Swiss Re appoints Lippe replacement

Liès will take up role as CEO in February


Brazil's regulation under fire

Trade groups question reinsurance protectionism after 2011 cats


Market fragmentation and volatility increases

Guy Carpenter reviews renewal trends


Loss-affected programmes yet to renew

Only $80bn out of $145bn renewed on 1 January, says Aon Benfield co-CEO


Renewal pricing "inadequate"

Aspen Re CEO says some pricing at or below 1999 levels


IAG ups reinsurance cover to $4.7bn

Has fixed maximum retention at $250m till 2014


Certainty, proportionality, common sense: what the industry craves from regulators in 2012

Leading CROs and consultants give their views on how regulators and politicians may handle outstanding Solvency II implementation issues this year; on business strategy in response to this; and on the outlook for natural catastrophes. Here is a compilation of responses to the questions InsuranceERM asked experts just before Christmas


Cat losses and economic woes dominate January renewals

Willis Re report says market increasingly segmented


"Expect more creative reinsurance structures to be used in Europe"

There's also an opportunity for reinsurers outside Europe to reinsure European risks, says Pete Thomas


"Regulators should note industry resilience in a catastrophic year"

They should build this into their thinking on systemic risk, say Andrew Cox