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New Russian reinsurer grabs business from established players

Europe, Russia07-12-2016Christian Wuestner

The formation of a new state-backed reinsurer in Russia will hit the long-term growth potential of global reinsurers in the country, which will be forced to cede a percent of premium to the new entity even on existing long-term treaties.

NFIP: The test before the flood

North America, USA30-11-2016Flood risk, Property and Casualty

The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has tested the transfer of flood risk to the private reinsurance sector, paving the way for a large-scale privatisation of US flood risk. While the potential business for reinsurers is significant, it is likely to be a long and complex process.

Telematics offers opportunity for insurers partnering with carmakers

Europe, North America23-11-2016Motor Insurance

Progressive insurers are quickly grasping the potential of telematics to both cut claim costs and get closer to their customers. But further innovation will require a partnership with manufacturers.

Disruptive technology to reshape insurance and ILS

Global17-11-2016ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market, Risk Management, Technology

Technology could play a significant part in the ongoing evolution of the insurance market – and also impact the ILS segment as well, claims Rafal Walkiewicz, chief executive officer of Willis Capital Markets & Advisory.

Analytics: fuelling risk-informed decisions

Europe, North America16-11-2016Guy Carpenter

Innovative analytic tools and solutions can help insurers optimise capital and drive profitable growth, as Tim Gardner of Guy Carpenter explains.

M&A: The calm before the storm


Uncertainty arising from the status of past deals and Brexit made 2016 pale in comparison to 2015, but most experts are sure this setback is temporary. Intelligent Insurer reports.

ILS market strengthens position

North America16-11-2016ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market, Results, Risk Management

Insurance-linked securities have continued to strengthen their position as an attractive capital option in the current cycle, according to Paul Schultz, chief executive officer at Aon Securities.

ILS: Poacher turns gamekeeper

Global16-11-2016Cat Bond, Cat bonds, Catastrophe bond, Catastrophe bonds, ILS, ILS market

The ILS markets are leading the way in risk transfer in a number of ways and could even help open up brand new opportunities, closing the protection gap in the process, John Seo, co-founding partner of Fermat Capital Management, tells Intelligent Insurer.

The cat in the (aluminum foil) hat: cyber and other specialty risks to drive ILS growth

North America16-11-2016ILS, ILS issuance, ILS market, Property and Casualty, Risk Management

An investment in innovation to bring new risks to market is crucial to the future of the ILS sector, says Tom Johansmeyer of ISO/Verisk Insurance Solutions.

What buyers really want

Europe, Global15-11-2016Baden-Baden 2016

The changing needs and demands of reinsurance buyers and how they fit with the direction of innovation in the industry was discussed by six senior executives at Intelligent Insurer’s annual roundtable in Baden-Baden, organised in association with S&P Global Ratings.

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