When AIG sold its majority stake in Transatlantic Holdings, the reinsurer’s chief executive Robert Orlich saw the silver lining. Here he talks about shaking off negative associations and what the group plans to do with its new-found freedom
The two largest reinsurance brokers, Aon Benfield and Guy Carpenter, are slugging it out in the fight to win clients and place business. At the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, David Sandham met the chief executive of each firm.
The battle for merger with IPC gripped the industry earlier this year, with initial frontrunner Max Capital eventually being usurped by hostile challenger Validus. David Sandham met with the chief executives of these two worthy opponents to hear their take on the fight.
Risk taking: we all do it, but some of us are are more skilled at it than others. But what would you rather do? Drive in an F1 race, gamble at cards – or underwrite at Lloyd’s? By Lauren MacGillivray and Mark Glendenning