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M&A: the biggest and most talked about unions in the insurance sector

Global14-04-2020Broking, General Insurance, Life Insurance, Non-life Insurance, Non-life Reinsurance

Intelligent Insurer looks at some of the most interesting M&A re/insurance deals in the last year to find out how market consolidation will influence future business, as industry professionals tell us there are a lot more deals to come.

Economic recovery in LatAm boosts re/insurance growth

Latin America29-11-2017Life & Health, Life Insurance, Property and Casualty (P&C)

After a significant contraction of gross domestic product (GDP) in Latin America in 2016, economic growth in major economies like Brazil and Argentina is bouncing back, sparking optimism among insurers and reinsurers.

Plan A never changed: Axis CEO Benchimol

Bermuda, Global, London20-10-2017Managing General Agencies (MGA)

Eighteen months since it walked away from a bidding war for PartnerRe, Axis Capital has completed a new deal with Novae. Albert Benchimol, chief executive of Axis Capital, explains to Intelligent Insurer why the company has never diverted from plan A, his view on third party capital and why he will sometimes send a client a cheque before a claim has been made.

A failure of models could turn the market


Some re/insurance executives yearn for the heady days of a hard market but most are more realistic, given the abundance of capital in the industry. The recent hurricanes have given the market an insight into just how rates might respond to big losses, as Intelligent Insurer reports.

PartnerRe: Building on stability

North America29-08-2017Life & Health, Property and Casualty (P&C)

Emmanuel Clarke, chief executive officer of PartnerRe, explains to Intelligent Insurer how he is building on the stability achieved through private ownership by Exor to create secure, long-term partnerships with cedants.

Reinsurers with primary carriers may face conflict with cedants

Europe, North America10-11-2016

The many reinsurers that have developed substantial primary operations could be in for a backlash from their cedants, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.

The morning after

North America14-09-2015

As the three-way PartnerRe-AXIS-Exor battle proved, the M&A trail can be a challenging and adrenaline-fuelled business. But what is driving such deal frenzy and what is the reality for companies when post-deal reality kicks in and normal business must resume? Intelligent Insurer reports.

Myriad opportunities

Bermuda04-12-2014Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

After the successful turnout for ILS Bermuda’s Convergence 2014 event last month, Intelligent ILS reports on some of the key themes and points of discussion that are currently rattling the market.

Cedants’ strategies diverge

North America27-11-2014

To state that all cedants are retaining more is to oversimplify the strategies smaller players are employing around their risk transfer needs, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.

Risk transfer: restraint despite power


Conditions in the risk transfer world have rarely been more favourable to buyers. Yet while many are clearly leveraging their positions and seeking better deals, a surprising level of restraint exists as they also attempt to ensure their long-term traditional partners remain good business partners for the foreseeable future.

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