Opinion

  • John-Neal
    Opinion

    The toughest job in (re)insurance…

    2018-09-09T06:00:00Z

    Right now, there can be few tougher jobs than being the next CEO of Lloyd’s because of the strategic challenges the market faces and the difficulty of implementing change at any institution with no shareholders and – at times – fractious stakeholders.

  • US hurricane 2017
    Opinion

    $350 billion of US run-off business now in play: Pro

    2018-09-12T04:35:00Z

    The law formerly known as Regulation 68 may not sound like a revolutionary piece of legislation, but it has the potential to energise the US insurance market and release billions of dollars of capital in the non-life run off market, which in total is estimated at $350bn.

  • Japan flooding
    Opinion

    Am I interrupting you?

    2018-09-12T04:23:00Z

    It is perhaps hard to believe that since Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma battered the US in 2005, an issue which has long been a source of concern for reinsurers and retrocessionaires continues to be of major concern, writes Gavin Coull, partner and head of reinsurance at law firm BLM.

  • Africa pic 16.10.17
    Opinion

    IGI prepares for further growth in Africa

    2018-09-12T04:20:00Z

    Dubai-headquartered carrier IGI is building out it’s presence in Africa, Youssef Alaoui chief executive officer of IGI Casablanca has said.

  • Cyber - generic
    Opinion

    Addressing the opportunity and challenge of cyber risk

    2018-09-12T04:15:00Z

    Cyber is more than a product or a peril. It is embedded in the very fabric of the world we live in and a feature of every risk and every business that re/insurance touches.

  • Houston harvey flooding
    Opinion

    HIM: Chasing the outlier

    2018-09-12T04:14:00Z

    Peter Dailey says RMS’ loss estimates from last year’s storms were credible. Its up to all modelling firms to be transparent about how they calculate their post-loss estimates.

  • Opinion

    ‘The cycle isn’t dead, it’s resting’: JLT Re’s Flandro

    2018-09-12T04:10:00Z

    The reinsurance market hasn’t seen the end of the cyclical market, JLT Re’s global head of analytics David Flandro has said.

  • Aon building, London
    Opinion

    ILS update

    2018-09-12T04:07:00Z

    Following record catastrophe bond issuance in 2017, and the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, the insurance-linked securities sector could have had a challenging time maintaining its momentum, writes Aon.

  • Cyber crime
    Opinion

    Plugging technology gaps to add value to cyber risk mitigation

    2018-09-12T03:59:00Z

    Reinsurers are quickly becoming leaders in the understanding and management of cyber risks, writes Axis Re’s chief underwriting officer Megan Thomas.

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    Opinion

    What are the legal implications of Brexit?

    2018-09-11T06:16:00Z

    Brexit is likely to be front of mind for many at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous this year so Kennedys’ head of corporate and public affairs Deborah Newberry explains some of the implications for insurers.