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UK insurers ‘Brexit ready’ despite uncertainty

UK-domiciled insurers are prepared for any outcome, according to AM Best

The stress of accountability

IFRS 17 looms on the horizon, but will it be as disruptive for the insurance industry as some believe?

Cannabis legalisation could lead to higher auto claims

Several US states have seen a rise in collision claim frequency following decriminalisation.

Hamilton to acquire Pembroke and Ironshore DAC from Liber...

Transaction will accelerate Bermuda re/insurer’s growth strategy in Europe and US.

NFIP: No Flood in Place?

The private market is ready to take on more flood insurance, but is Washington listening?

ERGO divests Eastern European businesses

Munich Re Group company sells off four national operations as part of strategic plan.

ArgoGlobal names new EMEA chief underwriting officer

Industry veteran departs RSA Group to help run Lloyd’s Syndicate.

Reactions' March digital issue online now!

This month's cover profile: AXIS's Albert Benchimol.

Ratings under pressure in challenging market

The number of US P&C companies downgraded by AM Best more than doubled from 2017 to 2018

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: GDPR: which insurer will be whacked first?

Financial institutions are in a tizzy regarding the EU's General Data Protection Regulation due to its steep fines and extensive requirements- who will be the first insurers to feel the sting?

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.

Senior reporter comment: After Brexit - FREE

It’s no exaggeration to say that in London on the morning of Friday June 24, there was an outbreak of grief, heartbreak and tears, following the news that Brexit had triumphed in the referendum and the UK was set to leave the EU.

Americas editor comment: Brexit's North American impact - FREE

The implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the North American re/insurance industry remains opaque.

Editor's comment: Protectionism and Brexit - FREE

Protectionism is about the worst enemy that re/insurance faces, aside from Armageddon at the hands of war or natural catastrophe.

Garry Booth comment: Future shock warning - FREE

Some of what Alvin Toffler, author of influential book Future Shock, said about society could be applied to the insurance industry’s state of mind.

Editor's comment: China’s coming of age - FREE

China’s assets managed by insurers have doubled within four years, reaching around $2.1trn.

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.

Interviews

Adaptation: The key to Assurant's future

CEO Alan Colberg outlines the changes brought to its management structure, its risk selection and its embrace of new technologies.

Mount Agnung losses expected to be low so far

A major eruption of Mount Agnung in Indonesia could cause more than $70bn in economic losses, but insured losses are expected to be low.

MMC Q3 results hit market expectations

Earnings per share ticked up to $0.79 for the quarter while underlying revenue at Guy Carp increased by 4% on the prior year period.

Interview: Chris Cotterell of Safeonline

One of the first brokers to build a book of cyber business, Chris Cotterell explains that the cyber market has come full circle.

Insurers are wasting unstructured data - CSC, Xchanging

Unstructured and underused data may be a gold mine for re/insurers according to CSC and Xchanging.

Xceedance targets a new outsourcing model

Xceedance CEO Arun Valakrishnan highlights the wealth of Indian tech talent that re/insurance businesses are failing to employ.

Africa in focus

Africa Re’s group managing director and CEO, Corneille Karekezi, gives his perspective on the outlook for the continent’s reinsurance markets.

Willis Re’s John Cavanagh: Time to buy more reinsurance

Willis Re’s chief executive John Cavanagh remains optimistic at his company’s future growth prospects even though market conditions are tough.

Nick Cook interview: The new face of BMS

BMS has undergone a comprehensive revamp – strategically and financially – since June last year. One year on, Reactions talks with BMS Group CEO Nick Cook to find out more about the ambitious five year strategy the broker is implementing.

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March 2019

 

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  • Albert Benchimol interview
  • Future Leaders roundtable
  • Insurance Asset Management
  • Sompo's Jack Kuhn
  • Paying tribute to Sir David Rowland
  • Global M&A stats

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