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    Bucking the trend

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    Retro pricing fell marginally at the 1 January renewals, but it’s not a buyers’ market yet. Mairi Mallon looks at the dynamics facing a market with its own unique set of rules.

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    Preventing a washout

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Recent events have driven flooding up the political and risk management agenda. Dr Justin Butler examines what insurers and reinsurers can do to address the issue.

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    Preparing for the worst

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    New strains of bird flu could infect a billion people within weeks and the impact of this on business will depend on preparations that should already be underway, explains James O’Brien.

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    The year in headlines

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Helen Yates takes a look back at the top news stories from 2007. All these stories were broken first on www.globalreinsurance.com.

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    GR Survey: Emerging risks

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    From flu pandemics and terrorist attacks to dramatic fluctuations in global weather patterns, today’s organisations face a new breed of risks. Nathan Skinner presents the results from our most extensive survey yet.

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    GR Debate

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Can subscription pricing be justified? In this month’s debate Willis’ James Vickers goes head to head with Heike Trilovszky of Munich Re on subscription pricing.

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    A year of living dangerously

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    In 2007, cedants on both sides of the Atlantic were reminded that follow-the-settlements/fortunes clauses do not guarantee recovery from reinsurers. Ian McKenna and Sarra Zemmel review some of the major legal battles.

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    Smashing open contingent commissions

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Eliot Spitzer, Neelie Kroes and now Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal have made life less than easy for brokers. Nick Thorpe examines what their investigations mean for the industry and asks how brokers will be paid in the future.

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    Devil’s breath

    2007-12-18T00:00:00Z

    Wildfires that raged across California in October could cost the insurance industry more than $1.5bn. These blazes can no longer be considered rare, warns Tomas Girnius.

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    The lure of run-off

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Warren Buffett has started another trend. Run-off is now in vogue with canny investors. Marcus Alcock weighs up the attractions.

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    Directors in the dock

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Much has been made of the potential fallout from the subprime crisis on the insurance industry. Simon Goldring and John Bruce examine some of the existing and potential litigation targets.

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    GR Debate

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Will the subprime crisis and resulting global credit crunch impact reinsurers? In the first of a new series, we ask Andrew Barile and Seymour Matthews to present two differing views.

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    GR Survey: Converging markets

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    The capital markets and the insurance industry are moving ever closer. But are risk transfer products really here to stay? Nick Thorpe presents the results from this month’s readership survey.

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    Capital market revolution

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Capital market solutions will transform the industry, predicted delegates at our Insuring Climate Change conference. Helen Yates reports.

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    You can run but you can't hide

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Andrew Ward examines the continued growth of run-off in Continental Europe and asks what effects Solvency II will have on the industry?

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    Tempest brewing offshore

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Insurers and reinsurers in the US have reignited the debate surrounding offshore reinsurers’ ability to dodge US income tax. Ronald Gift Mullins reports.

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    Rain or shine

    2007-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Saving for a rainy day has taken on a whole new meaning. Weather derivatives, discovers Ronald Gift Mullins, are no longer a novelty.

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    The same old mistakes

    2007-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Despite earning record profits in 2006, reinsurers are failing to put their excess capital to good use, warn David Siesko and Neil Weiss. Investing in cutting-edge claims technology and best practice now will save headaches in years to come.

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    The price isn’t right

    2007-10-09T00:00:00Z

    Angry industry associations have hit out at suggestions that the subscription market is anti-competitive. Helen Yates asks if this could push differentiated pricing up the agenda

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    Politics and insurance

    2007-10-09T00:00:00Z

    With proposals for a federal catastrophe facility in the US, what can we learn from the Florida story? asks Lindsey Rogerson.