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AM Best downgrades Maiden Holdings ratings

Bermuda, North America15-11-2018

AM Best has downgraded the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) to “bb” from “bbb-” of Maiden Holdings and its downstream intermediate holding company, Maiden Holdings North America.

PwC Bermuda welcomes IASB delay of IFRS 17 standard

Bermuda, Global15-11-2018

The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) has decided, subject to the IASB’s due process, that the IFRS 17 insurance accounting standard will be delayed by one year and the extension of the deferral of IFRS 9 to the same date.

AM Best: 2018 California wildfires will hit record levels of damage

North America14-11-2018

AM Best is estimating that wildfire losses in California will reach record levels in 2018 after three different fires erupted in November and will force insurers to re-price and reassess their California exposures.

New head of risk at Hamilton Re


Hamilton Re has announced that David Roache has joined in the newly-created position of senior vice president, Head of Risk XS.

New CEO appointed at BDA


Roland (Andy) Burrows has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) by its Board of Directors.

Marsh to create new speciality unit

Bermuda, Global13-11-2018

Marsh is to create the Marsh-JLT Specialty unit, which will combine the specialty teams of Marsh and Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group.

Assured Guaranty combines subsidiary portfolios

Bermuda, Europe, London13-11-2018

Assured Guaranty has announced the successful combination of the portfolios and operations of its four international financial guarantee insurance companies. Assured Guaranty (London), Assured Guaranty (UK) and CIFG Europe, which were previously acquired by Assured Guaranty Europe, have been merged with and into AGE, with AGE as the surviving entity.

Maiden Holdings reports Q3 loss

Bermuda, Global, North America12-11-2018

Maiden Holdings has reported net losses for the third quarter of 2018 after its AmTrust reinsurance segment saw adverse prior year loss development.

Hamilton highlights digital literacy in Bermuda


Hamilton Insurance Group is expanding its focus on youth digital literacy in Bermuda through a partnership with Code441, a non profit founded to empower and equip young people with the skills and resources to pursue opportunities in technology.

BDA impact on Island revealed in PwC study


The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) had a direct economic impact on the island's economy of $26.3 million in 2017, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) independent impact study commissioned by the public-private agency.

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