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    MultaQa: Motivations to merge

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    As insurance firms proliferate and regulation picks up pace, discussion at MultaQa 2011 turned to the prospects for mergers and acquisitions in the GCC region

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    MultaQa roundtable: Talking heads

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    At the annual reinsurance gathering in Qatar, company bosses met for a frank conversation about the industry’s challenges

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    MultaQa: Global influence

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    With Japan reeling from natural disasters and political upheaval spreading throughout the Middle East, MultaQa 2011 looked beyond Qatar and the GCC region

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    MultaQa: Market development

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    MultaQa 2011 opened with an invitation to firms to list their business wishes, but what prospects are there for creating a market in Qatar that can fulfil them?

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    Moving target

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The reinsurance domicile debate is raging once again. Uncertainty over US tax rules and Solvency II is causing a ‘Bermuda drift’ to European centres such as Zurich, which has prime conditions for hub status

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    Gulf of plenty

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Premium growth in the Middle East has continued to climb despite the downturn, with personal lines activity alongside mega-projects in construction, energy and engineering. As the market matures, what opportunities will it bring?

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    Catching the wind

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    With its square mile of talent and changing attitude to reform, could London – and Lloyd’s in particular – be the main beneficiary of the Solvency II era?

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    Q&A with Akshay Randeva

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The Qatar Financial Centre Authority’s director of strategy outlines the attractions of a hub-in-waiting

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    Asia perils: Bespoke modelling

    2010-10-05T00:00:00Z

    Asia’s use of catastrophe models is increasingly sophisticated, but the industry still has some way to go to make the most of the concept

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    Asia perils: The next peak

    2010-10-05T00:00:00Z

    China is vulnerable to every kind of natural disaster, especially in the new boom cities and on the coast. With recent disasters raising the profile of insurance, the rapidly maturing market is set to develop shared strategies