A round-up of the latest insurance stories online

Globalreinsurance.com joined the rest of the industry at Monte Carlo this month, bringing you a host of stories from the Reinsurance Rendez-Vous, along with dedicated email alerts to subscribers.

Willis chairman Joe Plumeri always interests our readers, so it was no surprise to see his comments concerning the headline-grabbing appointment of former AIG boss Martin Sullivan popping up in the most-read list.

No doubt Sullivan himself will get some stories into the charts once he takes up his new role at Willis.

Another well-known figure in the reinsurance world is Aon Benfield deputy chairman Grahame Chilton, and he also made our top five with his comments on recent management changes.

These saw him return to the reinsurance broker from its parent group, while chief executive Andrew Appel was replaced by co-chiefs Dominic Christian and Mike Bungert.

Characteristically upbeat, Chilton praised the strategy and said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be back at the reinsurer broker he helped found by selling Benfield to Aon in an mega-deal two years ago.

Outside Monaco, life went on – or rather, it didn’t – for Glacier Re, which got online readers clicking like crazy to read about the reinsurer’s decision to go into run-off after less than six years in business.

The story hit the top of our most-read items this month, and you can read a full analysis of the move in this month’s issue.

Online top 5 stories

1. Glacier Re closes doors

Reinsurer shuts down after six years in business

2. Plumeri speaks out on Sullivan

Willis chief says former AIG boss will make broker ‘better’

3. Chilton on Aon Benfield changes

Leading reinsurance broker says demand will rise

4. guy carp’s low valuations ‘unfair’

Share buy-backs not the best way to deal with excess capital, broker says

5. Monte Carlo: Willis Re rebrands

Plumeri says new brand reflects today’s world