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AM Best: Takaful companies gaining ground

Islamic insurance is on the rise in one of the largest MENA markets, and around the globe.

IGI reports big increase in profits for 2018

The insurer had a “solid” year after the challenges of 2017.

Kenya Re issues profit warning

One of Africa’s leading local reinsurers says increased competition and exchange rates have hit its bottom line.

The real catastrophe: MENA’s protection gap

For years re/insurers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been inadequately pricing catastrophe risk – and change in attitudes and pricing are not coming soon enough.

MENA: Prospects subdued at best

Mandatory insurance lines are a bright spot in the lacklustre re/insurance markets of the Middle East and North Africa.

QIC Group’s GWP on the rise

Consolidation effort pays off for Qatar/MENA insurer.

IGI appoints first-ever chief technology officer

Former Bank of Jordan executive brought in to help further digital goals.

Reactions has a new Editor-in-Chief

Shawn Moynihan has joined the Reactions editorial team as its new Editor-in-Chief, based in New York City.

Insurers eye Qatar’s World Cup boom

Qatar’s boom in construction for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is giving insurance a major boost in the country.

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This month's magazine issue celebrates 35 years of Reactions, plus features on terrorism, Iran sanctions, reinsurance broking and the run-off market.

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

Africa in focus

Africa Re’s group managing director and CEO, Corneille Karekezi, gives his perspective on the outlook for the continent’s reinsurance markets.

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.

Profile: Ace Middle East and North Africa

Steve Dixon, Ace’s regional managing director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) suggests that the Arab Spring has spurred the insurer into pursuing new facultative reinsurance opportunities within the region.

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.

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.

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.

PROFILE: Michael McGavick gets XL Group back to its best

Michael McGavick has led an impressive turnaround at XL Group since he took over with the insurance and reinsurance firm in crisis. He explains how he did it, what lies in store for XL and what he thinks about AIG.

INTERVIEW: Stefan Lippe's quick turnaround

Stefan Lippe has overseen a rapid turnaround at Swiss Re. But he still has much work to do to pay back a capital injection from Warren Buffett, convince rating agencies it deserves to be in the double-A range, and win back the confidence of clients and shareholders.

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