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Karen Clark & Co. hurricane model certified in Fla

Florida Commission's first new certification since 2006

Dragi-Eberhard approaches €800m loss

March event was costliest European winter storm for 2018-19

African insurance market facing headwinds

Talent and regulation have emerged as major barriers to growth.

Cyclone in India tops May losses

The cyclone caused more than half a billion dollars in insured losses.

Calming waters for hull & marine insurers?

Environment is improving, but new risks lurk below the surface

Estimates call for above-average storm season

The Atlantic basin is forecast to produce a number of events.

Allianz UK buys L&G Group’s G.I. biz

German insurer moves up to No. 2 in UK ranking

AIG's Townsend: Sale of LatAm business was 'a mistake'

Carrier reconfirms support for Latin America at Reactions forum

The Top 10 risks for global businesses

Results of Aon's 2019 Global Risk Management Survey

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: 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.

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.

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.

Garry Booth comment: no COP out for insurers - FREE

As the euphoria around the “success” of the COP21 climate talks subsides, and reality bites, the insurance industry can start to take stock of what it all means for them.

Garry Booth Comment: States in denial over climate risks

Worsening weather related disasters have raised climate change on the US agenda, writes Garry Booth

Editor’s comment: Icahn threat to oust AIG boss

Investor activism has caught up with insurance sector conservatism, writes David Benyon.

Editor's comment: China: crisis, disaster, ambition, expansion

Whatever does happen next in the sector, it’s a safe bet that the arc of China’s story will figure increasingly prominently on the global re/insurance stage.

Garry Booth comment: What’s hiding in Tianjin’s tail?

There’s a growing sense of unease around the wider loss implications of the explosions in the Chinese port of Tianjin.

Interviews

Marsh, GC and JLT's LatAm Fac business united

The consolidated business will be called Carpenter Marsh Fac Re.

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.

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.

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.

Mike Krefta on Hiscox Re's changing strategy

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

Interview: Novae - Off the to-buy list

Novae can start considering acquisitions rather than being acquired since share value has soared above book value, Novae’s CEO tells Reactions.

Kevin O'Donnell's tough act to follow at RenRe

Interview: The top threat to catastrophe reinsurer RenaissanceRe’s new CEO Kevin O'Donnell maintaining his predecessor’s enviable returns is a flood of alternative reinsurance capacity settling for single-digit returns. He is bullish about RenRe's future.

Swiss Re’s Smith: NFIP is “unsustainable”

Interview: The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is unsustainable, says Swiss Re’s Americas CEO Eric Smith. He and others are now suggesting that the private sector needs to take up some of the burden to ensure flood protection remains in the US.

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May 2019

 

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