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Event cancellation: The COVID-19 factor

The Coronavirus crisis has forced dozens of events to be cancelled or postponed. What are the implications?

Reinsurers pass 1 April test but COVID-19 concerns remain

While short-term disruption is overcome at annual renewals, the reinsurance sector has challenges ahead.

AM Best changes Aspen outlooks to negative

Rating agency points to losses over last three years that have eroded capital.

Hyperion X and Vario partner on ILS cover

Firms seeing growing demand for products less exposed to financial markets during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Willis Re: Reinsurers seek COVID-19 exclusions at 1.4

Reinsurance broker provides its commentary on the renewals, reporting on which lines saw the largest price rises.

Reactions' April issue online now!

Issue includes analysis of how risk managers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as special sections devoted to the broking sector and cyber market.

Perils pegs Aussie East Coast Low losses at $487m

Produced third largest losses for an event of its kind in the last three decades.

Catalina completes Asia Capital Re deal

Bobby Heerasing stepping down ACR’s CEO.

Munich Re withdraws profit guidance over COVID-19 claims

Reinsurer expecting profits in the low three-digit million euro range for Q1.

Comments

Why ‘PRIA’ can’t just be TRIA

The federal backstop cannot serve as an off-the-shelf solution for Pandemic Risk Insurance, Jason Schupp writes.

Small business, big exposure

Ransomware attacks: A million-dollar threat for SMEs.

ESG: The hidden D&O/E&O risk

Ascot’s Kenny Li talks about what can happen when asset managers invest outside their mandate.

Editor's comment: What’s good for the Beatle …

Why Bermuda remains inspiring for Reactions’ Editor-in-Chief.

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.

Interviews

Munich Re betting on Lloyd’s ‘return to innovation’

Munich Re’s Dominick Hoare discusses with Mark Richardson the firm's Syndicate in a Box strategy.

Cover interview: Tony Kuczinski

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

Earned perspective - AIG's Duffy on Bermuda

Catherine Duffy, Country Manager of Bermuda for AIG’s General Insurance business, reflects on her decades in the industry.

Asian re/insurance can prosper in new economic phase

AXA XL's Peter Schmidt and Ann Chua say the value proposition of re/insurance must be told to the emerging middle class in Asia.

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.

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.

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April 2020

   

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  • Cover feature on risk managers' approach to COVID-19
  • Insurance broking forum
  • Cyber market review
  • Coronavirus industry impact analysis

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