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Reactions' 2020 Latin American Award winners revealed

Virtual celebration of excellence highlighted by tribute to TransRe’s Javier Vijil.

CCRIF pays Haiti $7.2m in Laura rainfall losses

Parametric policy pays out after significant damage.

IRB Brasil Re signs up to Insurdata portal

Insurtech company hails decision as endorsement of platform.

Beazley expands Colombia offering

Launches cyber and financial lines products.

BMS signs preferred partner deal with Chilean broker

Group to target fac and treaty placements spanning property cat, financial lines, surety and construction.

Pandemic impact: The Latin American perspective

While the region might not incur as many insured losses as others, engaging remotely with clients is a whole new ballgame.

AFL unveils new head of LatAm desk

Former Willis director and market veteran to help build Latin American business.

Lloyd’s appoints new LatAm country managers

Offices in Mexico and Colombia confirm heads.

OdysseyRe appoints new LatAm executive

Marcano replaces Dickson, who moves on to Hudson Insurance Group.

Comments

Americas editor comment: Latam growth elusive - FREE

Once the leading lights of the Latin American re/insurance industry departed the Ritz Carlton resort in Miami following our recent event, a couple of key issues stuck in the mind.

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.

Americas editor comment: Miami beckons LatAm leaders - FREE

Reactions is busy preparing itself for the first of our annual awards events, writes Christopher Munro, Reactions' Americas editor.

Americas editor comment: LatAm opportunities and pitfalls

Protectionism and potential mark out Latin America as a region of opportunity but also frustration, writes Christopher Munro.

Americas Editor Comment: Waiting for the Fed

Christopher Munro on the long wait for a Fed interest rate rise, and Latin America’s travails.

Garry Booth comment: Climate change affects credit

More frequent and extreme weather events that occur as a result of climate change could damage companies'? credit profiles in the future, according to a report published by Standard & Poor?s.

The future’s fiercest reinsurance rivals

Comment: A recent PwC report reveals the successful attributes of the reinsurer of the future. One of its most useful insights is for reinsurance firms to recognise future rivals will be in Asia and other developing markets, says Reactions' managing editor Michael Loney.

Interviews

Saying ‘Hello’ in LatAm

Industry veteran Manuel Almenara discusses Hello ZUM, an InsurTech solution designed as a distribution facilitation tool.

Marsh, GC and JLT's LatAm Fac business united

The consolidated business will be called Carpenter Marsh Fac Re.

Micro insurance consortium: Aspen’s Mario Vitale interview

Developing products that actually meet the needs of those in emerging economies, as well as creating reliable and user-friendly ways of both paying premium and collecting claims, will all determine whether the multi-company multi insurance venture incubator is a success, says Aspen’s Mario Vitale.

Colombia interview: Suramericana's CEO

Suramericana, Colombia's largest insurance company, wants to pursue plans of international expansion at the same time that competition in its domestic market becomes fiercer, according to Gonzalo Pérez Rojas, the company's CEO.

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.

Interview: John Nelson, chairman of Lloyd's - The internationalist

John Nelson has had a busy first year as chairman of Lloyd’s, with the market’s Vision 2025 plan his biggest contribution so far. He believes the make-up of firms and people at Lloyd’s is not diverse enough.

Profile: Antonio Huertas takes throne at Mapfre

The new king of Spain’s largest insurer is uncomfortable about sovereign risk following rating agencies downgrading the firm because of its home country's economic woes.

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.

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.

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September 2020

 

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

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