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Sea levels could rise 2m by 2100: Report

Expert study finds IPCC prediction too conservative

RMS aims to make data more accessible

Upcoming SiteIQ app will help facilitate that push

Global insurance market to reach €7.5trn by 2030

Emerging Asia blazes the trail

RIMS and BDA announce inaugural event

The RIMS Risk Management Academy Bermuda will be the first such event in the territory.

Reactions unveils London Market Awards 2019 shortlist

View this year's nominees.

Insurwave revisited: ‘Build, build, build’

The blockchain platform for marine insurance was designed to provide real-time information and revolutionise the sector. We check in, a year into its process.

California’s GDPR inspiration

The Golden State has taken a page out of the EU’s playbook with its latest data-protection statute.

Blocking and tackling

Blockchain was the InsurTech buzzword of 2018, but in 2019 it’s about building proofs of concept and drawing lessons from further development, experts say.

A marriage made in executive-risk heaven

Beazley is combining its professional liability and cyber operating units. What is driving the synthesis of these two coverage lines?

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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.

Americas editor comment: Disruptive influences - FREE

Disruption was the name of the game at this year’s Risk and Insurance Management Society’s annual gathering, writes Christopher Munro, Reactions' Americas editor.

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.

Editor's comment: Thirty five years of hurt

Welcome to the 35th birthday issue of Reactions magazine.

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.

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.

Micro insurance consortium: Aspen’s Mario Vitale interview

Developing products that actually meet the needs of those in emerging economies, as well as creating reliable and user-friendly ways of both paying premium and collecting claims, will all determine whether the multi-company multi insurance venture incubator is a success, says Aspen’s Mario Vitale.

Regime change: Pool Re's Julian Enoizi

Pool Re CEO Julian Enoizi spoke to Reactions about the new deal struck with the Treasury and the changes he is now driving through to modernise the UK'?s terrorism risk reinsurance pool.

Profile: Ace Middle East and North Africa

Steve Dixon, Ace’s regional managing director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) suggests that the Arab Spring has spurred the insurer into pursuing new facultative reinsurance opportunities within the region.

INTERVIEW: Barnabas Hurst-Bannister - The technophobe leading Lloyd’s modernisation drive

Barnabas Hurst-Bannister may strike one initially as an old school boy in a new man’s world but initial impressions can be deceiving. This chap is in charge of London’s reform process.

Latest Issue

May 2019

 

 In this month's Reactions

  • Dan Glaser interview
  • LatAm Virtual Roundtable
  • Insurance Asset Management Report
  • Political Risk in Focus
  • Environmental Market Feature

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