Rates under pressure and insurers need to tackle contingent losses

Rates under pressure and insurers need to tackle contingent losses

Rates under pressure and insurers need to tackle contingent losses

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, ‘a hard market’s a-gonna come’. Isn’t it? After the first quarter of 2011 with its string of natural catastrophes, following years of soft market conditions, it is not surprising that buyers fear the worst. But it would appear that perhaps the insurance market is more resilient than was thought.

New dawn for credit insurance

New dawn for credit insurance

New dawn for credit insurance

Trade credit insurance has been on the front page over the last two years for all the wrong reasons. Huge losses in the market, limits culled, prices up, cover withdrawn and governments stepping in with schemes that were too little, too late were the themes. But the market seems to be rapidly recovering across Europe according to Tony Dowding.

Export boost transforms German credit market

Export boost transforms German credit market

Export boost transforms German credit market

Germany is far from out of the economic woods but a recent set of encouraging export numbers and upwardly revised GDP figures means that risk managers within one of Europe’s powerhouses can start to look forward with some optimism again. A marked recovery in the trade credit insurance market is a help too, reports Tony Dowding.

Going global, acting local

Going global, acting local

Going global, acting local

Global programmes are top of the European risk management news agenda currently as buyers, brokers and insurers attempt to find a more effective way of organising these key risk and insurance management tools in the global economy.

New dawn for credit insurance

Last year, and the year before, saw trade credit insurance on the front pages for all the wrong reasons. Huge losses in the market, limits culled, prices up, cover withdrawn and governments stepping in with schemes that were too little, too late.