Danny Walkinshaw on the latest (re)insurance stories online
It has been a results extravaganza on the Global Reinsurance site over the last month as reinsurers’ first-half numbers came flooding in.
It was the usual suspects that created the most powerful headlines, with Swiss Re, Munich Re and Berkshire Hathaway, to name but a few, all in profit.
Online readers also took a shine to AIG’s results, as the US giant reported a staggering $2.7bn Q2 loss.
Our story ‘Tough half takes toll on reinsurers’ results’ was the most clicked on by our online readers during the last period. It was a round-up of results from some US-listed (re)insurers, highlighting the strains of the heavy losses that have hit the market since the beginning of the year.
Also attracting a host of clicks and sitting comfortably in the top five was the latest developments at Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe after its acquisition of French counterpart Paris Re last year, with job cuts at the Paris-based operation reaching a conclusion.
It’s also worth noting that the latest people moves within the market are an area of close interest to our online readers, as proved by Miller’s new reinsurance trio, which was the fifth most popular story.
Keep an eye out for the next edition of GRTV on the site, as well as coverage from the 2010 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous this month.
If you’re into social networking, you can also follow us on Twitter – @GlobalReins – and pick up the breaking news, share it with your followers or send us a tweet.