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Mapfre acquires Dominican health insurance company

Spanish firm reaches agreement with the León BHD Financial Center for 51% stake in health insurer.

Cover interview: Tony Kuczinski

Tony Kuczinski, President/CEO of Munich Re U.S. Holding, articulates the evolution of both primary-side players and reinsurers.

MGAA's Staddon to retire

Staddon was appointed as the Association’s first Managing Director in 2013.

QBE suffers underwriting profit hit in 2019

Losses in North America crop business contribute to decline in underwriting performance.

Ironshore realigns wholesale distribution platform

Company announces that it is investing in a more focused strategy.

Clyde & Co report claims insurance M&A activity buoyant

Report claims a surge in activity in 2019, driven up by multiple factors.

Perils pegs peak Australia wildfire losses at $1.1bn

Estimate covers the peak industry event loss for seven consecutive days.

Scaling up - how Lloyd's exits are reshaping the market

Will Lloyd’s new standards impair the growth of smaller syndicates? 

AIR pegs Storm Ciara insured losses at €1.1bn-€1.9bn

Majority of losses expected in Germany, France and the UK.

Comments

Editor's comment: What does the future have in store?

Reaction's editor Andrew Putwain reflects on his experiences in the market thus far.

Editor's comment: GDPR: which insurer will be whacked first?

Financial institutions are in a tizzy regarding the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to its steep fines and extensive requirements- who will be the first insurers to feel the sting?

Editor's comment: What could have been...

Reactions editor Christopher Munro considers what might have been with England at the World Cup and Bermuda's role in the re/insurance industry.

Senior reporter comment: After Brexit - FREE

It’s no exaggeration to say that in London on the morning of Friday June 24, there was an outbreak of grief, heartbreak and tears, following the news that Brexit had triumphed in the referendum and the UK was set to leave the EU.

Americas editor comment: Brexit's North American impact - FREE

The implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the North American re/insurance industry remains opaque.

Editor's comment: Protectionism and Brexit - FREE

Protectionism is about the worst enemy that re/insurance faces, aside from Armageddon at the hands of war or natural catastrophe.

Garry Booth comment: Future shock warning - FREE

Some of what Alvin Toffler, author of influential book Future Shock, said about society could be applied to the insurance industry’s state of mind.

Editor's comment: China’s coming of age - FREE

China’s assets managed by insurers have doubled within four years, reaching around $2.1trn.

Garry Booth comment: Fort McMurray wake-up - FREE

Under successive leaders, Canada has been one of the worst performers on the global stage in terms of climate protection.

Interviews

Adaptation: The key to Assurant's future

CEO Alan Colberg outlines the changes brought to its management structure, its risk selection and its embrace of new technologies.

Mount Agnung losses expected to be low so far

A major eruption of Mount Agnung in Indonesia could cause more than $70bn in economic losses, but insured losses are expected to be low.

MMC Q3 results hit market expectations

Earnings per share ticked up to $0.79 for the quarter while underlying revenue at Guy Carp increased by 4% on the prior year period.

Interview: Chris Cotterell of Safeonline

One of the first brokers to build a book of cyber business, Chris Cotterell explains that the cyber market has come full circle.

Insurers are wasting unstructured data - CSC, Xchanging

Unstructured and underused data may be a gold mine for re/insurers according to CSC and Xchanging.

Xceedance targets a new outsourcing model

Xceedance CEO Arun Valakrishnan highlights the wealth of Indian tech talent that re/insurance businesses are failing to employ.

Africa in focus

Africa Re’s group managing director and CEO, Corneille Karekezi, gives his perspective on the outlook for the continent’s reinsurance markets.

Willis Re’s John Cavanagh: Time to buy more reinsurance

Willis Re’s chief executive John Cavanagh remains optimistic at his company’s future growth prospects even though market conditions are tough.

Nick Cook interview: The new face of BMS

BMS has undergone a comprehensive revamp – strategically and financially – since June last year. One year on, Reactions talks with BMS Group CEO Nick Cook to find out more about the ambitious five year strategy the broker is implementing.

Latest Issue

February 2020

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Feature interview with Munich Re's Tony Kuczinski
  • Bermuda market roundtable
  • In depth on this year's ILS market
  • ESG in focus market update

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