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Striking a hard bargain: re/insurers react to COVID-19

Global01-10-2020Casualty Insurance, Catastrophe, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C), Risk Modelling

The re/insurance market is hardening, that is now a given. During virtual Monte Carlo 2020, industry professionals shared their thoughts on how this hardening market will play out and how the impacts of COVID-19 will feed into this ever shifting picture.

The pandemic remains an earnings event for reinsurers, but why?

Europe26-08-2020Capital Management, Casualty Insurance, Credit Insurance, Life Insurance, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance, Surety Insurance

Pandemic-related losses are large but reinsurers look to have avoided the worst with a combination of financial discipline and the arrival of a hard market. Will efforts to inoculate themselves against the pandemic in H1 continue to be effective into the second half of the year, and how will it affect the wider market? Intelligent Insurer speaks to Robert Mazzuoli, director at Fitch Ratings, to find out more.

COVID-19 will hit life insurers hardest

Global18-03-2020Catastrophe, Life & Health, Life Insurance

The ripple effect of COVID-19 has now spread deep into global financial markets and falling interest rates are putting increasing pressure on insurers earnings and capital.

L&H reinsurance market has traits of oligopoly, says expert

Europe, Global02-03-2020Life & Health, Property and Casualty (P&C)

The life and health reinsurance market has ‘more barriers to entry than P&C’ with just four players dominating 50% of business.

Insurance leader calls for greater government guidance to combat climate risk

Global03-02-2020General Insurance

Senior insurance sector leaders emphasised the importance of government leadership in combating climate change during a Fitch roadshow panel discussion on the future of the non-life market.

‘Benign’ cat losses in 2019 support higher industry capital for reinsurers

Global31-01-2020Catastrophe, Life Reinsurance, Non-life Reinsurance

Fitch analyst explains the global reinsurance drivers in 2019 and discusses what to expect in 2020.

Reinsurance: reshaping for a difficult future

Asia Pacific, Global02-01-2020Catastrophe, Non-life Reinsurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Senior executives met to discuss how the industry can rise to the challenge of accelerating change at the Intelligent Insurer and Allianz roundtable at SIRC 2019 in Singapore.

Grappling with the fifth theatre of warfare


As the rating agencies, regulators and investors wake up to the magnitude of the threat posed by silent cyber risk, re/insurers must get their act together and tackle this large and infinitely complex risk head-on. Intelligent Insurer reports.

Re/insurers face better rates and disruption in 2018


After an eventful 2017, Intelligent Insurer questioned 16 senior executives representing all corners of the re/insurance industry about their highs and lows of 2017 and their wishes for 2018. Here, we reveal their responses to the question: what will be the biggest developments or topics you expect to be prominent in the industry in 2018, and why?

Looking back at a tumultuous 2017


The year 2017 has been marked by an unusually strong hurricane season in the US but also a number of significant regulatory changes such as the Ogden discount in the UK with significant consequences for the motor re/insurance industry. Intelligent Insurer asked re/insurance executives what the most important moments/developments were in the re/insurance industry in 2017.

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