2164

Industry in "early stages of hard market"

Worst of financial crisis is behind us, say US insurance leaders

2163

Insurer registrations in Bermuda rise by 50%

New special purpose insurers treble

2149

US pension deficit doubled in 2011

Low interest rates caused big reduction in funded status, says Milliman

2136

"Soft market cycle has ended"

MarketScout view based on December rate increase

2125

MetLife sells banking assets

No longer wants bank holding company status

2115

Marsh reports two-speed insurance market

Rising rates for loss-affected accounts; decreases still achievable in many lines

2107

XL hires US risk management head

Jay Lefkowitz joins from ACE

2106

"Expect more creative reinsurance structures to be used in Europe"

There's also an opportunity for reinsurers outside Europe to reinsure European risks, says Pete Thomas

2100

Geneva Association comments on Dodd-Frank guidance

Issue is Federal Reserve authority over non-banks

2070

SII will impact Europe-US insurance business ownership

Fitch provides US view of the directive