Our Perspective

  • What You Need to Know About Solvency II and Reinsurance

    By Darius Weglarz |August 18, 2015|English | Deutsch

    The purchase of reinsurance is one of the key elements of efficient capital management within the Solvency II regime. The mountain of documents on certain Solvency II topics, however, might discourage most professionals who aren’t involved in...

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  • 3 Challenges the Insurance Industry Will Face As Spain's Economy Recovers

    By Francisco Moreno |July 09, 2015|English | Español

    The global economic crisis that started in 2007 had a powerful effect on Spain, leading to the so-called Great Spanish Recession from 2008 to 2014. For four of those years the country suffered negative GDP growth, hitting a record low of -3.8% in 2009....

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  • The Crucial Role of Reinsurance in Solvency II

    By Ralf Quick |September 25, 2014|English | Español

    No insurer in Europe can escape the grasp of the Solvency II project. A European Union directive, it is intended to make sure that insurance companies have sufficient capital set aside to cover all the claims they are likely to receive at a given risk...

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  • 6 Ways to Manage Volatility and Grow

    By Brooke Cote|March 19, 2014|English

    A predominantly personal lines insurance company was interested in expanding its commercial book of business. When making such an expansion, many personal lines-dominant carriers tend to apply to commercial business the same types of underwriting, pricing...

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  • Solvency II - Surprises In Store For LTC Carriers

    By Gregory Sother |June 20, 2013|English

    Europe’s new Solvency II supervisory framework is intended to introduce more sensitive risk management and solvency capital requirements for insurers across all classes of business. But it is hard to see how the rules, slated for introduction...

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  • Reinsurers - The Rational Outsiders

    By Bernhard Wolters |May 22, 2013|English

    In an ideal world of risk theory, randomness can be both tamed and transformed into near certainty by exploiting the fact that fluctuation around the mean diminishes as the number of (independent) risks increases. It is the old “coin toss”...

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