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Risk modellers duke it out

The gloves were off at the 7th Annual Reactions Latin America Re/Insurance Forum in Miami as representatives from three of the top cat modellers debated the accuracy of their estimates from last year’s hurricanes.

Reactions unveils 2018 LatAm winners!

Reactions announced the winners of its 2018 Latin America Awards in the Four Seasons Hotel Miami on Thursday evening.

Lessons to be learned for LatAm incumbents

Changing corporate culture is not as easy as it may seem, but can insurtech firms teach incumbent insurers some lessons on how it’s done?

Clock ticking for Puerto Rico payouts

Only a third of claims have been paid out in Puerto Rico (pictured) following Hurricane Maria, setting the island up for further disaster if another hurricane hits.

All eyes on Argentina

The second largest country in Latin America has shown steady promise over the past two years as efforts to attract re/insurers have shown to be effective, but it remains to be see if they can maintain their current trajectory.

Political risk hotspots reflect a changing market

Political risk insurance buyers’ demands are shifting with changing attitudes and a diversifying set of criteria, and the underwriting community is working hard to respond.

ASSA's Fabrega moving upwards

The general manager of ASSA Compañía de Seguros, Eduardo Fabrega, is moving up to a new role at group level with Ian Van Hoorde stepping into the position he has vacated.

Moving out beyond Miami

Miami may be Latin America’s leading reinsurance hub, but by bolstering its presence in the region with local offices BMS has managed to access more business and reaped the rewards.

Reactions March digital issue online now!

The latest digital edition of Reactions leads with our 2018 Rising Stars report, a look at the 2017 investment returns of various major re/insurance companies and interviews with Blue Marble Microinsurance's CEO and Swiss Re's new global chief economist.

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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.

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.

Americas editor comment: Miami beckons LatAm leaders - FREE

Reactions is busy preparing itself for the first of our annual awards events, writes Christopher Munro, Reactions' Americas editor.

Americas editor comment: LatAm opportunities and pitfalls

Protectionism and potential mark out Latin America as a region of opportunity but also frustration, writes Christopher Munro.

Americas Editor Comment: Waiting for the Fed

Christopher Munro on the long wait for a Fed interest rate rise, and Latin America’s travails.

Garry Booth comment: Climate change affects credit

More frequent and extreme weather events that occur as a result of climate change could damage companies'? credit profiles in the future, according to a report published by Standard & Poor?s.

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

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.

Colombia interview: Suramericana's CEO

Suramericana, Colombia's largest insurance company, wants to pursue plans of international expansion at the same time that competition in its domestic market becomes fiercer, according to Gonzalo Pérez Rojas, the company's CEO.

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: Antonio Huertas takes throne at Mapfre

The new king of Spain’s largest insurer is uncomfortable about sovereign risk following rating agencies downgrading the firm because of its home country's economic woes.

Interview: Eric Smith, Swiss Re Americas CEO

Interview: Eric Smith, CEO of Swiss Re Americas, tells Reactions his views on the January 1 2011 reinsurance renewals and what areas he sees opportunities for growth.

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.

IRB’s Leonardo Paixão thinking beyond Brazil

IRB-Brasil Re has had a tough time adjusting to no longer holding a monopoly of the Brazilian reinsurance market. Its plan to cope with losing market share in its own country is to aggressively target growth in other markets, its chairman tells Reactions.

Profile: Martin Sullivan, Willis deputy chairman

Martin Sullivan, who was appointed deputy chairman of Willis last year, discusses his role and objectives now that he has re-invented himself as a broker after formerly being CEO of AIG.

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May 2018

 

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  • CIO Perspectives
  • Peter Röder interview
  • Dominic Addesso interview
  • Political risk report
  • Ivan Gonzalez interview
  • Digitisation in London
  • Michael Watson interview
  • Demian Smith interview

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