Last year, Tony Ursano, chief executive officer, Willis Capital Markets and Advisory, gave a presentation at the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in which he stated that 2010 would be a good year for M&A, but, asks II, was he right?
Five years after its formation, Ryan Specialty Group started RSG Underwriting Managers Europe (RSGUM Europe) in London. Peter McKenna, managing director with oversight for RSGUM’s strategy in Europe describes to Intelligent Insurer the progress so far and his plans for the future.
Intelligent Insurer asked a range of industry figures: Could cheaper reinsurance/ILS coverage long term mean cedants buy more coverage?
This issue’s guest columnist is Joan Lamm-Tennant, winner of the 2013 Association of Professional Insurance Women (APIW) Insurance Woman of the Year award. Here she reflects on the significance of the award and the need to stay relevant as an industry.
The protracted nature of trying to unify changes across the state-based regulatory system in the US means a more uniform approach would be beneficial to all, as Frank Nutter explains.
It enjoyed a low profile for a long time, but as it hits $9 billion in capital under management, Nephila Capital has become a big player in reinsurance and, as the debate over the long-term effect of so-called alternative capital rages, it is keen to ensure it is not misunderstood, co-founder Frank Majors tells Intelligent Insurer.
Whilst offering many tangible benefits to insurers, managing general agents (MGAs) are often misunderstood and can be squeezed from all sides in a soft market. II asked a number of experts in this sector how MGAs are looking to overcome these challenges.