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Learning Lessons: 3 Reports Every Re/insurance Practitioner Should Read

Turkey Earthquake 2011

Robin Swindel of Willis Re details 3 reports on lessons learnt from natural catastrophes that every reinsurance and insurance practitioner should read. Continue reading →

Emerging Engineering Risk of 2012

In the oil and gas industry, engineering contractors place a high degree of reliance on the legal contracts they have in place to protect them from financial ruin should a major disaster or accident occur. It appears that these legal … Continue reading →

Emerging Analytics Risk of 2012

It is hard to take your eyes off the still-unfolding European financial crisis, but we need to keep looking for other sources of risk. Although again delayed in 2011 and perhaps still subject to further transition and political posturing, Solvency II is … Continue reading →

No Room for Woolly Thinking in the Re/Insurance Industry

I recently presented a paper on risk perception to the UK’s Parliamentary & Scientific Committee. Below is a snapshot of my speech, but you can access the full paper, “Risky Business: Risk and Reward Assessment in Business Decision Making,” here. Continue reading →

Impact of the Eurozone Debt Crisis on Insurer Solvency

measuring the effect of the eurozone debt crisis

The European sovereign crisis has brought insurer solvency and claims-paying ability back to the forefront of many minds. Continue reading →

Cat Amongst The Pigeons? New Guidelines for Catastrophe Modelling

Solvency II is not short of documentation, with the output of Brussels and Frankfurt being better measured in inches rather than pages. But it is often light on practical guidance. One area where guidance is certainly required relates to the … Continue reading →

Solvency II Reporting Requirements: Will Quants Welcome Querts?

While two key Solvency II consultation papers published in November finally clarify reporting requirements, they will significantly add to the workload of re/insurers’ quants who will have to complete up to 50 Quantitative Reporting Templates (QRTs). Continue reading →

Insurance: A Little Earning is a Dangerous Thing…

As Alexander Pope so nearly said, re/insurance company earnings are key to the firm’s valuation. Recent research from Citigroup provides more evidence that insurance firms with low earning volatility have higher stock multiples and better shareholder returns. Continue reading →