Guy Carpenter has announced Dorothée Mélis-Moutafis is to become managing director of the firm’s Property Solutions Group, taking specific responsibility for France, Iberia and Italy.
Traditionally political risk has been seen as an insurance product designed to protect businesses operating in the emerging markets and politically volatile areas of Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The top five European stories from www.insuranceinsight.com over the past seven days.
A change in the criminal code in Spain has thrown up a host of challenges for the nation's D&O providers, Anne-Louise Fogtmann writes.
The Spanish construction industry is in the doldrums with many building projects incomplete. How is this impacting the insurance industry? Edmund Tirbutt explains.
Ace has made three senior appointments to its Continental Europe sales and distribution team.
The Supreme Court in Spain has ruled that the 1998 rupture of the Aznalcollar tailings dam near Seville, Spain, was not caused by a fault in the design of the dam.
Moody's has taken action on several European insurance groups and related entities to reflect the increased financial risks stemming from their operating and investment exposure to weakened European sovereigns and banks, and the ratings agency's…
JLT is to combine its existing Spanish retail broking business JLT-SIACI Espana SL with the business of March - Unipsa Correduria de Seguros, SAU (Unipsa), the fourth largest commercial insurance broker in Spain and a subsidiary of Banca March, to form…
Mapfre’s ‘A’ Issuer Default Rating and its core operating subsidiaries’ ‘A+’ Insurer Financial Strength (IFS) rating have been placed on rating Watch Negative (RWN) by Fitch Ratings.
The European Union is currently consulting on natural catastrophes. Vic Wyman reports on the part the insurance industry has to play.
Jardine Matheson’s bid to increase its stake in broker JLT by buying 10% of the company got more than 85% support from the other shareholders.
Insurance Insight’s weekly update is live with an article on how brokers need to be up to date on the cyber risks their customers are facing; and a feature of how Lloyd’s of London has spread its each across Europe.
Technology is evolving every day and as Iain Ainslie explains if brokers want to offer their customer the best cover possibly they need to be aware of all risks and the specialist policies available to help them.
Lloyd’s of London is no longer only accessed through London and has spread its reach across the globe in recent times. Francesca Nyman asks how established it is in Europe and what challenges it faces here.
Trade credit insurer Coface has reduced its 2011 forecasts for much of Europe following a deterioration of the average strength of companies.
Insurance Insight’s weekly update is live with an article on how European insurers will be affected by US Asbestos, Pollution and Health Liabilities when Solvency II is implemented; and a guest blog on brokers putting business out to auction.
European insurers may not currently be focused on US Asbestos, Pollution and Health liabilities but according to John Winter they need to act now to avoid problems as Solvency II is implemented.
I recently had an interesting debate with a seasoned insurance practitioner, the chief executive officer of an insurance company in the Middle East and Africa region.
Have risk managers had a adapt their skills-set?
Insurance Insight October is now live with an article on ratings across Europe; a look at how a huge cloudburst in July has affect the Danish insurance market; and an interview with Alberto Corinit, formerly of the CEA and CEIOPS.
MDS owned risk consultancy Herco is expanding into Spain in 2012.
Does the European insurance market need an optional contract law?
Insurance Insight’s weekly update is live with an article on International geocoding; and a View from the Top on the importance of collaboration and partnership for the modern broker.