Archive

  • Vesttoo achieves unicorn status with $80m financing round

    26 October 2022
  • Gilts crash: a boon out of a crisis for insurers

    18 October 2022

    Another day, another UK financial market crash. But while it has gone wrong for British politics and pension funds, the current crisis may actually benefit insurers in the long run. Ronan McCaughey and Sarfraz Thind report

  • The path to sustainable cyber insurance

    14 October 2022

    The cyber insurance market is growing rapidly, but demand exceeds current capacity and insurers may lose relevance unless they redefine the risk and improve their modelling. Joshua Geer reports

  • Ledger Investing aims to crack the casualty ILS code

    12 October 2022

    Led by ex-AIG chief risk officers, Ledger Investing is entering the relative unknown in connecting insurance-linked securities (ILS) investors with casualty risks. Paul Walsh reports

  • The UK gilts crisis: a worry, not a disaster, for insurers

    30 September 2022

    Plunging sterling and soaring gilt yields are buffeting insurers, but longer-term impacts of the government's disastrous "mini budget" are the real concerns, as Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Swiss Re lays out criteria for expanding cyber market share

    12 September 2022

    At RVS 2022, Gianfranco Lot said the firm would retain its "underweight" share

  • Reinsurance capital predicted to drop 8.4% this year

    22 August 2022

    AM Best report blames geopolitical turmoil and market volatility

  • Eiopa watching for secondary impacts of Russia-Ukraine conflict

    08 March 2022

    Authority confirms minimal direct exposure for EEA insurers

  • Regulators investigate the private equity-insurer love-in

    04 February 2022

    Private equity companies have been acquiring insurers at an unheard of rate. Now regulators have raised concerns over asset risk and short-term greed overcoming long-term sense, as Sarfraz Thind reports

  • Apac re/insurers welcome the alternative

    29 December 2021

    Regulators in Asia have been busy creating frameworks for insurers to transfer risk to capital markets investors. Re/insurers are keen to tap this alternative source of capital, if the structures are right. David Walker reports