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Mauritian insurer chooses Legerity's IFRS 17 solution

Swan describes FastPost as the "most complete and flexible" solution

Beazley reshuffles CRO role as Andrew Pryde steps down

Pryde has spent 10 years as chief risk officer

Chesnara appoints Steve Murray as group CEO

Murray will replace John Deane who is to retire

COMMENT: Eiopa's new chair is a familiar face

The choice of an EU regulator will ensure a smooth transition in Eiopa's leadership, as Christopher Cundy explains

Petra Hielkema nominated as Eiopa chair

Appointment subject to approval from European Parliament

Private equity buyers remain charmed by insurance sector

Investors are driving significant interest in M&A deals, says FTI Consulting

COMMENT: Explaining the Bowles bombshell

Sharon Bowles said IFRS 17 "cannot be proper accounting" but there are a lot who disagree, as Christopher Cundy discusses

Milliman chooses Dermot Corry as CEO

Dublin-based Corry will succeed Steve White as chief executive of Milliman's global enterprise

Warren Buffett confirms Greg Abel as Berkshire Hathaway successor

Ajit Jain, who oversees Berkshire Hathaway's insurance business, had been considered a frontrunner

Justin Skinner switches from CRO to become VitalityLife's managing director

Skinner had served as Vitality's group CRO for the past four years

Analysis

Mosaic: building it piece by piece

Mitch Blaser has spent a half century in the Bermudian insurance industry. Now he has returned with Mosaic, a specialty insurer that may just sate his appetite for new ventures. He talks to Sarfraz Thind about what brought him back

The BMA's environmental evolution

Bermuda has embarked on a plan to make the territory a hub for insurance climate work. The island's insurance regulator, Gerald Gakundi, discusses its role in tackling the climate risk conundrum with Sarfraz Thind

Can governments make a smooth exit from trade credit markets?

Credit and suretyship insurers received significant public support during the pandemic, but participants are now questioning how much longer it should continue, as ICISA chief Richard Wulff explains to David Walker

How to make a SiriusPoint

Third Point Re's merger with Sirius has created a big new Bermudian reinsurer. The former hedge fund reinsurer's chiefs talks to Sarfraz Thind about abandoning its volatile old ways and creating a more balanced life

Bermuda's finance minister: insurance business helped us survive Covid-19

Minister of Finance Curtis Dickinson sat down with Sarfraz Thind to give his views on the state of the island's re/insurance business, the continued dangers of the pandemic and what the government is doing to foster growth

Conduit Re: starting up in shutdown

Bermuda's fledgling reinsurer, Conduit Re, raised a staggering $1bn in the midst of the pandemic and has readied itself to enter the market this year. Sarfraz Thind speaks to CRO Andrew Smith about how a slick little insurer got off the ground