Opinion

  • Tony Ursano – NYIF 2019
    Opinion

    Ursano appointment signals more deals at Hamilton

    2019-08-20T21:22:00Z

    Tony Ursano’s return to the market as Hamilton Insurance Group CFO after his recent TigerRisk exit may from the outside look a little left field. But the appointment of a deal maker suggests the Bermudian may not be done with M A after its transformative Pembroke and Ironshore Europe transaction. ...

  • Bermuda, Hamilton
    Opinion

    The Insurer comment: Bermuda bellwether for market again

    2019-08-20T15:45:00Z

    For a small island some 800 miles off the Carolinas, Bermuda has punched above its weight to carve out a position as a key (re)insurance center over the last 35 years.

  • Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
    Opinion

    Other People’s Payback…

    2019-08-02T14:01:00Z

    A veteran underwriter provided The Insurer with a succinct definition of one of those rare phenomena: a hard market.

  • Golden goose
    Opinion

    Emulate not end the Pool Re golden egg…

    2019-07-17T14:20:00Z

    Next week the UK will have a new Prime Minister. Whether it is current favourite Boris Johnson or his challenger Jeremy Hunt, the new First Lord of the Treasury will arrive at Ten Downing Street to inherit the failed Brexit process, a divided country and a minority in Parliament. If ...

  • US commercial Insurance
    Opinion

    Market psychology points to sustained pricing shift

    2019-07-15T15:51:00Z

    It will not come as any surprise if a strong theme of the upcoming Q2 earnings season is bullish commentary from insurers on US commercial insurance pricing.

  • Pool Re Mind the Gap
    Opinion

    Pool Re edges closer to closing the terrorism protection gap

    2019-07-08T15:28:00Z

    News today of Britain’s state-backed terrorism reinsurer Pool Re’s £40mn ($50mn) retro placement for non-damage business interruption (NDBI) following a terrorist attack marks the latest step in the organisation’s journey towards closing the insurable gap for UK firms.

  • S&P and AM Best
    Opinion

    The rating agency paradox: rewarding those who cut prices…

    2019-07-01T13:46:00Z

    It is a long-established paradox that the industry’s de facto global regulators – rating agencies AM Best and S P – use premiums written rather than net exposures relative to capital as a measure of financial strength. The outcome of this approach is that if insurers cut rates in ...

  • lloydsbuidlinglandscape_6
    Opinion

    Misrepresenting the market?

    2019-06-21T12:03:00Z

    It could be argued that Lloyd’s CEO John Neal has achieved more in a matter of months than his predecessor Inga Beale did over the course of her five years in the role.

  • Aviation
    Opinion

    New aviation entrants prepare for take-off…

    2019-06-17T16:39:00Z

    News today of the launch of BGC’s new aviation broking intermediary is the latest in a series of developments for a sector which has had a busy – and at times turbulent – start to the year.

  • Dan Glaser and Vicky Carter – London
    Opinion

    MMC helps London point to the positives after a year of bleak messaging…

    2019-06-10T14:03:00Z

    This week sees the return of Marsh and McLennan’s (MMC) biennial gathering of talented, rising professionals who come to London from different continents for two days to hear from world class speakers on critical topics challenging the industry culminating in a show stopping gala dinner with stadium-filling superstars (such as ...