent, according to the Federal Insurance Office, which has made its long-awaited recommendations for reform. Among its prime targets are solvency regulation, reserving and treatment of captives. Christopher Cundy reports


NAIC approves four countries for reduced reinsurer collateral

Conditional qualification for Bermuda, Germany, Switzerland and the UK


ILS warning added to Eiopa's financial stability report

"Search for yield" behaviour and VIF monetisations under scrutiny too


Reinsurance pricing to drop after quiet hurricane season

Any extra profit from low catastrophe payouts likely to be returned to investors in 2014, says Fitch


Non-life re/insurance premiums to grow in 2014 says Swiss Re

Life reinsurance premiums expected to diminish in mature markets however


PIC reinsures £1.4bn of longevity risk

Bulk annuity provider managed longevity exposure after bumper 2013


S&P raises outlook on Scor as ERM strengthens

Continues Scor's eight-year unbroken run of positive rating moves


Blue Capital Reinsurance raises $125m in IPO

Bermudian reinsurance holding company launched on NYSE


Asia's reinsurance market less bullish about growth

Regional economic slowdown set to erode confidence