If you are a reinsurer, the answer to the above question these days seems to be an emphatic ‘no’.
II gives both sides in the debate over proposals to tax foreign affiliate reinsurance. It seems an ideal time, as the Neal Bill is expected to be discussed by lawmakers once again following the US Congressional mid-term elections in November 2010.
Economic volatility has led investors, including insurers, to consider buying gold as a secure asset. The risk of inflation—prominent in the minds of insurers at present—has often led cash-rich individuals and companies to invest in gold.
Maiden Holdings, Ltd. has grown its premium income even in tough economic conditions, due to a strategy of writing reinsurance business for regional and specialty insurers in the US and Europe.
We asked more than 6,000 Intelligent Insurer readers, either in the US or involved in US insurance business, who they consider to be the best companies in various sectors of the market.
In our survey of Europe’s market leaders, we asked our European readers to provide their opinions on the Continent’s leading players. Respondents were drawn from a host of companies from across the industry and their answers provide a telling insight into the industry’s best.
Allianz, AXA, Aviva, Generali, Mapfre and Zurich—each one is the flag carrier for its country, with a reputation synonymous with its home insurance market.
A mixture of economic incentives and new regulation has brought change to the US excess and surplus lines market. We ask which companies won and lost in 2010, and who will gain in 2011.
With so many insurance and reinsurance professionals in one place, the reinsurance rendez-vous in Monte Carlo lends itself to bold statements and extravagant stunts. Such grand gestures can seal the reputation of all those involved.
Aon Benfield explains why ReMetrica is ideal for Solvency II.