Category Archives: Reinsurance

An Inflection Point for UK Motor-Related Injury Claims?


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


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 →

Marketplace Realities 2016: Bringing the Pieces Together


To transfer a risk is to solve a puzzle. Some of the pieces in that puzzle will belong to the company that is transferring the risk – those would include retentions, captives and other self-insurance options. But most of the … Continue reading →

Scariest Risks of 2015

Scariest Risks of 2015

As Halloween approaches and darkness falls earlier every day, we at WillisWire find ourselves reflecting not on make-believe monsters but on the frightening real risks our clients faced during the year. Thirteen of our bloggers submitted what they thought were … Continue reading →

The Rise and Rise of ILS

The Rise and Rise of ILS

Named as one of the top ten disruptive innovations of 2014 the securitization of insurance risk has transformed the capital structure of the reinsurance industry, with insurance-linked securities now making up 15% of the total global capital dedicated to reinsurance. Continue reading →

The Dichotomy of Drones

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The risks posed by the emergence of drone technology are finding their way onto the reinsurance agenda, particularly for the aviation and casualty markets. However, drone use is also fast emerging as key to driving disaster response and mitigation. Continue reading →

The Evolution of the Life & Health Reinsurance Market

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Traditionally seen as a necessary purchase to access key services and data, life & health reinsurance buying patterns are changing. Continue reading →

Casualty Risk: Playing Catch Up

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The complexity of casualty business and the fact that it exhibits more challenging dynamics relative to property catastrophe are no longer sufficient justification for not developing a robust risk management framework. While property risk management has evolved over three decades … Continue reading →

10 Years On: The Evolution of Modeling Since Katrina

Risk modelling experts on the evolution of hurricane catastrophe models since Hurricane Katrina

The re/insurance industry used catastrophe risk models long before Hurricane Katrina, but Katrina challenged the standards of these models. It called into question the quality of exposure data, how the models were used and their suitability for various business applications. … Continue reading →