Category Archives: Reinsurance

Gap Covers – Gone Forever?

the gap

Ideas and concepts rarely ever die, but get reinvented and reused from time to time. But I think I may have found a candidate for the graveyard. Surely gap covers could never return, could they? I doubt that anybody has … Continue reading →

The Difference Between Risk and Loss

risk vs loss

Risk management has caused many people to substitute one four-letter word for another. They will use the word RISK when they should be saying LOSS. And there is a world of difference between the two. It is the difference between … Continue reading →

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)?

flower variety

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


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?


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


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 →