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AM Best changes Aspen outlooks to negative

Rating agency points to losses over last three years that have eroded capital.

COVID-19 puts hard stop on Japan's motor insurers

Market had been stagnating anyway before virus hit.

Be strong. Be fair. Be creative.

Reactions’ Editor-in-Chief on why right now, a little mercy can go a long way.

Why ‘PRIA’ can’t just be TRIA

The federal backstop cannot serve as an off-the-shelf solution for Pandemic Risk Insurance, Jason Schupp writes.

COVID-19: the ultimate disruptor

Contributing Editor Garry Booth discusses the pandemic's far-reaching effects.

Hyperion X and Vario partner on ILS cover

Firms seeing growing demand for products less exposed to financial markets during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Marsh acquires Assurance

Illinois-based independent agency to lead Midwest region for Marsh & McLennan Agency.

Willis Re: Reinsurers seek COVID-19 exclusions at 1.4

Reinsurance broker provides its commentary on the renewals, reporting on which lines saw the largest price rises.

Reactions' April issue online now!

Issue includes analysis of how risk managers are responding to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as special sections devoted to the broking sector and cyber market.

Comments

Editor's comment: What does the future have in store?

Reaction's editor Andrew Putwain reflects on his experiences in the market thus far.

Editor's comment: What could have been...

Reactions editor Christopher Munro considers what might have been with England at the World Cup and Bermuda's role in the re/insurance industry.

Garry Booth comment: Fort McMurray wake-up - FREE

Under successive leaders, Canada has been one of the worst performers on the global stage in terms of climate protection.

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.

Garry Booth comment: no COP out for insurers - FREE

As the euphoria around the “success” of the COP21 climate talks subsides, and reality bites, the insurance industry can start to take stock of what it all means for them.

Garry Booth Comment: States in denial over climate risks

Worsening weather related disasters have raised climate change on the US agenda, writes Garry Booth

Editor’s comment: Icahn threat to oust AIG boss

Investor activism has caught up with insurance sector conservatism, writes David Benyon.

Editor's comment: China: crisis, disaster, ambition, expansion

Whatever does happen next in the sector, it’s a safe bet that the arc of China’s story will figure increasingly prominently on the global re/insurance stage.

Garry Booth comment: What’s hiding in Tianjin’s tail?

There’s a growing sense of unease around the wider loss implications of the explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin.

Interviews

When is a Hippo a unicorn?

A look at the homeowners InsurTech’s latest plans, which include expanding its footprint with a bit of assistance.

Saying ‘Hello’ in LatAm

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

Munich Re betting on Lloyd’s ‘return to innovation’

Munich Re’s Dominick Hoare discusses with Mark Richardson the firm's Syndicate in a Box strategy.

Kathleen Savio: All In

Safeguarding tomorrow begins with today’s mindful efforts in action, says Zurich North America's CEO.

Cover interview: Tony Kuczinski

Tony Kuczinski, President/CEO of Munich Re U.S. Holding, articulates the evolution of both primary-side players and reinsurers.

A view from Bermuda on ILS in 2020

Hanni Ali, head of ILS for Hamilton, on how alternative capital will flow in this year.

Earned perspective - AIG's Duffy on Bermuda

Catherine Duffy, Country Manager of Bermuda for AIG’s General Insurance business, reflects on her decades in the industry.

Asian re/insurance can prosper in new economic phase

AXA XL's Peter Schmidt and Ann Chua say the value proposition of re/insurance must be told to the emerging middle class in Asia.

The ‘future’ is now: The John Neal interview

Lloyd's CEO sits down to discuss his vision for the future of the market.

Latest Issue

April 2020

   

In this month's Reactions

  • Cover feature on risk managers' approach to COVID-19
  • Insurance broking forum
  • Cyber market review
  • Coronavirus industry impact analysis

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