A combination of recent events and scientific advances means that it is a dynamic time for earthquake catastrophe modelling, with changes occurring rapidly, as Dr Goran Trendafiloski of Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting team explains.
As insurers and reinsurers work to put their houses in order in time for the new regulatory regime that Solvency II will bring, Intelligent Insurer looks back to when the original solvency standards were put in place and why a new regime is needed.
The multitude of catastrophic losses borne by reinsurers in the first half of the year started a murmuring that, as the US hurricane season gains momentum, is quickly turning into a cacophony.
The cornerstone of any good business is often a solid and reciprocal relationship with its bank. And that is very much true in the world of insurance and reinsurance.
Cash is king in the insurance sector—not simply how much you have but how quickly you can move it around and access it. Intelligent Insurer examines how insurers and reinsurers get the best from using corporate banking services.
The ability to post collateral is becoming ever more important for insurers and reinsurers. Intelligent Insurer investigates why this is the case and how banks enable this service for their clients.
Intelligent Insurer investigates how developments in both the life and non-life insurance sectors are altering the demands being made on custodians—and how banks are responding to these changes.
The forces of consolidation remain an ongoing dynamic within the insurance and reinsurance industries, and continue to shape both sectors and companies. II investigates what support investment banks can offer to businesses during mergers and acquisitions.
The process of raising capital is a critical one for insurers and reinsurers—the ability to do so quickly can mean the difference between seizing and missing an opportunity. Intelligent Insurer looks at the kind of support banks can provide throughout the process.
Intelligent Insurer polled thousands of insurance and reinsurance industry executives in order to establish which companies are leading the pack and deserve recognition for their accomplishments in 2011.