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Merger creates fifth-largest global reinsurer

27 January 2015

Axis Capital Holdings and 10th-largest reinsurer Partner Re have agreed an $US11 billion merger that will create the world’s fifth-largest reinsurer…

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Lloyd’s appoints new Australia chief

20 January 2015

Lloyd’s has appointed Gow-Gates Insurance Brokers CEO Chris Mackinnon as its new General Representative for Australia…

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A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER

15 December 2014

This is the final scheduled insuranceNEWS.com.au bulletin for 2014. We will return on February 2, but while we’re in recess any significant industry news will be covered by our Breaking News service…

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Corporate

PSC Capital to acquire Lloyd’s broker

15 December 2014

Australian investment company PSC Capital, which includes the PSC Insurance Group, is to acquire 72% of Lloyd’s reinsurance and insurance broker Alsford Page & Gems Holdings in the UK…

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Regulatory & Government

Murray report receives industry nod

15 December 2014

The Financial System Inquiry’s final report has gained broad support from the insurance industry…

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Financial Services

Advisers win battle to restore grandfathering

15 December 2014

The Federal Government has reintroduced grandfathering regulations into the Senate, effective from tomorrow…

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The Professional

Zurich veteran moves to Vero

15 December 2014

Highly regarded Zurich veteran Anthony Pagano has accepted a role at Vero as State Sales Manager, NSW/ACT…

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International

Lloyd’s chairman predicts decade of growth

15 December 2014

Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson has delivered an upbeat forecast for the international insurance and reinsurance market…

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Analysis

North Queensland: a competition with no prizes

15 December 2014

The Australian Government Actuary’s third report on north Queensland insurance pricing contains some basic pointers to how insurance works. Unfortunately, it’s cold comfort to residents who have seen premiums soar and politicians who don't understand insurance…

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