When companies compete for attention at events like Monte Carlo, they often forget the importance of the ‘corporate narrative’. Karen Morris describes an effective narrative and says it has more to do with tales around a campfire than slideshows and spreadsheets.
Colin Cookson, head of liquidity at Aviva Investors, explains how fund managers are evolving a more transparent approach to help clients understand exactly where their money is invested.
The machinery of the capital markets and insurance-linked securities are now working in harmony, observers say. Despite a drop in volumes during 2010, there are signs that investor appetite for ILS has turned a corner.
Industry perceptions towards technology have passed a tipping point, according to Juergen Petzold and Thomas Krapf. But the next step in the road of insurance evolution is not likely to be as straightforward as we might believe.
At first glance, insurers’ investment strategies seem to have become more limited and returns more modest. This does not have to be the case according to Aviva Investors.
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?