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  • 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 ...

  • John Neal – Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, Deloitte, EY and Freshfields
    Opinion

    Choosing the right partners…

    2019-06-25T08:31:00Z

    John Neal has impressed many with his first nine months at the helm. He has made a conscious effort to re-engage with brokers, has deployed a “come and let’s chat” approach at odds with predecessors who were criticised by some for aloofness. He has also created a vision and an ...

  • 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.

  • CEA – Golden Gate Bridge
    Opinion

    CEA seeks better balance between prevention and protection

    2019-06-14T15:02:00Z

    Over the last two decades the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) has become one of the largest buyers of property cat reinsurance globally.

  • 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 ...

  • XL Group
    Opinion

    XL’s injunction not “sneaky” in support of arbitration clause in UK D&O Policy

    2019-05-31T11:06:00Z

    In a reassuring move for London market (re)insurers, the UK’s courts are imposing a wide jurisdiction to restrain foreign proceedings under insurance contracts bound by a London arbitration provision…

  • Litigation genie
    Opinion

    Beware the consequences of the litigation genie…

    2019-05-30T15:36:00Z

    In July, Judge Freedman will deliver his decision in the infamous poaching dispute between Gallagher and the Ardonagh subsidiaries in the UK High Court. It is a legal battle that has gripped observers of the London market with its revelations of a secret six-figure loan, offensive emails, clandestine meetings ...

  • Willis Towers Watson – insurtech
    Opinion

    The technology tipping point?

    2019-05-30T14:53:00Z

    This week The Financial Times ran an interesting piece which riffs on the theme of hardening attitudes amongst insurers towards their investment in insurtech projects.

  • Hurrican Irma – Florida
    Opinion

    Behaviour matters in Florida renewal

    2019-05-28T18:02:00Z

    The commoditization of the property cat product became a recurring theme of the long soft market for reinsurance in recent years.

  • Tom Johansmeyer – ILW
    Opinion

    What happens when an ILW trigger underdelivers? A critical look at 2018…

    2019-05-15T14:51:00Z

    Last year the industry was reminded of the importance of using accurate loss data triggers for ILWs. Will the lesson be learnt, asks Thomas Johansmeyer, co-head of PCS.

  • E David Burt – Bermuda
    Opinion

    Finally some good news for Bermuda…

    2019-05-14T16:36:00Z

    It’s not been a great year thus far for Bermuda’s (re)insurance industry and, by extension, the island’s economy.

  • Key price predictions for remainder of 2019 i
    Opinion

    A psychological shift

    2019-05-06T20:06:00Z

    As with broad market transitions of the past, there doesn’t appear to be any one catalyst driving what looks to be a long-awaited change in the US commercial insurance market.

  • Florida June Renewals Preview
    Opinion

    Misinformation in a “late and messy renewal”

    2019-05-02T13:00:00Z

    The 2019 Florida renewal is proving hard to navigate for reinsurance buyers and commentators alike, amid conflicting intelligence and chatter in Bermuda and elsewhere.

  • John Neal and Lloyd's taskforce
    Opinion

    Ideas are easy, execution is the tough bit…

    2019-04-30T16:36:00Z

    Tomorrow morning, Lloyd’s brokers and underwriters will gather for the publication of CEO John Neal’s plans to transform the fortunes of the market.

  • Florida orange squeeze
    Opinion

    Another day of reckoning for Floridians

    2019-04-30T04:07:00Z

    The prospect of a late renewal where underperforming cedants face a rise in reinsurance costs of perhaps 25 percent or more heralds another day of reckoning for some of the state’s smaller carriers.

  • Argo share price i
    Opinion

    Voce Capital’s Argo attack appears too little, too late

    2019-04-23T16:02:00Z

    Earlier today, The Insurer  revealed that the alternative investment firm EnTrust is the likely bankroller to activist Voce Capital’s attack on Argo Group.