All Archive articles – Page 2

  • Claims

    Storm on the horizon

    2010-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Against all predictions to the contrary, 2009 was a relatively mild year for hurricanes. Global Reinsurance investigates what kept the tropical storms at bay, and how commercial and scientific factors will shape the cat market in 2010

  • Country Focus

    Boom and bust

    2010-02-12T00:00:00Z

    Big brash Dubai has finally had its confidence knocked. The downturn has hit hard and what’s needed now is less flash and more cash. Global Reinsurance asks if it is still a go-to destination for reinsurers or if it’s time to set sail for calmer shores

  • Online only

    AIG could sell Alico to MetLife - rumours

    2010-01-20T09:39:00Z

    $14bn deal would be AIG's biggest asset sale yet

  • Global Matters

    Risk Hotspots

    2009-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Global Reinsurance’s guide to the top 10 political and economic risk hostspots – including business interruption caused by war, terror attacks and political interference. Compiled by Tim Evershed.

  • Editor's Note

    Impressions of Gibraltar

    2009-07-07T00:00:00Z

    The close attention that Peter Caruana, Gibraltar’s Chief Minster, pays to the details of his country’s affairs is shown by the number of green folders on his desk. In fact, they cover several surrounding desks and tops of cabinets too. He is a man of lawyerly manner and old-fashioned politeness,

  • Industry Matters

    Solvency II: the clock is ticking

    2009-07-07T00:00:00Z

    Solvency II has finally been agreed – but only as a framework directive. Now the industry has just three years to implement the changes. We asked four industry figures for their views on that timetable.

  • Features

    A message from our sponsor

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Welcome to Global Reinsurance’s Technology special report, in which you will read about the Lloyd’s Exchange, Qatar Insurance Services, and the impact of new technology on brokers.

  • Features

    No legacy

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Qatar Insurance Services plans to take its new market from manual slow to electronic fast. And it has the advantage of no legacy to overcome, writes Lynley Oram.

  • Features

    Heightened scrutiny

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The EU’s block exemption ruling is likely to be renewed – for some forms of co-operation. But there’s still a chance for the industry to have its say before the new ruling becomes law, write Guy Soussan, Yves Botteman, Angus Rodger and Gavin Coull.

  • Features

    Solvency II: where now for group support?

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Is it the end for group support under Solvency II? The linchpin of European insurance harmonisation could soon be back, writes David Banks.

  • Features

    No pain, no gain

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Sceptics must move with the times, write Helen Sainsbury and Simon Howden

  • Features

    Ruling removes FDA safety net

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The US Supreme Court has just removed one of the pharmaceutical industry’s main defences to product liability claims, write Angus Rodger, Gavin Coull and Gary Farmer

  • GR Focus

    The F word

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    As disgraced New York financier Bernard Madoff faces the rest of his life in jail, Helen Yates looks at the impact of recent alleged frauds on the insurance and reinsurance industry.

  • Features

    Launching the Lloyd’s exchange

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    On the eve of the launch of the Lloyd’s Exchange, Tim Evershed reports on how a flagship technology project could be made or broken by the participation of two of the market’s largest brokers.

  • GR Focus

    Madoff: A market changing event?

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The Madoff and other recent alleged frauds have been compared to the WorldCom and Enron events of the 1990s. But will they have a similar impact on reinsurers? Global Reinsurance asked four industry players for their views.

  • Features

    CEO Q&A: Paul Corver

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    An interview with Paul Corver, the chairman of ARC, the UK trade body for legacy management professionals.

  • Features

    Stock car racing with fire engines

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Scrutinising the financial stability of reinsurers has become an important task for primary insurers. And some reinsurers fall short, says Herbert Fromme.

  • Features

    Death of the broker

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    International insurance and reinsurance is finally embracing electronic placement. David Banks finds out how much it will change the life of a broker.

  • Features

    The art of bouncing back

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Liz Booth interviews Tony Hobrow, chief executive of the Whittington Group, and a man who knows the importance of bouncing back.

  • Editor's Note

    G20 plays the blame game

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    In April the leaders of the G20, the world’s most powerful nations, held a summit in London with the avowed aim of addressing the world economic crisis. One of their main pledges was “to take action against non-cooperative jurisdictions, including tax havens”. The G20 leaders threatened to hit tax