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Global Insurance Trends 21.10.2016

Posted October 21, 2016

By Douglas Shillito

This week, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) lobbied for the proposed minor whiplash injury compensation reform to be introduced soonest by the UK government. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published findings of its thematic review of non-advised annuity sales practices, and JLT Employee Benefits released its latest Buyout Marketwatch report looking at the possible impact of Brexit on the bulk annuity market, and reviewing possible trends for the rest of the year. The FCA also announced internal diversity targets. Leading ICMIF (International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation) members are to join with the Insurance Development Forum (IDF) to create more resilient economies. AIR Worldwide estimated the possible range of insured losses from Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean and the US. Willis Towers Watson and, in their latest report on UK motor insurance premiums, indicated an average increase of 3% in the third quarter.

A solvent Gable Insurance entered administration, having struggled with the new Solvency II regulatory framework. Pool Re announced the launch of the International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP), and Swiss Re signed a definitive agreement for a large-risk joint venture with Bradesco Sequros in Brazil. XL Catlin opened a second Mexican office in Monterrey, and Aon is to acquire global risk management company Stroz Friedberg. There were senior management appointments at Asta, Liberty Specialty Markets, Markel International, Marsh, and Willis Towers Watson.

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