Tag Archives: Reinsurance

5 strategic challenges chief risk officers can address through reinsurance

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Insurers aspire to identify and acquire all the risks that can be insured at a profit. But they’re limited by their capital. Hence the need for reinsurance. Continue reading →

Reinsurance market remains stable amid ample capacity

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Despite a challenging 2017 and indifferent 2018 results, balance sheets of traditional reinsurers remain strong, and overall interest from insurance-linked securities investors remains mostly undimmed. Continue reading →

Eight key considerations for chief risk officers now that strategic planning is over

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Business planning for most insurers wrapped up a few weeks ago. For a chief risk officer (CRO) these sessions offer a key opportunity to share insights on the risks companies may face in the coming year, provided they have a … Continue reading →

In light of regulatory, tax changes, will Bermuda continue to be attractive to reinsurers?

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Long-term insurers have been attracted to Bermuda for its flexible regulatory environment, which gained Solvency II equivalence in 2016, potentially lower capital requirements and operating costs. But recent and impending regulatory changes have sparked concern among U.S. life and annuity … Continue reading →

Energy Market Review 2018: Energy insurers remain caught between a rock and a hard place

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As we explain in our latest Energy Market Review, 2017 was an interesting year for both the energy and (re)insurance industries, with the good news of the oil price recovery and increased activity in the upstream sector energy industry being … Continue reading →

Understanding the motivations behind medical malpractice

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In our last post, we examined the motivations of so-called rogue medical practitioners— physicians, nurses and other medical personnel responsible for causing multiple patient injuries. For the most part, such bad actors may be described as either reckless, financially motivated, … Continue reading →

Post-hurricane confusion in the energy insurance markets: 3 reasons why a market turn is too early to call

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Energy insurers were in a bullish mood as delegates gathered at the critical Baden-Baden reinsurance meeting last week. Their frame of mind didn’t come as a surprise, given all the media speculation on how insurance markets will respond in the … Continue reading →

VIDEO Interview with Paddy Jago: Reinsurers Must Remain Relevant

Paddy Jago, interviewed by Richard Mackillican

In this video I discuss current reinsurance market conditions with Paddy Jago, President of Willis Re. Traditional reinsurers must remain relevant in order to survive challenging market dynamics, but stay mindful about which areas they diversify into, according to Paddy. Continue reading →

A Gigantic Risk Management Entertainment System

As video gaming has become more and more sophisticated, and as the hardware to support those games has become capable of playing movies and other media, video game consoles have now become “Entertainment Systems”.  Continue reading →

Panel at ERM Symposium: ERM for Financial Intermediaries

Insurance company risk managers need to recognize that traditional activities like underwriting, pricing and reserving are vitally important parts of managing the risks of their firm. Enterprise risk management (ERM) tends to focus upon only two or three of the … Continue reading →