David Banks

David joined Global Reinsurance as deputy editor in April 2008.

He was previously editor of the Middle East’s insurance magazine, Policy, launching the Middle East Insurance Awards.

During four years in the United Arab Emirates, he was also deputy editor of Gulf Business, with a focus on the region’s booming property and finance sectors.

David has gained nine years of experience in the media, in both press and public relations.

His work has included political press relations in Westminster and PR for a Premier League football team, as well as speech writing, lobbying, hosting seminars and editing brochures and books.

Contact info

Tel:
+44 (0) 20 7618 3454
Fax:
+44 (0)20 7618 3420
Email:
david.banks@globalreinsurance.com
  • Industry Matters

    Some capital ideas

    2010-06-01T00:00:00

    The London market continues to shrug off challenges from overseas. It has the people and the skills, it has the ‘brand’ – but will this be enough to keep the world at its feet? We report from a GR roundtable that debated London’s place as a global leader

  • Country Focus

    A unique proposition

    2010-06-01T00:00:00

    The gold rush is over and foreign insurers have more than a toehold in Turkey. However, the market is highly competitive and penetration extremely low. It will require careful handling for business to reach its full potential

  • Cedants

    Open door policy

    2010-06-01T00:00:00

    Many countries are reluctant to allow premiums to flow out of their borders, but lobbyists argue that compulsory cessions are a barrier to free trade. And even local reinsurers are beginning to see the benefits of a liberalised market

  • Ulrich Wallin, Hannover Re
    Cover Story

    Still waters run deep

    2010-06-01T00:00:00

    Calm and assured, Ulrich Wallin has kept Hannover Re on a steadfast course since taking the helm last summer. But as catastrophe losses hit hard this year, will he need to start rocking the boat?

  • Country Focus

    Punching above its weight

    2010-05-03T00:00:00

    The MultaQa conference showed that Qatar’s small market size belies the scale of its resilience and ambition, reports David Banks. Whether it is the world-class insurance trading platform or the global intentions of its reinsurers, this Arabian Gulf state cannot be ignored

  • People & Opinion

    Weblog

    2010-05-03T00:00:00

    The latest insurance stories online

  • Cedants

    Inner workings

    2010-05-03T00:00:00

    The first stage of Solvency II is upon us and the countdown is on for cedants to get their internal models approved, writes David Banks. But what else do they have to plan for? We offer a guide through a changing reinsurance relationship

  • News Agenda

    Feet on the ground

    2010-04-20T10:45:00

    The April renewals in Korea signalled a wider trend in Asia, writes David Banks. International reinsurers are establishing themselves in the local market. But what is driving this change of attitude?

  • Cedants

    Their secret weapon

    2010-04-02T00:00:00

    Reinsurers are starting to assert themselves in the claims process, demanding increased control and earlier involvement. And they’re using the loss adjuster to do it, David Banks writes. We ask how cedants can fight back.

  • News

    Qatar: A new reality

    2010-04-02T00:00:00

    Accolades like ‘world’s fastest-growing economy’ and ‘richest population’ are all well and good. But David Banks reports that Qatar has now unveiled a list of reasons why its reinsurance credentials must be noticed too.

  • News

    Lloyd’s of New York?

    2010-04-02T00:00:00

    James Wrynn is set to change the dynamics of transatlantic reinsurance by creating a Lloyd’s-style exchange in New York. David Banks speaks to Wrynn and finds that his collaborative style might just make the idea work.

  • News

    Long haul to Rio

    2010-04-02T00:00:00

    Brazil’s reinsurance market was a shining beacon of hope during the financial crisis. But David Banks finds growth rates have failed to impress and, with more legal changes on the way, foreign reinsurers are preparing for a slow and difficult journey.

  • News

    View from the market: Southeast Asia

    2010-04-02T00:00:00

    Reinsurance buying habits are changing in SE Asia, reports David Banks.

  • News Agenda

    Watch your step

    2010-03-11T09:37:00

    Swiss Re’s $2.7m VAT bill last year triggered fears of an explosion in retrospective tax bills, David Banks writes. Now rule changes throw up more hazards. We guide you though the minefield of European regulation.

  • News

    Replenished Re

    2010-03-02T00:00:00

    A benign cat season, strict discipline over pricing and some canny manouevres by underwriting bosses has left the reinsurance industry flying high. David Banks asks why the analysts remain so gloomy.

  • People & Opinion

    Weblog

    2010-03-02T00:00:00

    The latest reinsurance stories online

  • News

    Toyota's triple whammy

    2010-03-02T00:00:00

    After news of Toyota’s multibillion-dollar product recall, insurers and reinsurers are waiting to see what the consequences will be for their industry. David Banks finds that the impact may be threefold

  • Country Focus

    Bringing it home

    2010-03-02T00:00:00

    US president Barack Obama is relentless in his bid to stop business revenues disappearing into foreign jurisdictions. When regulation change is touted in the USA, all insurers and reinsurers must take notice, David Banks writes.

  • Lines & Risks

    Credit where it's due

    2010-03-02T00:00:00

    After some difficult moments, trade credit insurers are due for a return to profitability in late 2010. David Banks looks at the key issues dominating the market.

  • News

    View from the market: Going retro

    2010-02-12T00:00:00

    The industry's larger players are proving they are capable of bringing new capital and capacity into the market

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