Reactions Home



Latest News

Sompo opts for Brexit-bolthole in Luxembourg

Sompo International announces regulatory approvals for European commercial P&C subsidiary in the rush to retain EEA access after Brexit.

Willis Re: 2017 catastrophe losses place stress on market

Reinsurer capacity remains stable despite 2017 catastrophe loss activity and stress on underlying performance, says new Willis Re report.

AIG and EEF urge manufacturers to boost cyber defences

A new report from AIG and industry body EEF has found that many manufacturers are ill prepared to face the growing cyber peril.

Cooley adds Mintz Levin insurance team

Law firm Cooley has brought in Heidi Lawson and Greg Hoffnagle to join its Transatlantic insurance team.

AIG gets green light for new Euro entities

American International Group's latest move to Brexit-proof itself has seen it open new operations in the UK and Luxembourg.

Allstate facing lowest Q1 cat losses since 2015

The US insurer faced the lowest first quarter of catastrophe losses since 2015.

CNA Hardy moves into Malaysia market

CNA Hardy expands further in Asia, through licensing capabilities in Malaysia.

AXIS Re names new chief underwriting officer

AXIS Re has appointed former AIG head of liability lines, Megan Thomas, as its chief underwriting officer.

NFIP seeks to overhaul premium pricing

The agency has proposed three plans aimed at overhauling premium subsidies and managing a debt that currently sits at more than $20bn.

Magazine

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

April 2018

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Broker Forum
  • 2018 Lloyd's Broker Survey
  • AXA makes move to acquire XL Group
  • Allied World's Iglesias interview
  • Cyber report

CLICK HERE TO READ THE LATEST ISSUE

 

Follow Us on Twitter @reactionsnet

Catastrophe Centre