All Archive articles – Page 4

  • Global Matters

    AIG staff to repay $80m of bonuses

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    New York Attorney General expects to recoup bonuses, after he threatens legal action and public shaming. But he will take death threats into account.

  • Analysis

    The Zurich way

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Swiss insurer Zurich Financial Services Group has recovered from a tough period and is now looking to the future. Liz Booth interviewed Inga Beale about the company’s expansion strategy.

  • Features

    Waves of success

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    The groundwork for the Bermudian insurance industry was laid by some remarkably persistent pioneers, writes Roger Crombie.

  • Features

    New Rules

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    New regulations on financial statements, capital adequacy requirements, the Class 3 reclassification, and the SPI, are reviewed by Neil Horner and Natasha Scotland

  • Features

    No island is an island

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    EU mutual recognition provides both challenges and opportunities for Bermuda reinsurers, write Guy Soussan and Gavin Coull

  • Features

    Full of life

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Changing demographics present a major emerging risk for life (re)insurers. Helen Yates considers the challenge of insuring Asia’s aging population.

  • Industry Matters

    Double whammy hits US results

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    ‘The US property/ casualty industry is on pace to report its first year-end underwriting loss since 2005.’

  • Cover Story

    On course for mutual recognition

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Bermuda has set sail on a course for mutual recognition of its insurance rules with Europe and the US. David Sandham interviews the CEO of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

  • Industry Matters

    Jurisdictions: choose with care

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    James Leabeater reflects on the recent legal case – now settled – between Allianz and the Korea National Insurance Corporation.

  • CEO Q&A

    CEO Q&A: Colin Bird

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    An interview with Colin Bird, the chief executive officer of broker Besso Group.

  • Features

    Bermuda giants

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    A profile of the top companies and personalities.

  • Industry Matters

    Clean up the balance sheets

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    ‘The fact that a German business took the decision to actively manage legacy business is a sea change in philosophy’.

  • Industry Matters

    Asbestos: Political pressure mounts

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    The issues surrounding asbestos in the UK are becoming more important, socially, legally and politically, warns Michael Cook.

  • Features

    Industry warning in wake of Aon fine

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    More fines could follow the UK Financial Services Authority’s £5.25m settlement with Aon

  • Features

    Island ambition

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Bermuda’s continued success as a reinsurance market is based on its low tax, its ability to secure international competitiveness while avoiding over-regulation, and its attractiveness to people who want to work hard and develop new ideas, writes David Sandham.

  • Features

    Madoff insured losses estimated at $1.8bn

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Aon Benfield makes preliminary forecast of direct insured losses.

  • GR Focus

    Prime time for subscription

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Lloyd’s is well-poised to seize opportunities in a hardening reinsurance market, discovers Helen Yates.

  • GR Focus

    No pressure

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Thomas F. Bush asks whether subscription insurance markets present US antitrust risks.

  • Industry Matters

    New regulations for non-US reinsurers

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Dave Matcham welcomes the new framework for reinsurance regulation to be introduced in the United States.

  • Features

    Navigating the storm

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Patrick M. Liedtke and Kai-Uwe Schanz provide an overview of the global credit crisis, and an outlook for the future.