Reinsurance

Reinsurance: how and why

Reinsurance: how and why 520 265 Rupert Swallow

Behind the scenes, reinsurance is critical to almost every insurance policy sold. This insurance-for-insurers provides standby capital for the insurance companies named on the policy, and therefore protects them from…

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In mortgage reinsurance, the only constant is change

In mortgage reinsurance, the only constant is change 520 265 Freddie Scarratt

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place,” stated the Red Queen to Alice in Lewis Carroll’s classic Through the…

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Reinsurance vs. Sub-Debt: Does Solvency II favour reinsurance or subordinated debt?

Reinsurance vs. Sub-Debt: Does Solvency II favour reinsurance or subordinated debt? 520 265 Qasim Akbar

Risk carriers can increase their solvency ratios either by increasing their capital (Solvency II’s ‘Own Funds’), or by reducing solvency capital requirements (SII’s ‘SCR’). OF can be boosted by issuing…

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Cyber reinsurance

Reinsurance: the cyber solution

Reinsurance: the cyber solution 520 265 Patrick Bousfield

This is one of the most difficult market environments that the insurance industry has seen for decades. Recent results are revealing combined ratios above 100%, with relief from reserve releases…

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Embracing Insurance Technology

Embracing Insurance Technology 520 265 Mayo Oshin

Embracing insurance technology – this is the year… The insurance industry seems reluctant to embrace change and technology. There is a proud tradition in the industry about the way we…

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Bermuda Reinsurance Americas Cup

America’s Cup – Bermuda Reinsurance

America’s Cup – Bermuda Reinsurance 520 265 Chelsea Burns

Bermuda Reinsurance – The Arrival of the 35th America’s Cup This year Bermuda is hosting the 35th America’s Cup presented by Louis Vuitton from May 26th – June 27th. Dating…

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Discount Rate Reduction

The Discount Rate reduction, what next?

The Discount Rate reduction, what next? 520 265 Alex Lyne

In February, the Lord Chancellor, Elizabeth Truss, announced a reduction in the discount rate from 2.5% to -0.75%, effective 20th March 2017. The new rate is based upon the three-year…

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Cyber Insurance

Cyber – do we really understand our own exposure?

Cyber – do we really understand our own exposure? 520 265 Patrick Bousfield

Cyber insurance is a growing class of business and one that presents many opportunities, particularly given the challenging market conditions we are operating in. But how well do we understand…

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Do mature CAT models exist?

Do mature CAT models exist? 520 265 Ian Scott

By Ian Scott, senior risk modeller at Capsicum Re This was the topic of discussion at a panel I attended back in March. Our moderator was Hjörtur Thráinsson, a well-respected…

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