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‘The US property/ casualty industry is on pace to report its first year-end underwriting loss since 2005.’
James Leabeater reflects on the recent legal case – now settled – between Allianz and the Korea National Insurance Corporation.
‘The fact that a German business took the decision to actively manage legacy business is a sea change in philosophy’.
The issues surrounding asbestos in the UK are becoming more important, socially, legally and politically, warns Michael Cook.
Dave Matcham welcomes the new framework for reinsurance regulation to be introduced in the United States.
Q3 2008 was a challenging quarter for reinsurers, writes Mark Rouck.
The placing of reinsurance business electronically is probably the most prolonged quest for a Holy Grail since the Knights of King Arthur, argues Jeff Ward.
In these challenging times, reinsurers and brokers have a game-changing opportunity to demonstrate their true value, says Julian James.
As regulators consider how to make financial markets more resilient in future, David Page calls for more proactive, less punitive supervision.
No matter what anyone tells you, reinsurance is a knowledge-based business, as Chris Murumets explains.
In light of the turmoil in the Western economies, Jonathan Parry asks whether diversification can really be seen as an indicator of strength.
Markets should make adjustments to bring indexation clauses into line with the actual development of claims, argues Scott Altstadt.
Despite the principal of broker independence, insurers are actively pursuing broker acquisitions, says Geoff Kinsella
Is the reinsurance industry conducting enough research to understand future cyber risk, asks Drew Bartkiewicz
Vicky Carter discusses why a strategic approach to reinsurance is the key to lowering capital costs
The reinsurance industry needs to move to a more sustainable model, argues David Huckstepp
While some companies “limbo dance” their way to lower rates, others are increasingly concerned with a traditional sense of discipline, as Gavin Coull explains.
Bermuda is sparing no effort in its race for “regulatory equivalence”, as Brad Kading explains.
Now is the time for a New York Insurance Exchange, writes Eric Dinallo
The trend in the US has been to separate cover for specific perils. Kevin McCarty argues that multi-peril insurance would be so much better.
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