Giving clarity to cash
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.
ILS – wheels begin to turn
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.
No easy ride
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.
Will CAR leave LDI behind?
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.
A growing concern
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?
A strategy fit for Europe
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.
A life in insurance: interview with AM Re’s Simon Barder
AM Re’s Simon Barder has been in this industry for nearly 50 years, working in several countries. He sat down to tell Intelligent Insurer about what he has seen and learned in that time.
Soapbox - November
Intelligent Insurer asked a range of industry figures: Could cheaper reinsurance/ILS coverage long term mean cedants buy more coverage?