REACTIONS Número Junio 1998
Ano 1998
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Publicacion: Reactions

Número Junio 1998

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Interview : Mike Wacek : TIG Re's man on the move
Japan : Dressing for a debut : in spite of their size, the very fact that Japanese insurers have ventured into the capital markets is significant. For they show they are starting to modernise at last
WTO agreement : committed to caution : while the US and Europe have reacted enthusiastically to the deal, the response of some Asian countries has been muted. But Western businessmen are trying to convince them that open markets are stronger markets
After the Asian Crisis : down, not out : cash strapped and with their revenue plummenting, insurers are cutting back on their cessions. But foreign reinsurers are ready to help those primary companies still standing
Life's optimists : the region has hit rock bottom; but with upbeat predictions for economic growth over the next few years, life insurers are hoping to weather the financial turmoil
First quarter results : that sinking feeling : quoted US and Bermuda-based companies continue to find market conditions soft to the point of swampy
Fraud : hard graft : fraud is sucking billions out of the industry every year. But do insurers only have themselves to blame?
Law : Manhattan transfer : the arrival of US lawyers has disturbed the cobwebs in London's stately Inns of Court. We examine their impact
News report : holocaust : Insurers' war records under fire
News report : Lloyd's furore : Sandler speech causes Names' uprising
Securitisation : doubting the sage : Warren Buffet's outspoken criticism of cat bonds has rocked the industry. Three people involved in many of the deals done so far tell us what they think of Buffet's attack
Tropical cyclone predictions : forecasting the Big One : insurers are increasingly using the predictions of scientists to help in their underwriting. But are they accurate and can they really help in predicting if a hurricane is going to hit Miami?
State cat funds : how to fund a disaster
Sins of reinsurers : profits paper over the cracks : the industry is reporting best-ever results. But these profits mask severe problems in reinsurers' balance sheets, caused by negligence and mismanagement, argues one analyst
Corporate profile : trenwick : the human factor
Scandinavia : when less is more : one domestic player says he can't understand why people want to do so much business there. Yet competition for business is intensifying against all the odds. Why?
Interview Ted Blanch Jr : A born contrarian: Ted Blanch, chairman and chief executive of independent brokerage EW Blanch, relishes proving his bigger rivals wrong. In fact, he's made a lucrative business out of it
The big question : if the list of significant reinsurers is going to shrink, as many people predict, who will remain? We tackle the issue which is gripping the market
Top 100 US insurers : Storm clouds gather over the US : companies are consolidating to overcome the competitive pressures in the market. But this may only make some of them weaker rather than stronger
Bad timing takes careful planning : Chubb Re's creator admits the timing of its birth couldn't be worse. But the phone just keeps on ringing at the new company's offices
The wrath of Georges : Georges left trail of havoc across the Caribbean and southern US. We assess the damage it has inflicted on insurers and cat bond investors
A question of capacity : since it was created in the UK, Pool Re has had a love/hate relationship with both customers and the private market. Five years on, we ask if it still serves a purpose
On the grapevine : a summary of the news and views of the industry captains form Monte-Carlo
Market vibes : the delegates explain how the Asian financial crisis has hit their businesses
Moving out of the shadows : actuaries used to be seen as bean-counters whose job was to set a company's reserves. Now they are the industry's superpeople. We ask what has changed in the business
Taylor's blues : Max Taylor's first nine months as Lloyd's chairman have been a tumultuous time. He must resolve a number of questions which are fundamental to the market's future. So how is he enjoying his time so far?
A brave new world : the first electronic risk has beeb placed into Lloyd's. Insurers are looking into the competitive advantages provided by trading electronically. Why has it taken them so long?
A free market - of one : confusion still surrounds when Brazil will open up its market to foreign competition. But, overseas companies still lick their lips at the prospect of doing business there
Stalling on the road to recovery : motor insurers throughout the world are losing more money than ever. We find out why the companies seem eager to almost give policies away and how much longer this can continue/ by Ben Dyson
A born contrarian : Ted Blanch, chairman and chief executive of independent brokerage EW Blanch, relishes proving his bigger rivals wrong. In fact, he's made a lucrative business out of it
The big question : if the list of significant reinsurers is going to shrink, as many people predict, who will remain?. We tackle the issue which is gripping the market
Storm clouds gather over the US : companies are consolidating to overcome the competitive pressurers in the market. But this may only make some of them weaker rather the stronger
Bad timing takes careful planning : Chubb Re's creator admits the timing of its birth couldn't be worse. But the phone just keeps on ringing at the new company's offices
The Wrath of Georges : Georges left a trail of havoc across the Caribbean and southern US. We assess tha damage it has inflicted on insurers and cat bond investors
A question of capacity : since it was created in the UK, Pool Re has had a love/hate relationship with both customers and the private market. Five years on, we ask if it still serves a purpose
Keep it in the family : Gerling remains privately owned, but it does not lack ambition. Chairman Jürgen Zech and reinsurance chief Norbert Strohschen tell how they plan to make Gerling a global player
Behind the figures : US insurers are enjoying a period of high profits. Too high, says a senior industry executive, who accuses rivals of exaggerating their financial position to impress shareholders
A vintage year for mergers : this year has seen the biggest mergers ever to have occurred in the industry. The bankers who put them together say which are the best and the worst of the deals
The changing laws of supply and demand : ahead of a sigma report on the global market, two of its authors tell how the attitudes of both buyers and reinsurers have changed and how that has affected the way they do business