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Position of strength – Continental Europe review

Analysts give their view on how insurers have managed COVID-19 and their future outlook for the region.

Aon releases July catastrophe report

Storms and floods make up significant part of July’s natural catastrophes.

Sirius and Third Point Re to merge in $788m deal

To combine in a cash and stock transaction to form SiriusPoint.

Moody's expects more moderate H2 COVID-19 P&C losses

Ratings agency expects life mortality business to drive increase in insured losses.

Munich Re reports €579m Q2 profit

Expects to write €2bn more in premium this year than previously forecast.

Hannover Re faces major loss from Beirut explosion

City rocked by powerful explosion after port warehouse catches fire.

Guy Carpenter appoints Canada CEO

Replaces Donald Callahan who is stepping down from the role after 20 years.

Sampo and RMI to purchase Hastings in £1.66bn deal

Puts forward offer price of 250p per Hastings share.

Nexus appoints new A&H head for Asia

Yeo joins from Aspen Singapore as Nexus looks to boost Asian business.

Comments

Silent cyber – no longer silent?

Guy Carpenter executives explain how carriers’ appetite and new case law have led to clearer affirmation in cyber policies.

Editor's note: You get what you pay for

Granting coverage that wasn't accounted for is wrong in every sense of the word.

Building the Future

The need for U.S. infrastructure investment is now greater than ever, says Swiss Re's Greg Schiffer.

Be strong. Be fair. Be creative.

Reactions’ Editor-in-Chief on why right now, a little mercy can go a long way.

Why ‘PRIA’ can’t just be TRIA

The federal backstop cannot serve as an off-the-shelf solution for Pandemic Risk Insurance, Jason Schupp writes.

ESG: The hidden D&O/E&O risk

Ascot’s Kenny Li talks about what can happen when asset managers invest outside their mandate.

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.

Interviews

Catlin: Pool Re could be holding company for Pandemic Re

Terrorism reinsurance mutual could be the basis of a wider systemic risk reinsurer of last resort.

Life’s a Beach

Rise in demand, Aon/Willis deal paint a rosier picture for reinsurance broking, says Beach CEO Jason Howard.

Postlewhite: Leading in the age of COVID-19

QBE Re’s new Managing Director discusses taking on the position during the coronavirus and how it will affect the reinsurance sector.

Keeping up with the complex risk landscape as a CRO

Today’s chief risk officers operate in a more dynamic environment than ever, says Frieder Knüpling, Group CRO at SCOR and chair of the CRO Forum.

BGCI: Coronavirus won't halt M&A plans

Broking group eyes opportunities from the Aon-Willis merger, including Miller.

Changing risks, challenging times

Alan Jay Kaufman, Chairman, President and CEO of H.W. Kaufman Group, discusses the current state of the market and mitigating against COVID-19 developments.

Inefficiencies need not be endemic of Lloyd's - Victor

New syndicate 2288 will be about “trying to reinvent insurance for the modern age,” says Victor International’s president.

When is a Hippo a unicorn?

A look at the homeowners InsurTech’s latest plans, which include expanding its footprint with a bit of assistance.

Saying ‘Hello’ in LatAm

Industry veteran Manuel Almenara discusses Hello ZUM, an InsurTech solution designed as a distribution facilitation tool.

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  • The future of risk modelling

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