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Mitigating the risk of demographic change

The current changes taking place within Allianz will be as far reaching for the group’s specialty lines, large corporate risk and reinsurance businesses as they will be for its personal lines and retail activities, says Axel Theis, member of the Board of Management of Allianz SE

Europe International Allianz

Regulars

Reinsurer result range widens as soft market takes hold

Company financials at the six-month mark reveal plenty of variation in how reinsurers are performing as well as how much business they are looking to add in the soft market

Europe International North America

Reinsurers watch for opportunities amid heightened hurricane forecasts

Comment: An active season for US hurricanes could provide an opportunity to deploy capital
Hurricane Season

Market conditions hit European reinsurer stocks

Insurance share prices decline for second consecutive week
International Stockwatch

Insurance-linked Securities

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CatCo reports loss-free first half and capital raising

Collateralised reinsurance fund raises more than $45m to satisfy demand 
Markel Reinsurance

ILS market looks for new risks as sector reaches 'tipping point'

The insurance-linked securities sector is primed to expand beyond its traditional property catastrophe space. Where is the next phase of growth likely to emerge?

InsuranceLinked Securities Reinsurance

The ILS market can provide a solution to Russia's disaster planning

Russia needs a solution to the losses caused by natural disasters – catastrophe bonds can meet that need
Russian Federation Reinsurance

Record ILS issuance sparks warning of death knell for traditional property cat market

ILS issuance reaches record $6.3bn in Q2

Reinsurance InsuranceLinked Securities

Residuals reduce exposure but still need reinsurance

Markets of last resort are making full use of a combination of traditional, collateralised and securitised protection

North America US States

'The government has taken a pragmatic approach on London ILS rules – now the hard work must begin'

The new insurance-linked securities regime is set to come into force in the autumn. The London market must now work out how to use it
London Reinsurance
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Markets

Specialty risks sit at the heart of the Lloyd’s and London markets, and the market’s capability to innovate to continue to meet more specialised risk transfer needs will determine its long-term sustainability

Global reinsurance margins are under pressure but demand for the product remains stable. Reinsurers are facing an increasing need to differentiate their value proposition as they seek to retain core clients and maintain market relevance

Insurers are looking to new markets and classes of insurance as they strive to maintain growth against the headwinds of soft market conditions in established markets

Opinion

Reserving remains a concern within the US market

Graham Village

 

Results continued to fall in first quarter

Margins are shrinking in Bermuda's traditional lines

Michael Faulkner

 

Companies are searching for fresh opportunities

Some are turning to alternative markets

 

 


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