All Archive articles – Page 6

  • GR Focus

    Handling the crisis

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    With the dual impact of the credit crunch and softening market on balance sheets, Helen Yates asks how reinsurers can best navigate their way out of this challenging environment.

  • CEO Q&A

    CEO Q&A: Richard Ward

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    An interview with Richard Ward, the chief executive officer of Lloyd’s.

  • Investment Analysis

    Safe cat in a storm

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    As turmoil convulses the world’s financial markets, the uncorrelated nature of catastrophe bonds makes them stand out from the crowd, writes David Sandham.

  • GR Focus

    Broken by fin cat

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    The financial catastrophe overcoming AIG and the subsequent Fed bail-out will go down in economic history as one of the most extraordinary weeks ever. Mairi Mallon delves through the entrails of the AIG crisis.

  • Editor's Note

    Back from Monte Carlo

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    We find ourselves at a unique moment in financial history.The credit crisis has claimed not only another Wall Street investment bank (Lehman, after Bear Stearns fell last March) but also now AIG, one of the world’s greatest insurance companies.The $85bn loan the U.S. government granted on 16

  • Online only

    Flagstone Re sees income rise

    2008-08-05T08:49:00Z

    Second quarter net income of $41.9m attributed to new business

  • Online only

    GR Weekly Update. Hurricane Dolly crashes into Texas.

    2008-07-28T14:27:00Z

    David Banks reports on the hurricane in Texas, Benfield's report on softening market rates and the Duke of York's statements at the official opening of the new Willis headquarters in London.

  • Features

    Lubricating the wheels

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    It’s time for change in the global reinsurance industry, argues Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz. Globalisation, deregulation, consolidation and new risk transfer options are challenging the industry’s traditional way of doing business.

  • Online only

    GR Weekly Update. Market softening continues.

    2008-07-11T12:34:00Z

    David Sandham reports on the reinsurance market.

  • Editor's Note

    Exorcising the ghost

    2008-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Our bold headline this month “Raising the Titanic” (page 10 onwards) is about the renewed efforts to establish a New York Insurance Exchange, 20 years after the previous attempt failed dramatically. Efforts to establish a “Lloyd’s” in New York in the 1980s came a cropper. The market was seen as a

  • GR Focus

    Settling or sinking?

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Do softening reinsurance rates spell a return to the pricing nadir of 1999/2000, or are reinsurers simply giving something back after two good years? asks Jason Howard.

  • GR Focus

    To return or not to return?

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Roger Sellek examines the pros and cons of returning capital to shareholders in today’s rapidly softening market.

  • Cover Story

    How low will they go?

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurance prices dropped across the board at the 1 January renewals. Helen Yates asks what could prevent prices going into freefall. Have underwriters learned the lessons of the past?

  • GR Focus

    The cashmere market

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Rates are plummeting again across the reinsurance industry as the soft market tightens its grip. Brian Boornazian looks at each line and makes his predictions for 2008.

  • Features

    Bucking the trend

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Retro pricing fell marginally at the 1 January renewals, but it’s not a buyers’ market yet. Mairi Mallon looks at the dynamics facing a market with its own unique set of rules.

  • Online only

    A question of rates

    2008-01-15T13:46:00Z

    What does the future hold for reinsurance rates?

  • Features

    Preventing a washout

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Recent events have driven flooding up the political and risk management agenda. Dr Justin Butler examines what insurers and reinsurers can do to address the issue.

  • Features

    Preparing for the worst

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    New strains of bird flu could infect a billion people within weeks and the impact of this on business will depend on preparations that should already be underway, explains James O’Brien.

  • Features

    The year in headlines

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Helen Yates takes a look back at the top news stories from 2007. All these stories were broken first on www.globalreinsurance.com.

  • Features

    A year of living dangerously

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    In 2007, cedants on both sides of the Atlantic were reminded that follow-the-settlements/fortunes clauses do not guarantee recovery from reinsurers. Ian McKenna and Sarra Zemmel review some of the major legal battles.