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Update: ION Trading UK Indicates Cyber Attack Could Take 2-3 Days to Resolve

UK regulators have started an investigation following a cyberattack on London-based ION Trading UK that’s snarled global derivatives trading. The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority are among departments involved in the probe, according to people familiar with …

Britain’s Finance Ministry Issues Draft Rules to Regulate Cryptoassets

Britain’s finance ministry laid out its first set of rules to regulate cryptoassets on Wednesday, saying ongoing turbulence in the sector and the collapse of exchange FTX highlighted risks that need addressing. Cryptoassets, such as bitcoin BTC=BTSP, have little direct …

People Moves: Danish Insurer Tryg Names Brammer as CEO, Succeeding Hübbe; AXA XL Appoints Cerquenich as Senior Risk Consultant, Marine, UK & Lloyd’s

Danish Insurer Tryg Names Brammer as CEO, Succeeding Hübbe The Supervisory Boards of Tryg A/S and Tryg Forsikring A/S announced that Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Morten Hübbe has decided to step down. Hübbe (51) will be succeeded by Chief …

Denmark Raises Cyber Security Alert Level After Attacks From Russian Hacker Groups

Denmark on Tuesday raised its cyber security alert level from “medium” to “high” after several attacks by pro-Russian hacker groups in recent weeks, the country’s Centre for Cyber Security said. “The risk level is being raised on the back of …

Everest Insurance Continues Global Expansion, Launching Branch in Spain

Everest Insurance, the insurance division of Everest Re Group Ltd., announced its expansion into the Spanish market following regulatory approval from the relevant authorities to operate in Spain — trading as Everest Insurance (Ireland) DAC, Sucursal en España. The Spain …

Ex-Allianz Fund Manager Seeks Dismissal of Fraud Charges

The former Allianz SE hedge fund manager charged with fraud over billions of dollars in investor losses asked a judge to throw out the case, claiming lawyers wrongly betrayed him to protect the company. Gregoire Tournant claims in a Monday …

Western Tankers Ramp Up Russian Oil Shipments as Prices Remain Below G7 Price Cap

Western oil tankers ramped up their shipments of Russian crude in January as prices for Moscow’s flagship Urals grade held below an international price cap, according to market sources and Eikon data. The Group of Seven nations (G7), Australia and …

Lloyd’s to Pay Some Staff £1,500 in Latest Cost-of-Living Aid

Lloyd’s of London will hand some staff an extra £1,500 ($1,850) to cover rising living costs as inflation persists into 2023. The insurance exchange told staff Tuesday that those earning less than £75,000 would receive the one-time contribution, according to …

Rising Costs of Secondary Perils Force Reinsurers to Require Higher Attachment Points

Economic and insured losses from secondary perils from natural catastrophes are accelerating and surpassing the loss totals from primary perils, which is leading reinsurers to require higher attachment points, according to Gallagher Re. “The topic of primary versus secondary perils …

Investor Group Bans Carbon Removal Schemes From CO2 Reduction Plans

An investor group committed to climate change and controlling $11 trillion in assets has banned members from counting carbon removal schemes towards their emissions reduction targets before 2030, amid increasing scrutiny of the fast-growing market for carbon offsets. The Net …

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