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As certain major M&A deals went ahead with the minimum of fanfare, others seemed to herald the next major consolidation wave. Intelligent Insurer picks its top eight unions in the re/insurance world this year.
Women have been disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with existing inequalities between men and women exacerbated in almost all areas of life. But is there hope for the future?
The financial services sector in the UK is not home to big numbers of senior women. They account for only 22 percent of executive committee members across the sector, according to the 2021 Women in Finance Charter.
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Intelligent Insurer looks at some of the most interesting M&A re/insurance deals in the last year to find out how market consolidation will influence future business, as industry professionals tell us there are a lot more deals to come.
After a significant contraction of gross domestic product (GDP) in Latin America in 2016, economic growth in major economies like Brazil and Argentina is bouncing back, sparking optimism among insurers and reinsurers.
Eighteen months since it walked away from a bidding war for PartnerRe, Axis Capital has completed a new deal with Novae. Albert Benchimol, chief executive of Axis Capital, explains to Intelligent Insurer why the company has never diverted from plan A, his view on third party capital and why he will sometimes send a client a cheque before a claim has been made.
Some re/insurance executives yearn for the heady days of a hard market but most are more realistic, given the abundance of capital in the industry. The recent hurricanes have given the market an insight into just how rates might respond to big losses, as Intelligent Insurer reports.
Emmanuel Clarke, chief executive officer of PartnerRe, explains to Intelligent Insurer how he is building on the stability achieved through private ownership by Exor to create secure, long-term partnerships with cedants.
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