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On top of the world

Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, MENA, North America01-09-2012

The votes are in and counted. Here, we reveal the winners, runners and riders in the Intelligent Insurer Global Awards 2012.

Frenzy and illusion

01-09-2012Bond Insurance, Capital Management

As bond market investors grapple with fiscal crises and seek safe havens, John Gilbert, chief investment officer at GR–NEAM, looks at the trends he sees emerging in a world where governments will not always step in as lenders of last resort.

High cat bond issuance: another man's poison?

01-09-2012Alternative Risk Transfer (ART)

The rising popularity of cat bonds is beginning to concern some in the wider reinsurance market. Intelligent Insurer finds out why.

Reviewing the Rendez-vous

Monte Carlo01-09-2012

For the last 55 years, insurance and reinsurance executives have flocked to sunny Monte Carlo to meet with their peers. Intelligent Insurer looks at how Les Rendez-vous de Septembre has changed over the years.

Assets, liabilities and making money?

01-09-2012Asset Management, Capital ManagementBob Swarup and John Townley

In a rapidly changing world for insurers with many challenges on the horizon, understanding how to optimise asset-liability management is more important than ever, say Bob Swarup and John Townley.

Driving greater innovation & transparency


Six months into the role of group CEO, Michel M. Liès is putting Swiss Re’s recent turnaround and restructuring behind it and setting new standards of transparency and financial targets.

Is the market flat-lining?


2012 has been a quiet year for catastrophe losses. While this means low insured losses, it also potentially heralds another year without substantial price corrections for reinsurers. Intelligent Insurer speaks to four cedants to gain their perspective.

"Just a humble bookmaker"

London Market01-06-2012

Few insurance leaders have managed to epitomise old-school industry values while also embracing cutting-edge innovation and technology in the insurance industry, yet this combination of qualities has underpinned nearly 50 years of success for Robert Hiscox.

London Market 2012: Standing up to the young pretenders

Bermuda, London Market, Singapore, Switzerland01-06-2012

As the cradle of modern insurance, London has a proud heritage to uphold. But despite its illustrious past, the Market must embrace the future if it is to remain competitive in what has become a truly global insurance marketplace.

London Market 2012: Traversing the pitfalls

London Market01-06-2012

Tough lessons learned during the past two years mean London Market firms are likely to tread a more cautious path when entering unfamiliar territories. Intelligent Insurer investigates.

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