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Beale wages war on two key Lloyd's issues

Inga Beale has pinpointed two issues that the market will focus on rectifying in 2018; one relating to modernisation and the other focused on expanding the diversity of its workforce.

Microcaptives facing IRS scrutiny

One court case has left the legitimate microcaptive industry at the mercy of an IRS compliance campaign.

Rayner replaces McConnell on Paraline's board

Paraline Group has taken Paul Rayner from GC Securities to be its new active underwriter for Syndicate 4242 and SPA 6123, while the new arrival will also take a seat on the firm's board.

Lloyd's falls to £3.4bn underwriting loss in 2017

Lloyd's of London was hit by £4.5bn of major claims in 2017, and that was reflected in the market ended the year with an underwriting loss of £3.4bn and an overall net loss of £2bn.

Schriber joins PartnerRe as structured risk head

PartnerRe has brought in Jonathan Schriber from WR Berkley as its head of structured risk for its North America P&C business.

Moving out beyond Miami

Miami may be Latin America’s leading reinsurance hub, but by bolstering its presence in the region with local offices BMS has managed to access more business and reaped the rewards.

Millette's HSCM and Everest Re agree investment deal

Everest Re is to make several investments across Hudson Structured Capital Management's funds, one of which will be as the anchor investor in the Mike Millette-fronted firm's new technology platform.

Congress moves to increase international insurance transp...

The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act will make international insurance negotiations such as last year's covered agreement much more apparent to outside observers.

JLT Re takes Aon Benfield's Krishnan for Asia unit

Vinod Krishnan, formerly of Aon Benfield, will join JLT Re as it aims to grow in the Asia Pacific region.


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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