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Group optimistic despite MENA challenges.
Baertschi to succeed Higginbotham.
Former chief commercial officer appointed to new role.
Alison Martin fills role left by Amanda Blanc.
Talent and regulation have emerged as major barriers to growth.
Islamic insurance is on the rise in one of the largest MENA markets, and around the globe.
The insurer had a “solid” year after the challenges of 2017.
One of Africa’s leading local reinsurers says increased competition and exchange rates have hit its bottom line.
For years re/insurers in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been inadequately pricing catastrophe risk – and change in attitudes and pricing are not coming soon enough.
Africa Re’s group managing director and CEO, Corneille Karekezi, gives his perspective on the outlook for the continent’s reinsurance markets.
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.
Steve Dixon, Ace’s regional managing director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) suggests that the Arab Spring has spurred the insurer into pursuing new facultative reinsurance opportunities within the region.
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.
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.
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.
Martin Sullivan, who was appointed deputy chairman of Willis last year, discusses his role and objectives now that he has re-invented himself as a broker after formerly being CEO of AIG.
Michael McGavick has led an impressive turnaround at XL Group since he took over with the insurance and reinsurance firm in crisis. He explains how he did it, what lies in store for XL and what he thinks about AIG.
Stefan Lippe has overseen a rapid turnaround at Swiss Re. But he still has much work to do to pay back a capital injection from Warren Buffett, convince rating agencies it deserves to be in the double-A range, and win back the confidence of clients and shareholders.
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