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M&A: The perils of a shotgun wedding

Global18-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The risk transfer landscape is being transformed by consolidation and the idea that bigger and more diversity is better—particularly if access to alternative capital is involved. But, just like in real life, some recent marriages—especially those rushed into for the wrong reasons—may well end in divorce. Intelligent Insurer reports.

ILS after HIM: Too good to be true?

Global16-10-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Catastrophe, Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The ILS sector did much to cement its position at the centre of risk transfer after its broadly positive response to the 2017 cat losses. But some investors feel they were misled on the size of those losses, which continue to escalate, and were overpromised on the rate increases that would result. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

Marsh makes big bet on growth

Global, North America12-10-2018

Marsh & McLennan’s acquisition of JLT has been on the cards for some time. While the two players complement each other in many areas, Marsh has taken on a lot of debt to finance the deal—which may cause it problems. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Swiss Re hopes services can help it sidestep softening pressure

Europe08-10-2018

Swiss Re believes it can insulate itself from downwards pressure on rates in the reinsurance market by offering clients value-added services such as data, technology and expertise, head of reinsurance Moses Ojeisekhoba, told Intelligent Insurer.

Insurers should shape the future of autonomous technology, says AXA XL Accelerate CEO

Global, London, UK05-10-2018

As autonomous vehicles start to become mainstream, it has the potential to change the very structure of the insurance industry – rather than simply how insurers manage the risk. But, according to Vincent Branch, CEO of AXA XL’s Accelerate division, insurers should see this as an opportunity to shape the future, rather than simply serve it.

Multi-cat bonds can meet ECIS demand

Bermuda, Eurasia, Europe04-10-2018Catastrophe

Multi-cat bonds or other ILS solutions are the only viable solution for coping with natural disasters in the Eastern European and Commonwealth of Independent States region, and Bermuda could have a big role to play in making this happen, says Kirill Savrassov, chief executive of Bermuda-based Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance.

What can insurers learn from big tech to stay relevant for customers’ evolving needs?

Global01-10-2018

Insurance is not known for being at the forefront of innovation. By and large, customers are buying the same types of covers from the same carriers in the same way as they were 20 years ago, says Anthony Bice, partner and head of EMEA Insurance, Oliver Wyman.

2017 was pivotal for cyber

Bermuda, Global28-09-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Tom Johansmeyer of PCS, Verisk Insurance Solutions, reviews 2017’s cyber losses and assesses where the momentum is—and examines why the ILS market should be taking note.

ILS market continues healthy growth

Bermuda, Europe, Global28-09-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

The global ILS market is looking increasingly healthy, as a wide range of industry experts told Intelligent ILS at this year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-vous.

Winners and Losers: the reinsurance landscape according to S&P

Global26-09-2018

Every year, S&P Global Ratings in partnership with Intelligent Insurer publishes its annual Global Reinsurance Highlights, which offers analysis of the main talking points and trends in the industry and ranks the top 40 reinsurance groups globally by net reinsurance premiums written. Here, we highlight some of the main themes from this year’s report.

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