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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.
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.
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.
Firms are exposed to events affecting their raw materials and parts. And global supply chains are becoming more vulnerable, writes Liz Booth.
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.
The European Commission’s immediate concerns on potentially anti-competitive processes in subscription markets have been addressed. But Brussels is expected to revisit the question later this year, finds David Banks.
Who is the real Don Kramer? Helen Yates talks to the Ariel front man about his long and colourful career.
The London Market’s progress toward electronic reform can best be described as fragmented. But is this the year the London Market finally gets it all together, digitally, asks Lynley Oram.
The credit crunch could be the force that finally brings about the electronic reform of the London Market, argues Richard Garnett.
Could cat models reduce capital requirements under Solvency II? Only if they are properly applied, writes David Banks.
Insurers have failed to fully understand competition law and current Block Exemption Rules (BER). There is therefore doubt over whether they are compliant, writes David Banks.
XL Capital has suffered serious problems, but can it be turned around? David Sandham spoke to Mike McGavick, the CEO.
Are ratings agencies partly to blame for the financial crisis, or did investors misunderstand what they do? Liz Booth looks at both sides of the argument.
Are we near the end of collateral requirements for non-US reinsurers in the US? Simon Twigden and Caroline Bell ask whether recent moves will turn out to be a false dawn.
The groundwork for the Bermudian insurance industry was laid by some remarkably persistent pioneers, writes Roger Crombie.
New regulations on financial statements, capital adequacy requirements, the Class 3 reclassification, and the SPI, are reviewed by Neil Horner and Natasha Scotland
EU mutual recognition provides both challenges and opportunities for Bermuda reinsurers, write Guy Soussan and Gavin Coull
Changing demographics present a major emerging risk for life (re)insurers. Helen Yates considers the challenge of insuring Asia’s aging population.
A profile of the top companies and personalities.
More fines could follow the UK Financial Services Authority’s £5.25m settlement with Aon
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