Insurers News

A.M. Best: European Insurers Continue Emerging Markets’ Growth – with Caution

In an attempt to deploy excess capital, some major European insurers have developed overseas operations over the past several years but are now taking a more cautious approach, as not all overseas strategies have proven successful, according to a new …

Wyoming Man And His Insurers to Pay $2.9M for 2012 Wildfire

A man who accidentally started a 2012 wildfire that burned over a mountain and threatened the town of Jackson has agreed to a $2.9 million payment under a legal settlement. James G. Anderson Jr., 79, will be responsible for $425,000. …

Insurance Sector Struggles to Innovate: KPMG International Survey

While insurance executives overwhelmingly know that innovation will drive future competitive advantage and growth, most seem to be struggling to kindle the spark within their organization, finds a KPMG International report released this week. Based on a survey of 280 …

Guy Carpenter Report Examines Major Emerging Risks Facing Re/Insurers

A report published by Guy Carpenter & Co., released Sept. 2015, identified four key areas of emerging risk for re/insurers: cyber risk, technology risk, casualty catastrophe and reserving, and life, health and longevity risk. In the report, titled “A Clearer …

RSA Promotes Middle to Role of Global Telematics Partnering Director

London-based RSA announced it has promoted Paul Middle to the role of global telematics partnering director. Effective immediately, Middle will be responsible for growing RSA’s telematics portfolio globally across both personal and commercial lines, working with the company’s core regions …

European Re/Insurers Well Positioned to Withstand Market Volatility: A.M. Best

European re/insurers are well positioned to withstand the current volatility in the stock markets, having made significant changes to their investment portfolios since the global financial crisis of 2008, as well as the subsequent European sovereign debt crisis in late …

California Commissioner Applauds Supreme Court Decision Against Hartford

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is praising a recent unanimous California Supreme Court decision that he said ensures policyholders are protected from insurers refusing to cover third-party liability claims when the insured transfers the insurance benefits after the events triggering …

A.M. Best: Sanctions Removal to Attract Re/Insurers to Iranian Market

The lifting of trade restrictions placed on Iran may present significant opportunities for the Middle East and North African (MENA) re/insurance market, with European participants also expected to re-engage and seek a foothold in the country, according to research published …

Ireland’s FBD: Solvency Rule Program on Track as CEO Quits Unexpectedly

FBD Holdings plc said its plans to meet new solvency rules next year are on track as the Irish insurer struggles to return to profit and Andrew Langford unexpectedly quit as chief executive officer last week. Dublin-based FBD said it’s “no different” …

Zurich Insurance’s Investors Grow Impatient with CEO Senn’s Strategy

Martin Senn, Zurich Insurance Group AG’s chief executive officer, is considering a bid for RSA Insurance Group plc, one of the U.K.’s biggest insurers, after a cost-cutting program failed to revive returns for shareholders. Investors including GAM Holding AG are cautious about …