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  • Lloyd's
    Opinion

    The perils of the Christmas party…

    2019-12-06T17:49:00Z

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly and for many this means the tradition of The Office Christmas Parties. In recent years, a new tradition has emerged: HR departments warning over the perils of consuming too much festive spirit at such events. This is particularly common in London where the tradition ...

  • Chubb voting – Lloyd's
    Opinion

    Greenberg’s vote of Lloyd’s confidence…

    2019-11-27T15:54:00Z

    How quickly the tides of sentiment can change…

  • Lloyd's rotten apple
    Opinion

    Is Lloyd’s really rotten?

    2019-11-25T12:07:00Z

    Lloyd’s has a rotten culture, according to the Sunday Times and its business editor, Oliver Shah.

  • Capsicum – Ticking clock
    Opinion

    The clock is ticking

    2019-11-22T14:26:00Z

    As  The Insurer reported earlier today, AJG currently has only one more week before its call option to acquire London market reinsurance broker Capsicum Re under a pre-determined formula expires.

  • David Ross – Ardonagh
    Opinion

    Ardonagh 9M: a bellwether or reality check

    2019-11-20T15:47:00Z

    After private equity-owned Ardonagh reported a notable uptick in its underlying performance in the first half of the year, The Insurer asks whether its’ nine-month financials – expected later today – could place the ambitious UK broker consolidator firmly in the black.

  • MIND THE GAP
    Opinion

    Mind the gap…

    2019-11-07T19:58:00Z

    There are now only three listed Lloyd’s (re)insurers so it’s particularly noteworthy when one initially falls over fourteen percent on the same day one of the others leaps over seven percent.

  • Mark Watson and Ed Noonan
    Opinion

    Argo: Just a coincidence?

    2019-11-06T16:40:00Z

    The timing of the Watson and Noonan departures may not have any significance but the Argo vacancy could be attractive for a seasoned executive looking for a platform in a fast-improving market dynamic…

  • Apollo and Athene
    Opinion

    Flexible friends

    2019-10-29T17:01:00Z

    Apollo’s recent news and RenRe’s continued pre-eminence are reminders that the provision of capital and originating and underwriting risk are flexible partnerships. They work best when there is a strong alignment of interest…

  • David Ross and Pat Gallagher
    Opinion

    Judgment Day in Ardonagh-Alesco dispute

    2019-10-25T07:38:00Z

    Later today Justice Freedman will deliver his decision in the infamous London market poaching dispute between Gallagher and the Ardonagh subsidiaries in the UK High Court, drawing to a close a legal battle that has gripped observers ever since The Insurer first revealed details of the ugly fight ...

  • Philipp C. Kleyser – Compre
    Opinion

    Life vs non-life run-off: a tale of two markets

    2019-10-24T15:56:00Z

    As legacy transactions creep higher up the German political agenda, Compre’s head of business generation and MD of Germany and Austria, Philipp Kleyser, describes the benefits of run-off transactions for (re)insurers and governments…

  • Donkey – Lloyd's
    Opinion

    Lloyd’s: All creatures great and small

    2019-10-23T16:56:00Z

    Memo to Lloyd’s: AIG’s new syndicate and the large 2020 pre-emptions of blue-chips like Hiscox and Beazley is excellent news. But don’t neglect the small guys….

  • Roundtable participants
    Opinion

    The Insurer’s State of the Market APCIA Q&A October 2019

    2019-10-22T08:55:00Z

    Leading executives share their views on how reinsurance demand is changing and the impact of broker consolidation…

  • Danny Maleary – Pro
    Opinion

    MGAs - 2020 Vision

    2019-10-22T08:39:00Z

    The MGA business model is at the top of many strategic agendas as carriers and risk capital partners look to grow into areas, both distribution and technology focused, that they previously thought were unattainable. Pro MGA Solutions CEO Danny Maleary explores what’s next for MGAs.

  • US commercial Insurance
    Opinion

    The retail aggregation opportunity

    2019-10-21T08:24:00Z

    The program fronting model could be at the forefront of an explosion of new activity as distributors look to more efficiently bring pools of risk to reinsurers.

  • Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan
    Opinion

    Trapped… again?

    2019-10-21T07:29:00Z

    Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining but it was – until this weekend, at least* – difficult to find one for Typhoon Hagibis.

  • Boston, USA
    Opinion

    Time to get religion

    2019-10-20T06:18:00Z

    Aside from a strong public stand by select reinsurers in Florida at mid-year renewals, most of the talk in 2019 has been about traction in the primary insurance market.

  • George Freimarck – Xceedance
    Opinion

    Delivering insurance operations transformation

    2019-10-19T20:57:00Z

    Managing director of Europe at Xceedance George Freimarck sat down with The Insurer ahead of Baden-Baden to talk through the firm’s global footprint of insurtech and insurservices delivery, regional nuances and the challenges global insurance clients face in specific markets

  • pills
    Opinion

    Opioids: Casualty’s next market-turning event?

    2019-10-19T20:57:00Z

    As market-turning events such as Enron fade from collective memory, Russell Group’s managing director Suki Basi discusses the dark clouds on the horizon for the casualty (re)insurance market.

  • Uday Virkud – Xceedance
    Opinion

    Cat models à la carte

    2019-10-19T20:57:00Z

    Xceedance board member Uday Virkud talks through on-demand cat modelling services – from Xceedance, in association with participating cat modelling firms on the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework – and the unique value of the offering for the global insurance industry

  • Stampede
    Opinion

    IGI should be applauded as it runs towards the stampede

    2019-10-11T16:27:00Z

    In his autobiography “My life and hard times”, the creator of Walter Mitty, James Thurber, writes of a fine day in Spring 1913 when his town of Columbus, Ohio was temporarily gripped with insanity.