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Nov 2019

Cover Story


Battlin' Catlin

Stephen Catlin is back on the scene, four years after selling the company that carried his name to XL Group for $4.1bn – and two years after he retired from the company. Now he’s back with a new venture called Convex – because he’s seen a significant market gap. 

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Simply resilience

Societies that are unprepared for external shocks delivered by nature are prone to disequilibrium. Insurance and reinsurance can help prepare societies to deal with these events – and that’s a role that SCOR intends to continue to play, says Denis Kessler.

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A future in specialised solutions

Munich Re chief executive officer Dr Joachim Wenning, discusses the shifting dynamics within the industry.

Getting more risk covered

Allianz Re CEO Amer Ahmed believes that overcapacity should spur the industry to bring more risk into the reinsurance fold.

New coalitions to insure climate risks

Climate change is accentuating the forces of nature. Allianz Climate Solutions’ Simone Ruiz-Vergote provides some informed commentary.

Collaboration and dialogue: Asian Reinsurers' Summit

The annual Asian Reinsurers’ Summit 2019 was held in Hong Kong in the middle of October and was attended by most of its 16 members.

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Strong growth through hard work

Taiping Re has the singular honour of being Hong Kong’s national reinsurer. We spoke to Mr Liu Shihong to understand how the reinsurers is managing to thrive.

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Convergence of reinsurance and ILS

The line between reinsurance and insurance-linked securities is blurring as the capital markets continue to develop. Willis Re International’s James Vickers gives a bird’s eye.

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Bringing more value to the table

Asia Insurance Review gathered some of the heads of the biggest reinsurers and brokers across Asia to find out where the industry is headed.

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Asia reinsurance: Growth potential also calls for prudence

Despite that tensions between the US and China the region – as a whole is still an attractive growth proposition. 

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What does digital transformation mean for the reinsurance industry?

The need to make the transition to digital has never been greater. DXC Technology’s Kent Chaplin talks about digital transformation.

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Why coinsurance?

Insurers are entering into coinsurance treaties with reinsurers to help them mitigate asset and liability risks. RGA’s Simon Armand discusses this strategy.