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Britain’s Vote to Leave EU Hikes Concerns over UK Insurers’ Capital Strength

Market falls triggered by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union will hit British insurers’ capital, raising concerns over their ability to pay dividends or hand cash back to investors. New European capital Solvency II rules introduced in January require …

China Close to Adopting Controversial Cyber Security Rules

China moved closer on Monday to adopting a controversial cyber security law, after parliament held a second reading of the draft rules, which carry significant consequences for domestic and foreign business and threaten greater censorship. China enforces widespread controls over …

Data Theft by Employees Affects 69% of Businesses: Accenture Survey

As businesses spend billions of dollars a year trying to protect their data from hacking that’s costing trillions, they face another threat closer to home: data theft by their own employees.  That’s one of the findings in a survey to …

RMS Updates Cat Models for Terrorism, Europe Windstorm & US Flood

Global catastrophe risk management firm RMS has released version 16.0 of its catastrophe modeling platform, which includes updates to both the Europe Windstorm Clustering Model and Terrorism Modeling suite. Also included are the new Marine Cargo & Specie Model and …

A.M. Best Removes Ironshore from ‘Under Review’ Status

A.M. Best has changed its mind about Ironshore, removing the Bermuda-based specialty insurer from its status as “under review with negative implications.” A year after initially taking action, the ratings agency has affirmed the financial strength ratings of “A” (Excellent) …

French & German Floods to Hit Insurers’ Earnings but Not Ratings: A.M. Best

The earnings of French and German insurers during the first half of 2016 will be dampened by flood claims following storms Elvira and Friederike, which pounded the countries in quick succession between late May and early June, according to a …

Brexit or ‘Regrexit’? That Is Still the Question…

To leave, or not to leave: that is the question. Still. After Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, there is no indication that a so-called Brexit will happen soon. It maybe never will. Prime Minister David Cameron, who …

Chubb Names P/C Insurance Risk Engineering Leaders for Europe

Chubb announced the leadership of its property & casualty (P/C) risk engineering team in Europe, all effective immediately. Paul Brooke, formerly head of property risk engineering, UK and Ireland for legacy ACE, will serve as head of P/C risk engineering …

XL Group’s Shareholders Approve Move to Bermuda from Ireland

XL Group plc announced that its ordinary shareholders have approved a scheme of arrangement that will change the place of incorporation of the ultimate parent holding company to Bermuda from Ireland, which is expected to be completed in the third …

Re/Insurance Business Leaders Begin to Comment on Post-Brexit World

The UK joined the European Union in January 1973, and yesterday, the UK public voted to leave. After 43 years of marriage, the divorce proceedings will soon begin. No one knows how long it will take for the UK to …

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