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US Personal Auto: Back on course?

All signs are pointing to a turnaround for the troubled US auto market although pitfalls remain, Fitch Ratings warns.

EY: P&C growth forecast weak, but all is not lost

Partnering further with InsurTechs and expanding their products’ value proposition are two recommendations for insurers.

Minnesota state reinsurance fund slashed

State government alarmed as federal officials cut aid for its reinsurance healthcare fund.

Op-Ed: Consumers deserve a long-term flood insurance solu...

WSIA Executive Director Brady Kelley explains why a robust private market is the answer, not short-term reauthorizations.

Reactions announces Latin American Conference 2019 keynote

We are pleased to announce Albert Benchimol, President and CEO, AXIS Capital, as the opening keynote.

SMEs great for Cyber premiums, but a hidden risk in aggre...

A large cyber attack could devastate the premium base of even non-cyber related underwriters in the SME space.

Asbestos losses show no signs of slowing

More expensive clean-up costs are causing attritional losses to mount.

Reactions announces 8th Annual Latin American Conference

The event is set for May 23, 24, 2019 in Miami.

Marsh: prices continue to rise

Global pricing for insurers went up for the fourth consecutive quarter in Q3 2018.

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.

Editor's comment: GDPR: which insurer will be whacked first?

Financial institutions are in a tizzy regarding the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to its steep fines and extensive requirements- who will be the first insurers to feel the sting?

Editor's comment: What could have been...

Reactions editor Christopher Munro considers what might have been with England at the World Cup and Bermuda's role in the re/insurance industry.

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: 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.

M&A covers: After the happy ending

Plenty of excitement surrounds news of a merger or acquisition, but often only part of the story ever makes it into the press.

Garry Booth comment: Tech will be the death of motor insurers

Automation trends could mean death for old-fashioned motor insurers, writes contributing editor Garry Booth.

Comment: Insurers' reserves cushion eroding

Tower Group's downgrade in October has sparked speculation about whether other firms will follow suit and bolster their reserves also. What is clear is insurers and reinsurers have increasingly less room for error, says Reactions' managing editor Michael Loney.

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.

Kevin O'Donnell's tough act to follow at RenRe

Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.

Canopius looks to Singapore for growth

Interview: Inga Beale says Singapore is going to a big area of strategic growth for Lloyd’s insurer and reinsurer Canopius, as less business makes its way to the London market.

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.

Interview: Lori Fouché, CEO of Fireman’s Fund

Fireman’s Fund is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. But its recent history has been turbulent, with the US insurer having to rebuild trust with its German parent Allianz. Lori Fouché is confident the firm is now set for a period of strong profitability.

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.

Profile: ANV’s three-pronged attack

Matthew Fairfield, CEO of Amsterdam-based start-up insurer ANV, believes the fall-out from the financial crisis has created the perfect opportunity for a new insurance and reinsurance player to enter the market and thrive.

Talanx's industrial insurance evolution

Company profile: German insurance group Talanx, majority owner of Hannover Re, has floated at last. But the group will not use the deal as a springboard for aggressive growth, says the CEO of its industrial insurance unit.

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.

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November 2018

 

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  • Baden Baden roundup
  • SIRC roundup
  • PCI roundup
  • Reactions North American Conference 
  • Reactions North American Awards
  • Aerospace 1/1 renewals
  • Solar power reinsurance

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