All Archive articles – Page 5

  • Country Analysis

    Jordan takes off

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Insurers in Jordan are riding on the back of an economic boom, albeit modest compared to the Gulf states, and regulators are nurturing premium growth via a strict application of the rulebook, as David Banks discovers.

  • Investment Analysis

    ILS is here to stay

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Martin Davies analyses the state of ILS investment, how different players make price comparisons, and the impact on the reinsurance markets.

  • Features

    Uncertainty in Florida

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The credit crunch has deepened concerns over the adequacy of catastrophe funds in Florida, writes Liz Booth.

  • Industry Matters

    The erosion in shareholder’s equity

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Q3 2008 was a challenging quarter for reinsurers, writes Mark Rouck.

  • GR Focus

    Electronic Lloyd's

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The future of Lloyd’s depends on the skill with which it deploys technology. Stephen Breen reports from the Xchanging conference in Brighton, UK.

  • Industry Matters

    No more excuses on e-placing

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The placing of reinsurance business electronically is probably the most prolonged quest for a Holy Grail since the Knights of King Arthur, argues Jeff Ward.

  • GR Focus

    Throwing down the gauntlet

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Rob Gillies of the LMA examines the impact of European Commission initiatives on subscription markets

  • Industry Matters

    Demonstrating true value

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    In these challenging times, reinsurers and brokers have a game-changing opportunity to demonstrate their true value, says Julian James.

  • Features

    Data quality matters

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The strength of decisions can only be as good as assumptions. In catastrophe modelling, Kenna Mawk writes, high-quality data has become a competitive necessity.

  • Editor's Note

    Coming soon: the hard market

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The reinsurance market appears close to a turning point. Rates typically rise following a major disaster, such as an especially bad series of hurricanes or the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The last market turn was in 2005, when Katrina and other hurricanes caused massive losses. Today, severe losses

  • Analysis

    Takaful's time has come

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Takaful, the Islamic form of insurance, is growing quickly due to demand for Islamic financial products. It is a Sharia requirement for Takaful companies to cede to Islamic reinsurers where possible. Mairi Mallon interviews the CEO of Takaful Re.

  • CEO Q&A

    CEO Q&A: David Ross

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    An interview with David Ross, the chief executive officer of brokers Arthur J Gallagher (UK).

  • Investment Analysis

    Rethinking cat bonds

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    David Sandham reports on how the cat bond market is currently on hold while key participants sort out how to provide greater transparency and stronger rules for underlying assets.

  • GR Focus

    Subprime rot spreads

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    The credit crisis is an example of systemic risk, whereby the effects of a crisis in one area of the economy quickly spread to a wide range of others, writes David Sandham

  • GR Focus

    Underwriting profits to the rescue

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    With (re)insurers hit by big investment losses, the pressure is on underwriting profits to save the day, writes Ronald Gift Mullins

  • GR Focus

    Legal mountain

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    One of the major impacts of the credit crunch on the insurance sector is the large number of Directors & Officers and Errors & Omissions claims that are expected to be filed. David Sandham assesses the damage.

  • Features

    Fly me to the moon

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Sir Richard Branson has a dream, and a bold message for insurers and reinsurers. Not only does he intend to corner the space tourism market, he plans to insure his space launches under aviation – not space – insurance. David Banks spoke to Virgin Galactic to find out more.

  • GR Focus

    How the mighty have fallen

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Ronald Gift Mullins reviews what went wrong at the insurance giant.

  • Country Analysis

    The last false dawn

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    An economic boom and the advance of takaful are two trends which mean the much-anticipated retention of Arabian reinsurance premium is beginning to take off, writes David Banks.

  • Features

    Pick of the crop

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Bermudians are looking for ways to get into the US agricultural insurance market, writes Mairi Mallon.