All Archive articles – Page 3

  • Industry Matters

    US Senate threat to reinsurers

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Michaela Koller fears US plans to limit deductions for certain reinsurance premiums could harm both the global and the US primary markets

  • GR Focus

    The price is right

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Investment grade corporate debt is yielding up to 7% compared to 1% for government bonds. William Rhode looks at fixed income instruments that are attracting re-insurers in a credit stricken world.

  • Features

    Offshore myth

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    The rhetoric of Barack Obama and Gordon Brown could damage the offshore financial services industry, as so-called ‘tax havens’ are increasingly used as a scapegoat, says Simon Owen.

  • Industry Matters

    Losing money in the US

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Wilhelm Zeller admits losing money on US catastrophe business

  • Cover Story

    Qatar's insurance plans

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    While the West languishes in recession, Qatar is enjoying strong growth and offering attractive opportunities, writes David Sandham.

  • Editor's Note

    Qatar: wish you were here

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    It was a great pleasure to visit Qatar in mid March, on the occasion of the MultaQa Qatar conference. Over recent months I have grown too accustomed to a London over which the grey hand of recession hangs like fog. Many friends in financial services have recently lost their jobs, although insurance

  • GR Focus

    The tortoise and the hare

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    In the 2008 investment race, the tortoises beat the hares. But some fund managers are urging their clients to take advantage of the current fear, writes David Sandham.

  • Features

    Email and slips

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    International insurance relies heavily on emails. But when things go wrong with a contract, can emails be to blame? Ling Ong looks at the case Allianz v Aigaion.

  • Global Matters

    DIFC says it has not granted licence to Lloyd’s

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Dubai International Financial Centre issues clarification

  • Industry Matters

    Credit risk is a second order risk

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Marc Beckers considers the impact of the financial turmoil on second order risks

  • Global Matters

    Qatar committed to insurance growth

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Yousef Hussain Kamal, Qatar’s Minister of Finance and Economy, details insurance plans

  • Features

    The fragile chain

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Firms are exposed to events affecting their raw materials and parts. And global supply chains are becoming more vulnerable, writes Liz Booth.

  • CEO Q&A

    CEO Q&A: Richard Tolliday

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    An interview with Richard Tolliday, chief executive officer of Omega Re.

  • Features

    Waiting for the return of capital

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurers have drawn blanks in their quest for new capital since the double whammy of Ike and the financial crisis. However, it could arrive later this year, suggests David Banks.

  • Features

    Subscription market: Unfinished business

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    The European Commission’s immediate concerns on potentially anti-competitive processes in subscription markets have been addressed. But Brussels is expected to revisit the question later this year, finds David Banks.

  • Investment Analysis

    ILS: The benefit of experience

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Last year was a slow but productive year in the cat bond market. Repeat issuers will continue to dominate, writes David Priebe.

  • Global Matters

    Obama seeks power to shut down non-banks

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    US President wants authority to wind down any non-bank financial company “that poses a systemic risk”

  • Features

    Don Kramer: Dancing his troubles away

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Who is the real Don Kramer? Helen Yates talks to the Ariel front man about his long and colourful career.

  • Industry Matters

    Capital rules 09 renewals

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Jason Howard says the reinsurance industry has emerged largely unscathed from the economic turmoil in the global capital markets

  • Features

    Solvency II - The moment of truth

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Solvency II is entering a critical phase, say Guy Soussan, Philip Woolfson and Gavin Coull, as they outline the issues, options and timing for its adoption.