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5th January 2014

Weekly Insurance Global Analysis

It has been a relatively quiet holiday period for the insurance markets, with most of the action relating to the US.
The ISO/PCI report on US p&c insurer nine month results was positive, whilst Fitch reviewed the cat bond scenario and also the improvement in the US Excess & Surplus sector. Willis Re highlighted the soft buyers' market for the January reinsurance renewals which was caused by a combination of factors.
Catlin received an improved assessment by Standard & Poor's for its Lloyd's syndicate business, and ING finalised the divestment of its South Korean life book. SCOR announced an innovative 3-year contingent capital facility. Both Gallagher and Hub bought in the US.
Milliman acquired a consultancy in California. Our editor wrote an opinion piece about the challenge and opportunity to differentiate through Big Data.
Articles on the above topics were included in those added to the Insurance Newslink and Financial Newslink global database service today at www.onlystrategic.com with total articles in the database now reaching 43,000.