Category Archives: Reinsurance

Excess Reinsurance Capacity Chases Muted Demand

Willis Re: Property Catastrophe Pricing Trends

Competition in the global reinsurance industry at the 1st July renewals remains fierce with both traditional reinsurers and capital market players fighting to deploy their capital and protect/build their market shares. In the face of this, buyers have been able … Continue reading →

What the Influx of Capital is Doing to Reinsurance Today

Capital Inflow: Who is Buying

Last week I presented the keynote address of the International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation (ICMIF), Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO), in Miami. The theme of the presentation, “The Current State of the Reinsurance Market”, focused on the impact of the … Continue reading →

Video: Spotlight on UK Reinsurance

Spotlight: Roy Rogers

In this interview Roy Rogers, head of UK reinsurance at Willis Re, tells me that the dynamics of the UK reinsurance market differ depending on whether you’re looking at it from the perspective of the client or the market. Continue reading →

Video: Reinsurance Trends in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

Spotlight: Maurice Williams

In this interview Maurice Williams, who is Managing Director of Willis Re for Asia Pacific, Middle East, Turkey and Africa (APMETA), outlines the dynamics driving the reinsurance markets in those regions. Continue reading →

Asia Pacific: Why Not Have a Little Variety in Life (Reinsurance)?

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While some western economies continue to languish in the doldrums with little or no growth in the insurance sector, many economies in the Asia Pacific region continue to offer far more promise for insurers, particularly in the life market. Continue reading →

Video: Focus on France & Southern European Reinsurance Buying

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In this interview I speak with Alkis Tsimaratos, Regional Director for France and southern Europe at Willis Re, who says that the market dynamics in these regions follow those of Europe more generally. Continue reading →

Video: What is Analytics?

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In this interview I speak with Giorgis Hadzilacos, Senior Catastrophe Risk Analyst and Flood Specialist at Willis Re Analytics. Continue reading →

Adapting to Climate Change: Insurers as Bellwether

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Insurance touches and is touched by much of human activity around the globe.  So it should not be a surprise that insurers can be expected to be a bellwether for the economic impact of climate change. Continue reading →

Special Report: Adapting to Climate Change

WillisWire Special Feature: Adapting to Climate Change

A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group warns that no one on the planet will be untouched by the damaging effects of global warming in coming decades. While public policy and government intervention can … Continue reading →

Video: Mutuals Must Differentiate to Weather Current Challenges

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In this blog I speak with mutual (re)insurance specialists David Thomas, CEO of Market Services & Solutions at Willis; Robin Swindell, Executive Vice President at Willis Re and John Haydon, Executive Director at Willis Re. Continue reading →