Colombia’s Ituango Hydroelectric Project highlights the risks and opportunities for reinsurers in Latin America
Publicly-listed firms will be compelled to report on third party climate risks as well as their own
Why insurers have a critical role to play in the shift away from fossil fuels
Corporates have just two years to improve due diligence around biodiversity throughout their value chains - report
Less than one-third of the FTSE100 sample showed evidence of standalone reporting on climate change risk in line with TCFD
Organisations must identify the risks and opportunities that relate to environmental, social and governance considerations, directors urged
Joined-up thinking across government and academia is needed to deal with complex environmental risks, finds study
A resurgence of anti-establishment sentiment and agitation in Europe is likely, amid uneven national recoveries from the pandemic - Dragonfly
Half of the respondents report that their business is currently being affected by the supply-chain crisis - Oxford Economics
If the politicians won’t go to battle against climate change, maybe insurers have the power to drive behavioural change
The corporate world’s approach to cyber security is undergoing a complete rethink, explains ethical hacker Rik Ferguson
In 2022, the world will start to spin differently thanks to a new global geopolitical order
UK firms continue to worry about Brexit and identify COVID-19 or a new pandemic as top critical external risk, finds Marsh
Swiss Re Institute’s latest sigma study forecasts the global insurance industry to reach a new record in global premiums by mid-2022, exceeding USD 7 trillion.
How sustainability initiatives within the full lifecycle of goods and services benefits the bottom line and enhances reputations
It is clear that China has stepped up its cyber espionage capabilities, but what is its aim?
The latest leak has opened up a “Pandora’s Box” of issues. How should compliance teams respond?
Extreme floods in Western Europe in mid-July have generated claims currently estimated at $11 billion
With unstoppable momentum towards zero carbon, how can risk professionals identify key risks and opportunities?
Despite this, the IUA’s chairman says capital coming into the commercial insurance market is a ‘healthy sign’
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the perception of organisational resilience at top management level - BCI
Pace of recovery is “generally surprising” among advanced markets, but new COVID variants pose a threat
There are clear risks and opportunities as airports repurpose for a post-COVID world
A deep winter freeze, hailstorms and wildfires contributed to natural catastrophe losses of USD 40 billion in the first half of 2021, according to Swiss Re Institute’s preliminary sigma estimates.
Automation in the insurance sector is booming as many businesses continue to invest in digitalisation. Insurance Times asks how the industry can effectively combine technology and a human touch
Despite handing over the reins, Masojada confirms he won’t be completely exiting the insurance market come January 2022
Extremists and activists from across the spectrum are evolving their narratives, finds 2021 Risk Map
Suez Canal incident shows ever-increasing vessel sizes exacerbates marine and supply chain risks
Insurance buyers stand to benefit from greater choice as regulators lose appetite for monopolistic tie-ups - Brokerslink
Insured losses of €4 billion to €5 billion are expected for North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate
Insufficient fire risk management and record high temperatures will increase the likelihood of fires spreading out of control
Only 54% of insurance buyers say their cover is addressing their business challenges very well, finds Beazley
New generation aircraft bring benefits but higher repair costs while airlines prepare for a paradigm shift in traveling - Allianz
International insurance broker Howden released a new report yesterday (5 July 2021) which revealed that cyber insurance pricing has increased by an average of 32% year-on-year in June 2021.
Attacks against Florida’s water treatment facility and Colonial Pipeline highlighted a disruptive threat - survey
Cyber insurance has failed to live up to expectations that it may act as a tool for improving organisations’ cyber security practices, finds RUSI
SRCC insurance provides cover for loss or damages caused by riots, protests, strikes or other work-related unrest
How risk managers can learn vital lessons in resilience from the global vaccine effort
Suez, COVID and Brexit have challenged assumptions about the complex supply chain risks modern corporates must contend with
Government support programmes have kept alive unviable zombie companies, while wealth inequality has broadened, finds Swiss Re SONAR
Climate risk is an increasingly important factor for companies and leaders making strategic decisions
Product recall events are on the rise despite ongoing operational challenges experienced by global car and OEMs
The findings suggest a significant perception gap with firms’ risk management functions prioritizing short-term threats over those that are high severity but lower frequency.
Almost a year ago, what would eventually become known as the ‘George Floyd’ riots began – an event that would eventually cost the global insurance industry more than US$2 billion.
The data in ‘vaccine passports’ is the most sensitive information many firms will have ever managed
Although the global index increased 22%, the index shows that price increases may be starting to plateau for some lines of insurance in certain geographies.
Overall, the uninsured portion of natural disaster losses in 2020 was around 60%
Price increases at the January 1, 2021 reinsurance renewals were moderated compared to initial expectations by abundant capital levels and an increased willingness on the part of reinsurers to deploy capacity in several sectors, according to Guy Carpenter.
2020 will be remembered by almost everyone for one reason: COVID-19 - Commentry
Aon has published a global report, ”Helping organisations Chart a Course to the New Better,” which presents research, regional findings and trends on how organisations have responded to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to date and are adapting to prepare for other emerging long-tail risks.
U.S. and Asian insurers, along with Lloyd’s market, fail to act
The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is coming to an end. With 28 named storms, 12 of which developed into hurricane status, 2020 is now tied with 2005 for the highest number of storms in a single season.
Lloyd’s, the world’s leading specialist insurance and reinsurance market, today published a new report in collaboration with KPMG, which looks at the role of the global (re)insurance industry in providing risk transfer solutions and adapting to the increasingly complex reputational risk landscape.
The London Market Group (LMG) and Willis Towers Watson today published its latest report reflecting on the lessons learnt from lockdown, what has worked or not and how the market can drive positive change and improve performance in the post pandemic world.
Willis Towers Watson: 2020 Global Insurance-Linked Securities Market Survey Report
The Covid-19 pandemic is one of the largest economic loss events in history for companies and insurers alike. However, it’s not only the magnitude of the impact which is unprecedented. Claims trends and risk exposures are likely to evolve in both the mid- and long-term as a result of the ...
”The coronavirus pandemic needs to be a lesson to us all: We must take action more rapidly and vigorously to ensure that we are not as unprepared as we were with COVID-19 for risks such as cyber attacks or climate change. It is possible to better safeguard against the financial ...
At its annual Investor Day, SCOR’s Executive Management team, led by Denis Kessler, presents an overview of the first year of the “Quantum Leap” strategic plan. SCOR has three key positive messages for its Investor Day.
Key findings include HR professionals observing a strong link between diversity and inclusion and developing agile workforces
Reinsurance price increases seen so far have been “timid,” according to Thierry Léger, group chief underwriting officer at Swiss Re AG.
Following rate improvements in many markets, and particularly in loss-affected segments, Swiss Re expects further rate hardening across all lines of business. At the same time, the reliance on underwriting profits increases in the low interest rate environment. Swiss Re also expects more opportunities for re/insurers due to a combination ...
The coronavirus pandemic has created a new world for insurers to operate in, and it is one that is made up of new and increased risks. Insurers will need to adapt to this new risk landscape if they are going to thrive in the new normal By insights editor Matt ...
Insurers and reinsurers in Asia are likely to put renewed emphasis on ensuring the adequacy and appropriateness of their existing (re)insurance protection, following significant catastrophe losses in 2019 and 1H20 and in expectation of the tougher times following the coronavirus pandemic, Fitch Ratings says in a new report.
As the COVID-19 situation is changing on a daily basis, the impact to the insurance and reinsurance markets is not yet fully known.
Blueprint One has worthy aspirations and might do better than previous failed attempts to cut costs through technology at Lloyd’s, according to Bart Patrick, managing director for Europe at Duck Creek Technologies
Tobias Farny is Munich Re’s chief executive for the Asia Pacific markets of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia and New Zealand
New rules in South Korea mandated third-party cyber cover for SMEs, while Japan and India are also big buyers
Pricing inadequacy means saying no to some business, stresses PartnerRe’s Asia Pacific CEO
There has never been a better time to buy cyber insurance. Despite this, there is still a concerning lack of take-up among Asia’s insurance buyers, according to Alex Jomaa (pictured), cyber underwriter at Tokio Marine Kiln
Transparency for investors and clients together with “institutionalising” corporate governance, are at the centre of Trust Re’s new chief executive’s plan to return the reinsurer to a growth trajectory
Tony Gallagher, reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter’s CEO of Asia Pacific answers GR’s questions, as the region’s reinsurance players meet for the annual SIRC rendezvous in Singapore
Smaller Asian insurers have had limited provision under reinsurance treaties to write professional lines business, relying on fac placements, something broker New Dawn Risk is trying to change
Catastrophe risk poses one of the big challenges for Asia Pacific’s economies. Modelling solutions need to keep up with the reinsurance market’s developing exposures, Brad Weir, Head of Analytics for Asia at Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business tells GR.
Q&A with Marc Haushofer, SRA chairman and honorary advisor to the organising committee for the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)
Q&A with Peter Schmidt, chief executive, MEA, APAC, LATAM, Credit & Surety, AXA XL Reinsurance, a division of AXA
Q&A with GIC Re General Manager Satyajit Tripathy, who explains that even after significant loss events Asian prices have barely budged
Asia’s life and health (L&H) reinsurance market is changing, with fresh entrants and a change of products being sold on the primary side, according to Pierre Vende, Head of Accident, Health and Life, Aon Reinsurance Solutions.
New requirements to enhance insurers’ approaches to managing the financial risks from climate change came into effect on 15 October from the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority
It was announced at this year’s FAIR conference event that the next FAIR event takes place in the UAE in 2021
Trust Re’s group chief operating officer Kamal Tabaja took a moment to answer GR’s questions during this week’s FAIR 2019 event for Afro-Asian re/insurance markets in Marrakech
Africa Re’s CEO Corneille Karekezi answers GR’s questions on Chinese investment in Africa, improving reinsurance pricing and problems faced by some regional reinsurers
Regional reinsurers in trouble means less local capacity available, helping to firm up reinsurance pricing in African and Middle Eastern markets
FAIR president Yassir Albaharna talks to GR ahead of this year’s conference in Marrakesh
Fitch Ratings has released its Global Reinsurance Guide 2020.
Hurricane Dorian provides this year’s pre-Monte Carlo jitters as re/insurance execs pack their bags for 2019’s Rendez-Vous de Septembre
Africa is a $67bn insurance market but still lacks re/insurance penetration relative to the continent’s vast risk transfer potential. Q&A in association with Afro-Asian Insurance Services, speaking with the broker’s managing director, Udai Patel
Steven Rance, managing partner of mortgage indemnity reinsurance at Capsicum Re, explains to GR why he feels mortgage risk transfer will continue to deliver attractive margins for reinsurers
Aon’s Amanda Nguyen talks US casualty business, suggesting while some reinsurers are lightening their exposure, for others it still represents a good diversifier for catastrophe risk-heavy books
Charles Rowley, director, DA Strategy says promising ideas to cultivate innovative solutions at Lloyd’s have been identified in the manifesto, but asks why was one of the fastest growing segments not referred to more directly.
When RenaissanceRe paid 1.02x tangible book value for Tokio Millennium, it seemed it might be due to poor performance at TMR, but the reinsurer’s final set of results might change that perception
Issues re/insurers should consider for insurance technology ventures, writes Drinker Biddle & Reath partner Andrea Best
Last year’s performance review by Lloyd’s has led to opportunities in aviation, marine and energy business, Greenlight Re’s CEO, Simon Burton, tells GR
Ari Chatterjee is chief underwriting officer for Envelop Risk, a start-up MGA in Bermuda, using machine learning tools to price cyber risks, with underwriting capacity supplied by MS Amlin
Insurers in Middle East markets talk about launching new products, but not enough innovation follows, JLT Re’s Russell Walters told GR
Ryan Rugg, global head of insurance for blockchain platform R3 Corda, has experience working with re/insurance sector stakeholders on blockchain projects such as Insurwave
Alex Hearn, founder of Slipcase, discusses global expansion plans and lessons learned running the insurance online media aggregator
Re/insurance is in the throes of a technology revolution. By Justin Davies
Jayne Plunkett, chief executive of reinsurance Asia at Swiss Re, tells Global Reinsurance about the reinsurer’s plans for the region
As a software company that has three core products; Pivot Point for Brokers and MGAs; Data Vera for Binders; and Data Vera for Exposure Management, we always ask clients if they have data challenges
Nicholas Tey, financial lines regional manager for Asia at Beazley, explains why there is a growing focus on cyber business interruption as a driver of loss for Asian businesses and how international data protection regulation is shaping the threat environment
Dr Petr Puncochar from Aon’s Impact Forecasting team considers how improving data and analytics tools can help to close the flood protection gap and build a more resilient future
GR in association with Aon talked to Himavant Mulugu, flood model developer and associate director, Impact Forecasting, about the legacy of the 2011 Thai floods and what advances have been made since that time to improve the understanding of flood exposures in Thailand and the wider region.
Steve Hearn, CEO of Ed, spoke to GR about Chinese investment, broker consolidation, and growth prospects in Asia
Interview with Lucien Mounier, CEO, Beazley Asia Pacific
Sponsored: Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business has completed its study of reinsurers’ financial performance in the first half of 2018. Head of Market Analysis Mike Van Slooten tells David Benyon that alternative capital approached the $100bn mark at the half-year stage, while traditional reinsurers are battling to cover their cost of ...
Sponsored: Swiss Re’s Eric Durand discusses how underwriting trends and cyber modelling/data analytics from reinsurers can help underwriters make more accurate decisions
With less than a month to go until Global Reinsurance’s Innovation & Insurtech event in Bermuda, we caught up with our keynote, Rob High, chief technology officer at IBM Watson, to discuss the future of AI and what it could mean for the industry
Sponsored: Aon’s Gerard-Jan van Berckel unpicks some of the reasons behind re/insurers’ growing appetites for real estate investments
Sponsored: Swiss Re’s Maya Bundt discusses the biggest cyber risks for insurers and whether the solutions from reinsurers are adequate for today’s fast-evolving cyber landscape
By Adrian Morgan, executive vice-president and head of AdvantageGo at NIIT Technologies
Q&A with GIC Re’s General Manager, Devesh Srivastava. In association with GIC Re
TigerRisk’s head of EMEA lists attributes of outperforming companies. By Marc Beckers, in association with TigerRisk
Unmodelled events – or even part-modelled events – have the potential to affect both reinsurance and retrocession markets in ways that are hard to predict, writes Eric Sugier, Head of Property, Liberty Mutual Re
While alternative capital continues to grow, JLT Re’s global analytics head thinks that some previous predictions of it taking 40% or more the catastrophe risk market by now were overblown
Liberty Mutual Re’s president Dieter Winkel speaks about the newly formed reinsurer from Liberty Mutual designed to operate as a single reinsurance business globally.
Insurtech is the trend of the future. So how will it transform the re/insurance industry? In association with the Dubai International Financial Centre
Hoping for a year of low catastrophe claims, or for a market-changing storm, misses the point, writes GR’s consulting editor, David Benyon
Xceedance chief executive Arun Balakrishnan offers his view on the evolution of business process outsourcing
On International Women’s Day, we speak to AmTrust International chief operating officer and chair of the ILL’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee Lynsey Cross about affecting positive change from the top down
Ahead of his DWIC 2018 ‘Global View’ keynote, the Aon Benfield chief executive speaks to Global Reinsurance about seizing opportunities in the market
The DIFC Authority chief executive officer, speaker at this year’s Dubai World Insurance Congress (DWIC) 2018 event, talks innovation and insurtech in the MENA region
Vincent Vandendael talks about how Lloyd’s marries the traditional with the morden, and outlines the opportunity for the emerging market to carry the innovation torch
The burgeoning region plans progressive moves in 2018 to continue attracting foreign firms, according to the DWF partner
Have the UK authorities done enough to ward off established, outward-looking, fleet-footed and adaptable competitors? DWF’s Jeremy Irving gives Global Reinsurance his view
Specialist motor insurer reshapes itself for the future after selling its Gibraltar insurance operations to Qatar Re, Markerstudy’s Gary Humphreys tells Insurance Times in an exclusive interview
Griston talks to Global Reinsurance about getting into the psychology of groups of people who avoid using insurance
Steve Hearn and Kieran Angelini-Hurll explain that it’s more than a rebrand – they tell Global Reinsurance how solidifying the broker’s culture has set it on the right path for the future
Despite recent political unease, Swiss Re CEO reinsurance for EMEA explains that Europe remains a source of opportunity – when you put the customer first
In a region held back by wars, zero growth and strained diplomatic relations, Farid Chedid says it’s vital that companies show resilience
Guy Carpenter’s James Nash discusses his firm’s reorganisation, the uptick in reinsurance purchasing and why insurers are playing catch-up
For Monte Carlo RVS 2017, we ask Tokio Millennium Re chief executive Stephan Ruoff what is on the horizon for the (re)insurance industry in 2017 and beyond
Change is inevitable – and brokers are thought to be at the sharp end of it. But is this perception accurate? We ask three senior executives at Willis Re about the need to innovate and the challenges posed by insurtech
MetLife’s Francoise Lamotte, speaker at our upcoming Dubai Innovation & InsurTech 2017 event, talks smart partnerships and customer centricity
Nektarios Liolios, speaker at our upcoming Dubai Innovation & InsurTech 2017 event, talks insurtech and the cultural shift in (re)insurance
The new Aspen Re CEO speaks with Global Reinsurance about making a big splash in a crowded marketplace
Nameer Khan, speaker at our upcoming Dubai Innovation & InsurTech 2017 event, talks regtech and agile emerging markets
Markel International Singapore’s principal officer speaks with Global Reinsurance about a move to the Lloyd’s India platform and opportunities in Asia
The merger with Argo gives Ariel Re even more opportunities to engage with new risk and innovation; Global Reinsurance Ryan Mather speaks about the road ahead
Inga Beale explains how Lloyd’s is researching the best steps for the industry to maintain relevance
When disruptors use their tools to provide solutions
Jaffery speaks to Global Reinsurance about innovation in the Middle East
The RFIB chief executive speaks to Global Reinsurance about his confidence in the industry and its ability to embrace innovation in 2017 and beyond
Agriculture and underinsurance are just a few topics Swiss Re CEO Reinsurance discussed with Global Reinsurance
From his teenage years at M&G to his greatest achievement in Libya, UIB’s now-retired head of treaty talks about his career
Leadership, emerging markets and the impact of new technologies in the industry, some of the topics the Swiss Re man discussed with GR
Ahead of this year´s RVS, Willis Re gobal chief executive John Cavanagh talked to Global Reinsurance about the WTW merger, disruption and the need to be proactive
Global Reinsurance talked to Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility chief executive Isaac Anthony
James Grieve, SCOR senior vice president and chief underwriting officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, talks to Global Reinsurance about the challenges and opportunities in the region
During Multaqa, BCG partner and managing director Christian Reber sat down with Global Reinsurance to discuss the evolution of the (re)insurance industry in the MENA region
Alice Vaidyan, the first female chairman and managing director of the GIC Re talks to Global Reinsurance about the role of India in the region, the local market and its expansion plans
The reinsurance broker head talks about the opportunities that are available for international firms willing to stick by the Middle East
Allianz, AGCS specialist Emy Donavan highlights executive and employee education as key to prevent major damage
With this year’s General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF) on the horizon, Global Reinsurance and StrategicRisk publisher Jack Grocott speaks with the GAIF secretary general about the hot topics of the day for the MENA region - big data, political instability, and the move towards a more unified Arab nations
The head of the Geneva Association spoke to Global Reinsurance about underinsurance, global regulation, climate events and the direction of the insurance industry’s thinktank
EMEA chief explains how XL Catlin is well placed to help with those companies looking to use the MENA region as a base for global expansion
On the run up to Multaqa, Trust Re deputy chief executive Romel Tabaja speaks with Global Reinsurance about the state of the industry in the MENA region, and Trust Re’s plans for expansion
Ahead of his address at March’s Multaqa Qatar, Tokio Marine Kiln’s Group Strategic Development Director talks to Global Reinsurance about innovation and the potential to disrupt the centuries old Lloyd’s market
The Apex chief executive talks us through the insurance broker’s African and Middle Eastern operations
Lloyd’s Market Association director Patricia Hakong speaks to Global Reinsurance about how the regulation will affect Lloyd’s after the 1 January 2016 start date
Speaking days before Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance offered to buy Amlin, chief underwriting officer Simon Beale spoke to GR about profit, broker relationships and MENA expansion
Aon Benfield chief executive Eric Andersen says standing still is no longer an option for the reinsurance industry – companies need to find a way to succeed in any market cycle
Moczarski says firms need new approaches to tackle the new risk landscape
Aspen boss on the future and Tolstoy’s relevance to (re)insurance M&A
The head of Egypt’s financial watchdog talks about Egypt’s economic indicators, why sound regulation is the key to attracting investment, and the authority’s plans for the insurance industry
On growth, market challenges, and becoming a Lloyd’s registered broker
Terrorism pool boss on the future of the organisation and the risk it covers
The boss of Arab Misr Insurance Group talks to GR about the vibrant North African insurance market and the opportunities awaiting those exploring Egypt
After more than 20 years at Willis, Dominic Samengo-Turner made the decision not only to change companies but also to leave London for Hong Kong. In the end, he tells GR, it was a relatively easy call to make
Kading on the future, great challenges and transformation
In an era when ’big is beautiful’ in reinsurance terms, one of MENA’s home-grown (re)insurers is opting for a more considered approach as it quietly solidifies its empire
Why the start date of Solvency II is just “the end of the beginning”
Postlewhite gives first interview in new role
Reinsurer’s regional chief on his plans for Munich Re and the current market challenges
Lawson on collective thinking and answering clients’ questions before they ask them
From his first job in freezing Canada, Hennessy looks back at his career
Holman Fenwick Willan’s Carol-Ann Burton on toughening regulations
‘The big risk is deflation in the eurozone’ says Swiss Re’s chief economist
Reeves on meeting Rupert Murdoch, what makes a good boss and lessons learnt
OPINION: Applying traditional methods to emerging risks is never a good idea
As head of its new Eurasia & Africa division, seasoned traveller Giles Ward is excited about expanding Ace’s global footprint
Liès talks about growth, investment, Monte Carlo and whether he wants Swiss Re to be the world’s biggest reinsurer
Sometimes Monte Carlo is wrong, says Kessler - Don’t let sweeping generalisations distract you
Reinsurance chief tells GR that at the biggest reinsurance group in existence, flexibility is the name of the game
After years of volatility at Hannover Re, Wallin has mastered a delicate balancing act – combining innovation with a ‘steady as she goes’ approach
RMS chief reviews his career in cat modelling and reveals the last time he said sorry
Guy Carpenter president and chief executive looks back on his career and shares his expectations for Monte Carlo 2014
O’Kane discusses his five year plan, Aspen’s Q2 results, cyber risk, and staying ahead of the competition
XL Group chief executive on why there is no head of innovation at his company
The industry needs evolution and change, Case argues
GR interviews the Korean Re chief executive on lessons learnt, his dream job and why he has nothing he wants to insure
The way we live, work and think is about to be transformed – the industry’s challenge is to be a full part of the big data story
Allied World’s Europe chief outlines his growth plans and vents his frustration at the ‘introverted’ London market
DIMA chief executive Sarah Goddard tells GR about the risks and opportunities facing the European insurance industry
CUO talks business expansion and why a new Cold War is an opportunity for the Panamanian reinsurer
Hannover Re’s Eberhard Mueller on the past and future of his invention
Or are old techniques simply tapping into high levels of underinsurance in emerging economies, asks the head of Lockton Singapore
Howden believes in rapid growth, and is confident he can achieve it
Trade body lists upcoming issues and Biba’s involvement
As Asia’s GDP rises, how can insurance penetration be increased?
Allianz Re chief also examines hot spot accumulation monitoring for risk management
OPINION: Ace’s Iain Ainslie on the growing cyber insurance market
Rice reflects on guiding his firm through a troubled 2011, and looks forward to a year of continuing growth
Christian Vogel talks about World Expo Dubai, trading partnerships, and why the region should no longer be considered a non-cat market
McGloin says cyber threats are among the top three risks for 2014
Why innovation is a mindset that must circulate around an entire corporate structure
Lester identifies the challenges for 2014 and tells us about biggest risk he’s ever taken – taking the stairs from the 100th floor of World Trade Centre Tower Two during 9/11
Hahn lays out plans for his business and hopes for the market
Richard Ward reminisces about working at his ‘temple’
BNY Mellon’s head of insurance Paul Traynor on the main events of the year
Could the continent see a US level of class actions?
KPMG’s new head talks global insurance reporting frameworks, insurance M&A, and why insurers need to be more customer-centric
Kessler believes that life as a ‘reinsurance industry guy’ is much like that of a monk – both are vocations that never fade
CMS Cameron McKenna partner Alex Denslow on which disputes will evade the London market’s drive to contract certainty
New risk models are needed in the world’s largest agricultural market, says Asia Risk Centre chief executive Roman Hohl
‘No region has a franchise on genius when it comes to risk management’, says Matthew Cannock
The new chief executive of BMS has had a varied insurance career in differing guises and harbours high ambitions for his business
Conyers Dill and Pearman Bermuda insurance practice head Chris Garrod on the future of convergence
Bermuda’s premier and finance minister talk to GR about the first year of being in power, convincing reinsurers to move back to the island, and being made a scapegoat by G20 nations
UIB’s Middle East chief explains why a unified charter for standards in the MENA region will get rid of ‘cowboy’ brokers
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
VIG Re chairman Johannes Martin Hartmann lays out his plans for the company’s future and why Central and Eastern Europe still provides rich pickings for (re)insurance businesses
Barbican’s chief underwriting officer discusses challenges facing the reinsurance market, including the growing convergence with the capital markets, and why it is a good time to be part of the Lloyd’s franchise.
Aspen’s chief executive discusses the business’s work in developing countries, its treatment of capital markets and its hopes for renewed growth in the US
Tighter control on investment and catastrophe underwriting has helped Hannover Re weather the economic storm, says its chief executive Ulrich Wallin
From the eurozone crisis to global catastrophe, BNY Mellon’s head of EMEA insurance services discusses the challenges facing the international insurance sector this year and how businesses can manage their risk exposure while turning a profit
Antares head of ceded reinsurance Richard Anson tells GR his focus and strategies for dealing with the current economic climate, alternative reinsurance structures, and what he expects from brokers
Being voted number one by brokers is a vote of confidence for Chubb Europe’s Michael Casella, who sees niche opportunities as the way ahead for the company
Reinsurers bore the brunt of the widespread US droughts of 2012, with Munich Re being one of the worst hit. GR spoke to Munich Re board member Thomas Blunck about the effect of the drought and other key issues facing the industry
Last year, global wholesale and reinsurance broker Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford received a significant private equity boost, putting chief executive Toby Esser in a strong position to make strategic investments. He talks to GR about its prospects, both local and global
Markel’s President Jeremy Brazil tells GR about the company’s strategy, the Alterra deal, and which trends he will be following this year
JLT Re’s chief executive tells Alex Wright how he abandoned his plans to work in geophysics at Shell for the reinsurance industry
Rob Bredahl, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Third Point Re
Denis Kessler’s enthusiasm for the reinsurance sector is just one of the qualities that have helped the SCOR chief executive turn around the fortunes of the once-troubled French reinsurer.
Third Point Re chief executive John Berger is well known in the business for being an all-round nice guy, but as Ben Dyson discovers, his CV and vision for the future prove he’s certainly no pushover
The boss of Panamanian reinsurer Barents Re recommends that you stay far away from Latin America - so that he can keep all the work for himself
For Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford’s Toby Esser, sitting back and enjoying the fruits of its transformational deal is not an option. From grand MGA plans to taking on the big three brokers
BMS chief Carl Beardmore believes that sturdy mid-tier brokers are set for a golden age of opportunity. Expansion in the USA and launching into underwriting at home are part of his plan to square up to the big hitters
Son of an insurance legend, friends with Warren Buffett - Mark Byrne has industry credentials to spare. So when his firm, Haverford, made an audacious bid for Omega, the market was enthralled. But what went wrong?
By virtue of his job title alone, Lloyd’s performance management director Tom Bolt is a formidable character. But there’s no reason for the industry to fear him … too much
A powerful combination of organisational and entrepreneurial muscle, RFIB leader Marshall King has made sure his company is in good shape for taking on emerging markets. Lauren Gow meets the Pied Piper of Lloyd’s
IAG’s Mike Wilkins pulls no punches when talking about his company’s unstable past, which just makes him more resolute about the future, finds Lauren Gow
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
As David Cash enters his second year as chief executive of Endurance, he believes industry conditions are the best they have been for some years and favours organic increases over consolidation
Validus boss Ed Noonan can quip with the best of them, but beneath the grin lies a tough customer, as his company’s hostile takeover of IPC proved. He talks here about the deal of the decade – and what’s next on the agenda
Twenty years at Arthur J Gallagher have given chief executive David Ross a good nose for expansion and diversification. The broker is now looking to bulk up its non-US business
A calm and unassuming exterior belies the Miller chief executive’s ambitious nature. Graham Clarke talks about how he plans to take on the big brokers
How does Chaucer find the confidence to remain independent while being able to weather big losses? The secrets include an investments overhaul, a sure hand with price comparison websites and a lot of positive thinking
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 ...