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    Where are they now?

    2008-11-19T00:00:00Z

    Where have all the US independent P&C reinsurers gone? Many have been sold, merged, run-off, or liquidated, Ronald Gift Mullins discovers.

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    Hunting the gorilla

    2008-11-19T00:00:00Z

    There’s a new big game in town. Directors of companies caught up in the credit crunch are squarely in the sights of the big game hunters – legal claimants. Gavin Coull and Michael Wharfe guide us through the D&O jungle.

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    The cruel and the kind

    2008-11-19T00:00:00Z

    Two very different pieces of legislation are gathering momentum in the United States. One would make life much easier for international reinsurers, while the other would make life so much more difficult, David Banks writes.

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    Credit crunch: Survival guide

    2008-11-19T00:00:00Z

    Getting back to basics and building on relationships is key for reinsurance companies seeking to navigate their way through the current market turmoil, writes Mairi Mallon

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    Watch out for the backlash

    2008-11-19T00:00:00Z

    The insurance and reinsurance industry cannot stay immune from the financial crisis. So what will be the reaction of the industry’s supervisors?

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    Fly me to the moon

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Sir Richard Branson has a dream, and a bold message for insurers and reinsurers. Not only does he intend to corner the space tourism market, he plans to insure his space launches under aviation – not space – insurance. David Banks spoke to Virgin Galactic to find out more.

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    Pick of the crop

    2008-10-28T00:00:00Z

    Bermudians are looking for ways to get into the US agricultural insurance market, writes Mairi Mallon.

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    Is the price right?

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Faced with rate reductions across most classes of reinsurance, companies are addressing the problem of how to manage the softening insurance cycle. Stewart Mitchell takes the temperature of the market.

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    Gambling with reserves

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Reserve releases are keeping many insurers and reinsurers profitable, but have they gone too far and will the practice come back to haunt them? Some companies will soon have to make difficult decisions, says Steve Mathews of EMB.

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    Surviving Monte Carlo

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Love it or loathe it, the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous is once again upon us. Helen Yates takes a look at the biggest conference in the reinsurance world and dusts off her crystal ball.

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    Enjoying Monte Carlo

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    Life, even at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, is not all business. Vitali Vitaliev takes in the sights and sounds of Monaco, stops by at the Casino, and luxuriates at the Hotel de Paris.

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    Renewals Review 2008

    2008-09-06T00:00:00Z

    We review 11 classes of reinsurance business and gather the thoughts of some of the leading underwriters brokers and observers to gain an insight into the impending renewals season.

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    Pooling together

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    With the rising cost of natural catastrophes around the world, public private solutions could provide a model for the future. Dr Simon Young explains how the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility has set a precedent.

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    Lubricating the wheels

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    It’s time for change in the global reinsurance industry, argues Dr Kai-Uwe Schanz. Globalisation, deregulation, consolidation and new risk transfer options are challenging the industry’s traditional way of doing business.

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    Insuring the uninsurable

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurers face a future of ever-increasing catastrophe losses. The World Bank’s Eugene Gurenko discusses the industry’s role in an age of climate change.

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    CAT modelling

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    The industry’s confidence in catastrophe models was tested in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina defied loss expectations. In our latest survey, Global Reinsurance asked readers how they feel about the models now. Helen Yates presents the results.

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    Washed away

    2008-07-18T00:00:00Z

    Amidst continued recovery from the Midwestern floods and heightened concerns regarding the US levee and dam infrastructure, the insurance industry braces itself for the onset of the hurricane season

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    The silent revolution

    2008-06-09T00:00:00Z

    One by one, reinsurers are restructuring and relocating their European insurance headquarters. Mark Batten and Jim Bichard investigate the drivers behind this mass migration.

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    Preventing a tailspin

    2008-06-09T00:00:00Z

    It’s becoming a buyer’s market but the signs are good that reinsurers will stand their ground at mid-year. Chris Klein predicts a long glide down.

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    Putting ILS to the test

    2008-06-09T00:00:00Z

    The hype over cat bonds has been sustained by three years of dramatic growth. But can the good times last? Charles Thresh and Jonathon Lane consider the threat of the credit crunch to this burgeoning asset class.