INTERVIEW: STEPHEN CATLIN, CONVEX
Industry could be facing $500bn hole in its balance sheet: Convex CEO Catlin
The industry veteran claims the situation is much worse than after 9/11 and should mean an elongated hard market.
ILS investors favour more diversified approach
Schroders ILS chair Lohmann looks at strategic initiatives to find new insurance-linked areas to invest in.
INTERVIEW: GIANFRANCO LOT, SWISS RE
Trust and contract certainty more important than ever
They are needed as demand for reinsurance is increasing despite rate increases and the hardening market.
Disciplined approach to pricing is key for European reinsurers: Fitch
An ‘exercise in discipline’ is needed against a backdrop of low investment returns.
Life reinsurance fares better than expected amid COVID-19 impact
Rising prices indicate start of positive P&C phase, says SCOR’s Kessler.
Insurers that shun digitisation limit their strategic options
Digitising the insurance value chain creates the flexibility to leverage data for competitive advantage: ACORD MD.
As the market hardens, NewRe eyes growth in Europe
The reinsurer’s overall exposure to the pandemic deemed ‘very digestible’.
Parametric sovereign cat bonds: the way to insure the Belt and Road
Investors will increasingly benefit from intra-class diversification in ILS instruments.
McKenzie Intelligence Services eyes growth in the US and Australasia
It has opened a sales office in the US to expand its presence on the ground.
Pandemic creates opportunities for innovation and tech investment
There is more awareness of the importance of data and cybersecurity policies: GreenKite.
Capital adequacy under scrutiny as market conditions invert for ratings agencies
COVID-19 losses may be lower than predicted—but beware the pandemic’s unknown tail, says Litmus.
Property reinsurers hit by ‘Groundhog Day’ of weather-related risks
Beazley: industry spends too much time ‘looking in the pricing rear-view mirror’.
Rate hikes are positive only if they are adequate for the underlying risk
Despite challenges, the industry is facing a broad horizon of opportunity, says Volante CEO.
Managed services in higher demand since COVID-19
While the industry should expect upheaval and change, it will adapt: Xceedance.