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Reactions November digital issue online now!

The latest edition of Reactions leads with our exclusive interview with departing XL Catlin chief exec, Mike McGavick.

California wildfires set to smash records for insured los...

Blazes have contributed to a second record-breaking year in a row for major loss.

TransRe invests in parametric insurance specialists New P...

Investment expands Florida-based company’s ability to grow its proprietary parametric insurance platform.

AIG to comply with SEC’s request over reinsurance disclos...

US financial regulator wants AIG to further clarify its use of reinsurance to mitigate losses.

California Camp Fire: The most destructive wildfire in hi...

The massive blaze has so far destroyed more than two-thirds of the strucutres burned down by all of 2017's wildfires.

Hurricane Michael has a new (and higher) price tag

Powerful hurricane proves October's most damaging cat event economic losses.

Zurich premium growth targets met

The insurer is well within 2017-2019 objectives for the first nine months of 2018, but cat losses exceeded expectations.

Hannover pleased with €725m income for Q3

Reinsurer announces its nine-month results and confirms profit target for the full year.

Index triggers a dying breed

The firm has noted a decline in the use of index triggers, which were once touted as the future of the alternative capital market.

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: 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.

Garry Booth comment: Fort McMurray wake-up - FREE

Under successive leaders, Canada has been one of the worst performers on the global stage in terms of climate protection.

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 comment: no COP out for insurers - FREE

As the euphoria around the “success” of the COP21 climate talks subsides, and reality bites, the insurance industry can start to take stock of what it all means for them.

Garry Booth Comment: States in denial over climate risks

Worsening weather related disasters have raised climate change on the US agenda, writes Garry Booth

Editor’s comment: Icahn threat to oust AIG boss

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

Editor's comment: China: crisis, disaster, ambition, expansion

Whatever does happen next in the sector, it’s a safe bet that the arc of China’s story will figure increasingly prominently on the global re/insurance stage.

Garry Booth comment: What’s hiding in Tianjin’s tail?

There’s a growing sense of unease around the wider loss implications of the explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin.

Interviews

Mount Agnung losses expected to be low so far

A major eruption of Mount Agnung in Indonesia could cause more than $70bn in economic losses, but insured losses are expected to be low.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Swiss Re’s Smith: NFIP is “unsustainable”

Interview: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is unsustainable, says Swiss Re’s Americas CEO Eric Smith. He and others are now suggesting that the private sector needs to take up some of the burden to ensure flood protection remains in the US.

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.

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November 2018

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Mike McGavick interview
  • 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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