Reinsurance insights aims to bring topical and concise articles to the community in the UK and internationally.
Rating fine art following Sandy
31 January 2013
The fine art and specie (valuables) market like many other areas of the reinsurance industry has been digesting the costs of superstorm Sandy and while some underwriters have previously predicted a pricing reaction, the market is struggling to deliver it.
The rise of periodical payment orders
20 December 2012
UK Motor insurers are facing a growing battle to place their excess of loss reinsurance programmes as the scale of Periodical Payments Orders (PPOs) increases liability uncertainty.
Has Hurricane Sandy led to higher retentions?
22 November 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy (Sandy) and with 1 January renewals approaching, cedants are aiming to have higher retention levels in place to deal with major catastrophes.
Is Asia prepared for more black swan events?
25 October 2012
Asian underwriters have been warned that they need to prepare for the occurrence of more ‘black swan’ (difficult to predict) events in Asia.
Talking points at IUMI 2012
14 September 2012
As reinsurers return from the 2012 Monte Carlo Rendez-vous, marine and energy specialists prepare for the next opportunity to discuss what has already been an eventful year.
Brazil's Olympic transformation
19 July 2012
As London prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games, this edition explores the risks faced by the country set to be at the centre of the sporting world for the next four years: Brazil.
The future of Lloyd's
14 June 2012
This edition looks at what Lloyd's has planned for the future and reaction to its 2025 strategy from London market experts.
Asian markets drive change
11 May 2012
This edition looks at whether predictions that Asian markets would undergo a radical transformation in the wake of the natural catastrophes that occurred in 2011 have been accurate.
Protecting the supply chain
30 March 2012
This edition takes a look at how reinsurers have become more aware of the potential quantum of exposure within contingent business interruption coverage, with some requiring clients to meet stringent criteria in the future.
Renewing after Tohoku
09 March 2012
This edition takes a look at the effect the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami will have at 1 April renewal. The article includes predictions from industry experts on trends, effects on pricing and how the market will potentially react to increased pressure.
31 January 2012
This edition of reinsurance insights looks at how serious the issue of piracy was in 2011 and how the shipping and insurance industries are working to mitigate the on-going problem.
Sovreignty in default
16 December 2011
This edition of reinsurance insights takes a look at the financial uncertainty surrounding eurozone countries and the extent to which the insurance industry will be affected should the worst case scenario occur.
Fighting the tide
29 November 2011
This edition of reinsurance insights takes a look at the floods in Thailand, the threat they pose to manufacturing in the region and how underwriters are revising their initial estimates as a result.