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    1. November 27, 2014

      Reinsurance revolution changes landscape of risk management

      Reinsurance revolution It is the sector that helped Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway become the world’s fifth most...

    2. August 7, 2014

      MH17 to cost Munich Re up to €30m

      Munich Re has said that the downing of flight MH17 in Ukraine would cost the reinsurer up to €30m, as it warned that the...

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    1. Risk Management - Finance & Insurance 2012

      Currencies: Companies make plans in case the euro collapses Capital rules: Regulators...
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    1. July 1, 2014

      Cat bond investors show their limits

      The World Bank attracted attention last week when the development institution issued its first ever catastrophe bond, the...

    2. June 30, 2014

      Reinsurers start to scrap terrorism exclusions

      Intensifying competition between global reinsurers is forcing them to provide cover for terrorism on terms they have sought...

    3. Business Blog

      December 10, 2013

      GM lifer Barra is ready to hit the open road

      GM's off - and Barra's driving (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Of two immediately obvious facts about Mary Barra, chief...

    4. November 24, 2013

      Insurers tackle risk that injuries pose to football revenue

      It is the nightmare of every top Premier League club owner. The club’s prized asset, a top player who commands a...

    5. November 7, 2013

      Munich Re and Swiss Re consider plans to return extra capital

      The world’s two largest reinsurers both raised the prospect of returning extra capital to shareholders, as they announced...

    6. October 22, 2013

      Serious game of reinsurance policy terms plays out in Germany

      Baden-Baden has lured gamblers for generations. More than a century ago, Fyodor Dostoevsky is said to have endured a losing...

    7. October 21, 2013

      Primary insurers push for price cuts

      A significant shift in the way insurance companies protect themselves against losses from natural catastrophes will force...

    8. October 13, 2013

      Reinsurers fight ‘too big to fail’ label

      The world’s biggest reinsurance companies are battling harder to convince watchdogs that they are not too big to fail, in a...

    9. September 20, 2013

      Jardine Lloyd Thompson in reinsurance push

      Jardine Lloyd Thompson, the FTSE 250 insurance intermediary, is set to double its presence in reinsurance broking after...

    10. September 20, 2013

      Alpha animal in the insurance food chain

      There is much alarm in the reinsurance industry about the inflow of supposedly dumb money from credit investors to...

    11. August 6, 2013

      Munich Re underscores tough conditions for reinsurance

      Concerns about how global reinsurers are coping with weak investment returns and increasing competition mounted on Tuesday...

    12. July 4, 2013

      Reinsurers: summertime blues

      Europe’s reinsurers have got a case of the summertime blues. Shares in Swiss Re are down 12 per cent since at the start of...

    13. June 14, 2013

      Central European flooding set to cost Allianz €500m

      The flooding that has devastated large areas of Germany and central Europe is set to cost the country’s two biggest...

    14. May 7, 2013

      Allianz and Munich Re overcome low interest rate climate

      Germany’s two largest insurance groups shrugged off the difficulties of record low interest rates and beat expectations by...

    15. May 6, 2013

      Lufthansa switches course on new chairman

      Lufthansa said on Monday it would press ahead with moves to install Wolfgang Mayrhuber, the airline’s former chief...

    16. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2013

      Africa: much life in funeral insurance

      A growing desire for a decent burial among the less well-off in Africa is changing the map of things as far as insurance...

    17. March 12, 2013

      Munich Re: thrill-seekers need not apply

      It is hard to get insurance investors excited. Munich Re said on Tuesday that the profits target this year would be €3bn, or...

    18. February 21, 2013

      Insurers ease investor fears with payouts

      Three of Europe’s biggest insurers on Thursday helped ease investor concerns that dividends across the sector have become...

    19. February 5, 2013

      KPN’s €4bn plan rings alarm bells

      KPN’s plan for a €4bn rights issue to boost its capital position sent a chill through the rest of the telecommunications...

    20. February 5, 2013

      Munich Re reaps benefits of calm year

      Munich Re exceeded profit expectations and raised its dividend after a year relatively free of big catastrophe losses for...

    21. FT Data

      January 4, 2013

      Natural catastrophes worldwide: wetter, drier, stormier

      2012 was the UK’s second-wettest year on record, according to full-year data from the Met Office. Four of the five wettest...

    22. January 2, 2013

      Iberdrola - powering down

      From Yankee go home to españoles go home. Summary Latin American nationalisations only exacerbate Spain’s persecution...

    23. December 31, 2012

      Iberdrola offloads French wind farms

      Iberdrola is selling 32 French wind farms to a consortium including General Electric for €400m, part of a big divestment...

    24. December 3, 2012

      Out of the shadows

      If the students in the latest MBA class at Mannheim Business School are anything to go by, German business education’s quest...

    25. November 9, 2012

      Banks drive European equities lower

      Crédit Agricole capped a difficult week for European banks on Friday as the French lender reported a wider than expected net...

    26. November 8, 2012

      Insurers waiting for Sandy’s full force

      Ten days have passed since Hurricane Sandy ravaged the east coast of the US, yet investors in insurance companies remain...

    27. November 8, 2012

      German industrials get earnings boost

      European equities inched lower as post-US election jitters and mixed earnings from a number of key industrial stocks left...

    28. November 8, 2012

      Swiss Re considers special dividend

      Swiss Re provided the third show of financial strength this week by a European reinsurer, saying it might pay a special...

    29. October 25, 2012

      KKR eyes bargains in Spain

      Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, one of the world’s biggest private equity firms, is scouring Spain for investment opportunities as...

    30. October 1, 2012

      Munich Re chief makes China plea

      Nikolaus von Bomhard, chief executive of German insurer Munich Re, has called on China to create a public-private...

    31. August 26, 2012

      Insurers face big agriculture losses

      The insurance industry faces its biggest ever loss in agriculture as the worst drought to hit the US in more than half a...

    32. August 7, 2012

      Fewer disasters put Munich Re on track

      Munich Re said it was on track to beat its profit forecasts for this year after a lower burden of catastrophe claims for the...

    33. April 13, 2012

      Swiss Re: A Swiss circle – restraint, aggressive growth and then ‘back to basics’

      When it comes to risk management, finance and insurance, Swiss Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer by premiums,...

    34. March 15, 2012

      European reinsurers

      Catastrophe? What catastrophe? European reinsurers like to project an aura of solidity, but their record has been patchy....

    35. March 13, 2012

      Munich Re predicts return to higher profits

      Munich Re is to step up its investments in alternative assets and has forecast a return to significantly higher profits this...

    36. March 5, 2012

      Floods unsettle Thai insurance industry

      Soaring premiums and increasing losses are transforming Thailand’s Bt150bn ($5bn) insurance industry following the...

    37. March 1, 2012

      Court awards raise risk for reinsurers

      Companies that provide insurance to insurers have become so concerned about a little-noticed change to the way courts...

    38. February 23, 2012

      Swiss Re may pay special dividend

      Swiss Re has raised the prospect of paying a special dividend to shareholders after the world’s second-biggest reinsurer by...

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