In the current volatile environment, it is crucial that cedants can trust the promises made by their reinsurers. Intelligent Insurer speaks to Maiden Re about how collateralisation is helping them to stand behind their promises.
The recent downgrades of numerous cat bonds triggered by changes to the risk models underpinning them may be a contributory factor in a sharp reduction in the number of non-specialised investors contributing to this sector.
Risk modelling agency RMS’s new US wind model triggered downgrades to many catastrophe bonds. Peter Nakada of RMS Risk Markets examines the logic behind this and how investors have reacted to the situation.
Two recent cases have resulted in important decisions by courts, which have ramifications on the way cedants allocate claim payments to their reinsurers post settlement. Robert W. Diubaldo explores the implications of the cases.
Intelligent Insurer looks back at the growth of the insurance and reinsurance market in Bermuda and how it is set to develop in the future.
The high number of natural catastrophes experienced in the first half of the year threw the spotlight on facultative business as never before.
We asked our readers who they thought were leading the field in the continental market this year. Here we present the results.
The reinsurance industry is facing a period of stagnation where, as a whole, it will not grow.
Zurich has suddenly become Europe’s reinsurance hub of choice for many global businesses. Intelligent Insurer investigates what the city has to offer and questions whether its status as a domicile is sustainable in the long term.
Many European mutuals are feeling uneasy about the repercussions of Solvency II. Intelligent Insurer investigates some of the potential challenges faced by mutuals as they comply with the new regime and some of its unintended consequences.