The Intelligent Quarterly from the publishers of The Insurance Insider

Autumn 2014

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2015 outlook

What's lurking down there?

Insider Quarterly takes a sideways look at the potential horrors stalking the market in 2015 Continued inside

Editor's Comment

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Mark Geoghegan

Party!

Soft markets are like impromptu drinking sessions that get out of handContinued inside

News analysis

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IQ profile

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Profile

Cat bonding

Alternative capital is not a synonym for cheap reinsurance capacity, argues Luca Albertini. Fiona Robertson speaks to the fund manager about getting beyond the pricing debate Continued inside

Capital

Steady as she goes?

p22 ship wheel

Ahead of a rise in interest rates, insurers face some challenging investment decisions, writes Charlie Thomas, with some preferring to maintain their course towards diversificationContinued inside

Reinsurance

All systems go

p28 race lights

Despite concerns about the vulnerable tax status of hedge fund reinsurers, as well as the scramble to secure underwriting talent, there is no shortage of interest in the model, writes Jenny MessengerContinued inside

Trading Risk

The retro look

P36 armchair

The niche retro market has come a long way since the LMX spiral of the late 1980s, but remains a small, opaque sector with ill-defined limits. Fiona Robertson peers through the hazeContinued inside

Regulation

Crying foul

p40 red card

Why are whistleblowing disputes leaving a bad taste in the mouths of senior executives? Dan Ascher investigatesContinued inside

Also featured

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Legacy

Extracting value

Oil rig

Richard Lawson provides the key to unlocking the hidden value of your legacy portfolioContinued inside

Profile

Out of Africa

Ashok Roy

Insider Quarterly speaks to Ashok Roy, chairman and managing director of Indian government-owned reinsurer GIC Re, about the growing domestic market and the huge potential in AfricaContinued inside

Briefings

Under a cloud

Storm cloud

Joe Louwagie ponders some of the issues that increased thunderstorm and hail risk could cause for collateralised reinsurance programmesContinued inside

Technology

A revolution is coming

Robohand

Robotic process automation can dramatically reduce the costs and increase the quality of back-office functions, freeing up insurance professionals to focus on value-adding activities, says Chris MainContinued inside

Research & Supplements

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BB 2014 Day 2

Baden-Baden Newsletter 2014 Day 2

The second of our newsletters from Baden-Baden for 2014Read more


BB 2014 Day 1

Baden-Baden Newsletter 2014 Day 1

Many in our sector are so preoccupied with the day-to-day element of their operations that they don't seem to notice that something is a threat until it gets so close that they can't avoid identifying itRead more

II Honours 2014

The Insurance Insider Honours 2014

The Insurance Insider's third Honours event saw 800 leading industry executives packed into the spectacular riverside setting of London's Old Billingsgate Market at a splendid gala evening compered by UK comedian Rory BremnerRead more


Monte Carlo Day 4

The Insurance Insider Monte Carlo 2014 Day 4

The last in our series of Monte Carlo dailies for 2014Read more

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