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PCI 2017 Day 2

Click here to read the newsletter from Day 2 of the PCI Conference in Chicago.

S&P: reinsurance to hit 1.1 pricing floor

Recent natural catastrophes have hit reinsurers’ capital, signalling a slow-up in pricing declines.

WTW brings in Irwin

Neil Irwin joins the broking firm from Cigma Global Health Benefits.

PCI 2017 Day 1

Click here to read the newsletter from Day 1 of the PCI Conference in Chicago.

RMS estimates Nate loss at $500m

Hurricane Nate made landfall as a Category 1 storm and will hit insurers to the tune of $500m, RMS predicts.

Darag appoints Ferrucci Italy CEO

German legacy specialist has appointed Tullio Ferrucci its Italian chief executive as the firm looks to grow its business in the country.

Fitch: London insurers will take large Q3 cat loss hit

Claims from recent Atlantic hurricanes and earthquakes are likely to hit earnings across the London market.

Argo hires Higley from The Hartford

David Higley will lead Argo’s US property unit as it moves to expand.

ILS London bill laid before UK parliament

The Risk Transformation Regulations 2017 have been presented to the UK House of Commons, bringing the prospect of a London ILS hub closer to fruition.


Steve Grabber’s Baden-Baden – Out of the frying pan, into...

A satirical view on the risk and insurance industry

Covered agreement signed

Despite fierce debate through the year, the attitude towards the final version of the covered agreement between the EU and US has been largely optimistic.

Singapore: a gateway to Asia

Financial lines demand is booming as the city-state capitalises on its marine heritage.

Reinsurers not covering cost of capital

As favourable reserve development begins to slip, reinsurers are facing a multitude of headwinds from declining returns on capital, severe catastrophes and increased competition from capital markets.

Environmental’s silent threat

Costly environmental losses could take months to reveal themselves in the aftermath of catastrophes such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Competing with a collective approach

The US is home to a vast number of mutual insurers, and the stable, long-term view that many of these companies have to risk makes them very attractive clients.

HIM losses unlikely to move pricing

For the first time since 2011, the global insured catastrophe loss bill is set to exceed $100bn after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean and US, but there are doubts whether even losses of this magnitude will result in a pricing shift.

Low retention rates cushion Q3 cat losses

AM Best data shows European insurers have taken advantage of low reinsurance pricing.

German reinsurers remain strong and steady

Firms in the European powerhouse have bought more retro in recent years, but change is slow.

The march of the robots: where are they taking us?

Munich Re’s chief economist Michael Menhart says artificial intelligence is as disruptive as the internet or the steam engine.

Sciemus rebrand targets alternative capital

The managing general agent is focusing on developing new data-driven cyber and weather products.

London targets takaful growth

UK re/insurers view Islamic insurance as an opportunity for post-Brexit innovation.

Mexico benefits from proactive risk management

The country's advanced risk control programme has helped mitigate damage from recent natural catastrophes.

Deutsche AM Roundtable September 2017

Reactions, in partnership with Deutsche Asset Management, hosted a roundtable discussing how insurers may position their general account portfolios in the current market.

CEO Risk Forum 2017

The wide ranging opinion editorials in this year’s CEO Risk Forum suggest that an insurance industry leader requires the combined skillset of an investment banker, political analyst, tech guru and enterprise risk specialist – with a bit of futurologist thrown in for good measure. View the supplement here.

Crop Insurance in US, China and India: Growth and Challen...

The US is the largest market for crop insurance in the world, but the emerging markets of China and India are catching up, Toa Re explains.

The dawn of a new day

The US insurance industry is faced with an historic ruling on data security that goes beyond simple standard best practices.

Sandbox solution on the back burner

While the National Association of Insurance Commissioners has made important steps towards improving the relationships between regulators and insurtech innovators, an official sandbox solution still remains out of the picture.

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October 2017


In this month's Reactions

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  • B3i launches
  • Class dismissed
  • Singapore

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