Gable has completed an agreement to underwrite specialist commercial surety bonds within the UK and European Union.
Brokers, policyholders and politicians turned out in Cologne to help Liberty Syndicates celebrate 10 years since the insurer opened an office in the German city in 2003.
Ace Group has promoted its country president for the Germanic region, Dankwart von Schultzendorff, to the newly created position of chairman in the same region.
Guy Carpenter has appointed Georg Fuelles head of European casualty strategy.
Vienna Insurance Group posted 9.5% premium growth in the in its preliminary full year results for 2012, published today.
Bill Dewsall's atypical route to a major insurance role saw him leave professional cricket and drumming behind but, as he plots continued growth over the next three years, the Gable CEO can have no regrets about deciding to get a 'real job'.
Corporate insolvency laws, profitability and stable sources of funding are among the reasons German companies are less likely to fail than those based in France, a Coface report has found.
Covéa Insurance, the business created from the merger of MMA Insurance and Provident Insurance, has confirmed the members of its executive team.
Catlin's International underwriting hub saw gross written premiums increase 17% to $727m.
Aon Benfield has launched a new flood model for Switzerland and Lichtenstein to help quantify financial losses caused by what is considered to be the country's most significant natural peril.
The 1 January 2014 implementation date for Solvency II was confirmed by the European Parliament today.
RSA is one of 30 companies and associations across the insurance industry to join a United Nations-backed set of Principles for Sustainable Insurance.
Is it right not to label insurance companies as systemically risk institutions?
Axa has named Thomas Buberl as chief executive officer of Axa Germany, subject to approval by regulatory authorities.
Zurich recorded a general insurance business operating profit of US$2.3bn in 2011, a decrease of US$403m or by 15% in US dollar terms and 19% on a local currency basis.
Perils has today disclosed an initial loss estimate for windstorm Andrea, which occurred in Western Europe from 4-5 January 2012, of €267m.
The competition to buy HSBC’s $1bn general insurance business is down to two contenders – Axa and Ace, sources have told Reuters.
As changes to environmental laws begin to impact in France Gregory Allard explains how brokers and insurers must continue to innovate to ensure adequate protection is readily available.
Solar powered cities and hydrogen run transport systems might be close to reality than people realise. Christian Müller explains why insurers have an integral role to play in this world and must be at the forefront of embracing innovation.
As the market gradually starts to digest the recent European renewals, Francesca Nyman considers the increasing challenge that European windstorms pose and whether insurers are adequately protected against this risk.
With all the turmoil across the Eurozone and with regulatory upheaval ahead, it seems it could be an interesting time for the bancassurance market, as Jakki May reports.
Swiss Re’s latest sigma report claims insurance in emerging markets has experienced strong growth over the past decade and the outlook for the next decade remains promising.
As 2011 draws to a turbulent end, minds are now focusing on how best to tackle the continued economic volatility that 2012 is sure to bring for risk managers across the world. Never has the old adage ‘Keep Calm and Carry on’ been more appropriate.
Time and again, debates rage as to the role of the European Central Bank in the crisis.