Features

  • Supplements

    Moving target

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The reinsurance domicile debate is raging once again. Uncertainty over US tax rules and Solvency II is causing a ‘Bermuda drift’ to European centres such as Zurich, which has prime conditions for hub status

  • People & Opinion

    Regaining momentum

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Bermuda is at the forefront of a resurgence of interest in insurance-linked securities. So what are the growing attractions of this risk diversification method?

  • Country Focus

    Panama: The sky’s the limit

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Panama may be small, but this plucky country has big plans. And being sandwiched between Central and South America, politically stable and with similar rules to Lloyd’s, there are plenty of reasons to believe it can go all the way

  • People & Opinion

    Up the ladder

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Alterra's John Berger was born lucky

  • Supplements

    Gulf of plenty

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Premium growth in the Middle East has continued to climb despite the downturn, with personal lines activity alongside mega-projects in construction, energy and engineering. As the market matures, what opportunities will it bring?

  • Claims

    Take cover

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The threat of terrorist attacks – both regional and global – is never far from the headlines. But it is an evolving picture that places ever-changing demands on the reinsurance sector

  • Supplements

    Catching the wind

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    With its square mile of talent and changing attitude to reform, could London – and Lloyd’s in particular – be the main beneficiary of the Solvency II era?

  • Profile

    Guy Carpenter: Top team, big change

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Guy Carpenter has reacted to the creation of Aon Benfield and the financial crisis by beefing up its management and boosting its analytical advice. Just as important, the team works hard, works well, and has fun. Results are good, the company is growing and it’s also closing in on a 50:50

  • Supplements

    Q&A with Akshay Randeva

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    The Qatar Financial Centre Authority’s director of strategy outlines the attractions of a hub-in-waiting

  • Features

    Renewable optimism

    2010-11-01T00:00:00Z

    The energy sector is established fac territory, but broadly soft rates mean canny reinsurers are focusing on offshore and renewable sectors to achieve growth