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    Class action culture

    2006-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Is the spectre of US-style class actions haunting Europe? ask Truiken Heydn, Chris Williamson and Liz Williams.

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    Omission is not an option

    2006-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Peter Dunlop reveals the dangers of failing to deal effectively with the issue of governing law

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    Taking on Goliath

    2006-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Since Spitzer turned his focus squarely on the insurance industry last year there have been high-profile job losses, guilty pleas and sizable settlements But Liberty Mutual is not taking it lying down, explains Mairi Mallon.

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    Investing in CSR

    2006-06-01T00:00:00Z

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    The winds of change

    2006-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Last year's dark storm clouds may cast a longer lasting shadow over the Bermudian reinsurance industry than ever before, finds Lilla Zuill, with some of the view that fundamental changes to how the sector does business is the only way to go

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    Bricks & Mortar

    2006-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Real estate is not likely to be on the list of insurers' and reinsurers' current investment strategies, but it should be, argues Richard Major

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    Softening the blow

    2006-06-01T00:00:00Z

    Despite record industry losses following last year's hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, many insurers and reinsurers managed to offset potentially devastating year-end results with strong investment returns, finds Ronald Gift Mullins

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    Modelling Murphy's Law

    2006-05-01T00:00:00Z

    JB Crozet and Colum D'Auria report on the latest thinking on correlations between lines of business and the lessons learnt from the World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina

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    A nail in the coffin?

    2006-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Does the Enterprise Oil decision mean the end of Lumbermens allocation? ask Simon Greenley and Tim Bull

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    Bringing standards back to life

    2006-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Like many other areas of commerce, the life reinsurance sector has resisted the use of standard business processes and electronic information exchange This is all about to change, explains Lloyd Chumbley.

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    Service will be resumed

    2006-04-01T00:00:00Z

    In the aftermath of the US hurricanes, business interruption has become a topical issue, but it is often misunderstood Ling Ong, Catherine Rawlin and James Stanbury consider some of the legal and practical accounting issues arising after a major catastrophe.

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    Getting a grip

    2006-04-01T00:00:00Z

    With reserve shortfalls still making headlines, just how effective are current reserving strategies? asks Nigel Allen

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    Filling the reserves

    2006-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Duncan Briggs and Cheryl Tibbits consider the conservatism in Regulation XXX and the approaches taken to fund the reserve strain

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    Hung out to dry

    2006-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Australia is another jurisdiction joining the US in its efforts to tackle money laundering Dean Carrigan and Penny Holloway discuss its potential impact on insurers.

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    Clean up - the act

    2006-04-01T00:00:00Z

    New regulations to prevent money laundering in the US could indirectly impact reinsurers, warn Melvin Schwechter and Robert Woody

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    A state within a state

    2006-03-01T00:00:00Z

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    A case of compliance

    2006-03-01T00:00:00Z

    With over one billion Muslims globally, there are few that would doubt the potential demand for Shari'ah compliant insurance, say David Whear and Annabel Western

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    Putting capital to the test

    2006-03-01T00:00:00Z

    While capital adequacy proved fairly robust following another active hurricane season in 2005, greater consistency across capital models is needed, argues Vasilis Katsipis

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    Balancing risk and reward

    2006-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Increasingly insurers are employing economic capital as a measure of required capital and setting target rates of return on this capital Yet, a recent study questions whether there is sufficient understanding and buy-in to ensure that such frameworks are effective. Mark Train and Shyam Venkat consider the findings.

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    Whose job is it anyway?

    2006-03-01T00:00:00Z

    With such an array of criteria used to establish capital requirements, whose role is it to come up with the "right" model? asks Eamonn McMurrough