All Archive articles – Page 7

  • Features

    Devil’s breath

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Wildfires that raged across California in October could cost the insurance industry more than $1.5bn. These blazes can no longer be considered rare, warns Tomas Girnius.

  • GR Focus

    GR Focus - Fragile world

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Climate change is rising up the insurance agenda but so far the industry has lacked a holistic approach to the risks it poses. Inaction will be extremely expensive, warn Keith Leung and Ed Messer.

  • Analysis

    Grinnell Mutual - Little reinsurer on the prairie

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    This tiny little-known US reinsurer is the Berkshire Hathaway of its sector. Ronald Gift Mullins introduces Grinnell Mutual – the wholesome reinsurance giant for US farm mutuals.

  • Country Analysis

    Scandinavia - Northern Lights

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Although comparatively small, the Scandinavian countries are a mature and vital part of the European insurance landscape. Nick Thorpe investigates.

  • Country Analysis

    Ripe for consolidation

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Six years after it was opened up for private participation, the Indian insurance industry looks headed for a period of heightened M&A activity, predicts Shirish Nadkarni.

  • Online only

    Weekly Poll

    2007-11-12T15:57:00Z

    This week - Emerging Markets

  • Online only

    Weekly Poll

    2007-10-23T12:32:00Z

    This week: Reinsurance rates

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    Aspen Re launches global trading platform

    2007-06-14T09:42:00Z

    Aspen Re has launched a new IT platform and will begin trading on a peer-to-peer basis with Lloyd’s brokers

  • Editor's Note

    Change is good

    2007-06-08T00:00:00Z

    “You want us to change?!” The last few months has provided me with some interesting insights into the life of a Lloyd’s underwriter. Cultural resistance to change is by no means unique to the London market. Towards the end of last year, journalists on GR and its sister publications Insurance Times

  • Country Analysis

    Australia: Feeling the heat down under

    2007-06-08T00:00:00Z

    Insurer profits remain high in Australia, but premiums continue to slide. Lindsay Marshall reports on an increasingly competitive landscape and a market still marred by the dramatic HIH failure

  • Supplements

    Roundtable Part II

    2007-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Helen Yates: Is there an opportunity to introduce an electronic trading platform in the market? Would this be attractive to potential newcomers?Fetooh Al Zayani: We are only facilitators but I hope that companies, both local and international, will help us in creating demand and awareness of the

  • Supplements

    Takaful comes into its own

    2007-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Although the concept is far from new, recent years have seen takaful insurance booming, says Shirish Nadkarni.

  • Supplements

    Forces for change

    2007-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Financial services and insurance are replacing oil as main revenue earners in many Gulf states. Misbah Kamal explores the new landscape.

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    Increased profits a result of overpricing, says Consumer Federation

    2007-01-09T00:00:00Z

    “Profits and a solid insurance industry are a good thing but unjustified profits and excessive capitalisation harm consumers.”

  • Supplements

    Roundtable participants

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS:Stevan Corbett, Claims manager at Partner Re and roundtable chairman (France)Dr Axel Biagosch, Arbitrator and former executive board member of Axa Konzern (Germany)Robert Bisson, Director general of CMGL Europe's French division (France) Charlotte Boij, Managing director,

  • Online only

    Islamic insurance premiums set to treble

    2006-10-11T00:00:00Z

    The market for takaful insurance looks set to more than

  • Supplements

    Buying Strategies Roundtable

    2006-09-01T00:00:00Z

    PARTICIPANTSThomas Blunck, Member of the Board of Management, Munich Reinsurance CompanyRupert Boswell, Partner, Reynolds Porter ChamberlainJeremy Brazil, Director of Reinsurance & Director of London Underwriting, Markel InternationalMatthew Grant, Managing Director, Risk Management SolutionsPeter

  • Supplements

    Buying Strategies Roundtable Part 3

    2006-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Thomas Blunck: Peter, I am happy that you said that and I didn't have to, and I agree that it relies on relationships, but the manner of the relationship has changed. We look into each other's eyes and then talk about very sophisticated analytics: we go into data, we go into modelling insurance and

  • Supplements

    Buying Strategies Roundtable Part 2

    2006-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Helen Yates: Looking back at last year's hurricane season, this has had a very big impact on various different aspects of the industry. We have obviously got these alternatives to reinsurance, which are growing in importance, but we have also seen adjustments to catastrophe models and from the