Broker facilities, new coverholders, centralised buying and consolidation of cedants have altered Italy’s facultative market, still feared in London for med-mal horror stories
From Galapagos to the Amazon jungle, Ecuador is famed for its ‘megadiversity’ of endemic species. And while its insurance sector remains marine-heavy, fac opportunities look equally diverse
Although often overshadowed as a (re)insurance market by its European neighbours, the Nordic region nonetheless continues to offer opportunities for the fac market – though conditions remain tough, as Inside FAC discovers
Growing confidence in Africa’s insurance markets is focusing attention once more on the opportunities arising from the continent’s low insurance penetration
Just over a decade after Brazil opened its doors to competition from international reinsurers, Argentina has followed suit, with President Macri’s centre-right government unafraid of reform, as Inside FAC discovers
With international players expanding their specialty operations in Singapore, competition for D&F business with regional carriers is heating up
For a mature market, the Spanish (re)insurance sector still has room for growth. But its highly regional character requires newcomers to build on local connections rather than simply charging in
Amid uncertainty about the scale of insured losses in Mexico from recent catastrophes there remains little consensus about the effect on rates, finds Inside FAC
Some four years after it agreed a $950mn sale to Japanese insurer NKSJ, Sompo Canopius has engineered a management buyout (MBO) backed by private equity firm Centerbridge
Marsh CEO Zaffino to join AIG as COO; Liès to be Zurich chairman; Howden acquires Spanish broker Bergé; AmTrust at Lloyd's hires Talbot A&H duo; Liberty chooses Luxembourg for EU base...
Axis Capital's proposed move for Novae is likely to mean the end of a saga that began in the 1990s
Will the formation this year of a new state-backed reinsurer upset the facultative apple cart in Russia? Inside FAC takes another look at this dynamic, and sometimes unsettling, market
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