With India providing the bedrock for its operations in the region, GIC Re sees the wider Asia-Pacific region as the growth engine for both the world economy and its own aims, Devesh Srivastava of GIC Re told APCIA Today.
Reinsurers may think they know what the perfect client looks like but they might not always be correct. Stuart Shipperlee, managing director of Litmus Analysis, explains the perspective offered by the results of the consultancy’s analysis of North American cedants.
The insurance industry needs to keep a close eye on the horizon for future threats that might be “the next asbestos”, according to risk analysis company Praedicat.
The dynamic around rates and terms and conditions, the impact of alternative capacity on the market and how to grow those will be some of the biggest talking points at this year’s annual American Property Casualty Insurance Association conference in Boston, according to a survey of Intelligent Insurer readers.
Insurers at Lloyd’s could benefit from the rapid growth of the legal cannabis industry in the US and Canada, a legal expert has claimed.
The creation of an ever-more standardised blockchain framework represents a key moment for the evolution of blockchain technology and the insurtech sector more widely.
One of the top priorities of the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA) over the next 12 months will be working with state regulators to ensure the bilateral covered agreement on insurance and reinsurance between the EU and the US, signed in 2017, is implemented by all states before the five-year deadline is reached.
After several years of heavy losses and other unexpected challenges such as loss creep and trapped capital, insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors are much more cautious going into the year-end renewals, with many readjusting their portfolios and attempts being made by some to solve the problem of trapped capital.
Loss creep remains a big issue for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, with some investors grappling with developments around the impact of 2017’s Hurricane Irma, which inflicted $77 billion in economic losses in the Northern Caribbean, Puerto Rico and Florida.
Wildfire risk is considered a “new major peril” by reinsurers after the heavy losses of recent years. But the industry has a much better understanding of this risk following investments in risk models and better education about the nature of the risk.