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XL to Sell $22B of Life Policies to RGA, as CEO McGavick Narrows Focus on P&C

XL Group Plc agreed to sell about 290,000 life insurance policies at a loss to Reinsurance Group of America Inc. as Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick narrows his company’s focus to property & casualty coverage after buying Catlin Group Ltd. …

Waiting List for Insurers to Get Seats on Lloyd’s Underwriting Floor Hits Record

The waiting list for an insurer to get a spot on the underwriting floor of Lloyd’s of London is the longest in its 327-year history, indicating record demand for access to the market. Lloyd’s has requests for about 160 so-called …

Lancashire’s CEO Maloney Dismisses Value of Merger with Larger Rival

Lancashire Holdings Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Alex Maloney dismissed suggestions the insurer would be better off combining with a larger competitor. “I don’t really buy the bigger is better thing,” Maloney said on a conference call with analysts Wednesday. “I …

Aon Benfield Analytics Releases Lloyd’s Update; 2014 Performance Examined

Aon Benfield Analytics’ Market Analysis team has released its latest Lloyd’s Update report, which assesses the market’s 2014 financial performance and latest developments. Key findings in the report include: The Lloyd’s market began 2015 with 92 active syndicates and slightly …

XL CEO: ‘Reinsurance Sector Littered With Roadkill’, Playing High Stakes Game

XL Group plc Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said that while he shuns casinos unless he’s with his mother-in-law, he’s felt lately like he was sitting at a “high stakes table” as he made insurance deals. McGavick announced a plan …

Insurance Doesn’t Tackle Underlying Problem of Cyber Crime: Bloomberg View

Companies are finding a way to minimize the repercussions when their digital security is violated. Unfortunately, they’re turning to the same safeguards that protect the guitar-strumming hands of Keith Richards, the goal-scoring limbs of David Beckham and the most remarkable …

A.M. Best: European Reinsurers Report Strong Results, Growth Limited

Major European reinsurers have posted very strong full-year results for 2014 and continue to be well capitalized, with profitable underwriting results due to the absence of sizable natural catastrophes and ongoing reserve releases. Nevertheless, reinsurers face challenges as soft market …

Catlin Boosts Full-Year Profit and Dividend Ahead of Investor Vote on XL

Catlin Group Ltd., the Lloyd’s of London insurer being bought by XL Group plc, reported a 13 percent rise in full-year pretax profit as it increased its payout to shareholders. Pretax profit was $488 million in the 12 months to …

Bermuda Re/Insurance Org. Elects XL’s McGavick CEO, Currie, Catlin as Deputies

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) announced the election of its new officers for a two year term beginning on January 1, 2013. Mike McGavick, CEO of XL Group pl, was elected as Chair of the ABIR Board …

Brace to Join Catlin as Group Claims Director

The Bermuda-based Catlin Group Limited announced that Glenn Brace will join Catlin in early 2013 as Group Claims Director. He will be responsible for Catlin’s worldwide claims operations, including the claims functions of all six of the Group’s underwriting hubs. …