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  • Organizations Identify Business Interruption as Greatest Cyber Concern Few organizations are highly confident in their ability to manage the risk of a cyber attack, despite viewing cyber security as a top risk management priority, according to a new global survey conducted by Marsh. In a global survey of senior executives, two-thirds ranked cyber security among their organizations' top five risk management priorities.
  • Sharp Cyber-Attack Increase Seen in Volume, Sophistication, and Variety Fortinet®, a cyber-security solutions provider, has announced the findings of its latest "Global Threat Landscape Report." The research reveals that attacks per firm have increased over the previous quarter. In addition, automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating, making it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect users, applications, and devices.
  • Abundant Capital Restrains Market Firming Amid Property Rate Hikes According to the latest Willis Towers Watson "Property Market Update," commercial property insurers are seeking double-digit rate hikes on catastrophe-exposed insurance programs following 2017's record natural catastrophe-related losses. Nonetheless, abundant risk transfer capacity in the form of traditional and alternative capital is dampening the potential for widespread market firming.
  • USI Report: Unclear How Long Increased Property Pricing Will Persist In its latest market report, "2018 USI Insurance Market Outlook," USI provides perspectives on the importance of last year's natural disasters and other market pressures. The report gives viewpoints on multiple factors, including market capacity, costs of coverage, and how the increased use of underwriting data analytics impacts insureds.
  • FERMA Announces European Risk Management Awards 2018 The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Commercial Risk Europe have announced the European Risk Management Awards 2018. The awards recognize the highest achievers within the European risk management community and also reward excellence and innovation within the core service provider sector: insurers, brokers, and professional services.
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Organizations Identify Business Interruption as Greatest Cyber Concern

Few organizations are highly confident in their ability to manage the risk of a cyber attack, despite viewing cyber security as a top risk management priority, according to a new global survey conducted by Marsh. In a global survey of senior executives, two-thirds ranked cyber security among their organizations' top five risk management priorities.
February 22, 2018 Read More
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Sharp Cyber-Attack Increase Seen in Volume, Sophistication, and Variety

Fortinet®, a cyber-security solutions provider, has announced the findings of its latest "Global Threat Landscape Report." The research reveals that attacks per firm have increased over the previous quarter. In addition, automated and sophisticated swarm attacks are accelerating, making it increasingly difficult for organizations to protect users, applications, and devices.
February 22, 2018 Read More
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Abundant Capital Restrains Market Firming Amid Property Rate Hikes

According to the latest Willis Towers Watson "Property Market Update," commercial property insurers are seeking double-digit rate hikes on catastrophe-exposed insurance programs following 2017's record natural catastrophe-related losses. Nonetheless, abundant risk transfer capacity in the form of traditional and alternative capital is dampening the potential for widespread market firming.
February 21, 2018 Read More
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USI Report: Unclear How Long Increased Property Pricing Will Persist

In its latest market report, "2018 USI Insurance Market Outlook," USI provides perspectives on the importance of last year's natural disasters and other market pressures. The report gives viewpoints on multiple factors, including market capacity, costs of coverage, and how the increased use of underwriting data analytics impacts insureds.
February 20, 2018 Read More
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FERMA Announces European Risk Management Awards 2018

The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Commercial Risk Europe have announced the European Risk Management Awards 2018. The awards recognize the highest achievers within the European risk management community and also reward excellence and innovation within the core service provider sector: insurers, brokers, and professional services.
February 16, 2018 Read More
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KBRA Assigns A- Rating to Premia, a Bermuda Runoff Reinsurer

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has assigned an insurance financial strength rating of A- to Premia Reinsurance, Ltd., a class 4 Bermuda specialty reinsurer focused on acquiring non-life run-off liabilities. KBRA believes Premia Re's sound capitalization sufficiently supports the company’s planned acquisition strategy of run-off liabilities in the medium term.
February 15, 2018 Read More
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Fitch Believes M&A Can Benefit Re/insurers by Increasing Resilience

The combination of continued competitive pressures, the effects of US tax reform, and catastrophe losses in 2017 is leading to speculation of more mergers and acquisitions (M&A) among re/insurers in 2018, especially in the Bermuda market, says Fitch Ratings.
February 14, 2018 Read More
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NAIC Roundup: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Look back at the changes the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) implemented in 2017, courtesy of Johnson Lambert LLP, and then look forward, based on the NAIC's recently released strategic plan.
February 14, 2018 Read More
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Demotech Releases Third Quarter 2017 Financial Analysis of RRGs

Demotech's third-quarter Analysis of Risk Retention Groups reports on the overall financial performance of risk retention groups. The rating company's senior financial analyst, Douglas Powell, has concluded that risk retention groups (RRGs) "have a great deal of financial stability and remain committed to maintaining adequate capital to handle losses."
February 13, 2018 Read More
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New Bill Introduced To Restore FHLB Membership for Captive Insurers

US senators have introduced a new bill, the Housing Opportunity Mortgage Expansion Act, to restore membership for captive insurers that were removed from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system and also seek to continue membership for remaining captive insurers that are scheduled to be forced to exit the system.
February 13, 2018 Read More
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