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UK emerges as ILS destination

The push to transform London into a global hub for insurance linked securities has started with Neon making a pioneering move to establish such a structure in the UK.

Fresh wave of syndicates hits Lloyd’s

Lloyd's continues to attract new funds with existing players in the market forming new operations while new entrants also making their debut in One Lime Street.

Hyperion revenues rise 20% in 2017

London's Hyperion Insurance Group saw its revenue grow by a fifth while EBITDA increased by a quarter in 2017.

JLT Specialty grants Clarke global specialty role

JLT Specialty has given Lucy Clarke a new global chief executive role within its specialty division as the broker seeks to better serve its clients.

Reactions December January digital issue online now!

The latest digital edition of Reactions leads with a focus on some of the senior female executives working within the global insurance and reinsurance industry, while we also find out what leading market figures think will be the major issues for the sector in 2018.

Parametric products give global players an edge

While some protectionist regimes may prefer that local firms retain a larger portion of business compared with global re/insurers, the use of parametric covers can offer proof that international firms can provide value and expertise that cannot be obtained elsewhere.

International Group enjoys reduced renewal

The International Group of Protection and Indemnity Clubs has been granted a reduction in the rates of its vast reinsurance programme for the fourth year in a row.

Reactions repositioning online

We are repositioning our online offering to ensure that our readers stay up to date with analysis on the latest major industry talking points, as well as interviews with some of the market's key figures.

LMG releases data capture solution

The first version of the information capture solution produces data with quality in excess of 99% accuracy claims one project executive.

Comments

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.

Editor's comment: a new golden era for run-off? - FREE

2016 is fast becoming a year of rich pickings for run-off specialists, writes David Benyon, editor of Reactions.

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

December January 2017/2018

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Women in Insurance
  • Emerging Risks
  • China's Cyber Market
  • Mike Foley interview
  • Russell Johnston interview

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