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Workers' comp market must evolve with the times

The freelance economy will lead to large shifts in the workers' compensation market, one economist has predicted.

Risk perception rises on a global scale

More than half of the respondents to the World Economic Forum's global risk perception believe that the year ahead will bring an increase in overall risk mainly due to environmental and geopolitical factors.

Sitting on the sidelines

Investors continue to eye any opportunity that may arise in the re/insurance industry, with the January 1 renewals highlighting the continued interest in the sector, Michael Millette told Reactions.

CEO's blast US "double-regulation"

Despite an anticipation of de-regulation alongside the election of Donald Trump in 2016, re/insurance chief executives claim they're being regulated more than ever.

Wildfire losses continue to burn industry

Insurers are facing a slow burn in California as new wildfires that have erupted in the South of the state add to the losses already incurred in the North.

US and Bermudian firms face tax reform growing pains

US-based firm The Hartford is facing a reduction in capitalisation of more than $800m due to the recently passed tax legislation but has remained positive about the implications of the law in the long-term.

Fresh wave of syndicates hits Lloyd’s

Lloyd's continues to attract new funds with existing players in the market forming new operations while new entrants also making their debut in One Lime Street.

Hyperion revenues rise 20% in 2017

London's Hyperion Insurance Group saw its revenue grow by a fifth while EBITDA increased by a quarter in 2017.

CNA Hardy names head of new Luxembourg outfit

CNA Hardy has turned to Stuart Middleton to lead its new Luxembourg-based European Union operation.

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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.

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December January 2017/2018

 

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  • China's Cyber Market
  • Mike Foley interview
  • Russell Johnston interview

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