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Women’s pay still lagging

Insurance industry officials still see hindrances in women’s pay and promotion opportunities and say they need men’s co-operation to move forward.

AIG to acquire Glatfelter

AIG has agreed to buy US broker, Glatfelter for an undisclosed sum.

Lloyd's makes a profit, but down on previous year

Lloyd’s of London has announced a pre-tax profit of £588m for the first half of 2018.

Insurtech advancing L&H data AI

Insurtech transactions reached a new peak in the second quarter of 2018 - exceeding $5bn - thanks to AI advances in the sector giving insurers more tools to predict risk and utilise new data.

EY Roundtable 2018

Read about EY's roundtable on re/insurance's technological revolution.

Rising MENA catastrophes pushing diversification

The domestic reinsurance market in the MENA region is an insular one, but a steady increase in the number of natural catastrophes in the region is fuelling a push for more foreign business.

Sweeney new chief underwriter at RSA

RSA’s UK and international business appoints Adrian Sweeney as chief underwriting officer.

Cioppa appointed to non-voting FSOC role

Eric Cioppa will succeed New Jersey commissioner Peter Hartt in Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) role.

Fraser succeeds Grogan at Marsh UK

Marsh appoints Alistair Fraser as CEO of UK corporate division, replacing Joe Grogan who becomes chairman, Marsh Ireland.

Magazine

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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September 2018

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Monte Carlo preview
  • Pina Albo interview
  • Albert Benchimol interview
  • Christian Mumenthaler interview
  • Urs Baertschi interview
  • CEO Risk Forum
  • Arch Capital Group Roundtable
  • Run-off focus
  • Asset management report
  • Brexit - deal or no deal?

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