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    Lloyd’s H1 results show there is much work to do


    It takes a long time to turn an oil tanker around so no one should be surprised that Lloyd’s “closing the performance gap” initiative had little impact on the market’s H1 results that were published last week.

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    $350 billion of US run-off business now in play: Pro


    The law formerly known as Regulation 68 may not sound like a revolutionary piece of legislation, but it has the potential to energise the US insurance market and release billions of dollars of capital in the non-life run off market, which in total is estimated at $350bn.

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    Am I interrupting you?


    It is perhaps hard to believe that since Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma battered the US in 2005, an issue which has long been a source of concern for reinsurers and retrocessionaires continues to be of major concern, writes Gavin Coull, partner and head of reinsurance at law firm BLM.

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    IGI prepares for further growth in Africa


    Dubai-headquartered carrier IGI is building out it’s presence in Africa, Youssef Alaoui chief executive officer of IGI Casablanca has said.

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    Addressing the opportunity and challenge of cyber risk


    Cyber is more than a product or a peril. It is embedded in the very fabric of the world we live in and a feature of every risk and every business that re/insurance touches.

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    HIM: Chasing the outlier


    Peter Dailey says RMS’ loss estimates from last year’s storms were credible. Its up to all modelling firms to be transparent about how they calculate their post-loss estimates.

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    ‘The cycle isn’t dead, it’s resting’: JLT Re’s Flandro


    The reinsurance market hasn’t seen the end of the cyclical market, JLT Re’s global head of analytics David Flandro has said.

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    ILS update


    Following record catastrophe bond issuance in 2017, and the impact of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, the insurance-linked securities sector could have had a challenging time maintaining its momentum, writes Aon.

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    Plugging technology gaps to add value to cyber risk mitigation


    Reinsurers are quickly becoming leaders in the understanding and management of cyber risks, writes Axis Re’s chief underwriting officer Megan Thomas.

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    What are the legal implications of Brexit?


    Brexit is likely to be front of mind for many at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous this year so Kennedys’ head of corporate and public affairs Deborah Newberry explains some of the implications for insurers.

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    The Italian job


    At first glance, the Italian reinsurance market is like every other in Europe – facing the triple challenge of bountiful capital, competition from new entrants and pricing pressure. But lift the lid and there are some significant differences that have encouraged Liberty Mutual Re to make a

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    Life reinsurance: traditional vs. structured


    An important strand of life reinsurance is gaining popularity in Europe, in response to the demands of Solvency II, says Franck Pinette, who is managing director for Willis Re’s life and health division in Emea

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    R&Q shows commitment to program market with Accredited


    Re-Insurance asks what is behind the recent rebrand of its program underwriting division and why demand is growing for its services on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    Insurers are hiding from real tech innovation: IGI


    The insurance industry is the last of the financial services sectors not to have succumbed to Silicon Valley-type disruptors but that is going to change, the chief operating officer of IGI has said.

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    Flood: A Growth Opportunity or a Profit Drain?


    Maurizio Savina, director, product management, RMS says flood loss events are increasing but so is the industry’s understanding of exposures.

  • Cyber security

    The connected risk solution


    Russell Group founder Suki Basi provides the solution to the connected risk dilema.

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    Winds of Change


    A fair wind favours multiple efforts in the US to enact legal frameworks for insurance business transfers, writes Darag’s group chief client officer Eleni Iacovides.

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    Reinsurance remains a buyers’ market despite cats: Marcell


    The head of Aon’s newly-minted Reinsurance Solutions business Andy Marcell has said rates in the sector still favour those seeking capacity.

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    Dwindling reserve redundancies may drive hard market: TMR


    Ahead of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous Re-Insurance sat down with Tokio Millennium Re’s chief underwriting officer Brian Secrett to hear his talking points for the conference.

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    A reason to be cheerful...


    In January – amidst the gloom of mid-winter and the disappointing 1.1 renewals – we pointed to signs of optimism.