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Storm Clouds on the Reinsurance Horizon despite Record Capital

As the reinsurance industry prepares for its annual get together in Monte Carlo next week, a number of analytical reports have appeared, which show that, despite some significantly good numbers for the first six months of 2014, there are storm …

Amlin Agrees ‘Non-Binding’ Terms to Increase Leadenhall Capital Stake

Amlin plc announced that it has “reached non-binding agreement in principle to increase its existing interest in Leadenhall Capital Partners LLP (LCP),” an investment manager in (re)insurance-linked securities, which Amlin established in a joint venture with LCP’s individual partners in …

Bond Managers Gain as Pension Funds Flock to Catastrophe Risk

Funds specializing in insurance-linked risks such as catastrophe bonds are benefiting as the $30 trillion pension industry increases bets in a market that hasn’t posted an annual loss. At Leadenhall Capital Partners in London, assets under management have doubled to …

U.K. Regulator Scrutinizes Impact of Capital Influx on Insurers

British regulators are scrutinizing the impact of the wave of capital from investors such as hedge and pension funds on the insurance industry. “The availability of this additional capital inevitably affects the decisions made by insurers and reinsurers on the …

Profits Steady, GWP Up, But Investments Still Low: Lloyd’s CFO Luke Savage

Lloyd’s first six months results, released yesterday, were generally good. Profits were down slightly at £1.38 billion [[$2.222 billion] from £1.53 billion [$2.463 billion] for the first half of 2012, while gross written premiums rose 4.9 percent [3.3 percent when …