Czech Republic

Europe: Weathering the storm

Europe got a battering from natural catastrophes in 2013, resulting in the region clocking up the most loss events for the year across the globe.

Europe: A pen for Europe?

Managing general agents have seen a resurgence of popularity in the UK, but has there been a similar renaissance across the continent? Tim Evershed investigates.

Europe: Aggregation domination

Research suggests that the use of aggregators in Europe is growing but can the continent replicate the price comparison success seen in the UK? Mark Sands investigates.

Perils releases European flood satellite pictures

Zurich-based independent catastrophe data company Perils has released satellite-based 'flood footprints' for the ongoing floods in Central Europe which are affecting mainly Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Reinsurer stocks plummet amid flood fears

Shares in Munich Re and Hannover Re fell around 3.5% to the bottom of pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index as flooding in parts of Europe raises the prospect of hefty damage claims.

European M&A opportunities

A range of dynamics influenced mergers and acquisition activity across the CEE in 2012 but as Leonid Zubarev explains the CEE region remains attractive to investors.

Europe’s hidden gems

Insurers branching out in Asia and other far reaches seem to be grabbing the headlines of late but as Francesca Nyman explains, there are still plenty of opportunities for insurers closer to home.