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  • Has there ever been a more interesting time in (re)insurance for mergers, acquisitions and new capital formations?
  • Tech innovators would be forgiven for looking at our industry and wondering how so little about the way it operates has changed in the past two decades.
  • It’s always fascinating to bring together global reinsurance executives for a 90 minute debate, but doing it virtually in September, half way through the hurricane season, adds extra spice.
  • When we set out our initial plans for (Re)Connect, it was something of a daunting task.
  • The combination of Covid-19, an active hurricane system, hungry investment capital and a sense of market urgency is causing 1.1 to shape up as one of the most interesting renewals for decades.
  • Climate change is increasing the severity of natural catastrophes and insurers can help address the challenge.
  • With Lloyd’s having ventured down a rabbit hole of reinvention, does Bermuda stand to benefit?
  • With the (re)insurance industry at a “flex point”, it needs to improve returns beyond merely meeting the cost of capital .
  • London must find a technological solution that will unite the market and bring it up to date.
  • Dislocation and disruption characterise the rapidly changing US (re)insurance market.
  • Is the much-vaunted collaborative approach by the (re)insurance and tech industries working out as planned?
  • As climate change threatens ever-wilder weather patterns and higher loss events and retro prices soar, is the reinsurance sector facing extinction?
  • A special issue covering the 16th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference.
  • The disconnection between MGA and carrier valuations continues.
  • The last of three special issues covering the APCIA 2019 annual conference.
  • The second of three special issues covering the APCIA 2019 annual conference.
  • The second of two special issues covering the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting.
  • The first of two special issues covering the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting.
  • The first of three special issues covering the APCIA 2019 annual conference.
  • Welcome to our post-event supplement for the The Insurance Insider Honours 2019, which took place on 5 September at Old Billingsgate in London.
  • The last of four daily issues covering the Rendez-Vous de Septembre.
  • The third of four daily issues covering the Rendez-Vous de Septembre.
  • The second of four daily issues covering the Rendez-Vous de Septembre.
  • The first of four daily issues covering the Rendez-Vous de Septembre.
  • The (re)insurance industry has some catching up to do with the wider pace of technological change in the financial services sector.
  • Given the (re)insurance sector’s notorious resistance to change, harnessing technology to aid underwriting excellence has been a slow process.
  • Discipline will be key as the legacy market enters a period of rapid change.
  • The insurance sector needs to get to grips with data capture, storage and utilisation before it can begin to leverage AI and automation.
  • Our in-depth research study explores the current state of, potential growth opportunities for and challenges facing London’s burgeoning delegated authority marketplace.
  • Who would want to run an MGA these days? In fact, the answer is quite a lot of people, actually.
  • Sometimes chairing an industry panel is easy – for this session I only had to ask a couple of questions, seek a little focus and clarification, issue a few challenges and the panellists did the rest.
  • This publication, in association with AdvantageGo, examines the state of global underwriting.
  • As live carriers shake off last night’s excesses and vow to turn over a new leaf, the run-off market can be there to provide a reassuring pat on the back and a sympathetic ear.
  • Artificial intelligence may drive many of the (re)insurance industry’s functions in years to come, but hiring top talent alongside it will be key to the sector’s future success.
  • Technology will prove a useful tool for the (re)insurance industry, but its ability to disintermediate the market is exaggerated.
  • In many ways, The Insurance Insider Roundtable has become the definitive event of the Monte Carlo gathering.
  • A special issue covering the 2018 Singapore International Reinsurance Conference.
  • The last of our special issues covering the PCI 2018 annual conference.
  • The second of three special issues covering the PCI 2018 annual conference.
  • The first of three special issues covering the PCI 2018 annual conference.
  • We are in the middle of one of our industry’s periodically frenetic bouts of deal activity.
  • There seems to be consensus among reinsurers and their broker partners that the industry must be leaner if it is to survive. Technology can certainly play a major part in that ambition.
  • Cyber market protagonists discuss the existential questions around the extent to which underwriters should rely on data and technology to price risk.
  • The second of our special issues covering the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting.
  • The first of two special issues covering the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting.
  • The last of four daily issues covering the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous.
  • The third of four daily issues covering the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous.
  • The second of four daily issues covering the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous.
  • The first of four daily issues covering the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous.
  • How can Bermuda meet the challenge of a changing reinsurance market?
  • Positivity reigns in legacy circles as deals are getting bigger, and are occurring more frequently.
  • The MENA Insurance Pulse is an annual market survey among senior executives of the region’s insurers, reinsurers and brokers.
  • This publication's latest legacy survey finds the sector is having something of a “moment”.
  • The reinsurance migration calendar doesn't usually bring me to Bermuda in December.
  • Bermuda is blessed with some of the best restaurants I've ever had the pleasure to attend, and seafood features heavily.
  • Welcome to the first of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium.
  • Welcome to the second of our daily editions from the 2017 Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium.
  • Welcome to the last of our daily newsletters from this year's PCI conference, which took place on 15-17 October in Chicago.
  • Welcome to the second of our daily newsletters from this year's PCI conference, which took place on 15-17 October in Chicago.
  • Welcome to the first of our daily newsletters from this year's PCI conference, which took place on 15-17 October in Chicago.
  • Welcome to our post-event supplement for the sixth Insurance Insider Honours.
  • In many ways this publication's Monte Carlo Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gathering.
  • This is my 13th straight Rendez-Vous. I have become an RVS teenager
  • Psychologists have proven that in a negotiation it is always a good tactic to anchor your opponent's expectations with your first bid
  • Over the weekend, a huge bloc of Rendez-Vous-ers found that what seems very simple on paper can be fiendishly difficult in practice
  • Awards acceptance speeches are usually quite predictable. But when a Cat-5 hurricane is hurtling towards Florida, predictability is the first casualty...
  • Florida is truly the reinsurance market's risk hothouse. Its coastline produces the bulk of the ILS market's exposure and Florida risks still squeeze out more profit for reinsurers than many other lines of business
  • Back at the end of each of the last few soft markets London-based MGAs have managed to make quite a name for themselves
  • At the moment, it feels like few things in life are a safe bet.
  • Bermuda RT 2016 2017 It's a bit of a cliché to say we're living in interesting times, but clichés become clichés because there's more than an element of truth to them
  • As Hurricane Matthew reached peak intensity and set its sights firmly on Florida in early October there was talk of "the big one": a storm of such magnitude that it could alter the inexorable softening course of the US (re)insurance market
  • The passing of 20 years of The Insurance Insider is a moment to celebrate the achievements of a publication that is now firmly embedded in the global P&C (re)insurance sector.
  • The Insurance Insider Cyber Rankings survey 2016 is the most comprehensive independent survey of London cyber brokers and underwriters ever conducted
  • In the summer of the European football championships, it's difficult to avoid a sporting theme for this opening letter
  • Welcome to our post-event supplement for the fifth Insurance Insider Honours, which took place on the 8 September 2016
  • The third of our special issues from this year's PCI conference
  • Even the most doting parent would admit that they can find their children a trial at times
  • The second of our special issues from this year's PCI conference.
  • It's going to be a long winter in the global insurance village
  • The first of our special issues from this year's PCI conference.
  • Victoria Carter, vice chairman of international operations at Guy Carpenter, discusses the dangers and opportunities that disruption may bring to the (re)insurance industry
  • Nick Frankland, CEO, EMEA, Guy Carpenter, on the challenge of closing the gap between insured and total economic losses
  • I've been involved in a fair few (re)insurance-related debates over the years, and I've no hesitation in saying that this was one of the liveliest, with some strident views and intelligent commentary on where the fac market is headed
  • Another Rendez-Vous has been and gone and the autumn is upon us once more, tingeing us all with melancholy
  • If M&A were a sport it would be more like baseball than basketball
  • Monte Carlo - the place where the poor come to look at the rich and the rich come to feel inadequate
  • This is a great industry. I love it. I always have done and I always will do
  • The power of a good metaphor should never be underestimated
  • Who would have thought it? It turns out the worlds of theatre and reinsurance have many similarities
  • It's not all doom and gloom. The mid-year renewals weren't that bad after all
  • The journey through conflicts of interest in the broking sector.
  • Welcome to the 2015 Major & Complex Loss Review where we look at just a few of the most interesting and challenging losses from the last 12 months - giving you a bird's eye view of the challenges faced by the policyholder and the solutions developed for them. The losses vary enormously, by country or by cause - but the key elements of the solution remain constant: the right person, in the right place at the right time.
  • It's not often that the glitz of the film industry crosses with the glamour of the legacy market
  • It's a great privilege to have a ringside seat when something exciting is happening in the industry.
  • It's a great privilege to have a ringside seat when something exciting is happening in the industry.
  • I think we've got to learn to be a little more consistent in our approach to this great industry of ours
  • I love the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous! In many ways The Insurance Insider Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gathering.
  • Welcome to our post-event supplement for the fourth Insurance Insider Honours, which took place on the 10 September 2015.
  • After a brief sojourn away from the hallowed halls of fac it was lovely to be surrounded by so many familiar faces at this year's Inside FAC Monte Carlo Roundtable.
  • I love the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous! In many ways The Insurance Insider Roundtable has become the definitive event of the gathering.
  • The last of our special issues from this year's PCI conference.
  • The second of our special issues from this year's PCI conference.
  • The first of our special issues from this year's PCI conference.
  • The global (re)insurance industry must have been very bad in a previous life, for the amount of other people's suffering we have had to endure since the global financial crisis began has been enormous
  • It's like the opening credits of the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey: Who or what could this super market phenomenon be?
  • It's like the opening credits of the classic Hanna Barbera cartoon Hong Kong Phooey: Who or what could this super market phenomenon be
  • At its core this industry is so conservative that even the ultra-conservative city-state it calls home once a year seems radical in comparison
  • When change comes, one of the biggest debates is whether it is cyclical and therefore prone to being reversed at some point, or whether it is secular and part of something solid and permanent
  • Like many of you, yesterday I was woken from a planned lie-in by a storm
  • The comedian hosting our fabulous and glittering Insider Honours ceremony last week very amusingly played on the different characteristics of the multiple nationalities that were present at a London-based global industry gathering a couple of days before Monte Carlo
  • The (re)insurance world has always experienced a clash between long-established practices and so-called "new normals" in market dynamics - often with the former winning out against all rational arguments to the contrary
  • What a place Bermuda is. There is so much resourcefulness and drive corralled into such a small geographical area. This is still a place where people come to get things done
  • I could swear the world is spinning faster than it was this time last year
  • Summer is upon us, which means many will be reaching for the charcoal and last month's issue of The Insurance Insider to get the barbecue fired up and begin eating al fresco.
  • The legacy sector needs to lobby hard at a time when it faces multiple threats
  • There is a paradox at the heart of the London market - what makes it so strong is what can also hold it back
  • A visit to Bermuda in December can at times feel like an exercise in voyeurism. And in an unforgiving marketplace for reinsurers, the temptation to linger around Hamilton's bars in search of downtrodden underwriters drowning their sorrows is difficult to resist.
  • As the annual mayhem of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous swung around this year, a selection of leaders in the facultative reinsurance market took time out of their no-doubt packed schedules to discuss how fac can survive in this rapidly softening and hugely competitive market
  • One of the most important qualifications for being an underwriter is an eternal sense of optimism. If insurers or reinsurers thought the worst of every risk they were offered, nothing would ever get underwritten
  • The champagne lounge has ejected the last befuddled reinsurance broker. In short, the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous is over and the business of talking about reinsurance business is at an end - it's time to actually start making some of those deals work.
  • The last of our special newsletters from this year's PCI conference
  • The last of our special issues from this year's PCI conference
  • The first of our special issues from this year's PCI conference
  • The second of our special issues from this year's PCI conference
  • The second of our newsletters from Baden-Baden for 2014
  • Many in our sector are so preoccupied with the day-to-day element of their operations that they don't seem to notice that something is a threat until it gets so close that they can't avoid identifying it
  • The Insurance Insider's third Honours event saw 800 leading industry executives packed into the spectacular riverside setting of London's Old Billingsgate Market at a splendid gala evening compered by UK comedian Rory Bremner
  • The last in our series of Monte Carlo dailies for 2014
  • The third issue of our dailies from the 2014 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous
  • The second of The Insurance Insider's Monte Carlo dailies for 2014
  • The Day 1 issue of The Insurance Insider's Monte Carlo dailies for 2014
  • As Insider Quarterly unveils its first legal sector survey, Dan Ascher looks back over a year of controversial changes for UK insurance law...
  • In May, key players in the legacy market prised themselves from their desks in London, the US and across mainland Europe and headed to the rain-battered promenades of Brighton for the annual IRLA Congress
  • The story of the legacy sector is about two households divided
  • On the face of it, Bermuda's established cadre of (re)insurers might be forgiven for looking back on 2013 as a golden year
  • The Insurance Insider's London Reinsurance Roundtable generated a broad consensus that Africa's emerging market holds exciting potential for global reinsurers
  • Two years have passed since the last International Underwriting Association (IUA) review published by The Insurance Insider and one thing at least has changed - the size of the London company market itself
  • Singapore is a city built on trade, so it is entirely appropriate that it finds itself as one of the P&C industry's acknowledged global (re)insurance hubs.
  • The World Reinsurance Forum (WRF) was hastily assembled at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous of 2009. The sector came together with one voice, and that voice has delivered a few very specific messages
  • "The proper role of the government, like the proper role of the advice-book parent, is to set the stage. The stage should give full rein to the creativity of capitalism. But it should also countervail the excesses that occur because of our animal spirits." Not my words, but the key phrases in a famous paper co-authored by two Nobel prize winners
  • Ever since the global financial crisis hit hard in 2008, the reinsurance industry has instinctively known the regulatory backlash has been coming. Now we know it is set for the summer of next year, when a list of global systemically important reinsurers will be released.
  • If the convergence community was fed up with being talked about at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, the annual Trading Risk roundtable was its chance to be heard
  • The old stock market saying that bull markets climb a wall of worry can equally be applied to hard insurance markets
  • Monte Carlo swung round once again and, if anything, it seemed to be busier than ever this year, with standing room only in the Cafe de Paris and the surrounding hotel lobbies for most of the time
  • Being one of the outward-facing members of The Insurance Insider's teams opens doors and gives industry access that many others can only dream of
  • There is no denying that the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous is a unique event in the reinsurance calendar
  • We are pleased to present the first edition of the annual MENA Reinsurance Barometer. It builds on the well-established GCC Reinsurance Barometer launched in March 2011, but now includes the wider Middle East North Africa (MENA) region, including Turkey
  • The Insurance Insider's second Honours event saw 700 leading industry executives packed into the spectacular riverside setting of London's Old Billingsgate Market at a splendid gala evening compered by UK comedian David Mitchell
  • There's plenty to talk about in the upstream and downstream energy markets and the power sector, as offshore wells continue to leak or suffer blowouts, onshore pipelines likewise leak or are sabotaged, while jackup rigs capsize with alarming regularity
  • Risk carriers are dreadful pessimists, with a tendency to look for the cloud attached to every silver lining. Historically, this tendency has been a helpful defence mechanism
  • I've chaired a lot of roundtables over years but this is one of the most lively I have been involved in for ages. Actually, scrub that. It's the most lively since the last time we had Stephen Catlin sitting around the table.
  • Downbeat commentators bemoan the demise of the legacy ecosystem. And with excess capital on the hunt for return and investment yields at unprecedented lows, industry soothsayers suggest that smaller legacy fry could be facing extinction.
  • In April this year the London legacy market once again descended upon the coastal resort of Brighton for the annual Insurance & Reinsurance Legacy Association conference, and it proved to be a decidedly appropriate setting in all its nostalgic and fading opulence
  • When The Insurance Insider returned to Bermudian shores in late 2012 for its latest reinsurance roundtable it was with one eye on the past and one eye on the future
  • When The Insurance Insider returned to Bermudian shores in late 2012 for its latest reinsurance roundtable it was with one eye on the past and one eye on the future
  • With so much background noise and potentially conflicting information being put out at this important time in the reinsurance calendar, we at The Insurance Insider thought that it would be a valuable exercise to compile the key 'takeaways' for the 1 January 2013 renewals season.
  • With so much background noise and potentially conflicting information being put out at this important time in the reinsurance calendar, we at thought that it would be a valuable exercise to compile the key ‘takeaways' for the 1 January 2013 renewals season
  • When The Insurance Insider sat down to set themes for discussion at its first ever PCI roundtable, it eased into autopilot mode. A benign hurricane season and the dynamics of excess supply and dwindling demand looked set to dominate in the lead up to the 1 January reinsurance renewals.
  • Few financial services sectors can look upon their work and say they have truly been victims of their own success. But the run-off market, at least in London, can justifiably make that claim. With liabilities speedily managed down and a vibrant legacy market that has delivered a range of finality solutions
  • The (re)insurance industry is waking up to the prospect that losses from Superstorm Sandy are likely to be significantly higher than first anticipated for a modelled Category 1 hurricane striking the north-east US
  • This week sees the passing of the renewals baton from Europe across the Atlantic to the west coast of the US. The previous European accent of the headline news gains a more North American cadence and Generali makes way for Chartis on our front page
  • The recent loss of the A- financial strength rating for Spain-headquartered (re)insurer Mapfre has revived an almost forgotten tradition - that of the downgrade before a major industry conference.
  • For anyone who has studied the ebbs and flows of the global (re)insurance market for the past 20 years, the news that Generali is to centralise outwards reinsurance spending at its Trieste headquarters should come as no surprise
  • If there was one common talking point at the 2012 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous, it was possibly how little there was to talk about - unless you were in convergence
  • In 2010 and 2011 when we last gathered some of the industry's most senior movers and shakers round a table in Monte Carlo, we heard progressively more frustrated tales of woe around the latter stages of the late soft market cycle
  • Once more we decamped to the south of France for the wonder that is the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous and the fac market was able to pitch its very own tent amidst the treaty encampments
  • In 2010 and 2011 when we last gathered some of the industry's most senior movers and shakers round a table in Monte Carlo, we heard progressively more frustrated tales of woe around the latter stages of the late soft market cycle
  • The Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous - three Groundhog days at the end of the summer on the Cote d'Azur, where reinsurers, their brokers and clients go to refresh relationships, re-enacting a ritual that varies little from year to year. Except that it is always slightly different.
  • At The Insurance Insider's legacy roundtable a year ago, the most prominent theme was hope. Hope sprung eternal: hope that the new Solvency II regime would lead to greater opportunities for buyers of run-off assets; hope that a long soft cycle on rates would force live-market players to consider the use of their capital; and hope that the impact of catastrophes early in 2011 would prove a boon to the sector.
  • Considering last year's string of brutal natural catastrophes, few market watchers would have been surprised if the London market had shrunk a little by the end of the year. But how many would have predicted that the reason for it shrinking would be M&A at handsome multiples to book value, leaving (once Hardy and Omega complete) just five publicly quoted Lloyd's (re)insurers?
  • Last year I attended my first, and, as it turns out, last Norwich Rendezvous and Association of Run-off Companies (ARC) conference in London. A common topic of discussion at these events was the dwindling number of attendees. "Run-off," came the observation of more than one wag, "is running itself off"
  • Welcome once more to the Global Energy and Power Review. When I sat down last year to write this letter the oil spill at BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster was 12 months in the past but still looming large over the offshore oil sector, as well as sending its tentacles out into the energy (re)insurance markets
  • Last year I attended my first, and, as it turns out, last Norwich Rendezvous and Association of Run-off Companies (ARC) conference in London. A common topic of discussion at these events was the dwindling number of attendees
  • At the time of writing, it's over six months since the Atlantis flew its final mission, bringing an end to Nasa's iconic 30-year Space Shuttle programme. With only two major, albeit tragic, failures of the vehicles in some 135 missions, the programme has helped
  • When The Insurance Insider last set down on the shores of Bermuda, the market was in the immediate aftershock of the Great Tohoku earthquake. It was late March and at our first Bermuda reinsurance roundtable of 2011 the talk was naturally dominated by the impact of the Japanese tragedy
  • It was great to see so many of the D&F fraternity gathered in Monte Carlo this year, doing the rounds in what, even for the principality, was especially hot weather. In the run-up to this year's roundtable one issue really seemed to dominate the thinking of those in the market, namely who's buying?
  • What a lot of questions and worries we have today, so many more than in the past. Take investments. Historically, returns from the asset side of the balance sheet have contributed a meaningful percentage of the insurance industry's overall profitability.
  • When we gathered some of the industry's leading lights in this great coastal retreat last year, we heard tales of how hefty H1 nat cat and man made losses might hasten the end of the latter stages of the late-soft market cycle
  • It is sometimes surprising how philosophical discussions can become, often at times when it is least expected. And so it was when an erudite crop of industry rainmakers gathered atop London's "Gherkin"
  • Despite the depredations of the economic recession and of historic catastrophe losses on companies' capital base in recent years, the London (re)insurance market appears to be in rude health.
  • It is sometimes surprising how philosophical discussions can become, often at times when it is least expected. And so it was when an erudite crop of industry rainmakers gathered atop London's "Gherkin" in midsummer for our London Market Roundtable
  • Hope, they say, springs eternal. And perhaps this is truer in the insurance run-off world than anywhere else at present, as panellists proved this year at The Insurance Insider's annual legacy roundtable. The industry has been operating in challenging conditions recently
  • Welcome to the 2011 Global Energy & Power Review. Looking back at last year's inaugural publication, many things have changed in the power and energy sector
  • In our industry there is seldom very little to talk about - that's why we here at Insider Towers take so much pleasure in writing about it. But when it came to drafting themes for our Bermuda 2011 reinsurance roundtable even our inspiration was running thin on the ground.
  • Welcome to The Insurance Insider's Legacy Barometer 2011. For the third successive year we have taken the definitive pulse of the global P&C legacy sector in its annual survey.
  • It pains me to watch, in agonising slow motion, the impending carnage in the executive liability sector as capacity continues to flood a market that is turning its back on outstanding claims.
  • To celebrate our 150th issue we also compiled a special magazine. Click below to download it
  • To celebrate our 150th issue we have also compiled a special magazine this month. Click above to download it
  • As we sat down in the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Monte Carlo,our ears were ringing with talk of new energy market initiatives andLloyd's syndicates. The market was as feverish as it has been at any time since theaftermath of Hurricane Katrina
  • Over the last few decades the insurance community has seemingly become more and more reliant on using lawyers, quite often at the expense of developing fully competent in-house claims and legal expertise
  • Many practitioners in the legacy industry would agree that continental Europe represents a new frontier for run-off opportunities. The question is how to unlock this business. IQ's legacy supplement caught up with senior market practitioners to explore the gulf between attitudes to run-off in the UK and Europe, as well as opinions on Solvency II, schemes of arrangement and diversification...
  • A tumultuous 12 months in both the live and legacy markets made for a dynamic and lively debate at the 2010 The Insurance Insider legacy roundtable, which coincided with the annual R&Q Commutations Rendez-Vous in Norwich. This thought-provoking debate makes for essential reading for anyone wishing to stay up to date on the key issues occupying the legacy sector's business leaders of today...
  • Industry rainmakers recently gathered in New York to thrash out a variety of issues including the viability of the Gulf of Mexico; the trouble between admitted and Excess & Surplus lines players; and proposed changes to TRIA
  • The Insurance Insider gathered together rainmakers in the Legacy world at the annual Cavell Commutations Rendez-Vous in Norwich. Top of the agenda were Continental European growth opportunities, pricing of run-off portfolios after a surge of transactions at a significant premium to NTA, and the impact of the financial crisis on the sector.
  • The Insurance Insider's annual survey takes the temperature of a legacy sector that has not seen the bumper crop of new business it hoped the financial crisis would yield at a time when the run-off market faces Solvency II opportunities and challenges...
  • Our first annual review focuses on a sector at the core of the modern productive economy, examining the key issues that affect dynamics for underwriters and insurance buyers across the upstream, midstream and downstream markets...
  • Rumours of Bermuda's demise have been greatly exaggerated. That's what The Insurance Insider found as it brought together a panel of leading figures from the island to discuss market conditions, quake models and Bermuda's position as domicile of choice for (re)insurers.
  • A year on from Lehman, the near collapse of AIG, and the Aon Benfield merger, our Monte Carlo panel gathered to discuss recovering (re)insurer balance sheets, the subscription market, broker choice and soft market fears.
  • Our sister publication Trading Risk pulled together 12 rainmakers from the sector to host its first roundtable in New York in late 2009; an event set to become as an established a fixture in the convergence industry calendar as its annual Trading Risk Awards...
  • Our sister publication Trading Risk offers the definitive guide to the year that has just happened, and to what lies ahead, with exclusive analysis and commentary complemented by the insightful thoughts and profiles of leading companies and industry figures...
  • Our sister publication Trading Risk offers the definitive guide to the year that has just happened, and to what lies ahead, with exclusive analysis and commentary complemented by the insightful thoughts and profiles of leading companies and industry figures...
  • Our sister publication Trading Risk pulled together 12 rainmakers from the sector to host its first roundtable in New York in late 2009; an event set to become as an established a fixture in the convergence industry calendar as its annual Trading Risk Awards...
  • Rumours of Bermuda's demise has been greatly exaggerated. That's what The Insurance Insider found as it brought together a panel of leading figures from the island to discuss market conditions, quake models and Bermuda's position as domicile of choice for (re)insurers.
  • A year on from Lehman, the near collapse of AIG, and the Aon Benfield merger, our Monte Carlo panel gathered to discuss recovering (re)insurer balance sheets, the subscription market, broker choice and soft market fears.
  • We canvass the market on new run-off business opportunities post-credit crunch, the outlook for acquisition pricing, and how live businesses perceive the cost of legacy business in a potentially capital constrained world...
  • The Insurance Insider brings together a host of leading lights from the legacy world to discuss the prospect of fresh run-off portfolios in a softening market, broker legacy solutions and whether the incoming Solvency II regime could boost European business coming into London...
  • Our special supplement features a host of articles looking at a legacy sector that is no longer just about distressed business, with interviews and features on M&A, Lloyd's run-off, European opportunities, policyholder protection and much more...
  • London rainmakers gathered at the iconic Swiss Re "gherkin" to discuss the competitiveness of the London market, tax, regulation and the challenges of deteriorating investment returns at our roundtable event...
  • Marcus Scriven and The Insurance Insider team up for an unrepentantly subjective take on the Great 15: from the greatest battle, to the greatest sporting moments and films. We also chart a decade and a half of great events, challenges and achievements for the industry and world at large...
  • Our pre-Monte Carlo executive briefing highlights the expanding horizons of Trading Risk, focussing on capital markets solutions available to reinsurance buyers, such as cat bonds, ILWs, and cat futures, as well as the post-Katrina phenomenon of the sidecar...
  • Between cocktails and canapes (and back-to-back meetings) a guestlist of industry rainmakers debate the growing role of non-traditional players, fears over increased government intervention in the private reinsurance sector, the sub-prime effect and Trading Risk platforms...
  • With Lloyd's star in the ascendant after the sale of Equitas to Berkshire Hathaway, ratings upgrades and a queue to sign up new ventures at Lime Street, The Insurance Insider plucked a legion of leading lights to assess the challenges and opportunities for London...
  • Our special supplement, in conjunction with the IUA, documents a strident response from London to the challenge laid down by its international rivals. From reform of processes, regulation, and the achievement of contract certainty, to innovation and collective lobbying, EC3 has fought back...
  • With a focus on capital management, this publication examines the dynamics and trends impacting the (re)insurance industry's balance sheet, as the sector strives to find the delicate balance between efficient use of capital and share buybacks and maintaining a buffer for challenges ahead...