The February 2012
issue of Reactions is now online.
The cover story is an interview with Greg Case, CEO of
insurance broker Aon. He gives us his thoughts on how data is
changing the broking industry.
The issue also has an in-depth January 1 2012 reinsurance
renewals de-briefing, giving detailed price movements by region
and business line. In addition, there is a review of the
aviation insurance market and data of all of the
insurance-linked securities deals in 2011.
Not done there, the issue has a Bermuda special focus. We
spoke to some of the island’s leading executives
about the state of the market and what they believe are the big
issues for this year. We also have an exclusive interview with
John Berger, who told us how he is getting on with building his
new start-up reinsurer Third Point Re.
Click through to read a selection of stories from the
Aon's Greg Case on insurance broking's future
INTERVIEW: Greg Case, CEO of Aon, believes that the insurance
broker can help its customers manage their way through the
tough global operating environment and rise to the challenge of
new and complex risks by working on a more robust fact
January 1 Reinsurance Renewals Debriefing - The thinking
There was plenty to consider at the 1/1 reinsurance renewals,
such as near-record catastrophe losses and irksome risk
modelling issues. Now that feedback is in from reinsurers,
brokers and cedants, we try to make sense of it all.
Bermuda Insurance and Reinsurance Market Review
Bermuda’s insurers and reinsurers have weathered a
torrid 2011 for catastrophes and are now looking optimistically
forward to this year, with further price increases and M&A
the talk of the island.
Economic and regulatory issues face Bermuda
Feature: Woeful investment returns, cat losses and evolving
regulatory pressures are causing concern for
Bermuda’s insurers and reinsurers.
John Berger: Third Point Re "alive and well!"
Interview: Former Alterra reinsurance CEO John Berger has
proclaimed his new reinsurance firm, Third Point Re, alive and
well following it receiving a financial strength rating of A
from AM Best in early January.
Turbulence ahead for aviation insurance market
Aviation insurers are flying high after stellar results in
2011. But how long will it last?
Dreamliner finally makes debut in insurance
An exciting development for the aviation insurance market and
plane spotters everywhere is the long awaited introduction of
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes into
ILS Data: Cat bonds set for "banner year"
A strong fourth-quarter for cat bonds has some predicting a
"banner year" for the insurance-linked securities market in
2012. Includes full-year data for ILS issuance
Interview: Eric Smith, Swiss Re Americas CEO
Interview: Eric Smith, CEO of Swiss Re Americas, tells
Reactions his views on the January 1 2011 reinsurance renewals
and what areas he sees opportunities for growth.
Marine insurers assess Costa Concordia loss
Analysis: Willis and Moody’s have provided views
on the severity of damage to the insurance and reinsurance
industry Costa Concordia, and the indications are not positive,
while Munich Re and Hannover Re give initial loss
WEF warns on social turmoil in 2012
Economic Forum has reported the economic and social turmoil
have become major risks at the start of 2012, with technology
and regulation also proving concerns.
2011 "record" catastrophe year
world’s biggest reinsurer estimated global insured
losses at $105bn, above the $101bn level of cat claims in 2005,
the next most damaging year.
The 10 (re)insurance themes for 2012
Comment: Guy Carpenter’s reinsurance renewals
report included a handy checklist of the big themes facing the
global insurance and reinsurance market this year. it is
noticeable what themes don’t make the list, says
Michael Loney, managing editor of Reactions.
Disaster management: Crisis, what crisis?
COMMENT: Policymaker and big businesses still have a lot to
learn about resilience, judging from the findings of a new
report from Chatham House, says Reactions contributing editor
Survey reveals risk managers’
The risks that keep the risk managers of corporate giants awake
at night are revealed in a new survey from Swiss insurer Gnome
RISKbitz: Reinsurance presidential race turns nasty
The race to nominate the contender for president of the
Congress of Reinsurance Actuarial Professionals is really
starting to hot up after two candidates dramatically dropped
RISKbitz appointments latest
Mega Broker appoints Norbert Pahmgrieser, Charles Badpenny
joins Pariah Partners, and more!