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RMS' new CEO charts course

The appointment of Silicon Valley veteran Karen White to the top position at RMS reaffirms its commitment towards utilising new technology to revolutionise its offerings.

Rising US interest rates slash Beazley's investment income

The firm pinned a decline in net investment income of roughly 90% for the first half of the year on rising interest rates in the US, although chief executive Andrew Horton is adamant that these hikes will offer increased returns by year's end.

Cats take higher than expected toll on Travelers

Catastrophe losses were $50m more than expected for the quarter leading to a decline in net and core income.

Haley to stay at WTW helm until 2021

The Willis Towers Watson board has extended the contract of veteran chief executive John Haley who will now stay in the company's driving seat until January 1, 2021.

Allstate estimates Q2 pre-tax cat losses at $906m

Allstate's estimated pre-tax catastrophe claims reached $906m in the second quarter, with the insurer's 2018 proving to less impactful at the mid-way point of the year when compared with 2017.

Brit grows Sussex Re with new hires

Brit's collateralised reinsurance arm Sussex Re has added Richard Slater and Adam Champion to its roster.

Liberty expands with two arrivals from AIG

Liberty expands team with two senior underwriting roles filled by ex-AIG underwriting managers.

Brexit drives Markel to open in Germany

Markel Corporation has been granted a license by BaFin, the German federal financial supervisory authority, to establish an insurance company in Germany.

The last frontier

Outside of South Africa, the African continent is coming into its own with a long-term strategy a must for success in the region.

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Telematics for ships

Marine insurance is an old business, but new ways of studying shipping data could afford hull and machinery underwriters better insight into the risks they are insuring.

Alt cap growth blows past Q4 roadblocks

Alternative capital investors have adapted to the hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes that occurred late last year, with industry brokers in agreement that capacity will rise again in 2018.

An improving forecast for weather risk specialists

The outlook for weather risk management is looking bright thanks to increasing demand, reduced basis risk and better products.

Life insurers’ secret weapon: Behavioral economics

For life insurers, behavioral economics is the key to bridging a protection gap of approximately $12bn.

Insurers in search of a future-proof investment strategy

How should insurers adapt their investment strategy to a rising interest rate environment and future uncertainties around inflation? AXA-IM’s Mathilde Sauvé and Chris Price discuss the implications of a changing market dynamic and the choices available to insurers in the UK and the Eurozone.

Market disjointed on terror risk

The shift in how terror attacks are perpetrated has left a divide in the market as to how to properly cover the risk.

QBE primed for North America growth

QBE North America’s CEO Russell Johnston has carried on where his predecessor Dave Duclos left off in driving through stability at the business, with growth now on the cards.

A decade of change

Mike Foley has spent the past decade at the helm of Zurich North America, but his time with the carrier is now ending. He looks back at the last 10 years and tells Reactions about his future plans.

Rolling with the punches

A record-breaking hurricane season and historic wildfires have delivered a series of punches to the re/insurance market which has left it nursing a black eye and a broken nose, but the knock-out blow has failed to land.

China’s cyber risk market starts to take shape

China’s cyber insurance market is set to move up a gear in the aftermath of 2017’s damaging malware attacks and the introduction of comprehensive new security laws that businesses must comply with.

LMA puts spotlight on international casualty

The Lloyd’s Market Association has followed up its 2015 survey into the international casualty treaty market by commissioning another study, and the results show the sector is primed to shift.

Year in review

The global re/insurance industry experienced all manner of challenges in 2017, with cyber-attacks, hurricanes and wildfires all causing concern.

RMS lends hand to NFIP rating update

RMS is partnering with actuarial firm Milliman to create a new – and many would argue much needed – rating plan for the beleaguered National Flood Insurance Program.

Industry to witness “healthy level” of M&A in next three ...

Respondents to a new Willis Towers Watson survey feel the industry will see fewer mergers and acquisitions over the coming years, but those deals that do occur will be greater in scale.

With capital draining away, the only way is up for rates ...

Non-life re/insurance rates are expected to increase as a result of the serious drain on capital caused by several large natural catastrophe events in 2017, according to Swiss Re.

Women in Insurance 2018

Reactions has once again compiled a report highlighting some of the women who hold the top spots in the re/insurance industry.

Emerging Risks 2018

What are the major risks that will impact the global re/insurance industry in 2018? That was the question Reactions posed to some of the global re/insurance market’s senior and well placed figures.

Industry keeping tabs on climate change

Managing Editor's Comment: The industry is keeping a close eye on the impact of climate change as hurricanes and wildfires hit bottom lines.

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May 2018

 

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  • Peter Röder interview
  • Dominic Addesso interview
  • Political risk report
  • Ivan Gonzalez interview
  • Digitisation in London
  • Michael Watson interview
  • Demian Smith interview

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