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Update: Hackers Steal $31M from Russian Central & Commercial Banks

Hackers stole more than 2 billion roubles ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank and from accounts in commercial banks, the bank said on Friday [Dec. 2], the latest example of an escalation of cyber attacks on financial institutions …

China’s Insurers Have Major Risk Management Deficiencies, Warns Regulator

Chinese insurance firms have significant risk management deficiencies, as they overly focus on asset management for profits and growth, a senior official at China’s insurance watchdog said on Saturday. Vice chairman Chen Wenhui of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) …

Xceedance Opens Insurance Operations Center in Krakow, Poland

Xceedance, the Boston-based provider of property/casualty insurance technology, analytics and consulting services, announced the launch of an operations center in Krakow, Poland. The center will provide services and support to Xceedance clients for underwriting, policy and claims management, credit control, …

Talbot Underwriting Beefs Up Cyber Offering, Hiring ANV’s Mayes & Anderson

Talbot Underwriting Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Validus Holdings Ltd., has appointed a dedicated team of cyber underwriters. Phil Mayes joins the team as senior class underwriter, and Gillian Anderson joins the team as class underwriter. Mayes has more than …

BMW to Test Autonomous Vehicles in Munich in 2017

BMW will test autonomous vehicles in Munich next year as it seeks to keep up with ride-hailing firms like Uber, which have spent billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German carmaker will have about 40 vehicles with self-driving functions in Munich’s …

PERILS Discloses Final Loss Estimate for UK Storm Desmond of £604M

PERILS AG has today disclosed its fourth and final loss estimate for the floods in the UK which occurred Dec. 4-24, 2015 and were linked to storm Desmond and other low pressure systems. The revised estimate of the insured property …

XL Catlin Launches Emergency Security & Disaster Evacuation Solution

XL Catlin’s insurance operations announced the launch of an Emergency Security and Disaster Evacuation (ESDE) solution for businesses with employees working internationally. This new solution, underwritten out of London, Guernsey, Hong Kong and Singapore, has been designed to respond to …

What Executives Need to Know About Managing D&O Liabilities: Allianz Report

Company directors and senior managers across the globe are increasingly likely to face costly regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions or civil litigation, which not only put their company’s assets, and their own assets, at risk, but also may threaten their personal …

Krefta Named CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, Succeeding Pinchin

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced that Michael Krefta has been appointed CEO of Hiscox Re and ILS, and CEO of Hiscox Bermuda, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He will succeed Jeremy Pinchin who, after five years in Bermuda, will return to …

Skuld’s Special Purpose Arrangement, Agora, Completes Senior Team

Skuld announced the completion of the senior team at Agora, the special purpose arrangement (SPA) of Skuld Syndicate 1897, specializing in the property direct & facultative (D&F) and treaty markets. The SPA started trading in January 2016. “Agora, led by …

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