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.

LIIBA announces deal with TMF on global programmes

LIIBA announces deal with TMF on global programmes

LIIBA announces deal with TMF on global programmes

The London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association [LIIBA] has teamed up with TMF VAT & IPT Services, a company that specialises in tax compliance services for the insurance industry, to help its members calculate tax payable on insurance policies around the world on a territory-by-territory basis.

Initiative on global programmes with IAIS draws guarded reaction

Initiative on global programmes with IAIS draws guarded reaction

Initiative on global programmes with IAIS draws guarded reaction

The news that the European Captive Insurance and Reinsurance Owners’ Association [ECIROA] has joined the International Association of Insurance Supervisors [IAIS] to try and help push forward its planned initiative to seek greater clarity and certainty on global programmes has been met with a lukewarm response by leading risk managers and insurers.

German market grapples with emerging risk as Munich proposes $20bn oil spill liability scheme

German market grapples with emerging risk as Munich proposes $20bn oil spill liability scheme

German market grapples with emerging risk as Munich proposes $20bn oil spill liability scheme

The German risk and insurance management community have welcomed calls from their outgoing president Stefan Sigulla and Torsten Jeworrek, board member at Munich Re, for a new spirit of partnership and transparency to try and tackle emerging risks and enable insurers to keep up with the ever-quickening pace of change with innovative risk transfer solutions.

Steady as she goes-Philippe Rocard

Steady as she goes-Philippe Rocard

Steady as she goes-Philippe Rocard

Adrian Ladbury met Philippe Rocard, CEO of AXA Corporate Solutions, in the sunshine of this year’s Monte Carlo. Rendez-Vous to discuss latest developments within his company, the likely impact of Solvency II on the industrial insurance business, outlook for year-end renewals and efforts to seek greater clarity on global programmes.