The UK specialty insurance market suffered the costliest year on record in 2017 as natural catastrophe activity took its toll on underwriting performance.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway became the world's third-largest reinsurer in 2017, ending European dominance over the top four.
Railways are travelling through a changing landscape of severe weather risks and terror perils, but perhaps none so arresting as the cyber threats raised by their new reliance on digital connectivity
Insurers have published their gender pay gap statistics. It was never going to go well and the industry's shameful figures further highlight that change is needed. With a bank holiday weekend approaching, perhaps it would be prudent to use that extra day…
Rate increases remain inconsistent with rises largely limited to loss effective lines of business, according to Jardine Lloyd Thompson.
The insurance sector should re-examine its attitude towards business interruption and chemical weapon exclusions in the wake of the Salisbury incident, according to Pool Re.
A battle is raging over who is liable for costs to replace cladding on high-rise residential buildings across the country
Underwriting pressure from the high cost of doing business have caused Fitch Ratings to report a negative sector outlook for London market reinsurance and insurance in 2018.
Specific terms and technical meanings can be misinterpreted and the difference in language used by insurers and insureds could lead to underinsurance when taking out business interruption cover
Insurers and reinsurers sponsored $3.1bn (£2.2bn) in catastrophe bonds in the first quarter of 2018, up 34% from the first quarter of 2017, according to data analytics provider PCS.
The downstream energy sector suffered its worst loss record for nearly a decade in 2017 with low rating levels exacerbated by one of the worst catastrophe loss years on record.
The National Flood Insurance Programme would be extended to 31 July as part of a $1.3trn federal spending package signed by President Trump on Friday despite threatening to veto the bill earlier the same day.
This week I attended my first Maths Jam, a gathering of self-confessed maths enthusiasts who get together in a pub and share stuff they like.
The underlying underwriting performance of Lloyd’s syndicates needs to improve following the market's first loss in six years, John Parry has said.
Cyber insurers can gain market share by differentiating their products. Benedict McKenna, vice-president and London operations claims manager at FM Global, explains how.
Munich Re is to axe 900 jobs as part of cost saving efforts in its reinsurance business.
Well-publicised gains in Charles Taylor’s loss adjusting and insurtech arms saw revenues jump 25% in 2017 but failed to push the insurance services provider to profit.
Tokio Marine Kiln expects its Lloyd’s syndicates to post a loss for the 2017 year of accounts as a result of fourth quarter catastrophe losses.
Lloyd’s insurer Lancashire reported a net loss of $71.1m (£50.5m) for 2017 as fourth quarter natural catastrophes took their toll on its bottom line.
Axis Capital's insurance segment saw fourth quarter gross written premiums increase 47%, bolstered by the group’s acquisition of London market carrier Novae.
Reinsurance renewal rates were beaten down on 1 January by alternative capital markets, Aon Benfield’s CEO said, warning they are poised to be a major disrupter against traditional reinsurance in future.
This week the results season well and truly got underway with big names in the UK’s insurance sector reporting back to market on how they fared over 2017.
Chubb reported net income for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2017 of $1.53bn, a drop from the $1.61bn reported for the same quarter last year.
Aspen expects to post a $245m underwriting loss in the fourth quarter of 2017.