Ecclesiastical saw strong premium growth in the first half of 2018 but pre-tax profit took a 54% nose dive.
Over half a million attempts at insurance fraud were detected in 2017, equivalent to one fraud every minute.
The CEO of Hannover Re, Ulrich Wallin, is to step down and retire from the reinsurance giant in 2019 and will be replaced by Swiss Re’s Jean-Jacques Henchoz.
Insured losses from the June and July flooding in western Japan could total up to $4bn (£3.2bn), according to catastrophe modelling firm Air Worldwide.
Global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters during the first half of 2018 were $20bn, 33% below the ten-year average of $35bn, according to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary sigma report.
Some 80% of Lloyd’s managing agents would like to see insurance-linked securities become a permanent fixture in the reinsurance and insurance market.
Zurich UK has seen operating profit rise 24% in H1, as a focus on commercial enabled the firm to avoid huge weather losses seen elsewhere.
Cyber terrorism is still very much a hypothetical threat but, with governments investing in cyber security to foil attacks, it’s a risk that insurance markets are watching closely
The transfer of commercial business from LV to Allianz will take place on 20 September, the company confirmed.
Brit’s pre-tax profit nose-dived 87.5% in the first six months of 2018 on the back of poor investment returns.
Internet of Things start-up Floodflash will aim to roll out in October, having raised £1.9m in a seed round.