Munich Re costs H1 nat cat insured losses at $15bn

Tornadoes in the US, thunderstorms in Europe and floods in Australia were the costliest disasters


Markel sees positive revenue growth

The US-headquartered company’s H1 operating revenues stood at nearly $5bn


Arch to acquire Lloyd's insurer Barbican

Deal will help Arch sell reinsurance through Lloyd’s and enable access to third-party capital


Insurtech weekly: Hippo; Pacific Life Re; PwC; Axa XL; Hokodo

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech


Arch Capital Group's net income close to double in Q2

Strong underwriting results helped the Bermudan re/insurer


Implementing IFRS 17 discount curves: theoretical and practical challenges

Insurers will have to develop their own assumptions around discount rates under IFRS 17, which will re-open some old debates around incorporating the illiquidity premium. Steven Morrison explains.


Moody's acquires RiskFirst's PFaroe, eyes expansion into insurance markets

Opportunities in bulk annuity markets and connecting liabilities with assets


Everest Re's net income grows almost five-fold in Q2

There were no nat cat losses incurred in the quarter


RGA boosts premiums in Q2

The US insurer’s consolidated net premiums increased to $2.8bn in the second quarter


PartnerRe buoyed by P&C and investment results in Q2

But the reinsurer's specialty and life segments were hit by underwriting losses