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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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  • The Fac Files – This Time It’s Personal…No, Really

    By Tim Dunn |March 18, 2014|English

    Hi. My name is Tim. I have blue eyes, and I like warm hugs and summer. But then, that’s not really what this blog is about, shameless animated snowman plagiarism notwithstanding.* Casualty Fac is one of those topics that may only come...

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  • When the Playing Field Is a Minefield

    By Tad Montross|March 16, 2014|English

    Industry people often talk about the playing field and whether it is level or not. But they should also be focused on the players, the weather conditions and the rules of the game. From a reinsurance perspective, insurers need to think about whether...

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  • China Ramps Up Consumer Protection Rights - Proceed With Caution

    By Frank Wang |March 13, 2014|English

    Punitive damages have not been an issue for liability insurers doing business in China – but that’s about to change. On 15 March, new laws aimed at toughening up consumer protection rights come into effect with amendments that raise the...

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  • Large Property Loss Survey [Presentation]

    By Geoff Piggot|March 13, 2014|English

    During the last few years, catastrophic events, demographic trends and economic conditions have merged and presented new challenges for insurers, impacting their profitability and the manner in which they handle claims. View our presentation based...

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  • So Where Is Tornado Alley Exactly?

    By Tony Iafrate|March 10, 2014|English

    Occasional op-eds in the insurance press point out the risk of being overly reliant on the output of risk models. The points made in such articles are often accurate and insightful - but they make actuaries like me, who build such models, wince. Over...

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