With the prospect of high hurricane activity and pressure to keep rates low, reinsurers face a growing need to mitigate their risks, as Bob Ward explains.
Reinsurers need their own cat management plan to avoid being overcome by the volume of claims arising from a major catastrophe, says Mark Sullivan.
Chris O’Kane looks at why the industry urgently needs to wake up to the real possibility of “commodity surge”.
Despite the incredible opportunities in Latin America, the market must shed its old image to fully capitalise, insists Stephen Jackson.
Steve Smith says the science points to a hurricane season in line with the heightened risk period – or worse.
Most (re)insurers believe EU directives will cause a rise in run-off business, explains Dan Schwarzmann
The Law Commissions’ proposed changes in insurance law will be welcomed as a means to correct perceived bias, says Ken McKenzie.
The Transatlantic insurance relationship could receive a boost if a joint proposal from both sides of the pond is applied, says Alberto Corinti.
Do employers need to be more agile in their search for new talent? Barbara Schönhofer lists the questions all recruiters should be asking themselves.
As Lloyd’s new e-commerce initiative gets underway, Alex Letts explains the very big difference between a data messaging hub and e-trading.
The burgeoning Asian reinsurance market is here to stay, says Wee Choo Neo.
With new solvency laws, Bermuda should remain untroubled by capital adequacy problems or policyholder losses, explains Warren Cabral.
With balance sheets looking strong in the reinsurance sector, Robert DeRose, Andrew Colannino and Richard Attanasio review the US property casualty industry.
The London insurance market insists it is not anticompetitive, and AIRMIC agrees, says John Hurrell.
Employing a scheme manager could result in quicker closure and reduced costs, say David Hunt and Richard Emmett.
The market forces that devastated the workers’ compensation market have wreaked even greater havoc in the subprime mortgage market. Brian O’Sullivan asks why those lessons weren’t learned.
Captive reinsurance disputes can be lengthy and expensive. David McCarthy offers some simple but effective solutions to avoid such quarrels.
A major initiative to clean up its data should put the Lloyd's market back on track, reveals Ian Major.
There is huge untapped potential for the captive industry in the Middle East. Global Reinsurance asks Stephen May about these uncharted waters.
Onshore US captives have won the latest tax battle, but the war isn't over yet, explains Jean-Paul Louisot.
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