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Analysis

Reinsuring Africa in a soft market: One Re CRO

The young reinsurer One Re is somewhat of a specialist, focusing as it does on non-life risks facing clients in Africa. But its chief risk officer Ross McGee tells David Walker that the challenges remain the same, including reporting challenges under Solvency II, soft markets, and risk models.

Insurers under fire for underwriting coal industry

Divesting from coal companies while continuing to underwrite them is a 'blind spot' of insurers' climate policies, according to campaigners. Cintia Cheong investigates what four insurers are doing about it

Insurers struggle with "connected risk" in high-tech, globalised market

The increasing connectedness of the global economy means risks and vulnerabilities are changing. How can insurers hope to keep up with highly dynamic supply chains in a more interdependent world? Christopher Cundy reports

Turning liability into opportunity

There is growing evidence that exposure to phthalates has serious health impacts. Excluding phthalates from insurance contracts might be the natural response, but modelling the exposure could allow firms to see the risk as a business opportunity rather than a threat, as Praedicat chief executive Robert Reville tells Callum Tanner

Insurers still struggling with cyber risk management

Last year’s attack on DNS provider Dyn and a warning from the UK regulator on the aggregation of cyber risks have had a big influence on the way insurers are thinking about cyber risk modelling and management. Callum Tanner reports from the Advisen cyber risk conference in London

Why London is losing out to Bermuda after major catastrophes

The failure of the London Market to attract the majority of new reinsurance capital after major US catastrophes is in large part down to the flexibility of regulators. For now, Bermuda retains the advantage. Callum Tanner reports