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Fintechs, Insurtechs and the Mistake of Having a Sandbox

João Marcelo dos Santos: 'Fintechs, Insurtechs and the Mistake of Having a Sandbox'

Charles Taylor makes LatAm acquisition

Charles Taylor Adjusting (CTA) will integrate FGR Group into its existing Latin American adjusting businesses.

Cooperativa de Seguros downgraded after HIM

Negative loss development from last year's hurricanes has led to both regulatory and ratings actions against one of Puerto Rico's largest insurers.

Argo appoints LatAm CUO

Manuel Moreno is the latest senior appointment to the firm's Latin America operations.

Zurich finalises QBE LatAm purchase

Zurich’s takeover of QBE’s Latin American assets has been finalised in Brazil and Argentina, leading to it being the largest P&C provider.

Chubb announces changes to global energy segment

Chubb has undertaken more management shuffling with two new promotions in its global energy division.

Cunningham moves to Patria Re

The former head of Guy Carpenter's Miami office has moved to Patria Re.

Argo Group seeks stability amidst chaos

The Bermudian firm is looking to use volatility among its competitors to capture more business in the Latin American market.

Hard market gone for good

The latest round of disappointing renewals has led industry veterans to declare the death of the re/insurance cycle and emboldened firms to seek business in emerging markets.

Comments

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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