Category Archives: Reinsurance

Hurricane preparedness for homes and businesses

Atlantic hurricane season is under way and will run through the end of November. While peak season is usually in August, September and October, hurricane preparedness, for personal and business properties, should be done well in advance of any forecasted … Continue reading →

Keeping risk and capital in balance

So what direction is your company headed regarding risk? Are you expecting to: Grow your risk faster than your capital, using up excess capacity; Grow your capital faster than your risk, building up capacity; or, Keep risk and capital in … Continue reading →

Avoid a reporting crisis

Many European insurers’ existing financial and capital reporting processes are becoming increasingly unworkable and unsustainable in the face of burgeoning regulatory and accounting demands. Process transformation, rather than constant fire-fighting, is emerging as the only long-term solution. The Solvency II … Continue reading →

New and emerging risks, related risk transfer and financing solutions

New and emerging risks, related risk transfer and financing strategies were topics of discussion presented by Marc Paasch and Derrick Easton from the Alternative Risk Transfer team, and Melena Ortega from Munich Re, at RIMS this year. Emerging risks, defined … Continue reading →

Hurricane Season Forecast: What to expect for 2017?

Atlantic hurricane season is officially here; it started yesterday and will continue through November 30. This is the time when most tropical cyclones in the Atlantic form, but not all. Take for instance, Tropical Storm Arlene, which was short-lived, weak … Continue reading →

Small business insurance offers fertile ground for InsurTech

As InsurTech continues to scythe a modernizing path through the insurance industry and disrupt traditional value chains, the $100 billion small business insurance sector is shaping up as one of the most promising for investment. Rarely out of the specialist … Continue reading →

Doctor’s conviction throws multiple patient injuries back into spotlight

In late April, UK breast surgeon Dr. Ian Paterson was found guilty of 17 counts of “wounding with intent,” throwing a spotlight on the topic of multiple patient injuries and how they affect insurers and health care providers. One bad … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

2017 trading conditions: The “new normal” for the energy and insurance industries?

Willis Towers Watson has just launched our 2017 Energy Market Review.  Despite an encouraging uplift during the last 12 months, the energy industry is still beset by some significant challenges, including  low oil prices, cost control pressures, workforce layoffs, onerous … Continue reading →

Unlocking resilience: The four ERM keys

“I found that just surviving was a noble fight” – Billy Joel Most companies want to do much better than “just surviving.” But the world is a dangerous and complex place. Surviving itself may be difficult, but the focus is … Continue reading →