Reinsurance

Managing risk in reinsurance

Managing risk lies at the heart of what reinsurers do. In recent decades, the scope of risk management has widened significantly. It is no longer confined to traditional underwriting risk, but also encompasses risks to…
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Renewable Energy

COVER interviewed Dr Ludger Arnoldussen, Member of the Board of Management, Munich Re, on his presentation to the AIO Conference in Zimbabwe in May. COVER: Is there serious focus on renewable energy globally and has…
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Insurers' growth to accelerate over the next two years

Swiss Re chief economist, Thomas Hess, says that growth in the (re)insurance industry will continue to accelerate in 2011 and stresses that (re)insurance companies can gain a competitive edge through disciplined underwriting. Looking back at…
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The African Reinsurance market

General Results from an African Reinsurance perspective over the past three years have been mixed with large market losses, evidenced in the South African mining sector and the beverage industry in Nigeria. Coupled with these…
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Outlook 2010

It has definitely been a very exciting year on all fronts with slightly hardening rates in most cases and unpredictability still an issue. We directed a few questions at participants in the reinsurance environment and…
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Swiss Re and Corporate Sustainability

Corporate sustainability is an important issue for a reinsurer. Unsustainable trends threatening natural resources and social coherence may reinforce known risks or create new risks, raising the loss potential for the insurance industry. At the…
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Message from Munich

Tony van Niekerk spoke to Dr Arnoldussen, Member of the main board of Munich Reinsurance, Germany, about the impact of the global crisis on Munich Re, their strategy going forward and the outlook for the…