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Reactions from the global insurance market

  • Hostile M&A dominates US event

    04 November 2015

    Hostile deals like Exor's purchase of PartnerRe dominated discussions at Reactions North America Conference.

  • Talent gap remains major issue

    04 November 2015

    The industry needs to address the problem of the talent gap according to speakers at Reaction's Human Capital Risk and Talent Management Summit

  • Do you belong in insurance?

    04 November 2015

    Flash mobs, fashion guru Gok Wan and photography exhibitions - just some of the highlights Lloyd’s hosted at its “Dive In” diversity festival.

  • Navigating the Tempest

    04 November 2015

    The founder of Ariel Re and Ace Tempest Re shares his thoughts on the state of the re/insurance market.

  • Should I stay or should I go?

    04 November 2015

    There’s plenty of talk of how recent mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are impacting clients, but what about employees?

  • The cost of carbon

    04 November 2015

    As the concept of developing markets for trading in carbon emissions continues to unfold, it may hold opportunities for the insurance industry.

  • RISKbitz

    04 November 2015

    London draws a record broker crowd while the Lexit referendum remains in the balance...

  • It could all end in tiers

    04 November 2015

    Everyone was talking about M&A at Baden-Baden this year – as well as the eye watering prospect of further big reductions in reinsurance pricing at renewal time

  • Alternative capital ready to go mainstream

    19 October 2015

    The January 1 renewals will be a tense affair, although rate reductions will not be as severe as they have in recent years, Scor's Victor Peignet has predicted.

  • Insurers focusing on tail risk

    19 October 2015

    Tail risk is increasingly under the microscope as insurers review their reinsurance strategies, Hannover Re's Michael Pickel has told Reactions.

  • Low interest rates add to soft market woes in Europe

    19 October 2015

    The pricing floor has been reached in the German non-life reinsurance market, according to Achim Bosch, executive director of General Reinsurance AG, and the market is storing up problems for itself that will be magnified by the low interest rate environment.

  • Ironshore CEO turns to fees business

    25 October 2015

    Ironshore is increasingly turning to fees business in a bid to offset the intense pricing pressure currently affecting the industry.

  • Sanctions the new norm: IIL - FREE

    13 October 2015

    Get ready for greater use of sanctions in foreign policy, with re/insurance and financial services playing a leading role in the minds of policymakers, warns an IIL lecture.

  • Florida competition to rise at 1/1

    26 October 2015

    Competition in the Florida market is expected to rise once again at January 1 after reinsurers took a tougher stance back in June and July.

  • El Niño to decrease wildfire threat

    26 October 2015

    The arrival of a strong El Niño in the coming months is expected to dampen down the significant threat posed by wildfires in the western US.

  • Jago urges caution over cyber push

    25 October 2015

    Willis' global chairman believes too many companies are naively entering the cyber insurance market without truly understanding the risks.


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  • Global growth in 2016 to boost industry

    24 November 2015

    The non-life global re/insurance industry is expected to benefit from continued economic growth in 2016 and 2017, Swiss Re has predicted.

  • JLT Re’s Nick Duffin moves to Bermuda

    24 November 2015

    Nick Duffin will move from JLT Re’s London offices to Bermuda as a partner where he will maintain his existing clients but will also work on expanding the Bermudian business.



Financial management

  • FCA to put Big Data use under scrutiny

    25 November 2015

    The growing importance of Big Data in the insurance industry has not gone unnoticed by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

  • ACR opens in Shanghai

    25 November 2015

    China’s regulator has granted approval for reinsurer ACR to open a Shanghai office.

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Legal and regulation


November 2015 
In this month's Reactions
 US special report
 Baden Baden roundup
 Talent management focus
 Don Kramer interview

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