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    Let Battle Commence

    2009-09-07T00:00:00Z

    Industry consolidation is a classic feature of the insurance cycle. But while buying a company can be relatively easy, buying the right company is far more difficult, writes Roger Crombie.

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    The Global Reinsurance Top 40 (31-40)

    2009-09-07T00:00:00Z

    31(17) Raymond Barrette Chairman and CEO, White Mountains Insurance Group This executive must have White Mountains running through his veins. In 2007 Raymond Barrette was brought out of retirement and the 58-year-old has been doing a very good job for the property and casualty insurer. Under his guidance, White ...

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    The Global Reinsurance Top 40 (21-30)

    2009-09-07T00:00:00Z

    21(–) Mike O’Halleran Executive Chairman, Aon Benfield NEW ENTRY The Benfield/Aon merger made the merged entity the largest reinsurance broker in the world and has rocketed O’Halleran into the list of the market’s most influential people. Even before the merger, O’Halleran had spent a career getting ...

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    The Global Reinsurance Top 40 (11-20)

    2009-09-07T00:00:00Z

    11(–) Ulrich Wallin CEO, Hannover Re NEW ENTRY Ulrich Wallin has surely one of the toughest jobs in reinsurance – replacing Wilhelm Zeller, the man who led Hannover Re for 13 years. This is not something he can achieve overnight – and nor is he likely ...

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    The Global Reinsurance Top 40 (1-10)

    2009-09-07T00:00:00Z

    GR presents its 2009 list of the most influential people in reinsurance. Influence, never an easy quality to quantify, can come from leadership of an important company – or from simply being good at what you do.

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    Solvency II: A costly business

    2009-07-07T00:00:00Z

    No one will make it official, but the new regulatory framework could cost the industry far more than an old estimate of €3bn. Liz Booth reports.

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    Sanctions

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    When sanctions are brought to bear, compliance can be onerous, complex, and even logically impossible. Victor Fornasier and Nina Tulloch give some advice.

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    Free Willi

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    Wilhelm “Willi” Zeller retires as CEO of Hannover Re this month. But he is full of future plans.

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    Bermuda Triangle

    2009-06-11T00:00:00Z

    With a tug of war triangle over IPC/Max, and the viability of business models called into question, the Bermudian market finds itself in uncharted waters, writes Roger Crombie.

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    A message from our sponsor

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Welcome to Global Reinsurance’s Technology special report, in which you will read about the Lloyd’s Exchange, Qatar Insurance Services, and the impact of new technology on brokers.

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    No legacy

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Qatar Insurance Services plans to take its new market from manual slow to electronic fast. And it has the advantage of no legacy to overcome, writes Lynley Oram.

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    Heightened scrutiny

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The EU’s block exemption ruling is likely to be renewed – for some forms of co-operation. But there’s still a chance for the industry to have its say before the new ruling becomes law, write Guy Soussan, Yves Botteman, Angus Rodger and Gavin Coull.

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    Solvency II: where now for group support?

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Is it the end for group support under Solvency II? The linchpin of European insurance harmonisation could soon be back, writes David Banks.

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    No pain, no gain

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Sceptics must move with the times, write Helen Sainsbury and Simon Howden

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    Ruling removes FDA safety net

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    The US Supreme Court has just removed one of the pharmaceutical industry’s main defences to product liability claims, write Angus Rodger, Gavin Coull and Gary Farmer

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    Launching the Lloyd’s exchange

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    On the eve of the launch of the Lloyd’s Exchange, Tim Evershed reports on how a flagship technology project could be made or broken by the participation of two of the market’s largest brokers.

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    CEO Q&A: Paul Corver

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    An interview with Paul Corver, the chairman of ARC, the UK trade body for legacy management professionals.

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    Stock car racing with fire engines

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Scrutinising the financial stability of reinsurers has become an important task for primary insurers. And some reinsurers fall short, says Herbert Fromme.

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    Death of the broker

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    International insurance and reinsurance is finally embracing electronic placement. David Banks finds out how much it will change the life of a broker.

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    The art of bouncing back

    2009-05-27T00:00:00Z

    Liz Booth interviews Tony Hobrow, chief executive of the Whittington Group, and a man who knows the importance of bouncing back.