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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.

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    Offshore myth

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    The rhetoric of Barack Obama and Gordon Brown could damage the offshore financial services industry, as so-called ‘tax havens’ are increasingly used as a scapegoat, says Simon Owen.

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    Solvency II - The moment of truth

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Solvency II is entering a critical phase, say Guy Soussan, Philip Woolfson and Gavin Coull, as they outline the issues, options and timing for its adoption.

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    Email and slips

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    International insurance relies heavily on emails. But when things go wrong with a contract, can emails be to blame? Ling Ong looks at the case Allianz v Aigaion.

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    The fragile chain

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Firms are exposed to events affecting their raw materials and parts. And global supply chains are becoming more vulnerable, writes Liz Booth.

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    Waiting for the return of capital

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurers have drawn blanks in their quest for new capital since the double whammy of Ike and the financial crisis. However, it could arrive later this year, suggests David Banks.