Monthly Archives: May 2015

News review | May 25 2015

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Property catastrophe reinsurance prices are still attractive, insists Argo Group chief executive Mark Watson. "We really like our property cat reinsurance portfolio and the rate that we're getting on a risk adjusted basis as a reinsurer...

News review | May 18 2015

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Fermat Capital's John Seo has hit back at "alarmist" claims cat bonds could jeopardise the stability of the global reinsurance industry. Cass Business School's new book, Making a Market for Acts of God, reaches “completely false”...

The times, they are a changin’

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In the final part of a series of articles on the differences between models and reality, Robert Medeiros examines how changes in the US insurance market could have a big impact on claims when the next hurricane happens.  Catastrophe...

News review | May 11 2015

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Warren Buffett expects a slump in reinsurance results in the coming decade as investors enter the market. “It’s a business whose prospects have turned for the worse and there’s not much we can do about it,” he said at Berkshire...

News review | May 4 2015

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AXA Global Life has closed a €285m ($321m) mortality cat bond, the first to include Japan mortality since the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami resulted in the deaths of 15,000. Issued through Benu Capital, the bond transfers...

What does Google have planned for the insurance industry?

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In 2012, Google launched a price comparison site in the UK and last month it launched a similar service in California - with more states to follow. This week Ellen Carney spoke to InsuranceLinked about what this might mean for the industry. Ellen...