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UK emerges as ILS destination

The push to transform London into a global hub for insurance linked securities has started with Neon making a pioneering move to establish such a structure in the UK.

Intangible risks plague risk managers

Seven out of 17 of the most pressing risks facing global firms in 2018 are intangible in nature according to Allianz's annual risk barometer.

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.

Comments

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.

Americas editor comment: Latam growth elusive - FREE

Once the leading lights of the Latin American re/insurance industry departed the Ritz Carlton resort in Miami following our recent event, a couple of key issues stuck in the mind.

Garry Booth comment: Benmosche bio on AIG - FREE

If Carl Icahn is looking for holiday reading he might consider ordering the recently released autobiography of the late Bob Benmosche, writes Garry Booth, Reactions' contributing editor.

Americas editor comment: Disruptive influences - FREE

Disruption was the name of the game at this year’s Risk and Insurance Management Society’s annual gathering, writes Christopher Munro, Reactions' Americas editor.

Interviews

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.

Micro insurance consortium: Aspen’s Mario Vitale interview

Developing products that actually meet the needs of those in emerging economies, as well as creating reliable and user-friendly ways of both paying premium and collecting claims, will all determine whether the multi-company multi insurance venture incubator is a success, says Aspen’s Mario Vitale.

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