Equity raises are increasing as pandemic pressures bite - but the future winners and losers are far from clear
As the pandemic stress test continues, re/insurers are preparing for what comes next, including expectations of a hardening market. This is driving a growing trend for equity raises, with some building war chests and some taking advantage of new opportunities, while others look to protect their credit rating in a fight for survival. Intelligent Insurer reports.
Investment bank analysts have calculated and explained how the huge insured losses from COVID-19 are likely to pan out for the industry, particular companies and lines, and are affecting already firming prices. Intelligent Insurer reports.
Insurers taking tough decisions on paying shareholders have a lot to consider, and pressure to make the best choice will only increase the longer the pandemic lingers on. Intelligent Insurer reports.
Swiss Re highlights the similarities and differences between the current pandemic crisis and the ongoing worldwide issue of climate change. It says lessons can be learned, but it is important to recognise there are big differences too. Intelligent Insurer reports.
European re/insurers are leading the charge towards forcing the eventual abdication of 'king' coal. How successful will the industry be in toppling the age-old monarch of fossil fuels, and why are climate campaigners still frustrated? Intelligent Insurer investigates.
Legislators in the US have a fight on their hands if they think the insurance industry will agree to pay out on untenable claims without complaint, says one industry veteran, as he debunks the argument that the move is akin to TRIA. Intelligent Insurer investigates.
As economic output plummets, re/insurers are bracing themselves for a tough road ahead. Intelligent Insurer asks two industry experts what the biggest risks are and how the sector will tackle them.
As the economic fallout from the pandemic continues to grow, analysts have crunched the numbers to take an early temperature check for how hard the coronavirus will hit the industry. Intelligent Insurer finds out more.
As efforts to contain the coronavirus contagion continue to ramp up worldwide, re/insurance industry leaders are taking a number of actions to comply with movement restrictions, while ensuring AGMs meet regulatory requirements. But what are the rules in different jurisdictions. Intelligent Insurer investigates.
Everyone is hoping that the outbreak of COVID-19 will be contained as swiftly as possible, with many countries advising precautionary measures, such as lockdown, for a minimum of 12 weeks to protect the vulnerable. The re/insurance industry can expect to feel the effects of this pandemic well beyond that. Intelligent Insurer reports.