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‘Alternative capital hasn’t tapped into Eastern Europe or MENA yet’: Aon

By Tomas Novotny

Cedants in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa are yet to fully embrace the burgeoning alternative capital markets, according to Aon’s Tomas Novotny

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Driving innovation in the legal industry

By Jonathan Moss

DWF’s head of transport and marine specialist Jonathan Moss discusses the legal implications of AI, blockchain and big data analytics for the insurance industry

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In 2018, it was the retro tail that wagged the reinsurance dog.

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Follow the money to measure connected risk

By Suki Basi

Russell Group founder Suki Basi provides the solution to the connected risk dilemma

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Cyber: Does familiarity breed capacity?

By Tom Johansmeyer

PCS’ assistant vice president Tom Johansmeyer discusses the challenges in underwriting high excess layers in affirmative cyber and the obstacles brokers must overcome when placing large programmes

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A market unmoved – but not unchanged

By Dieter Winkel

The (re)insurance market must be poised to respond to the profound changes facing the industry, according to Liberty Mutual Re’s president Dieter Winkel

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A messy quarter...

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Today is not just the start of the Baden-Baden Congress. It also marks the first full week of the third quarter reporting season.

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R&Q shows commitment to program market with Accredited

Re-Insurance asks Colin Johnson and Todd Campbell what is behind the recent rebrand of its program underwriting division and why demand is growing for its services on both sides of the Atlantic

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Lessons from the loss creep

By Kenneth Tolson

Kenneth Tolson, US president of claims solutions at loss adjuster Crawford & Company, considers the demand for model innovations that have arisen following last year’s loss creep burden and explains why the challenge of carrying out inspections post Florence and Michael should be a very different experience to the terrible ...

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Alternative capital put to the test

By Bertrand Romagne

Bertrand Romagne, CEO Europe and CUO, P&C International reinsurance at Axa XL on the burgeoning ILS alternative capital market and the importance of scale

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Own our Future

By Jan Ekberg

Axis Re’s president EMEA & LatAm Jan Ekberg on how the industry must evolve and change some of its long-established ways of doing business

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Differentiated approach from reinsurers key to Nordic and Benelux growth: Aon

In an ever more crowded market, reinsurers looking to grow their books in Nordic and Benelux countries will be helped by taking a focussed and segmented approach to evaluating their clients, according to Aon’s regional head

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Hail models are a tool, not a silver bullet

By Stefan Ritz

Stefan Ritz, assistant vice president of catastrophe pricing at Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) explains how new modelling tools can shed more light on hail risk

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Free your capital and your cash will follow!

Russell Group founder and managing director Suki Basi discusses how carriers can deploy their capital to optimal effect

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How GDPR is reshaping the cyber insurance landscape

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulation aimed at protecting personal data are creating new exposures for companies at risk of cyber attack, opening up new risk transfer opportunities for insurers, according to Partner Re’s European senior specialty casualty underwriter Chris McEvoy

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Stemming the flow of the flood protection gap

Hannover Re’s Michael Pickel – who is responsible for P&C reinsurance in North America and continental Europe – discusses what Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can teach carriers writing flood coverage in Europe

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Q&A: Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO of reinsurance at Scor Global P&C

Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO of reinsurance at Scor Global P&C on independence, M&A and his advice for the new CEO of Lloyd’s John Neal

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Fast-growing cyber market brings opportunities and threats

With cyber the fasting growing line of insurance business in modern history, Guy Carpenter’s CEO of International James Nash talks to Re-Insurance about how cover is evolving to keep pace with the changing market…

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Paying the price...

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As delegates arrive at Baden-Baden for the annual reinsurance congress it seems appropriate to begin with a German proverb: “Das Billige ist immer das Teuerste”.

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Closing the protection gap with public private enterprises

Emma Karhan, leader of the Public Private Enterprise (PPE) specialty practice of Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business on how PPEs can learn from each other and move the costs of the protection gap to the private sector