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    Interview: Swiss Re chief executive Michel Liès


    Michel Liès is an uncharacteristically optimistic chief executive, partly because his business is in its strongest form in years, partly because he sees opportunities amid the gloom

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    Matthew Fosh, Novae


    Matthew Fosh faced many challenges when he joined Novae as chief executive but he says the company’s success is down to the qualities of its staff

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    Guy Carpenter: Top team, big change


    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 ...

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    Been there, done that


    Former Republican candidate Mike McGavick has a huge reputation after turning round XL Group and Safeco. But is his future in business or politics?

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    Don’t panic


    He may have a tough act to follow, but incoming PartnerRe boss Costas Miranthis isn’t sweating it. Taking time out from a well-deserved holiday, he talks about staying calm and cautious – after all, even small steps can lead to new directions

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    In the hot seat


    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