As the chief of one of the world’s biggest insurers, AXA’s Henri de Castries has a unique perspective on the challenges facing his industry. But he prefers to focus on the many long-term positives he sees for a company rapidly expanding its global footprint.
As most brokers naturally focus on securing new business, the establishment of systems and controls to manage reinsurance recoveries relating to legacy business in a timely manner can often take a back seat.
Recent wide-ranging reforms to the healthcare system in the US mean fundamental new challenges for risk managers but also opportunities for insurers and reinsurers willing to innovate.
The insurance and reinsurance markets of Latin America present opportunities for innovative domestic carriers and international players alike.
Insurers providing crop coverage in Brazil need to refine their product to make it more attractive to farmers. II speaks to Bruno Freire at Austral Re about how crop insurance can be improved and how reinsurers can support this process.
The following analysis and tables cover the top 20 independent London Market brokers by turnover. Here, we examine the results and find some interesting conclusions.
An insurance trust offers a real alternative to letters of credit for UK and EU-based insurance programmes looking to manage their collateral requirements, as Robert G. Quinn, senior vice president from Wells Fargo explains.
As Denis Kessler quietly celebrates 10 years at the helm of SCOR, he reflects on the remarkable turnaround he instigated at the company, ponders future opportunities and tells II that one of his biggest concerns now is that Solvency II will never be implemented.
Some reinsurers have invested millions in preparing for Solvency II. They now find themselves in a paradox—while many still highlight flaws in the proposed regime, the worst-case scenario for many could be that the controversial bill is actually scrapped.
Insurers seeking yield are exploring new investment options. One of these is syndicated loans, which can provide an attractive alternative, as Robert Wagstaff and Aidan Canny from BNY Mellon told Intelligent Insurer.