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.
As the world’s biggest economies continue to grapple with unprecedented economic conditions, John Gilbert, chief investment officer, GR-NEAM, examines the consequences of this and whether there is light at the end of the tunnel.
The start of 2013 has been characterised by yet more reinsurers forming sidecars. These are increasingly being seen as a feather in the cap for the reinsurers forming them while also reflecting a wider demand for ILS products. Intelligent Insurer reports