Of Special Interest

11th August 2013

The Global Insurance Week
Opinion

This week, covered by Newslink, Fitch predicted growth for reinsurers in Asia, and LIMRA's survey of North American life companies indicated a growing engagement with social media.
A CII claims group reviewed the misuse of inter-company data sharing and intends to draft an industry protocol to improve it.
THe GFIA wrote to the Indian prime minister giving support for the Bill proposing a lift to 49% in foreign ownership in domestic insurers-hopefully this long running saga is nearer to happening, but there is still opposition.
Aquisitive Catalina obtained more funding, Howden acquired in the UK, and Hub International changed private equity owners.
Kiln issued an update on prior year progress, and Lancashire moved for Cathedral Capital.
SMA reported that replacement of p&c legacy systems in North America was escalating, and Lincoln Financial announced new systems to streamline new business processing.
Results continued to flow-incuding AEGON, Ageas, Arig, Argo, Aviva, Catlin, Crawford, Endurance Specialty, Esure, Hannover Re, ING, Legal&General, Liberty Mutual, Just Retirement, Manulife, Markel, Marsh Mac, Munich Re, Novae Group, Old Mutual, Standard Life, Swiss Re, and Towergate.
Willis Re appointed a new ceo for Bermuda.