Featured Analysis

Betting the house: Mortgage insurers watch & wait

One of the multiple far-reaching economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic is the impact it will have on mortgage insurers and reinsurers. As the U.S. unemployment rate spikes, delinquencies will follow – and mortgage insurers will be seeing a direct increase in claims activity.

The length and severity of the fallout experienced by re/insurers, however, will depend greatly on several key factors....


COVID-19’s expected impact on Europe’s big four reinsurers

Ratings agencies have forecast that with record levels of capitalisation heading into the COVID-19 crisis, all four of Europe’s reinsurance giants should be well-positioned to weather the storm.

Yet as recent Q1 results have revealed, exactly how the pandemic impacts the business of Swiss Re, Munich Re, Hannover Re and SCOR will be markedly different....


Resiliency in a pandemic-stricken world

As the world tentatively starts to emerge from the various stages of COVID-19 lockdowns, insurers are looking at the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the market. And according to Waleed Jabsheh, President of insurer IGI, the insurance industry is only beginning to feel the effects....

Pandemic in focus

Will COVID-19 be the greatest insurance loss ever?

Breaking the (supply) chain

How are you faring?

InsurTech fights to survive COVID-19 funding hole

Can most insurers financially withstand the pandemic?

Handling claims in a COVID hurricane

The Perfect Storm

COVID-19 sparks flurry of legacy M&A interest

The anger behind fear

Critical condition

ILS tide turning ahead of mid-year renewals

When ‘face to face’ becomes a digital experience

Insurance M&A: The COVID-19 effect

Open seas, challenging times

California joins list of states beset by WC presumption executive orders

Will COVID-19 help modernise the London market?

APCIA President/CEO warns of major solvency event

The delicate re-opening

Rollercoaster ride

Reinsurers eye rate hikes at upcoming renewals

COVID-19: More civil unrest ahead in LatAm?

Construction conundrum

Pandemic impact: The Latin American perspective

Working remotely during COVID-19 and beyond

BI dangers lurk for carriers

Pandemic paralysis in the workers’ comp sector

Serious Reservations

E&S players responding in a COVID-19 world

Is a post-crisis ILS boom in the cards?

COVID-19 forces pet insurers to get flexible

COVID-19 and P&C rates: A 'hardening' question

Fixing the COVID-19 capital drain

Lessons in Lockdown

‘You mean I have to come in?’ 

Cruising on empty

Coronavirus: Finding a state-backed solution

BI relief under property policies? It could happen

Aviation insurers respond as clients face crisis

Bermuda: Life under lockdown, Part 2

Bermuda: Life under lockdown

How COVID-19 is affecting reinsurance premiums

What’s the plan for COVID-19 small business relief?

Converting into a field hospital? Better call your broker

Event cancellation: The COVID-19 factor

Reinsurers pass 1 April renewals test, but COVID-19 concerns remain

The vultures circle: Staying cyber-safe remotely

Lloyd's ready for COVID-19 challenges ahead

To exclude, or not exclude?

Brokers seek solutions in a time of crisis

COVID-19: The risk manager perspective

Insurance investments: Surviving the storm



Guidance and data from re/insurance industry players and organisations will be shared here with our readers.


COVID-19 Podcast

Reactions is proud to present a new podcast in which our editorial team speaks with leading re/insurance figures about the many ways in which COVID-19 will impact the industry.

Paul Schultz, Aon Securities

In this edition, Paul Schultz, Aon Securities CEO, discusses the level of third-party capital we can expect to see at mid-year renewals following the COVID-19 outbreak....Listen here


David Sampson, APCIA

In this podcast David Sampson, President and CEO of the APCIA, talks with Reactions' Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan about how BI exclusions are communicated....Listen here


Stephen Postlewhite, QBE Re


In this podcast Stephen Postlewhite, new managing director of QBE Re, talks with Reactions' London editor Mark Richardson about how the coronavirus has most impacted the re/insurance market....Listen here


Stefan Holzberger, AM Best


In this podcast Stefan Holzberger, chief rating officer of AM Best, talks with Reactions' associate editor Marc Jones about how the coronavirus could impact the insurance market....Listen here


David Flandro, Hyperion X

In our first edition, Hyperion X managing director of analytics David Flandro talks with Reactions' London editor Mark Richardson about business interruption losses as a result of the pandemic....Listen here


Executive Insight

Re/insurance industry executives will weigh in on the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges/opportunities it presents for their business.


RMS Dave Ruedger

Reactions asked: In your view, what do you consider some of the challenges and opportunities to having your personnel producing from home in the current environment?

Dave Ruedger, Chief Information Security Officer at RMS:

RMS has a global workforce of 1,300 employees with offices in 16 countries. Both our geographical coverage and the nature of our business has led to our employees often working remotely, making it a smooth transition for RMS employees to work from home in this environment. We have a COVID-19 Global Risk Management Team with cross-functional members around the world available to support our employees. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, we also ran Pandemic Business Continuity stress tests at all the RMS sites.

Due to our comprehensive Business Continuity Program and our ability to rapidily transition our workforce to a remote work environment, we remain on track to deliver our model, data, and Risk Intelligence product roadmap as planned. We have also shifted the format of our annual Exceedance conference to a virtual experience so that we can provide best-in-class insights to the market in a format that makes sense for the current environment. While we would prefer to engage with our colleagues, clients, and partners face-to-face, we are making the best out of this situation and our employees continue to collaborate and remain productive with zero commute and more flexibile schedules.

Two years ago, we became a cloud-first company, making this transition while complying with all GDPR, CCPA, SOC2, C5, ISO 27001:2013, and other essential regional security and data privacy requirements. And like many technology companies, our risk modeling solutions are available for our re/insurance clients online and through the cloud. Our product offerings will continue as before to support our clients and the market during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latest Issue

May 2020


In this month's Reactions

  • Special report on the impact of COVID-19
  • Insurance CIO perspectives
  • Construction market review
  • LatAm in focus



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