Say its name too loud and it might disappear—the onset of a hard market has been whispered about for some 12 months. Even if rates are hardening, is the industry clutching at straws when underlying exposures also seem to be increasing, and with so much capacity waiting in the wings? Intelligent Insurer investigates.
As the speed of change in reinsurance quickens, driven by technology and new forms of capital, reinsurers must respond by ensuring they attract, motivate and keep the best people, Laurent Montador of French reinsurer CCR, tells Intelligent Insurer.
Two years after VIG Re made the move into Continental Europe, its growth is ahead of expectations as clients who are appreciative of its values, expertise and ethos allow the company to get ahead of the pack to work with them. Intelligent Insurer spoke to chief executive Johannes Martin Hartmann.
Michael Pickel, CEO of Hannover Re’s German reinsurance subsidiary E&S Rückversicherung, talks rates, insurtech and Lloyd’s of London, with Intelligent Insurer.
The underwriting division of GRP, which consists of seven niche and speciality line MGAs representing over £100 million in gross written premiums, is one of the newest members of the MGAA. The division’s chief executive officer Clive Nathan discusses why now is a good time for MGAs to flourish.
Managing general agents have been popular in the market recently, but what’s been driving this popularity? Intelligent Insurer speaks to a number of newly formed ventures to find out.
New figures from the UK Health and Safety Executive point to a possible peak in the number of asbestos-related deaths from mesothelioma. Intelligent Insurer investigates.
Intelligent automation and machine learning are key to handling the large amount of data that managing general agents have to deal with every day, as Mike Kelly of AutoRek tells Intelligent Insurer.
Re/insurers’ approach to their investment portfolios varies significantly depending on their position in the market and backers. They are increasingly being forced to take a more holistic approach to this part of the business and also consider the wider implications of how their cash is invested. Intelligent Insurer investigates.
AM Re has facilitated the introduction of Asian capacity providers to US risk a match that benefits both parties and which is going from strength to strength as a result, Shevawn Barder, the company’s chief executive, tells Intelligent Insurer.