Reactions Home



Latest News

Sompo International forms A&H unit

The unit, formerly known as Endurance, has continued to expand its operations in a number of different lines of business with the creation of a specialist accident and health operation.

Ascot names Currie as exec chairman

Neil Currie has joined the London market insurer from the role of CEO at Renaissance Re.

Reserve releases push up IAG profit margin forecast

Improved reserve releases have caused Insurance Australia Group to increase its profit margin forecast for full year 2017.

Analysis: Competition rising for drone insurers

The rise of general liability polices aimed at drone operators, as well as shifting regulations concerning drone insurance, are increasingly becoming an issue for specialist insurers and aviation underwriters.

Antares makes trio of board appointments

David Hobbs, Mike Finch and Paul Grimsey join the executive committee of Antares.

ILS London proposals to go before UK Cabinet

The process marks the next stage in the creation of a London regime for insurance linked securities.

Facilities are here to stay

Delegates at the Reactions London Market Re/insurance Conference heard that facilities will remain an integral part of the market.

MS Amlin selects Brussels for EU base

The insurer has chosen the Belgian capital as a location for core EU business in response to Brexit.

Analysis: GDPR fines likely uninsurable – cyber panel

Law firms await test cases on GDPR regulatory fines, according to a panel on cyber risk at the Reactions London Market Re/Insurance Conference.

Magazine

Brazil faces D&O and construction disruption

Political turmoil in Brazil has forced regulatory change in the D&O liability market and a downturn in demand for construction policies.

Are facilities the future of re/insurance broking?

Senior figures in the insurance industry think the commoditisation of insurance has gone too far while others think it’s simply a sign of the times. Either way, the broker/insurer relationship is under severe strain.

Editor's comment: don’t fear the disruptors, copy them

With all that excess capital sloshing about, why not buy or back some nascent technology firms, Reactions' editor David Benyon asks.

Garry Booth comment: slo-mo cats, systemic cyber risk sta...

Contributing editor Garry Booth ponders systemic cyber risk.

Managing editor's comment: on the road

Reactions' managing editor Christopher Munro is back from Rims and from Reactions' own LatAm event and awards in Miami.

Asset management: yield hunters for hire

The latest edition of the Insurance Investment Outsourcing Report shows the prominence of third party asset managers within the global re/insurance industry continues to rise.

AXA IM: an alternative future for insurance investments

A persistently low interest rate environment is leading insurers to look for new ways of improving yield from their investment portfolios. Many are turning to outsourcing to obtain the expertise needed to access new opportunities and stay compliant.

LatAm renewables stymied by regulation

Insurers’ access to the growing renewable energy market in Latin America is dependent on their ability to navigate a network of occasionally hostile regulatory frameworks.

BMA's Cox: a year to reflect

The Bermuda Monetary Authority’s Jeremy Cox talks to Reactions about the 12 months since the regulator secured Solvency II equivalence for the island.

Reactions unveils 2017 LatAm winners

Reactions unveiled the winners of its 2017 Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Awards in early May in Miami’s prestigious Ritz Carlton resort in Coconut Grove.

The reawakening of Devil’s Isles

Bermuda is a hotbed of activity at present, and not just because the America’s Cup is in town, with the island welcoming new investors and remaining strong in the face of competition.

Renomia: an international mindset

Czech-based Renomia has risen since 1993 to become the biggest broker founded within the CEE region.

Cyber and terror’s next top model

The hunt is on for probabilistic models that can accurately portray cyber and terrorism exposures, but myriad aspects to consider make measuring the peril tough.

AIR unveils cyber aggregation tool

Risk modeller AIR Worldwide launched its new Analytics of Risk from Cyber tool at the recent RIMS conference to help clients better understand their cyber aggregations.

BlackRock: munis vs corporate bonds - a gradual shift

Tax reform in the US is expected to alter the dynamics behind investing in US municipal bonds and corporate debt. However, don’t expect a sudden flip of the switch.

ANALYSIS: Luxembourg in the lead among Brexit movers

Insurers including AIG and RSA have now chosen Luxembourg, while Lloyd’s plumped for Brussels.

Wellington: the case for uncorrelated returns

Extreme monetary policy since the global financial crisis has distorted capital markets such that asset prices are defying investment fundamentals.

RISKbitz June 2017

Your favourite re/insurance satire, but RISKbitz.

Latest Issue

June 2017

reactions-latest-issue  

In this month's Reactions

  • Brazil's D&O market
  • Broker facilities
  • BMA's Jeremy Cox
  • LatAm Awards

Click here to view this issue

 

Follow Us on Twitter @reactionsnet

Catastrophe Centre