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Focused topics this conference season

Alice Sharman, Wed, 23 Nov 2022
Over the past month, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to the U.S. for the first time since the pandemic started. I travelled across five states and seven cities, attended the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) and the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) conferences, and re-connected with our clients.
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The “Phases” of Learning in Reinsurance – A Graduate’s Perspective

Kevin English, Mon, 26 Sep 2022
Looking back now, I view my first years’ worth of development in different “phases” of learning. Within this piece I’ll look to explain these phases, in hopes of conjuring memories for my more experienced colleagues and providing reassurance to my fellow new hires.
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Inflation and uncertainty. How does this impact the global surety bond market?

Sarah Haylock, Thu, 28 Jul 2022
As the impact of rising inflation becomes more apparent, those of us working in the surety market are closely monitoring the effect of inflation on costs, labour, capacity, supply chains and ultimately, potential losses.  As we did during the pandemic, all stakeholders should consider how best to support their clients and help them to navigate successfully through this uncertain period.
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Disorder by any other name

Dieter Winkel, Thu, 09 Jun 2022
Reinsurers are rising to the challenge presented by the growing complexity of an ever-changing world, says Dieter Winkel.
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Where are we?

Wed, 27 Apr 2022
Not a day goes by where I don’t read a press article, a LinkedIn post or hear some industry news about the state of play in the cyber market.
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Increased frequency of natural catastrophes spells uncertainty for (re)insurers

Miguel Martinez-Alvarez, Tue, 26 Apr 2022
Natural catastrophes occur with greater frequency and severity, Miguel assesses the implications for (re)insurance carriers and the impact on clients.
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Was the 2022 property renewal season a case of keep calm and carry on

James Green, Mon, 14 Feb 2022
December 2021 was one of the toughest property renewal seasons for all territories for a number of years. Commentators from journalists to brokers alike noted how both prices and terms and conditions moved in favour of reinsurers. Most of the brokers’ reports post-renewal comment on how reinsurers took a more risk averse view of catastrophe business and particularly attrition.
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The power to defy gravity

Thomas Greene, Max Mallen, Ralph Stainbank, Tue, 19 Oct 2021
LM Re asks as market conditions improve, casualty reinsurers are striving to achieve optimal margins, do reinsurers need to find a better way to earn?
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Can we trust the tomorrow-makers?

Christian Czempiel-Mentrak, Tue, 13 Apr 2021
LM Re's Christian Czempiel-Mentrak asks is there a better way to deploy natcat models in what appears to be an increasingly uncertain future?
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Closing the protection gap with parametrics

Jean-Christophe Garaix, Mon, 23 Dec 2019
Expectations of insurers are changing. Businesses and consumers are becoming less tolerant of gaps in cover. In an increasingly digital world, they expect fast payouts, irrespective of whether complex loss adjustment is required. Jean-Christophe Garaix, explains why insurance innovation is needed and how Liberty Mutual Re is leading the charge.