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Risk Manager Views: Kristen Peed, CBIZ

Ahead of this year’s RIMS conference, we hear from Kristen Peed, director of corporate risk management at CBIZ, on how the insurance industry can improve its offering and the role brokers play.

Industry execs blast modelling firms

Several senior executives have criticised the catastrophe modelling firms and their rationale for the estimates released in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

New Paradigm appoints former Marsh exec

Evan Bull has been appointed to executive vice president at the Florida-based firm because of his involvement in innovative and disruptive products in the past.

ARC and Metabiota tackling Africa's epidemics

The African Risk Capacity has teamed up with Metabiota to help model epidemics and assist countries in managing their exposure to the risk and the substantial costs involved in containing such an event,

Munich Re raises profit guidance for 2018

Munich Re's profit guidance report for 2018 is mostly good news, with a €2.1bn to €2.5bn result expected for this year - an increase on 2017.

Munich Re confident price rises will continue

After the catastrophe losses of 2017, Munich believes the price increases seen at the January 1 renewal will continue in the upcoming renewals.

Regtech's time to shine

A fear of overregulation will drive a reliance on regulatory technology in the insurance market believes PwC.

Newly independent Canopius makes management moves

Canopius has made two senior management hires just days after the business managed to complete its management buyout.

Growing economy and higher rates to boost broker growth

Brokers are set to benefit from subpar insurance rate hikes and a surging global economy, with organic growth expected to average 3% to 5% in 2018 according to Standard & Poor’s.


Alt cap growth blows past Q4 roadblocks

Alternative capital investors have adapted to the hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes that occurred late last year, with industry brokers in agreement that capacity will rise again in 2018.

An improving forecast for weather risk specialists

The outlook for weather risk management is looking bright thanks to increasing demand, reduced basis risk and better products.

Life insurers’ secret weapon: Behavioral economics

For life insurers, behavioral economics is the key to bridging a protection gap of approximately $12bn.

Insurers in search of a future-proof investment strategy

How should insurers adapt their investment strategy to a rising interest rate environment and future uncertainties around inflation? AXA-IM’s Mathilde Sauvé and Chris Price discuss the implications of a changing market dynamic and the choices available to insurers in the UK and the Eurozone.

Market disjointed on terror risk

The shift in how terror attacks are perpetrated has left a divide in the market as to how to properly cover the risk.

QBE primed for North America growth

QBE North America’s CEO Russell Johnston has carried on where his predecessor Dave Duclos left off in driving through stability at the business, with growth now on the cards.

A decade of change

Mike Foley has spent the past decade at the helm of Zurich North America, but his time with the carrier is now ending. He looks back at the last 10 years and tells Reactions about his future plans.

Rolling with the punches

A record-breaking hurricane season and historic wildfires have delivered a series of punches to the re/insurance market which has left it nursing a black eye and a broken nose, but the knock-out blow has failed to land.

China’s cyber risk market starts to take shape

China’s cyber insurance market is set to move up a gear in the aftermath of 2017’s damaging malware attacks and the introduction of comprehensive new security laws that businesses must comply with.

LMA puts spotlight on international casualty

The Lloyd’s Market Association has followed up its 2015 survey into the international casualty treaty market by commissioning another study, and the results show the sector is primed to shift.

Year in review

The global re/insurance industry experienced all manner of challenges in 2017, with cyber-attacks, hurricanes and wildfires all causing concern.

RMS lends hand to NFIP rating update

RMS is partnering with actuarial firm Milliman to create a new – and many would argue much needed – rating plan for the beleaguered National Flood Insurance Program.

Industry to witness “healthy level” of M&A in next three ...

Respondents to a new Willis Towers Watson survey feel the industry will see fewer mergers and acquisitions over the coming years, but those deals that do occur will be greater in scale.

With capital draining away, the only way is up for rates ...

Non-life re/insurance rates are expected to increase as a result of the serious drain on capital caused by several large natural catastrophe events in 2017, according to Swiss Re.

Women in Insurance 2018

Reactions has once again compiled a report highlighting some of the women who hold the top spots in the re/insurance industry.

Emerging Risks 2018

What are the major risks that will impact the global re/insurance industry in 2018? That was the question Reactions posed to some of the global re/insurance market’s senior and well placed figures.

Industry keeping tabs on climate change

Managing Editor's Comment: The industry is keeping a close eye on the impact of climate change as hurricanes and wildfires hit bottom lines.

Tax plan creates sharp divide

The US property and casualty market is hoping for relief from a tax overhaul that economists have warned will do more harm than good in the long run.

Latest Issue

March 2018

March 2018 cover  

In this month's Reactions

  • Rising Stars
  • Asset management review
  • Zurich to acquire QBE LatAm
  • Blue Marble Microinsurance
  • IFRS implementation
  • Swiss Re Haegeli interview



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