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P&C reinsurance gross written premiums for half-year up 17.3% to 5.4 billion euros for Hannover Re

August 10, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Hannover Re has reported a 17.3% increase in property and casualty reinsurance gross written premiums (GWP) for the first half of the year to 5.4 billion euros from 4.6 billion euros in H1 2016. “The main driver was once again

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Record breaking US$6.3 billion of non-life property cat issuance in Q2 sees ILS reach “critical juncture:” Willis Towers Watson Securities

July 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Non-life insurance-linked securities (ILS) issuance reached a record breaking US$6.3 billion in Q2 2017, continuing the trend from the first quarter of the year, Willis Towers Watson Securities’ said in its latest ILS Market Update, released on Friday. ILS assets

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MGA market growth beats industry, but weakens with softening rates: Conning

July 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Growth in the managing general agent (MGA) market last year exceeded that of the total property and casualty market by 32%, according to a new study from global investment management firm Conning. “In 2016, comparable firms in Conning’s MGA database

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Reinsurers face challenging market conditions, technology to play important role: Novarica

January 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Reinsurers can expect huge losses from man-made and natural catastrophes, open-ended liabilities like asbestos and terrorism, and developing creative technology solutions to become increasingly important in future, Novarica notes in a new report. The new challenges are in the wake

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Insurance undergoing “a fundamental structural change”: KPMG speaker

December 8, 2016 by Angela Stelmakowich

The insurance industry is undergoing structural change with the emergence of platform-based business models and insurers need to ready themselves to be able to take part, Matthew Smith, insurance co-lead for the Global Strategy Group at KPMG, suggested during the