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Moody’s takes action on trade credit insurers

Atradius, Coface and Clal Credit all moved to a negative outlook over belief the Covid-19 outbreak will lead to more claims than the 08/09 financial crisis.

Blenheim gets green light for new managing agency

Lloyd’s Board approves; regulators approval now sought.

ICA: Australia right to list insurance as essential service

Council expects insurance business to continue through coronavirus emergency.

Small business, big exposure

Ransomware attacks: A million-dollar threat for SMEs.

Lloyd’s sharpens Future at Lloyd’s focus due to COVID-19

Work on PPL and the digital solution for coverholder business given as priorities for 2020.

Investment returns help Lloyd’s to 2019 profit

Underwriting result also improves, although combined ratio still above 100%.

Brokers seek solutions in a time of crisis

Brokers confront new challenges as COVID-19 impacts both their clients and their own working practices.

BMS acquires Spanish broker

Jurado Mata to join the group's main European business BMS Iberia.

LIIBA names Aon’s Dudley as new Chair

Replaces Marsh’s Roy White, who will become a deputy.

Comments

Editor's comment: What’s good for the Beatle …

Why Bermuda remains inspiring for Reactions’ Editor-in-Chief.

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: 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.

Solar storm warning: 30 mins and counting

Garry Booth comment: The UK will have as little as 30 minutes warning of a potentially catastrophic solar storm striking the earth, according to a report from the Government’s Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

Reinsurance facing fundamental reshaping

The reinsurance industry could be coming up to a fundamental market reshaping, says WIllis Re in its 1st Review of the January 1 renewals.

Fosun agrees to buy Meadowbrook

Chinese holding company Fosun Intl has agreed to buy US insurer Meadowbrook for $433m

Comment: Insurers' reserves cushion eroding

Tower Group's downgrade in October has sparked speculation about whether other firms will follow suit and bolster their reserves also. What is clear is insurers and reinsurers have increasingly less room for error, says Reactions' managing editor Michael Loney.

The future’s fiercest reinsurance rivals

Comment: A recent PwC report reveals the successful attributes of the reinsurer of the future. One of its most useful insights is for reinsurance firms to recognise future rivals will be in Asia and other developing markets, says Reactions' managing editor Michael Loney.

Interviews

Assessing the aviation broking landscape post-JLT sale

Peter Elson, CEO of Gallagher Aerospace, discusses with Mark Richardson why expanded competition among brokers in this challenged line is good for clients – and business.

Changing the game on ILS access at Lloyd's

Brit CFO Mark Allan speaks to Reactions' Mark Richardson about the group's new specialty ILS fund and how it could make capital access to Lloyd's easier for ILS investors.

Munich Re betting on Lloyd’s ‘return to innovation’

Munich Re’s Dominick Hoare discusses with Mark Richardson the firm's Syndicate in a Box strategy.

Cover interview: Tony Kuczinski

Tony Kuczinski, President/CEO of Munich Re U.S. Holding, articulates the evolution of both primary-side players and reinsurers.

Earned perspective - AIG's Duffy on Bermuda

Catherine Duffy, Country Manager of Bermuda for AIG’s General Insurance business, reflects on her decades in the industry.

Asian re/insurance can prosper in new economic phase

AXA XL's Peter Schmidt and Ann Chua say the value proposition of re/insurance must be told to the emerging middle class in Asia.

The ‘future’ is now: The John Neal interview

Lloyd's CEO sits down to discuss his vision for the future of the market.

Marsh hires sponsored programs head

Michael Westwood will head the unit which is focused on providing insurance solutions for business networks.

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.

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March 2020

 

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  • Insurance asset management review
  • In depth on re/insurance future leaders
  • InsurTech in focus market update

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