Regulation and talent acquisition are challenges for captive organisations

Regulation and talent acquisition are challenges for captive organisations

Regulation and talent acquisition are challenges for captive organisations

Captive organisations are under pressure to keep up with current risks and increasing regulation, according to captive managers speaking to AM BestTV at the Bermuda Captive Conference. Attendees said that finding professionals able to work in different environments and manage the mounting layers of regulation was also a challenge. “I think there are a number of factors that combine to…

BVI prepares legal challenge to public register of beneficial ownership imposition

BVI prepares legal challenge to public register of beneficial ownership imposition

BVI prepares legal challenge to public register of beneficial ownership imposition

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is preparing a legal challenge to an amendment to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, recently passed by the House of Commons, which will force British Overseas Territories – including the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Gibraltar and Bermuda – to publicly reveal the owners of companies based in the territories. International law firm…

Study highlights resurgence of Europe’s mutual and cooperative insurance sector

Study highlights resurgence of Europe’s mutual and cooperative insurance sector

Study highlights resurgence of Europe’s mutual and cooperative insurance sector

Europe’s mutual and cooperative insurers have seen a resurgence in business in recent years, according to a study jointly published by the Association of Mutual Insurers and Insurance Co-operatives in Europe (AMICE), and the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF). The study covers the 28 member states of the EU, plus the four countries which are members of the…

Chinese group in offer to acquire National Bank of Greece’s insurance subsidiary

Chinese group in offer to acquire National Bank of Greece’s insurance subsidiary

Chinese group in offer to acquire National Bank of Greece’s insurance subsidiary

The National Bank of Greece has received one binding offer from Shanghai-based investment company Gongbao for a majority stake in its insurance subsidiary, Ethniki General Insurance, according to Reuters. The bank had put its National Insurance business up for sale as part of an EU-approved restructuring plan to focus on core banking operations, said the news agency. In a statement,…

US commercial insurance pricing sees modest increase in first quarter

US commercial insurance pricing sees modest increase in first quarter

US commercial insurance pricing sees modest increase in first quarter

There was a modest increase in commercial insurance prices in the US in the first quarter of 2018, according to Willis Towers Watson’s commercial lines insurance pricing survey. The survey compared prices charged on policies written during the first quarter of 2018 with those charged for the same coverage during the equivalent quarter in 2017. Price changes were in excess…

Geographic expansion offers both risk and rewards – Best

Geographic expansion offers both risk and rewards – Best

Geographic expansion offers both risk and rewards – Best

According to a new AM Best report, an insurer’s decision to expand into new states can have impacts on both its operating performance and business profile. Operating performance can be affected by changes in earnings, underwriting performance and volatility, while AM Best also evaluates geographic concentration in its assessment of business profile. The Best special report, titled Geographic Expansion Offers…

XL Catlin looks to plug motor terror gap

XL Catlin looks to plug motor terror gap

XL Catlin looks to plug motor terror gap

XL Catlin has launched a global terrorism product for commercial motor fleet operators, helping plug a gap that currently exists in cover. Recent years have seen terror attacks in Europe and North America where vehicles have been used as a weapon, causing bodily injury, physical damage and business interruption. Last year, a terror suspect killed eight people by driving a…

Allianz seeking major acquisition with Zurich and RSA among targets: report

Allianz seeking major acquisition with Zurich and RSA among targets: report

Allianz seeking major acquisition with Zurich and RSA among targets: report

Allianz is working with advisers to target a major acquisition, according to reports from Bloomberg. European insurers including Zurich and RSA Insurance, and Hartford Financial Services in the US, were named in the report as potential matches. The report, which cited unnamed sources, said Allianz is in the early stages of seeking a deal under the instruction of CEO Oliver…

Global wellness solution launched by MAXIS GBN

Global wellness solution launched by MAXIS GBN

Global wellness solution launched by MAXIS GBN

MAXIS Global Benefits Network (MAXIS GBN) has launched a new analytical solution aimed at multinationals and their healthcare cost drivers across multiple jurisdictions. The solution, MAXIS Global Wellness Solution, includes educational health and wellness toolkits, a predictive modelling tool that demonstrates the impact of healthy lifestyle behaviours, and preferential access to a marketplace of selected health and wellness providers offering…

XL Catlin appoints global practice leader for cargo

XL Catlin appoints global practice leader for cargo

XL Catlin appoints global practice leader for cargo

Andrew Coutts has been appointed as global practice leader for cargo at XL Catlin’s insurance operations. According to XL Catlin, he will be responsible for managing a global underwriting team and one of the largest cargo insurance portfolios in the London market. Mr Coutts joins XL Catlin from Brit Global Specialty, where he worked for nearly ten years as cargo…

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