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  • Swiss Re’s Smith: NFIP is “unsustainable”

    Interview: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is unsustainable, says Swiss Re’s Americas CEO Eric Smith. He and others are now suggesting that the private sector needs to take up some of the burden to ensure flood protection remains in the US.

  • Canada M&A good for reinsurers: Swiss Re’s Ludlow

    Interview: Swiss Re’s Canada CEO believes consolidation among Canadian insurers will boost reinsurance demand as well as kick-start cat bonds. Insurers are also looking for reinsurance as a result of onerous new solvency requirements for BC earthquake.

  • Albert Benchimol: Axis Capital ready to thrive

    Interview: Albert Benchimol has had a busy year since taking over as CEO of Bermudian insurer and reinsurer Axis Capital, dealing with the ousting of its chairman and Superstorm Sandy losses. He is now confident that a strong period of growth is ahead for his firm.

  • Eiopa defends interim Solvency II measures

    We ask Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's executive director, for more details on interim guidelines for Solvency II and his response to criticism from insurers and reinsurers over the directive's delay.

  • NAIC seeks "mutual evaluation" with Solvency II

    Interview: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recognises that the clunky US regulation system could be improved but is not taking Europe as its model, say its CEO Terri Vaughan and president Kevin McCarty.

  • IRB’s Leonardo Paixão thinking beyond Brazil

    IRB-Brasil Re has had a tough time adjusting to no longer holding a monopoly of the Brazilian reinsurance market. Its plan to cope with losing market share in its own country is to aggressively target growth in other markets, its chairman tells Reactions.

  • INTERVIEW: Frank O’Halloran – QBE’s Mr 15%

    Frank O’Halloran has a tough return target for Australian insurance and reinsurance group QBE and he is not budging, despite stagnant pricing, falling investment returns and first-half catastrophes.

  • Eric Dinallo: New York's insurance cop

    Eric Dinallo, state insurance superintendent of New York, last year found himself at the centre of AIG's fight for survival as well as the bond insurance debacle. For his next trick he plans to revive the New York insurance exchange.

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