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Willis Group Appoints David Martin as Global Leader of Placement
and Steve Hearn, Deputy CEO of Willis Group, to Lead Combined UK Retail and Global Specialty Operations 

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Records smashed as insurers secure $4.5bn of catastrophe bond coverage in Q2
The Insurance-Linked Securities Second Quarter 2014 Update reveals that 12 catastrophe bonds closed during the period with a total value of USD4.5bn – the most of any quarter in the…. 

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The Insurance Research Letter - July 2014

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Willis Appoints Political and Trade Credit Practice Leader in Australia
Over the past five years the Australian loan market has accounted for roughly a third of total Asia Pacific loan volumes (excluding Japan), ranking higher (by loan volume) than….

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Aon develops global power committee to support increasing power industry risks
European power specialty leader Denis Waerseggers appointed committee chair

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Gordon Duncan Joins Lockton in Scotland
Global Insurance Broker Sees Opportunity in Growing Scottish Market

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Aon Benfield to host major e-commerce insurance meeting in London
The global annual meeting of the Ruschlikon e-commerce initiative will take place at Aon’s UK headquarters in London on June 17

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Willis Launches the UK's First Shariah Compliant Real Estate Insurance Solution
“While the global economic crisis has impacted many areas of the world’s financial system, Islamic finance has continued to deliver a rapid rate of growth….”

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Lockton publishes workplace culture and morale report
“When culture and morale are low in a company, employee performance stalls, their health suffers, productivity plummets, and worker’s compensation claims jump significantly….”

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Online BOLT Expands Team by 20% to Meet Demands of Growing Customer Base
Agency Builds out Team to Continue to Address Specific Needs of Small Business Owners

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The Insurance Research Letter - July 2014

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Beazley’s Weather Guard Coverages Taking Hold in U.S.
Volatile weather patterns spur renewed interest in insurance to protect corporate revenues from unseasonable conditions

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CNA Enhances Online Endorsement Capability on CNA Central
"Enhancing the agency experience is one of our top priorities. We continue to work with our agents to find ways to make it easier for them to….

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XL Group Creates Dedicated Cyber & Technology Risk Business Unit
"Once, most businesses didn't consider cyber liability a valid concern.  As the number of high-profile breaches continues to mount, there is definitely more....

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AIG Names Peter D. Hancock President and CEO
“Peter’s deep experience in financial services, including as a strong risk manager; his understanding of the AIG enterprise and the insurance business as a whole…..

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RAA releases 2013 data on offshore reinsurance in the U.S.
Offshore Reinsurance in the U.S. Market: 2013 Data is available from the RAA at Offshore Report. The objective is to provide policymakers and the public with data and analysis about the U.S. reinsurance market.

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The Insurance Research Letter - June 2014
Highlights include: Argentina – Positive Outlook of Reinsurance Brokers; United States Looking behind the curtain…, an excellent and humorous analysis of the reinsurance world

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Ironshore’s Pembroke Lloyd’s Syndicate 4000 Offers Accident Disability to U.S. Market
Capacity Limits Up To $10 Million Available  

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Lloyd's Moving?
Is Lloyd's moving, or it is a bluff?

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Chaucer to open new Miami office to centralize Latin American business
Lloyd’s specialty insurer Chaucer has rethought its Latin America business strategy and will open a new office in Miami in Q4 to serve as its hub for business in Latin America

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RIMS Executive Director Named President of IFRIMA
“Throughout the years, IFRIMA has provided me with invaluable resources, connections and a global perspective on risk management that has directly contributed to the valuable opportunities we deliver….

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FERMA agrees plan for European certification of risk managers
"This is one of the most important projects that FERMA has ever undertaken. We know there is a great appetite for certification, and it will be a key achievement for FERMA and for.... 

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FERMA General Assembly Elects Four Directors
Anna Korbut from the Russian risk management association RusRisk has joined the board for the first time.  

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IUA Review Strategic Issues Facing London Market
The annual meeting also saw publication of the IUA’s annual review and heard reports on a wide range of activities

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The Insurance Research Letter - July 2014

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HRH the Prince of Wales Discuss Measures to Strengthen Financial and Physical Resilience Against Natural Hazards
HRH The Prince of Wales spoke of the need for every section of society to protect the entire planet through disaster resilience

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RIMS Applauds House Financial Services Committee’s TRIA Extension
“While RIMS would have preferred a longer extension, the five-year extension will bring a greater degree of certainty to the terrorism insurance process, and the revised certification provisions will enable…

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RAA releases 2013 data on offshore reinsurance in the U.S.
Offshore Reinsurance in the U.S. Market: 2013 Data is available from the RAA at Offshore Report. The objective is to provide policymakers and the public with data and analysis about the U.S. reinsurance market.

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The Insurance Research Letter - June 2014
Highlights include: Argentina – Positive Outlook of Reinsurance Brokers; United States Looking behind the curtain…, an excellent and humorous analysis of the reinsurance world

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RIMS’ New Website Focuses on Content Delivery
Easier Navigation & Consolidated Menus Provide Easy Access to Valuable Resources

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