Publications

Oct 01 Protectionism in global reinsurance markets – On the rise again? 0

Global reinsurers may have to prepare for a reversal of a liberalisation trend which set in during the late 1980s and early 1990s. While understandable to some degree, the longterm consequences of . . .

Jul 02 The Global Insurance Capital Standard: A major regulatory initiative takes shape 0

The Global Insurance Capital Standard (ICS) is one of the most important regulatory initiatives in global (re)insurance. It will not directly apply to Middle Eastern insurers but will accelerate . . .

May 05 The technology and data revolution in insurance: A brave new world? 0

Technology and data-driven underwriting holds great promise for both insurers and insureds. However, as long-time principles such as risk pooling and . . .

Jan 01 Closing the global insurance protection gap 0

Underinsurance goes beyond the missed commercial opportunity for insurers. When insurers only absorb a fraction of economic losses from disasters, stakeholders will inevitably start questioning the social purpose and . . .

Oct 01 MENA reinsurance market dynamics overshadowed by global developments 0

The MENA reinsurance markets continue to benefit from the region’s robust economic expansion. Double-digit primary market growth and a perceived low exposure to natural perils are the main attractions which . . .

Jul 01 Financial stability: A new dimension of insurance regulation 0

In the wake of the global financial crisis, the world’s largest insurance groups have had to cope with macro-prudential policies as a new layer . . .

Apr 03 MultaQa Qatar - A forum to bring the industry forward 0

In March, the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority and the Qatar Central Bank hosted a pre-eminent platform for more than 700 senior insurance industry figures from . . .

Apr 02 Alternative capital and the future of reinsurance 0

A combination of innovating for the digital future and cultivating traditional strengths will be a promising way of securing the reinsurance industry’s long-term relevance and . . .

Jan 06 Brand equity in insurance – An economic view 0

The commercial value of an insurer’s brand is a function of excellence in key business and corporate processes rather than a result of image-building public relations or . . .

Oct 01 A global perspective on MENA reinsurance markets 0

The reinsurance markets of the MENA region are undergoing profound change. Retention levels are on the increase, the region’s perception as a “low natural catastrophe, low correlation” area is challenged, and ...