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    2007-02-01T00:00:00Z

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    GR survey: climate change

    2007-02-01T00:00:00Z

    One of GR's aims for 2007 is to encourage greater participation of its readers in the debates and issues shaping the industry. Each month, a short questionnaire will be sent out to our new "GR Benchmarking Club", with the results published in the magazine. Our first survey is on climate ...

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    Runaway train

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    There is no holding back the soaring rates on US wind-exposed lines, while in the rest of the world prices are likely to remain level or even soften at the 1 January renewals. And so continues the tale of two markets, despite a non-existent hurricane season, discovers Mairi Mallon.

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    In the headlines

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Nick Thorpe takes a look back at the top stories from 2006.

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    Contract uncertainty

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    If ever there was a case that truly underlined the importance of contract certainty - and of issuing a policy in a timely fashion - it is the ongoing battle between insurers and World Trade Center Properties. In the first of a two part series, Peter Schwartz explains the latest ...

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    ERM takes centre stage

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Insurers and reinsurers that embed enterprise risk management into their culture will have the competitive edge, says Raj Ahuja.

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    Barrier or gateway?

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Regulation can be both a blessing and a curse for insurers and reinsurers. But, as Colin Smith explains, compliance should be part of every firm's basic operating procedure.

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    The $40bn question

    2006-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Will Europe experience its own Katrina? European insurers need to prepare for winter storm losses far beyond those experienced to date, warn Yorn Tatge and Peter Dailey.

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    The price is right

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    When markets are softening and the pressure is on, predictive modelling can help insurers secure the "right price" for individual risks. And, according to John Lucker, Catherine Barton and Mark Rothwell, it can benefit reinsurers too.

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    Tightening the noose

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The future of risk retention groups lies firmly in the hands of state and federal legislators, explains Stacy Shapiro.

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    Unsung heroes

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    There are some extraordinary individuals in our business - people who devote their spare time to giving something back to society. Ronald Gift Mullins investigates children's cancer charity St Baldrick's, the pride of the reinsurance industry.

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    The future is nigh

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The London market seems to be blighted by past attempts to introduce technology to the industry. But as Nick Thorpe discovers from some of the market's leading technology providers, it's anything but doom and gloom.

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    Drilling down

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    It may have been a quiet hurricane season, but as Keith Leung discovers, there are still plenty of challenges facing offshore energy in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Times they are a-changing

    2006-11-01T00:00:00Z

    There was a time when facultative reinsurance was little more than an afterthought in a group's overall buying strategy. Not anymore, explains Marcus Hopkins.

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    Leaving its mark

    2006-10-01T00:00:00Z

    The Financial Services Authority has taken a firm hand with the insurance industry since the publication of the Strachan report. Ali Sallaway and Christopher Robinson look at some of its recent decisions.

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    More than a fad?

    2006-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Could underwriting discipline be in danger of collapsing as increasing competition, benign cat activity and softening markets puts pressure on pricing? ask Benjamin Gentsch and Marco Circelli.

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    Getting the right cover

    2006-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Terry Masters examines the evolving nature of buying strategies and finds decisions are increasingly reliant on modelled data and group risk management strategies, a process that takes the onus off relationships.

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    The poor cousin?

    2006-10-01T00:00:00Z

    It's the quiet ones you've got to watch out for, discovers Helen Yates. Industry loss warranties may not have received as much press attention as other alternative products, but they're attracting massive investor interest.

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    Capital punishment

    2006-10-01T00:00:00Z

    Capital is without question everyone's concern right now. As Philip Tippin explains, those insurers and reinsurers that reduce their capital requirements will have a competitive advantage.

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    The road ahead

    2006-10-01T00:00:00Z

    The advent of Sarbanes Oxley has put increasing pressure on insurers to implement an effective enterprise risk management approach, explain Rosemarie Sansone, Joseph Calandro and Mike Eagan.