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A new week, the same old gossip

Reinsurance Towers had a big team meeting today in order to sort out the nominees for our reader awards (you will be able to vote soon, watch this space) and, as usual, traded (re)insurance gossip whilst we were at it.

Have you ever noticed that the gossip from the last few months has stayed the same? All people seem to be able to talk about at the moment (other than the never ending stream of people moves) is mergers and acquisitions (the latest confirmed move being RGA's purchase of ReliaStarLife in the US . And we can tell you that, despite the rumors, Towers Perrin are not looking to sell their UK arm .

The names may change (although all eyes are still fixed on Bermuda) but the tune is always the same.

Whilst we have not had a major US catastrophe activity this year yet to talk about (we are crossing are fingers that this will remain the case) surely there must be something else for us to talk about?

After all, there is plenty of activity at the moment in the run up to third quarter results: Arig and Hardy have announced a tie up in the Middle East , Willis Re have completely reorganized their management team and the US Senate Finance Committee has finally passed a $829bn health plan that will overhaul the country's healthcare system.

Here's something else for you to talk about (we hope.) If you have been wondering what else we at Reinsurance Towers have been up to in order to be too busy to blog much over the last few weeks then I have the answer for you...we have been putting together the program for our Run-off and Claims half-day seminar to be held in London on the 9th December. The good news is that, so long as you meet our criteria, attendance is free.

For more information on the event or to sign up please contact either myself or Lene Pedersen:
[email protected]
[email protected]
Or go to our events page here

Have a good week,
Katherine Blackler

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