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    Enjoying Monte Carlo

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Life, even at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, is not all business. Vitali Vitaliev takes in the sights and sounds of Monaco, stops by at the Casino, and luxuriates at the Hotel de Paris.

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    Renewals Review 2008

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    We review 11 classes of reinsurance business and gather the thoughts of some of the leading underwriters brokers and observers to gain an insight into the impending renewals season.

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    Pooling together

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    With the rising cost of natural catastrophes around the world, public private solutions could provide a model for the future. Dr Simon Young explains how the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility has set a precedent.

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    Lubricating the wheels

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    It’s time for change in the global reinsurance industry, argues Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz. Globalisation, deregulation, consolidation and new risk transfer options are challenging the industry’s traditional way of doing business.

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    Insuring the uninsurable

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurers face a future of ever-increasing catastrophe losses. The World Bank’s Eugene Gurenko discusses the industry’s role in an age of climate change.

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    CAT modelling

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    The industry’s confidence in catastrophe models was tested in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina defied loss expectations. In our latest survey, Global Reinsurance asked readers how they feel about the models now. Helen Yates presents the results.

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    Washed away

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Amidst continued recovery from the Midwestern floods and heightened concerns regarding the US levee and dam infrastructure, the insurance industry braces itself for the onset of the hurricane season

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    The silent revolution

    2008-06-09T00:00:00Z

    One by one, reinsurers are restructuring and relocating their European insurance headquarters. Mark Batten and Jim Bichard investigate the drivers behind this mass migration.

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    Preventing a tailspin

    2008-06-09T00:00:00Z

    It’s becoming a buyer’s market but the signs are good that reinsurers will stand their ground at mid-year. Chris Klein predicts a long glide down.

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    Putting ILS to the test

    2008-06-09T00:00:00Z

    The hype over cat bonds has been sustained by three years of dramatic growth. But can the good times last? Charles Thresh and Jonathon Lane consider the threat of the credit crunch to this burgeoning asset class.