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Converting into a field hospital? Better call your broker

The insurance considerations for venues housing Coronavirus-infected patients.

Event cancellation: The COVID-19 factor

The Coronavirus crisis has forced dozens of events to be cancelled or postponed. What are the implications?

Inefficiencies need not be endemic of Lloyd's - Victor

New syndicate 2288 will be about “trying to reinvent insurance for the modern age,” says Victor International’s president.

AM Best changes Aspen outlooks to negative

Rating agency points to losses over last three years that have eroded capital.

Compre appoints new chief development officer

Iacovides to join the company in June.

Reactions' April issue online now!

Issue includes analysis of how risk managers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as special sections devoted to the broking sector and cyber market.

Nexus Group subsidiary completes Howden deal

Xenia Broking Group finalises acquisition of Howden’s trade credit business.

Trilogy MGA sold by R&Q

Business will retain the Lloyd’s and company market carrier support under new owner.

The vultures circle: Staying cyber-safe remotely

As the working world goes online to beat the coronavirus, some hackers are seeking to profit. Here’s how to beat them.

Comments

Small business, big exposure

Ransomware attacks: A million-dollar threat for SMEs.

Editor's comment: What’s good for the Beatle …

Why Bermuda remains inspiring for Reactions’ Editor-in-Chief.

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.

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.

Solar storm warning: 30 mins and counting

Garry Booth comment: The UK will have as little as 30 minutes warning of a potentially catastrophic solar storm striking the earth, according to a report from the Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Reinsurance facing fundamental reshaping

The reinsurance industry could be coming up to a fundamental market reshaping, says WIllis Re in its 1st Review of the January 1 renewals.

Fosun agrees to buy Meadowbrook

Chinese holding company Fosun Intl has agreed to buy US insurer Meadowbrook for $433m

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

Assessing the aviation broking landscape post-JLT sale

Peter Elson, CEO of Gallagher Aerospace, discusses with Mark Richardson why expanded competition among brokers in this challenged line is good for clients – and business.

Changing the game on ILS access at Lloyd's

Brit CFO Mark Allan speaks to Reactions' Mark Richardson about the group's new specialty ILS fund and how it could make capital access to Lloyd's easier for ILS investors.

Munich Re betting on Lloyd’s ‘return to innovation’

Munich Re’s Dominick Hoare discusses with Mark Richardson the firm's Syndicate in a Box strategy.

Cover interview: Tony Kuczinski

Tony Kuczinski, President/CEO of Munich Re U.S. Holding, articulates the evolution of both primary-side players and reinsurers.

Earned perspective - AIG's Duffy on Bermuda

Catherine Duffy, Country Manager of Bermuda for AIG’s General Insurance business, reflects on her decades in the industry.

Asian re/insurance can prosper in new economic phase

AXA XL's Peter Schmidt and Ann Chua say the value proposition of re/insurance must be told to the emerging middle class in Asia.

The ‘future’ is now: The John Neal interview

Lloyd's CEO sits down to discuss his vision for the future of the market.

Marsh hires sponsored programs head

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

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.

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April 2020

   

In this month's Reactions

  • Cover feature on risk managers' approach to COVID-19
  • Insurance broking forum
  • Cyber market review
  • Coronavirus industry impact analysis

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