3981

Will RMS(one) be the one?

The one system to manage all cat exposures and risks, that is. Early testers are enthusiastic, but RMS's claims for its new platform will take some time to assess, and the cost of using it could be a hindrance. Christopher Cundy reports

3897

Hannover Re incurs €64m loss from hailstorm Andreas

Industry losses estimated at €2.5bn

3895

Axa places €350m cat bond

The windstorm catastrophe bond is the largest euro-denominated issuance to date

3891

Understand, don't blend, cat models

The changes afoot in insurance markets make an "own view of risk" essential to the future of today's firms – and the best approach is not through blending of catastrophe models, argues Mike Duffy

3861

JLT to pay $250m for Towers Watson's reinsurance brokerage

Merger with JLT Re to "restore client choice" to reinsurance market, says Dominic Burke

3831

Reinsurers and brokers steeled for "post-convergence" markets

The rise of alternative capital has been the talking point at this year's reinsurance Rendez-vous in Monte Carlo. The $45bn currently in play could double in next three years, but what will be the effect on pricing and how reinsurers and brokers operate? Christopher Cundy reports

3814

New capital may produce systemic risk, warns Lloyd's chairman

Capital must remain "properly attached" to underlying transaction, says John Nelson

3810

Scor to set up loan investment platform

Reinsurer is raising allocation to corporate, real estate and infrastructure debt

3809

Loss of cat business to alternative capital "not all bad" for reinsurers

Moody's sees signs of indiscipline in underwriting

3808

Munich Re acquires RenRe's weather risk unit

RenRe Energy Advisors sold for "mid double-digit million" dollars