Features

  • Country Focus

    Israel: Eye of the storm

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Israel is a relative oasis of calm in a region being torn apart by civil war and natural disaster. GR reports on the state of the nation for the reinsurance sector

  • Cedants

    Q&A: Jeremy Brazil, Markel

    2011-05-01T00:00:00Z

    The chief executive of Markel finds that thinking in terms of set risk appetites has sustained the firm’s buying strategy post-financial crisis

  • Claims

    On shaky ground

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    As catastrophes wreak havoc across the world, reinsurers face the all too familiar aftershock of claims handling.We examine the continuing learning curve

  • Country Analysis

    Germany: standing firm

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Nobody would argue with Germany’s impressive show of strength through the financial crisis. But the fight isn’t over yet as interest rates drop, Solvency II steps up and Zurich emerges as a serious contender

  • Country Focus

    Germany: Q&A with Eva-Maria Barbosa

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Norton Rose’s of counsel gives the lowdown on what German reinsurers can expect from Solvency

  • Twitter
    Lines & Risks

    When tweets go bad

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are providing companies with new ways to boost their profile and connect with customers. But, as the WikiLeaks scandal proves, Web 2.0 has its risks – and that’s where (re)insurers can help

  • Engaged Investor
    News Agenda

    For the road ahead

    2011-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Just as motorists have come to rely on sat-navs to show them the best course to take, insurers depend heavily on catastrophe risk models. Such dependence can lead to disappointment

  • People & Opinion

    In my view: That’s so 1850s…

    2011-03-04T00:00:00Z

    The reinsurance industry’s needs have changed since the 19th century, as has the technology available to it. So why are we still so technophobic?

  • Claims

    Meet in the middle

    2011-03-01T00:00:00Z

    A transatlantic alliance is setting out to make mediation the dominant method of cross-border dispute resolution. But is the process always the best way to stop conflicts ending up in the courts?

  • Cedants

    Knowledge is power

    2011-03-01T00:00:00Z

    Data modelling has transformed the nature of reinsurance buying, with brokers frantically engaged in an ‘analytics arms race’. Four insiders gave us their take on this rapidly evolving industry