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Will Markel’s big bet pay off?

Bermuda, Global21-11-2018Risk Management

Markel stunned the market in August when it unveiled its plan to acquire Nephila Capital. While there is risk attached to the deal, it is based on an informed prediction of how the risk landscape will change, says Jed Rhoads, president and chief underwriting officer, Markel Global Reinsurance.

The evolution of blockchain

Bermuda19-11-2018Technology

PwC has unveiled its second report examining the importance of blockchain to the insurance sector. Bermuda:Re+ILS examines some of the main findings of that report.

Boring renewals, but dynamic times on Bermuda

Bermuda19-11-2018Results, Risk Management

While the renewals negotiations are uninspiring, a mixture of consolidation, developments in insurtech, cryptocurrencies and the debate around diversity means Bermuda’s risk transfer sector is dynamic and optimistic at the moment, according to the inaugural Bermuda:Re+ILS renewals survey.

Digital assets: on Bermuda’s wishlist

Bermuda, Global16-11-2018Government, Law and regulation, Technology

The government of Bermuda has been making a major push to attract Bitcoin and other electronic currencies to the Island. Bermuda:Re+ILS takes a look at the latest developments.

Mixed outcomes for Bermuda’s re/insurers

Bermuda16-11-2018Results

Results for the first half and second quarter of 2018 have painted a rather mixed picture for the Island’s re/insurers. Bermuda:Re+ILS reports.

Age of post-cat payback is gone

Bermuda, Global12-11-2018Results, Risk Management

Reinsurers must accept that the age of post-loss payback is over and focus on doing a better job for their clients—that sums up the sentiment of some of Bermuda’s top reinsurance executives as they move into another renewals negotiation characterised by paltry rate increases. Bermuda:Re+ILS reports.

The quiet rise of life reinsurance on Bermuda

Bermuda12-11-2018Life, Risk Management

Bermuda’s life reinsurance sector has been steadily growing and gaining influence for many years. Here, in the first of a two-part series, Gokul Sudarsana from Deloitte interviews Sylvia Oliveira, Scott Selkirk and Manfred Maske about the key drivers of growth in this sector.

Demystifying artificial intelligence

Bermuda, Global09-11-2018Technology

Amid all the hype around artificial intelligence, Paul Eaton of Aon’s Analytics team explains the reality of its potential impact on insurance—and where pigeons come into the equation

Bermuda: still dancing, but to a different BEAT

Bermuda09-11-2018Ratings, Risk Management

Bermuda’s reinsurance market is adjusting to US tax reform and several other factors including competition from other jurisdictions and Brexit, says Sridhar Manyem of AM Best.

Bermuda leads the ILS pack

Bermuda08-11-2018

The Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous represents a great litmus test for many things, including the health of the ILS sector. The outlook for ILS is very positive—and this is good news for Bermuda, a wide range of industry experts told Bermuda:Re+ILS at the event.

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