Ellen Bennett

  • Ellen Bennett, editor-in-chief

    MultaQa blog: Hello Doha!


    It’s that time of year again, when the GR team jets off to Qatar to welcome an exclusive audience of senior (re)insurance executives

  • Cedants roundtable, October 2010

    What cedants want


    Trust, flexibility, security of capital and acute awareness that begins at the underwriting stage are all key to confidence in the relationship between cedants and reinsurers. Global Reinsurance joined players from both perspectives to share insights at a roundtable discussion

  • People & Opinion

    Leader: less than perfect


    Rating agencies have their faults, but what's the alternative?

  • Supplements

    Private Equity Roundtable Report


    The roving eye of private equity has been caught by more immediately gratifying options

  • People & Opinion

    Leader: how will it work?


    No apologies for returning to the thorny issue of Solvency II

  • Cover Story



    Bermuda’s premier has a reputation for pulling no punches, particularly with the business community on the island. But his message to the reinsurance industry is unexpectedly affable

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    Leader: Room for doubt


    There is still a great deal of uncertainty about future capital requirments under Solvency II

  • Profile

    In the hot seat


    Ariel Re’s new chief executive George Rivaz has a lot to contend with, not least the persistent merger speculation surrounding the firm. A deal may happen, but it’s got to be worth it

  • People & Opinion

    Leader: All change in Bermuda


    While there's little chance of a Class of 2010, the market will still look very different by the end of the year

  • Features

    Talk of the town


    From climate change risk to the very topical subject of mergers and acquisitions, we report back on all the hottest reinsurance issues debated at the World Insurance Forum

  • People & Opinion

    First among equals


    Can the Max Capital/Harbor Point ‘merger of equals’ really be as straightforward as the phrase implies? Global Reinsurance meets the two chief execs who will soon have the answer

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    It's okay to be boring


    On the face of it, the Lloyd’s strategic review was a bit of an anti-climax. But then, nobody ever promised a revolution. There are challenges to face and new areas of focus, but having fared the economic turbulence so well, the plan is simple – keep doing what we’re doing

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    News Agenda

    Class of 2001


    When 9/11 left the Bermudian market scrambling for capital, five new firms applied themselves to take full advantage. We speak to the graduating class that all passed with distinction and asks: could this ever happen again?

  • Alan Fowler, RSA

    Cedant Q&A: Alan Fowler of RSA


    Reinsurance buyers are often shy of the limelight, but their views should command serious attention. RSA’s group reinsurance director offers some insights into his buying strategy

  • Grahame Chilton, Aon Benfield
    Cover Story

    On the money


    Aon Benfield’s Grahame Chilton has been unusually quiet since selling up to Aon a year ago. But the man who loves the deals more than the dosh is still not afraid to say ‘I told you so’

  • Thomas Hess, Swiss Re

    Hope on the horizon


    Swiss Re’s chief economist, Thomas Hess, has great faith in the insurance sector’s survival instincts. As he tells Ellen Bennett, there is reason for cautious optimism among the gloom