Category Archives: Reinsurance

Reinsurance Buying Habits in Central and Eastern Europe Are Changing Under the New Solvency II Regime

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The arrival and implementation of Solvency II regulations in Europe has heralded a flurry of action from insurers across the continent to ensure readiness for the demands of the new regime. Continue reading →

Fostering Resilience in the Asia-Pacific Region

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While there are some encouraging signs of greater resilience developing throughout the Asia-Pacific region, disasters such as the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal remind us of how far we have to go. In addition to loss of life, the damage … Continue reading →

A Regulatory Review of 2015

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This year has been full of ups and downs at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Fundamentally, it has become a year of change. In this article, I look back at the FCA’s more significant successes and challenges of 2015. I … Continue reading →

After COP21 How Can Insurance Help us Adapt to Climate Change?

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A mix of hype, excitement, cautious optimism, scepticism and just plain cynicism has purveyed the world of climate science and risk management following the latest (21st) Conference of the Parties in Paris, otherwise known as COP21. Continue reading →

Top 10 of 2015 – #10: Reinsurance and Solvency II – Part 1: The Challenge of Regulating Diverse Markets

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If you’ve read any of my past blogs about Solvency II you will know that I have a love/hate relationship with it. I fully believe in and support what Solvency II is trying to do but find the way it … Continue reading →

Cyber Public Relations Expenses

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What makes a data breach response successful? How do we keep a data breach response from adding an additional nightmare to what was already a catastrophe? The answer may be hiding in plain sight within an underutilized benefit of your … Continue reading →

Quantifying European Windstorm Models: Comparing the Hazard Models

As we enter another European windstorm season, following a few inactive seasons, we need to look back to key historical events as a reminder of the high loss potential. Indexed to today’s prices and adjusting for market size, Willis Re … Continue reading →

An Inflection Point for UK Motor-Related Injury Claims?

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Since their implementation in 2005, Periodical Payment Orders (PPOs)—which allow the majority of a claim to be paid to individuals in installments rather than purely as a lump sum, often for the duration of the claimant’s life—have become increasingly common … Continue reading →

2015 El Niño – Impacts on Hurricane Activity and Climate Links to Reinsurance Loss Activity

2015 El Niño As predicted earlier this year, an El Niño event has been developing in the Equatorial Pacific. By most objective metrics, the event looks to be strong, with all defining atmospheric or oceanic variables showing the characteristic El … Continue reading →

Insurance as a Strategic Enabler

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Understanding where a company wants to be in the future, identifying risks that might stop it getting there, and working with risk advisers and insurers to get the right risk management, transfer and mitigation strategies in place, all help build … Continue reading →