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Swiss Re: Measuring resilience - what it tells us about o...

Swiss Re's new Resilience Index measures how prepared we are as a society.

Munich Re issues first ever green bond

Bond will raise €1.25bn and finance sustainable projects.

Beazley doubles COVID-19 claims estimate to $340m

Share price falls 12% following trading update.

Swiss Re: Financial repression - here to stay and stronge...

Households and investors are foregoing billions as central banks keep interest rates low, Swiss Re research finds.

Why risk-aware strategies are as important as ever

With the COVID-19 crisis continuing to lead to economic turmoil, insurers are taking a more risk-aware approach to their investment strategies, according to BlackRock.

White Bear Capital agrees £80m investment deal

Alchemy Partners will take a substantial stake in the group alongside the staff and existing strategic investor Nephila.

Ki raises $500m with Blackstone and Fairfax backing

Capital to fund rapid growth to significant scale, group says.

Compre eyes capital raise

Legacy acquirer looking for growth capital to take advantage of market conditions.

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A risk management framework for less liquid assets

SLC discusses the importance of a robust and holistic risk management framework.

COVID-19 impact in other sectors can infect insurance industry

Kroll Bond Rating Agency's (KBRA) Peter Giacone on how second and third order impacts of the pandemic will affect the insurance industry.

How European insurance regulators are responding to climate risk

By Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research; Murray Birt, Senior ESG Strategist; Marlon Rockenfeller, Head of Insurance Strategy & Advisory, EMEA & APA; and Thomas Gillmann, Insurance Strategy & Advisory, EMEA & APAC.

How the COVID-19 pandemic can spur green-bond investing

Julian Bras of Allianz Global Investors discusses how the coronavirus could encourage green bond uptake.

Legacy market relief for COVID-19 woes

DARAG's Dan Linden on why the run-off market is seeing an uptick in enquiries.

Americas editor comment: Latam growth elusive - FREE

Once the leading lights of the Latin American re/insurance industry departed the Ritz Carlton resort in Miami following our recent event, a couple of key issues stuck in the 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.

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.

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.

Interviews

Steadying the asset ballast

Most insurers were rocked by investment losses resulting from market volatility and are now looking at ways of improving the resilience of their portfolios, according to Ed Collinge, Global Head of Insurance at Robeco.

Asset class spotlight: fixed income

DWS executives weigh in on how investment strategies have adapted in a highly volatile period.

Adapting to investment shock

Allianz UK CIO Ying Ye discusses where several long-term opportunities may lie.

Returning to equities with caution

Pool Re’s Ian Coulman on difficult decisions facing CIOs.

Protecting assets in a crisis

SCOR Global Investments’ CEO says safeguarding should be prioritised in the immediate term.

Postlewhite: Leading in the age of COVID-19

QBE Re’s new Managing Director discusses taking on the position during the coronavirus and how it will affect the reinsurance sector.

Q&A: Asset adaptation - the way forward

Insurers are adapting their investment portfolios to enhance returns, optimise capital and improve overall resilience, according to Moiz Khan, Investment Strategist at Aviva Investors.

Insurance investments: Surviving the storm

Insurers will be watching their portfolios carefully as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

MMC Q3 results hit market expectations

Earnings per share ticked up to $0.79 for the quarter while underlying revenue at Guy Carp increased by 4% on the prior year period.

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September 2020

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Cover interview with Sompo International Commercial P&C CEO Chris Gallagher
  • Reinsurance renewals in focus 
  • CEO Risk Forum 2020
  • London Market Awards gallery and round-up

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