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Our Perspective

  • 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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  • Let’s Not Underestimate The Human Element in Underwriting

    By Mo Tooker|September 22, 2014|English

    As modern risk professionals, we pride ourselves on making decisions that are informed by granular risk data, actuarial analysis and complex computer models. Yet, we have discovered that these quantitative elements unfortunately represent only half...

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  • The Battlefield

    By Tad Montross|July 16, 2014|English

    Earlier this year I wrote a short piece entitled "The Playing Field." Little did I know it would soon become a battlefield. One broker describing the June 1st CAT renewals in Florida called it a knife fight. Alternative capital, Insurance-linked...

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  • Catastrophes, Capital and Competition: Talking Points From Down Under

    By Pietro Toffanello |July 01, 2014|English

    I recently participated in a stimulating roundtable event organised in Sydney by the publication Asia Insurance Review in collaboration with the law firm Clyde & Co. I joined a dozen other senior insurance industry executives to exchange views on...

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  • Emerging Markets - Look Before You Leap

    By Mo Tooker|June 26, 2014|English

    From the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China) to the MINTs (Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey), the world’s emerging economies look very attractive to insurers and reinsurers today. Compared to the big mature markets, insurance growth in these...

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  • Captive and RRG Owners - Is It Time To Get a Second Opinion on Your Reinsurance Program?

    By Abe Kane|April 16, 2014|English

    The alternative risk market – including captives, risk retention groups (RRG owners) and self-insured pools - tends to attract unique participants. They are often the better risks in a particular segment, companies that became tired of paying...

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