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Global insurance trends

Economic loss numbers drop almost 50% in H1 2014

Around 39% of global economic losses sustained during the first half of 2014 were covered by either private or government-sponsored insurance programs, slightly above the 10-year (2004-2013) average of 30%, highlighting that a greater proportion of disaster losses occurred in regions with higher insurance penetration. [...]

23 July 2014

2013 global insured catastrophe losses fall by $36bn

According to the latest sigma study, global insured losses from natural catastrophes and man-made disasters were $45 billion in 2013, down from $81 billion in 2012. Of the 2013 insured losses, $37 billion were generated by natural catastrophes, with hail in Europe and floods in many regions being the main drivers. [...]

26 March 2014

London in danger of slipping back in global insurance league table says LMG Chairman

At its best this market provides a unique and unrivalled service to our customers. We provide solutions to their problems in a way that no other insurance centre or capital market can do. We provide help when they most need it. But there is increasing evidence that London’s position in the global industry is slipping. So I want to use the unique cross-market vehicle that LMG is to understand why that is, to understand our customers’ needs better and then do something about the issues we have. [...]

25 March 2014