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  • Foreign insurers may boost Indian economy

    01 December 2014

    India could be an insurance hub if the government implements proposals to raise the cap on foreign direct investment to 49%, Indian industry leaders said.

  • Indian Summit Roundtable

    01 December 2014

    Growth opportunities abound in India, a panel decided at the recent Indian Insurance Summit In London

  • Hurricanes set to make a comeback in 2015 – Munich Re

    01 December 2014

    Hurricanes will probably make a comeback to the North Atlantic from mid-2015

  • The future for ILS: Retro indemnity catastrophe bonds

    14 November 2014

    Reactions, in partnership with risk modelling firm RMS, hosted a roundtable in New York to discuss the potential ways insurance linked securities could develop in the future and in particular, the possible growth of retro indemnity catastrophe bonds.

  • In The Spotlight - Franz-Josef Hahn, Peak Re

    14 November 2014

    It is nearly two years since Peak Re first launched in Hong Kong with a mission to modernise the reinsurance industry in Asia Pacific. Nicky Burridge interviews chief executive Franz-Josef Hahn.

  • High Frequency Trading - The threat to insurers

    14 November 2014

    Following publication of Michael Lewis' Flashboys - an exposé of high-frequency trading (“HFT”) in the US equity market – an all-too-familiar story of financial scandal is playing out on Wall Street.

  • Reasinter looks to build on coverholder status

    14 November 2014

    Mexican broker Reasinter hopes to expand its operations having recently been handed a coverholder licence by Lloyd’s.

  • Asset Managers back less liquidity for higher returns

    14 November 2014

    Reactions in association with PineBridge Investments and BlackRock hosted a presentation and panel discussion in the Old Library at Lloyd's, where investment managers at insurers heard experts from the macro-economic, asset management, equity analyst and hedge-fund strategy sectors, discussing the challenges and opportunities facing investment managers today.

  • ANALYSIS: The 10 big Cat dangers

    14 November 2014

    At a recent AM Best seminar on "the 10 major threats". Carlos Wong Fupuy, Senior Director, Analytics, and Catherine Thomas, director, analytics, listed the five top "knock-out punches" and the five top "slow and painful deaths"

  • EU changes tack on insurer investments

    14 November 2014

    COMMENT: The recent announcements from the EU on changes to capital requirements for certain asset backed-securities were more important for what they signified than for their intrinsic significance

  • Swiss Re CEO Michel Liès urges "covering the gaps"

    14 November 2014

    Reinsurers should worry less about excess capital and more about covering the gaps, according to Swiss Re CEO Michel Liès. Peter Birks reports.

  • Insurers push for family friendly workplace

    12 November 2014

    Many insurers around the world take measures to support their employees’ family lives but we may be surprised at how this is done in regions and cultures different to our own as expectations of how families operate vary.

  • Convergence Quarterly

    12 November 2014

    During the 12 months to June 30, 13 new sponsors obtained risk protection, a record number. By the half-way point of 2014 there were $22.4bn worth of bonds on risk, up $4.6bn on the position 12 months previously.

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Latest News by Sector

North America

  • Starr ready to provide terrorism coverage

    19 December 2014

    Starr has the capacity to provide standalone terror coverage despite the failure to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria), Hank Greenberg has said.

  • Tria failure could hurt mortgage market

    18 December 2014

    The failure to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act could hurt the collateralised backed mortgage market as well as lowering insurance coverage.

Casualty/liability

  • Chaucer moves into Lloyd's Shanghai

    19 December 2014

    Chaucer has hired Raina Li to front its move into Lloyd's Shanghai-based China platform.

  • Talanx expands further in Chile

    19 December 2014

    Germany's Talanx is to buy a majority stake in Chilean insurer Inversiones Magallenes, propelling Talanx to Number Two in the Chilean motor market

Bermuda

  • Aspen Re renews Silverton Re

    19 December 2014

    Aspen Re, the reinsurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has renewed Silverton Re for 2015.

  • Third Point Re to invest in Hiscox ILS fund

    19 December 2014

    Third Point Re is re-aligning itself with Hiscox but investing in its Kiskadee ILS platform as it put its Third Point Reinsurance Opportunities Fund into run-off.

Property-catastrophe

  • Aspen Re renews Silverton Re

    19 December 2014

    Aspen Re, the reinsurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has renewed Silverton Re for 2015.

  • Starr ready to provide terrorism coverage

    19 December 2014

    Starr has the capacity to provide standalone terror coverage despite the failure to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria), Hank Greenberg has said.

Europe

Financial management

  • Aspen Re renews Silverton Re

    19 December 2014

    Aspen Re, the reinsurance segment of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited has renewed Silverton Re for 2015.

  • Third Point Re to invest in Hiscox ILS fund

    19 December 2014

    Third Point Re is re-aligning itself with Hiscox but investing in its Kiskadee ILS platform as it put its Third Point Reinsurance Opportunities Fund into run-off.

Lloyd's and London Market

Legal and regulation

  • Starr ready to provide terrorism coverage

    19 December 2014

    Starr has the capacity to provide standalone terror coverage despite the failure to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (Tria), Hank Greenberg has said.

  • UK’s Flood Re finally gets the greenlight

    18 December 2014

    UK insurers and the Government have come to a final agreement on Flood Re, the pooled insurance system which will allow high risk homes to obtain insurance against floods.

17 Dec 2014

In this week's Reactions the Review
RSA restructures organisation
Aviation exposures to exceed $1trn by 2020
Why Tria authorisation failed in the Senate
Final stretch for India Insurance Bill

http://www.reactionsnet.com/pdf/theReview/ReactionsIssue25.3.pdf
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