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Sweeney new chief underwriter at RSA

RSA’s UK and international business appoints Adrian Sweeney as chief underwriting officer.

TMK appoints Patel to CFO

Patel is the second senior appointment of the year at the firm.

MMC praises JLT ahead of purchase

Marsh and McLennan’s CEO and CFO are buoyant after acquisition of JLT, but their share price has dropped 4%.

BMS boosts energy division with four hires

The broker has landed four industry veterans for its fledgeling energy division.

MMC's JLT deal agreed in just 12 days

Marsh & McLennan Companies' CEO Dan Glaser first made a proposal to JLT's CEO Dominic Burke on September 7.

Marsh & McLennan agrees JLT acquisition

Marsh & McLennan (MMC) has agreed a deal to acquire Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group in a surprise deal.

Unrated insurers breed uncertainty

Unrated insurers are a part of the industry, even though officials are divided and many in insurance don’t want to even speak of the subject.

Broadening re/insurance’s diversity

The co-founder of the black and ethnic minority (BAME) network and support group, iCAN, discusses the challenges around diversity, inclusion, and what insurance needs to learn to attract and retain talent.

Insurers take issue with IFRS17

Issues of compliance, implementation and comparability are challenges facing the industry in light of IFRS.

Comments

Editor's comment: What does the future have in store?

Reaction's editor Andrew Putwain reflects on his experiences in the market thus far.

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.

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: 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.

Garry Booth comment: Benmosche bio on AIG - FREE

If Carl Icahn is looking for holiday reading he might consider ordering the recently released autobiography of the late Bob Benmosche, writes Garry Booth, Reactions' contributing editor.

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.

Garry Booth on 35 years of Reactions: 1981 and all that

Reactions’ launch in April 1981 was probably one of the most exciting things to have happened in the market for years, such was the slow pace of life in the reinsurance business at the time.

Editor's comment: Thirty five years of hurt

Welcome to the 35th birthday issue of Reactions magazine.

Interviews

Interview: Chris Cotterell of Safeonline

One of the first brokers to build a book of cyber business, Chris Cotterell explains that the cyber market has come full circle.

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.

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.

Nick Cook interview: The new face of BMS

BMS has undergone a comprehensive revamp – strategically and financially – since June last year. One year on, Reactions talks with BMS Group CEO Nick Cook to find out more about the ambitious five year strategy the broker is implementing.

Mike Krefta on Hiscox Re's changing strategy

Hiscox Re has scaled back at recent renewals, reducing its concentration on property catastrophe.

Regime change: Pool Re's Julian Enoizi

Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi spoke to Reactions about the new deal struck with the Treasury and the changes he is now driving through to modernise the UK'?s terrorism risk reinsurance pool.

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.

Interview: Novae - Off the to-buy list

Novae can start considering acquisitions rather than being acquired since share value has soared above book value, Novae’s CEO tells Reactions.

Latest Issue

September 2018

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Monte Carlo preview
  • Pina Albo interview
  • Albert Benchimol interview
  • Christian Mumenthaler interview
  • Urs Baertschi interview
  • CEO Risk Forum
  • Arch Capital Group Roundtable
  • Run-off focus
  • Asset management report
  • Brexit - deal or no deal?

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