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Sompo names new International CEO

Will replace Graham Evans in the role, who is retiring.

Diversity & Inclusion as a Mission Statement

The message that has to come straight from the C-Suite.

AGCS appoints new specialty CUO

Replaces Paul O’Neill who left AGCS in 2019.

LMA names Jane Hayes underwriting director

Hayes joins from Zurich Insurance where she was most recently CUO EMEA.

Hyperion X adds trio of leaders

Analytics boost for RKH reinsurance broking team.

How Do We Measure Corporate Culture?

The conundrum that helps explain why D&I often isn’t viewed as a business objective.

Willis Re appoints head of international casualty

Role will include specific work in the Asia Pacific region.

Hamilton adds property re head to new U.S. platform

Bermuda-headquartered firm makes hire from PartnerRe as it fills out New York office.

Chaucer appoints new CRO

Penny Shaw stepping down as Chief Risk Officer on 31 March.

Comments

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.

Americas editor comment: Disruptive influences - FREE

Disruption was the name of the game at this year’s Risk and Insurance Management Society’s annual gathering, writes Christopher Munro, Reactions' Americas 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.

Americas editor comment: US market heads to RIMS

All sorts of business classes will be widely discussed at the upcoming Risk and Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) annual conference, but it is likely cyber liability will once again dominate many of the talks.

Editor's comment: Thirty five years of hurt

Welcome to the 35th birthday issue of Reactions magazine.

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.

Editor's comment: Women leaders talk D&I - FREE

Reactions asks leading women in re/insurance about diversity and inclusion in the industry, what it's doing wrong, and what it needs to do to get it right.

Editor’s comment: Icahn threat to oust AIG boss

Investor activism has caught up with insurance sector conservatism, writes David Benyon.

Interviews

Marsh hires sponsored programs head

Michael Westwood will head the unit which is focused on providing insurance solutions for business networks.

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.

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.

Mike Krefta on Hiscox Re's changing strategy

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

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.

Canada M&A good for reinsurers: Swiss Re’s Ludlow

Interview: Swiss Re’s Canada CEO believes consolidation among Canadian insurers will boost reinsurance demand as well as kick-start cat bonds. Insurers are also looking for reinsurance as a result of onerous new solvency requirements for BC earthquake.

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.

Latest Issue

December/January 2020

Dec Jan Cover  

In this month's Reactions

  • Women's Executive Forum roundtable
  • Emerging risks 2020 report
  • 2019 global catastrophe map
  • D&O market update

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