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COVID-19 forces Argo to hold virtual AGM

April AGM will be online due to threat from coronavirus.

S&P: global insurance industry can ride out the COVID-19 ...

The rating agency said that the insurance industry will be able to survive the coming recession.

Insurance investments: Surviving the storm

Insurers will be watching their portfolios carefully as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

AmTrust appoints new CFO

Pacicco to replace Karkowsky.

Fitch: Covid-19 prompts reinsurer credit quality concerns

Ratings agency has revised its global reinsurance sector outlook to negative over coronavirus implications.

Japanese insurers financially stable, claims AM Best

New analysis by rating agency claims insurers in Japan retain stable credit fundamentals.

AM Best downgrades QGIRC ratings

Rating agency issues downgrade, but shifts FSR outlook to stable.

ABI – most UK firms not covered for coronavirus impact

Association makes announcement as UK starts to shut down.

Aspen unveils new CFO as it announces 2019 loss

Chidwick comes in to replace the departing Kirk.

Comments

Americas editor comment: Latam growth elusive - FREE

Once the leading lights of the Latin American re/insurance industry departed the Ritz Carlton resort in Miami following our recent event, a couple of key issues stuck in the mind.

Editor's comment: Reinsurers' sleight of hand - FREE

The cheating phase of reserve releases is well underway, but reinsurers' underlying RoEs are reaching new lows, David Benyon, editor of Reactions, writes.

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.

M&A covers: After the happy ending

Plenty of excitement surrounds news of a merger or acquisition, but often only part of the story ever makes it into the press.

Editor's comment: a new golden era for run-off? - FREE

2016 is fast becoming a year of rich pickings for run-off specialists, writes David Benyon, editor of Reactions.

Americas editor comment: LatAm opportunities and pitfalls

Protectionism and potential mark out Latin America as a region of opportunity but also frustration, writes Christopher Munro.

Bermuda comment: David in a world of financial Goliaths

Given that it is one of the smallest territories in the world, many would be surprised at the integral role Bermuda plays in managing the economic fallout after natural disasters, writes Americas editor Christopher Munro.

Editor's comment: Political AIG caught in a crossfire

Sifi status is political, opaque, arbitrary, and AIG is the case in point, writes David Benyon, Reactions editor.

Americas Editor Comment: Waiting for the Fed

Christopher Munro on the long wait for a Fed interest rate rise, and Latin America’s travails.

Interviews

Q&A: Asset adaptation - the way forward

Insurers are adapting their investment portfolios to enhance returns, optimise capital and improve overall resilience, according to Moiz Khan, Investment Strategist at Aviva Investors.

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.

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.

Mike Krefta on Hiscox Re's changing strategy

Hiscox Re has scaled back at recent renewals, reducing its concentration on property catastrophe.

Eiopa defends interim Solvency II measures

We ask Carlos Montalvo Rebuelta, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority's executive director, for more details on interim guidelines for Solvency II and his response to criticism from insurers and reinsurers over the directive's delay.

Talanx's industrial insurance evolution

Company profile: German insurance group Talanx, majority owner of Hannover Re, has floated at last. But the group will not use the deal as a springboard for aggressive growth, says the CEO of its industrial insurance unit.

Profile: Validus’ Ed Noonan bounces back

Ed Noonan, CEO of Bermudian reinsurer Validus, has responded to missing out on Transatlantic Re by launching a $500m joint venture with hedge fund manager John Paulson and agreeing to buy Flagstone Re for $623m. He says it is time to adapt or die.

Tokio Millennium Re targeting expansion

Interview: Tokio Marine’s reinsurance unit is aiming to grow in Europe and beyond, according to group CEO Tatsuhiko Hoshina and Continental Europe CEO Stephan Ruoff.

Montpelier Re passes tough reinsurance test

INTERVIEW: Montpelier Re’s 10th anniversary has been marked by a punishing volley of catastrophe losses. The good news for the Bermuda property-catastrophe specialist is its risk management has passed this test, says its CEO Christopher Harris.

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March 2020

 

In this month's Reactions

  • Feature interview with Zurich's Kathleen Savio
  • Insurance asset management review
  • In depth on re/insurance future leaders
  • InsurTech in focus market update

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