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Brit posts loss for full-year 2018

Specialist insurer does see slight increase in GWP.

ESG in the EU

European re/insurers have begun to push Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) operations as essential to their work – but it’s been an uphill battle.

Lancashire rebounds from 2017 loss

Despite a cat-filled Q4, Bermuda group returns to a profit.

AIG in Q4: Scratched by cats

2018's final-quarter catastrophe losses take their toll on earnings.

Where in the world is ILS?

One year of losses couldn’t put a serious dent in the ILS market – but two years’ worth has raised some eyebrows.

Arch Q4 results: net income down, GWP up

After-tax operating income up slightly.

Renewals: How was it for you?

There was no big correction at 1 January – but with mid-year renewals now on the horizon, change is in the air.

AXA XL to eliminate 700 jobs in Europe

New working processes, operational structure call for employee reduction.

Argo Group International posts strong results

GWP up, combined ratio down for full-year 2018.

Comments

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.

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.

Americas editor comment: LatAm opportunities and pitfalls

Protectionism and potential mark out Latin America as a region of opportunity but also frustration, writes Christopher Munro.

Bermuda comment: David in a world of financial Goliaths

Given that it is one of the smallest territories in the world, many would be surprised at the integral role Bermuda plays in managing the economic fallout after natural disasters, writes Americas editor Christopher Munro.

Editor's comment: Political AIG caught in a crossfire

Sifi status is political, opaque, arbitrary, and AIG is the case in point, writes David Benyon, Reactions editor.

Americas Editor Comment: Waiting for the Fed

Christopher Munro on the long wait for a Fed interest rate rise, and Latin America’s travails.

Interviews

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.

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.

Mike Krefta on Hiscox Re's changing strategy

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

Eiopa defends interim Solvency II measures

We ask Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's executive director, for more details on interim guidelines for Solvency II and his response to criticism from insurers and reinsurers over the directive's delay.

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.

Profile: Validus’ Ed Noonan bounces back

Ed Noonan, CEO of Bermudian reinsurer Validus, has responded to missing out on Transatlantic Re by launching a $500m joint venture with hedge fund manager John Paulson and agreeing to buy Flagstone Re for $623m. He says it is time to adapt or die.

Tokio Millennium Re targeting expansion

Interview: Tokio Marine’s reinsurance unit is aiming to grow in Europe and beyond, according to group CEO Tatsuhiko Hoshina and Continental Europe CEO Stephan Ruoff.

Montpelier Re passes tough reinsurance test

INTERVIEW: Montpelier Re’s 10th anniversary has been marked by a punishing volley of catastrophe losses. The good news for the Bermuda property-catastrophe specialist is its risk management has passed this test, says its CEO Christopher Harris.

Greenlight Re: The reinsurer with a difference

Greenlight Re is not your average reinsurer – it brings a hedge fund’s mindset to both sides of the balance sheet.

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  • Global Risk Report 2019

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