Features

  • Cedants

    Their secret weapon

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Reinsurers are starting to assert themselves in the claims process, demanding increased control and earlier involvement. And they’re using the loss adjuster to do it, David Banks writes. We ask how cedants can fight back.

  • News

    Qatar: A new reality

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Accolades like ‘world’s fastest-growing economy’ and ‘richest population’ are all well and good. But David Banks reports that Qatar has now unveiled a list of reasons why its reinsurance credentials must be noticed too.

  • Diary

    Monty

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Our jet-setting inside man has no time for pencil pushers. And that includes those wags at Beazley

  • News

    Lloyd’s of New York?

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    James Wrynn is set to change the dynamics of transatlantic reinsurance by creating a Lloyd’s-style exchange in New York. David Banks speaks to Wrynn and finds that his collaborative style might just make the idea work.

  • People & Opinion

    Up the ladder

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Towers Watson's Ross Howard talks about his route to the top

  • Country Focus

    Not just a pretty tax rate

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    The global crisis may have caused Ireland’s economy to fall as dramatically as it had risen, but recession-proof reinsurers are still favouring this marketplace. With sound regulation and a warm business welcome, it’s not just about the cost advantage

  • Profile

    In the hot seat

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Ariel Re’s new chief executive George Rivaz has a lot to contend with, not least the persistent merger speculation surrounding the firm. A deal may happen, but it’s got to be worth it

  • News

    Long haul to Rio

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Brazil’s reinsurance market was a shining beacon of hope during the financial crisis. But David Banks finds growth rates have failed to impress and, with more legal changes on the way, foreign reinsurers are preparing for a slow and difficult journey.

  • Engaged Investor
    Lines & Risks

    Property reinsurance: Unsteady foundations

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Last year saw property reinsurance results go through the roof, but many believe these balance sheet figures are built on pretty shaky ground. We ask what will happen when loss patterns return to normal

  • People & Opinion

    The Middle East: is the honeymoon over?

    2010-04-02T00:00:00Z

    Yassir Albaharna, CEO of Bahrain reinsurer Arig, argues that the partnership between the Middle East's insurance and investment communities requires attention.