Blogger Archives: Andrew Newman

Andrew Newman

Andrew Newman is President and Global Head of Casualty at  Willis Re.

Threat vs opportunity? InsurTech is largely a matter of perspective

Regarding InsurTech from a ‘them’ and ‘us’ standpoint increasingly misses the point. It’s understandable that many insurers have perceived InsurTech as a threat to the value chain. Yet the biggest threat lies not in technology itself, but in competitors of … Continue reading →

Casualty Risk: Playing Catch Up

casualty catch up

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 →

Proving Your Commitment in Casualty Reinsurance

Putting on wedding ring

The new generation of casualty reinsurers backed by asset managers potentially offer a broader proposition than previous hedge fund initiatives. But they must be able to demonstrate long-term commitment to win over buyers. Continue reading →

New Casualty Capital: Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

Dr. Jekyll - Mr. Hyde

Capital pouring in from the property catastrophe space means casualty reinsurance cedants find themselves awash with capacity at a competitive period in the market cycle. This is good news, as long as you can tell who’s here for the long … Continue reading →