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    Subscription market: Unfinished business

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    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.

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    Don Kramer: Dancing his troubles away

    2009-04-14T00:00:00Z

    Who is the real Don Kramer? Helen Yates talks to the Ariel front man about his long and colourful career.

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    Standardising trading

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    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.

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    Final push

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    The credit crunch could be the force that finally brings about the electronic reform of the London Market, argues Richard Garnett.

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    Cat models and capital

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Could cat models reduce capital requirements under Solvency II? Only if they are properly applied, writes David Banks.

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    BER confusion

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    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.

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    Baptism of fire

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    XL Capital has suffered serious problems, but can it be turned around? David Sandham spoke to Mike McGavick, the CEO.

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    No stamp of approval

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    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.

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    Alien collateral

    2009-03-12T00:00:00Z

    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.

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    Waves of success

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    The groundwork for the Bermudian insurance industry was laid by some remarkably persistent pioneers, writes Roger Crombie.

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    New Rules

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    New regulations on financial statements, capital adequacy requirements, the Class 3 reclassification, and the SPI, are reviewed by Neil Horner and Natasha Scotland

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    No island is an island

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    EU mutual recognition provides both challenges and opportunities for Bermuda reinsurers, write Guy Soussan and Gavin Coull

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    Full of life

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Changing demographics present a major emerging risk for life (re)insurers. Helen Yates considers the challenge of insuring Asia’s aging population.

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    Bermuda giants

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    A profile of the top companies and personalities.

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    Industry warning in wake of Aon fine

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    More fines could follow the UK Financial Services Authority’s £5.25m settlement with Aon

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    Island ambition

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Bermuda’s continued success as a reinsurance market is based on its low tax, its ability to secure international competitiveness while avoiding over-regulation, and its attractiveness to people who want to work hard and develop new ideas, writes David Sandham.

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    Madoff insured losses estimated at $1.8bn

    2009-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Aon Benfield makes preliminary forecast of direct insured losses.

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    Navigating the storm

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Patrick M. Liedtke and Kai-Uwe Schanz provide an overview of the global credit crisis, and an outlook for the future.

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    Uncertainty in Florida

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The credit crunch has deepened concerns over the adequacy of catastrophe funds in Florida, writes Liz Booth.

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    Data quality matters

    2008-12-18T00:00:00Z

    The strength of decisions can only be as good as assumptions. In catastrophe modelling, Kenna Mawk writes, high-quality data has become a competitive necessity.