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London’s calling

Europe, Global, London, UK23-10-2017

From a London base and in spite of Brexit, Mapfre Global Risks is set on a path of steady international expansion. Ignacio Baeza, vice chairman of Mapfre and chief executive of Mapfre Global Risks, explains to Intelligent Insurer the company’s goals and why London still makes sense.

Perseverance is the message: Swiss Re CEO

Global23-10-2017ILS, Property and Casualty

The whole P&C value chain is not earning its cost of capital, says Swiss Re CEO Christian Mumenthaler, who explains to Intelligent Insurer how, despite this, Swiss Re is well positioned to navigate the challenging environment.

Plan A never changed: Axis CEO Benchimol

Bermuda, Global, London20-10-2017M&A

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.

ILS in Europe: New hubs, new structures, new risks

Europe, European Union, London19-10-2017ILS

An Intelligent Insurer roundtable in London gathered a panel of experts to discuss the growth and future of the insurance-linked securities markets in Europe. They discussed the role of European investors, European risks and the potential for more domiciles.

Buyers want no surprises

Global18-10-2017Cyber

While reinsurers and brokers discuss the return of a market cycle most buyers just want a quiet life with no surprises—assuming they don’t feel underinsured in light of the recent hurricanes or cyber losses that have the potential to cause them sleepless nights. Intelligent Insurer reports.

No hiding place: the technology firms ready to become insurers

Global18-10-2017Technology

The insurtech revolution is already challenging re/insurers, but those who feel they were on the front foot may not have contended with the possibility that change could be much more fundamental than they realised. Paul Cuatrecasas, an expert in acquiring technology companies, tells Intelligent Insurer more.

Speaking cyber cover to power

Global18-10-2017Cyber Attacks, Cyber Insurance, Cyber security

Oil and gas companies are increasingly under threat from cyber attack, yet few of them have adequate protection in place to reduce this threat. A new generation of insurance products is being designed to meet these complex challenges, writes Dominick Hoare, chief underwriting officer, Munich Re Syndicate.

Fear of flying: Assessing drone risks

Global18-10-2017Cyber Risk, modelling, Technology

Against a backdrop of pending regulation for drones in the UK, Graeme Anderson and Andrew Chadwick from Frazer-Nash Consultancy talk to Intelligent Insurer about how modelling tools can help insurers understand the risks of drone impacts.

The rise of the MGA incubator

London17-10-2017Managing general agencies

Earlier this year, Vibe MGA Management was the latest managing general agent incubator to be launched in the London Market. Danny Maleary, its CEO, explained its aims, ambitions and international outlook to Intelligent Insurer.

Reinsurers hanging tough

Global, North America16-10-2017

The reinsurance market is poised to remain vibrant following recent catastrophe events, says David Priebe of Guy Carpenter & Company.

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