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Swiss re-domestications will benefit Europe


The recent re-domestication of several reinsurers to Switzerland will be beneficial to the European market says Philippe Regazzoni, chief executive of Amlin Re Europe.

PCIAA focused on regulatory risks

North America21-10-2013

David Sampson, president and CEO of PCIAA, opened this year’s conference with a promise to defend the property and casualty insurance industry against evolving regulatory risks.

Lloyd’s upgrade looks increasingly likely


The potential upgrade of the Lloyd’s market to the double-A level would make it an even more attractive option for insurers which would otherwise not be able to achieve a rating of this level.

Floods and ILS will dominate discussions


The implications of the German flood losses will be a big topic of discussion at Baden-Baden this year, with a particular focus on actual losses versus modelled losses.

Europe must unite to better manage flood risk


Politicians across Europe should work together to better prepare and manage the aftermath of catastrophic losses stemming from flooding, believes Ludger Arnoldussen, member of the Board of Management at Munich Re.

Alternative capacity is now anunhealthy distraction for some


For all the talk about the influence of alternative capital on the market, many executives – on both sides of the fence – believe it is not relevant or appropriate to many parts of their operations and feel the market has become increasingly distracted by its influx at the expense of focusing on the core needs of the industry.

Industry refinancing will benefit cedants


Reinsurers will become more innovative in their capital structures in an effort to turn headwinds from alternative capital sources into tailwinds, says Aon Benfield’s Bryon Ehrhart.

Industry must refocus on its risk transfer skills


The reinsurance industry must rediscover its core skill of assessing, managing and transferring risks instead of being preoccupied with the continuing influx of capital into the market.

European floods are a stark reminder of perils


Although the European market generally enjoys fewer big losses in comparison with the US, the recent flood losses in Germany and Central Europe represent a stark reminder that big losses do occur and can hit the market’s insurers hard.

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