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World Bank seeks to expand cat bond programme

The World Bank's historic catastrophe bond issuance has sparked interest from both investors and sovereigns, but what lies next for the programme?

Sovereigns accessing capital market capacity directly

The World Bank's latest catastrophe bond is the first time that a sovereign nation has sponsored such a transaction without a reinsurer or risk pool acting as a middleman.

Nominate for Reactions Latin America Awards 2018!

There is still time to nominate the companies and individuals you think should win the 2018 Reactions Latin America Insurance and Reinsurance Awards.

LatAm expansion on Probitas' mind as it launches Mexico o...

Probitas 1492 has become the first Lloyd's syndicate to join the market's representative office in Mexico.

Pioneer eyes growth in burgeoning Latin America

As many of the economies in Latin American recover from a far reaching lull, Pioneer Underwriters is looking to establish a foothold in the region.

Cunningham Lindsey primes for Brazil push with hire

Expanding its operations in Brazil is a key focus for Cunningham Lindsey, and the loss adjuster has brought in Andre Lopes from rival Crawford & Company in its bid to do so.

Howden makes move into Mexico

Howden has made a move into its sixth Latin American country after entering into a partnership with Mexican motor specialist Grupo Ordás.

Patria Re CEO Carlou steps down

The outgoing chief executive has stepped down from her position with Manuel Escobedo taking over the business until a successor is appointed.

Austral Re expects international growth

Brazilian reinsurer Austral Re is expanding its operations in Latin America as it seeks to further build its international business.

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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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