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 issue.
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 basis.
January 1 Reinsurance Renewals Debriefing - The thinking man’s market
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 market
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 programmes
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 commercial use.
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 estimates.
WEF warns on social turmoil in 2012
The World 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
The 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 Garry Booth.
Survey reveals risk managers’ fears
The risks that keep the risk managers of corporate giants awake at night are revealed in a new survey from Swiss insurer Gnome Industrial Solutions.
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 out.
RISKbitz appointments latest
Mega Broker appoints Norbert Pahmgrieser, Charles Badpenny joins Pariah Partners, and more!