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Swiss Re: This is why there is a growing need for structu...

Blog from Peter Liebwein, Swiss Re's Global Head P&C Structured Solutions.

LIVE: Rendez-Vous Reporter Daily 4

Fourth and final Reactions daily packed full of interviews and analysis released today.

DARAG completes transfer of reinsurance deal

Agrees deal with Maltese reinsurer Axeria Re and the original insurer located in France.

LIVE: Rendez-Vous Reporter Daily 3

Reactions presents the third in our series of four supplements over the week the industry would have been descending on Monte Carlo.

Compre eyes capital raise

Legacy acquirer looking for growth capital to take advantage of market conditions.

LIVE: Rendez-Vous Reporter Daily 2

Reactions presents the second of four dailies in the week that would have been the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous.

LIVE: Rendez-Vous Reporter Daily 1

Reactions presents an online 30-page supplement full of expert interviews and analysis.

AM Best affirms Allianz ratings

Rating agency gives insurer and subsidiaries a stable outlook.

Zurich brings Underwriting and Claims together

Sierra Signorelli takes expanded role as Group Chief Underwriting Officer in restructure.

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How European insurance regulators are responding to climate risk

By Michael Lewis, Head of ESG Thematic Research; Murray Birt, Senior ESG Strategist; Marlon Rockenfeller, Head of Insurance Strategy & Advisory, EMEA & APA; and Thomas Gillmann, Insurance Strategy & Advisory, EMEA & APAC.

How the COVID-19 pandemic can spur green-bond investing

Julian Bras of Allianz Global Investors discusses how the coronavirus could encourage green bond uptake.

Editor's comment: GDPR: which insurer will be whacked first?

Financial institutions are in a tizzy regarding the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to its steep fines and extensive requirements- who will be the first insurers to feel the sting?

Senior reporter comment: After Brexit - FREE

It’s no exaggeration to say that in London on the morning of Friday June 24, there was an outbreak of grief, heartbreak and tears, following the news that Brexit had triumphed in the referendum and the UK was set to leave the EU.

Editor's comment: Protectionism and Brexit - FREE

Protectionism is about the worst enemy that re/insurance faces, aside from Armageddon at the hands of war or natural catastrophe.

Garry Booth comment: Future shock warning - FREE

Some of what Alvin Toffler, author of influential book Future Shock, said about society could be applied to the insurance industry’s state of mind.

Editor's comment: Reinsurers' sleight of hand - FREE

The cheating phase of reserve releases is well underway, but reinsurers' underlying RoEs are reaching new lows, David Benyon, editor of Reactions, writes.

Reactions April digital issue online now!

This month's magazine issue celebrates 35 years of Reactions, plus features on terrorism, Iran sanctions, reinsurance broking and the run-off market.

M&A covers: After the happy ending

Plenty of excitement surrounds news of a merger or acquisition, but often only part of the story ever makes it into the press.

Interviews

Adapting to investment shock

Allianz UK CIO Ying Ye discusses where several long-term opportunities may lie.

Protecting assets in a crisis

SCOR Global Investments’ CEO says safeguarding should be prioritised in the immediate term.

Keeping up with the complex risk landscape as a CRO

Today’s chief risk officers operate in a more dynamic environment than ever, says Frieder Knüpling, Group CRO at SCOR and chair of the CRO Forum.

Q&A: Asset adaptation - the way forward

Insurers are adapting their investment portfolios to enhance returns, optimise capital and improve overall resilience, according to Moiz Khan, Investment Strategist at Aviva Investors.

Regime change: Pool Re's Julian Enoizi

Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi spoke to Reactions about the new deal struck with the Treasury and the changes he is now driving through to modernise the UK'?s terrorism risk reinsurance pool.

Profiles: Top women in re/insurance

Profiles: Contrary to the diverse consumer base insurance serves, most industry C-suites are dominated by white, older men. Reactions speaks to some of the industry’s most renowned women as well as what can be done to get more women in the industry.

Kevin O'Donnell's tough act to follow at RenRe

Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.

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.

Latest Issue

September 2020

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Cover interview with Sompo International Commercial P&C CEO Chris Gallagher
  • Reinsurance renewals in focus 
  • CEO Risk Forum 2020
  • London Market Awards gallery and round-up

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