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Take part in a survey by GR in association with the Dubai International Financial Centre into the future of the re/insurance market

Bahrain Grand Prix to take place despite protests

How Bahrain got overtaken in the Middle East reinsurance market


Increasingly antiquated rules and a lack of innovation have lost Bahrain its early mover advantage in Middle East re/insurance, according to a report published this week by ratings firm AM Best

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Insurtech MGAs: a marriage made in heaven?


Startup insurtechs are favouring the MGA model for a gateway into the industry to avoid becoming just another service provider to traditional insurance companies. David Benyon reports

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Opinion: TMR result puts new shine on RenRe deal


When RenaissanceRe paid 1.02x tangible book value for Tokio Millennium, it seemed it might be due to poor performance at TMR, but the reinsurer’s final set of results might change that perception


Crisis in the Hormuz Strait prompts Joint War Committee action


Attacks blamed on Iran off the coast of the UAE earlier this month left holes in the hulls of four oil tankers

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Marine cyber risk secondary to environmental focus - event analysis


Maritime sector and insurance technology experts converged on Windward’s inaugural Sea: The Future 2019 conference


Bounceback expected for reinsurers’ Q1 capital levels – Aon’s Van Slooten


Reinsurers’ capital was at a low point at the end of 2018, largely due to returns to shareholders and unrealised losses held on the investment side. Expect those numbers to bounce back for Q1

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PRA adds climate risk to UK insurers’ stress tests


The City’s supervisor will include physical and transition risk scenarios for climate change in its market-wide insurance stress tests this year, a Bank of England speech has revealed

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Takaful faces market awareness challenge: Even some people who work in it don’t know what it does

2019-02-28T11:01:00+00:00By David Benyon, Scott McGee

The Takaful and Re/Takaful sector has an image problem and general lack of awareness about what it can do, according to speakers at DWIC 2019

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Demand hugely untapped – Willis Re’s Vickers


The insurance sector has a lot to do if it wants to close the protection gap in Middle East markets, according to James Vickers, chairman of Willis Re International

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Mondelez vs Zurich lawsuit shows cyber market uncertainties


Mondelez vs Zurich comes as the nascent cyber insurance market continues to develop with increased demand for cyber policies.

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GR Innovation & Insurtech Bermuda: Talk about a revolution


Fresh thinking and converging insurance technologies are adding up to a revolution in the re/insurance sector, exemplified by GR’s Innovation & Insurtech 2018 event in Bermuda

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Big ideas from a small island


John Racher reports back from the GR Innovation & Insurtech event in Bermuda where attendees explored the challenges and opportunities of new technology and discussed their vision of the future and its changing lexicon.


Editor's letter: Insurtech takes centre stage


Insurtech has moved from a peripheral re/insurance topic to the centre stage, GR consulting editor David Benyon writes


GR Winter Edition 2018


Read the Q4 edition of GR, including features on wildfire, pandemic risk to mark the 100 year anniversary of Spanish influenza, and a roundup of coverage from Monte, Baden and SIRC.


Pandemic risk: 100 years since Spanish flu


The potential for devastating pandemics is still there, with major accumulation risks for insurers and reinsurers increasingly relevant for non-life lines of business. By David Benyon

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