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‘We’re not in business to subsidise stupidity,’ says Jim Stanard as he reflects on 50 years in risk

Asia Pacific, Bermuda, Global16-03-2021Catastrophe, Non-life Reinsurance

Industry legend and entrepreneur Jim Stanard reflects on his career and life in an interview spanning startups, mentors, the future of the market—and his other career in music.

Why re/insurers should fear the rise of activist investors

Global04-04-2019Capital Management, Investment Management

There are some chief execs right now taking a pretty good look at their own affairs in terms of how they spend company funds. I have also heard of a number of companies asking their investor relations teams for a thorough analysis of peer-related performance.

Tokio Marine exits reinsurance as profitability slumps

Bermuda, Japan, North America31-10-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)

Challenging market conditions and a renewed focus on building its primary insurance business have resulted in Tokio Marine Holdings taking the decision to divest its reinsurance operations in a $1.5 billion sale to specialist Bermuda reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings, which is scaling up its business.

Global reinsurers in the spotlight after nat cat losses

Global13-12-2017Property and Casualty (P&C)

French reinsurer SCOR has come out relatively unscathed from the record nat cat losses in the third quarter and is expected to be in a good position to take advantage of rising rates in the impacted region.

North America's best performers - Part 1

North America20-11-2015

Intelligent Insurer’s annual Global Reinsurance Research Report gleans important information about which reinsurers and reinsurance brokers are regarded as leading the pack based on various criteria. Here we reveal the North American segments of the results and analyse the findings.

North America's best performers - Part 2

North America20-11-2015

We reveal the best reinsurers and reinsurance brokers in North America, based on significant research gained from Intelligent Insurer’s annual Global Reinsurance Research Survey.

Global Reinsurance Awards 2015

Asia Pacific, Bermuda, Europe, London Market, MENA, North America19-11-2015

The Intelligent Insurer Global Awards 2015 aims to reveal the companies working across the reinsurance industry that are regarded as the best in their respective classes by their peers.

Sidecars: a strategic market play

Bermuda, Europe25-02-2015Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

As the use of sidecars and third party capital initiatives continues to accelerate, Intelligent ILS takes a look at how the traditional sidecar is being adapted to facilitate different forms of alternative capital, and examines how this form of risk transfer is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for reinsurers.

RenaissanceRe voted Best Reinsurer for Innovation by the readers of Intelligent Insurer

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America27-09-2013

Bermuda: emerging from the gloom


Whether the Island remains the central hub of the reinsurance world may be questioned these days, yet there is no doubt that investors, analysts and buyers alike set great store on the performance of Bermuda’s insurers and reinsurers.

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