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TigerRisk forms Bermuda-based Panthera Re

TigerRisk Capital Markets and Advisory forms a new vehicle to facilitate capital markets investment.

XL outlines senior exec departures post-AXA deal

Ahead of its $15.3bn acquisition by AXA Group, XL has revealed a series of senior executive changes that will take place either at or shortly after completion of the transaction.

Third Point Re suffers Q1 net loss despite GWP hike

Third Point Re was left with a net loss of $26m for the first quarter of 2018 with both the company's underwriting and investment operations ending the period in the red.

RenaissanceRe posts strong first quarter results

RenaissanceRe's net investment loss for the first quarter was mitigated by strong underwriting results and a steady increase in premiums written.

Bermuda throws its hat into cyber ring

The island nation plans to use its agility to take advantage of some of the largest emerging cyber risks on the horizon, including the rapidly approaching General Data Protection Regulation.

Underwriting income falls at XL Group

A dip in underwriting income across both its insurance and reinsurance segment has contributed to a reduction in overall net income for the re/insurer.

Arch's primary underwriting income dips

The firm's insurance segment reported a 20% year on year reduction in underwriting income for the first three months of 2018, which contributed to a lower overall net profit for the business.

Duperreault sings Bermuda's praises

The chief executive of American International Group has continued to throw his support behind the Bermuda market's regulatory structure and talent pool.

Guy Carpenter announces changes to Bermuda team

Guy Carpenter has promoted John Fletcher to chairman of the firm’s Bermuda Operations, with immediate effect.

Comments

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: Reinsurers' sleight of hand - FREE

The cheating phase of reserve releases is well underway, but reinsurers' underlying RoEs are reaching new lows, David Benyon, editor of Reactions, writes.

Reactions April digital issue online now!

This month's magazine issue celebrates 35 years of Reactions, plus features on terrorism, Iran sanctions, reinsurance broking and the run-off market.

Bermuda comment: David in a world of financial Goliaths

Given that it is one of the smallest territories in the world, many would be surprised at the integral role Bermuda plays in managing the economic fallout after natural disasters, writes Americas editor Christopher Munro.

Editor's comment: Dazed and confused

If the actors of today’s re/insurance market were transposed into the setting of a 1980s high school movie, the plot would definitely be Prom Night.

Editor's comment: Who’s next to get married?

Comment: Whether its brokers, insurers or reinsurers, companies are currently coupling up like amorous teens at a high school dance.

XL and Catlin agree deal

XL and Catlin have agreed terms for a takeover that should close in the first half of 2015

Comment: An industry of adrenalin junkies

Editor's comment: To an outsider, insurance does not immediately look like an industry for adrenalin junkies.

The future’s fiercest reinsurance rivals

Comment: A recent PwC report reveals the successful attributes of the reinsurer of the future. One of its most useful insights is for reinsurance firms to recognise future rivals will be in Asia and other developing markets, says Reactions' managing editor Michael Loney.

Interviews

Profiles: Top women in re/insurance

Profiles: Contrary to the diverse consumer base insurance serves, most industry C-suites are dominated by white, older men. Reactions speaks to some of the industry’s most renowned women as well as what can be done to get more women in the industry.

Kevin O'Donnell's tough act to follow at RenRe

Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.

Albert Benchimol: Axis Capital ready to thrive

Interview: Albert Benchimol has had a busy year since taking over as CEO of Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital, dealing with the ousting of its chairman and Superstorm Sandy losses. He is now confident that a strong period of growth is ahead for his firm.

Interview: John Nelson, chairman of Lloyd's - The internationalist

John Nelson has had a busy first year as chairman of Lloyd’s, with the market’s Vision 2025 plan his biggest contribution so far. He believes the make-up of firms and people at Lloyd’s is not diverse enough.

Profile: Validus’ Ed Noonan bounces back

Ed Noonan, CEO of Bermudian reinsurer Validus, has responded to missing out on Transatlantic Re by launching a $500m joint venture with hedge fund manager John Paulson and agreeing to buy Flagstone Re for $623m. He says it is time to adapt or die.

Tokio Millennium Re targeting expansion

Interview: Tokio Marine’s reinsurance unit is aiming to grow in Europe and beyond, according to group CEO Tatsuhiko Hoshina and Continental Europe CEO Stephan Ruoff.

Watson’s steady approach at Argo Group

INTERVIEW: Mark Watson, CEO of Argo, says that his firm is looking to expand, but won’t rush into any decisions.

John Berger: Third Point Re “alive and well!”

Interview: Former Alterra reinsurance CEO John Berger has proclaimed his new reinsurance firm, Third Point Re, alive and well following it receiving a financial strength rating of A from AM Best in early January.

Aon's Greg Case on insurance broking's future

INTERVIEW: Greg Case, CEO of Aon, believes that the insurance broker can help its customers manage their way through the tough global operating environment and rise to the challenge of new and complex risks by working on a more robust fact basis.

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