Rate hardening or outlook downgrade?—AM Best

Rate hardening or outlook downgrade?—AM Best

Rate hardening or outlook downgrade?—AM Best

Whilst AM Best’s rating of the global reinsurance segment remains stable the firm said it is taking a wait and see approach on whether potential further catastrophe losses, worsening economic market conditions and thinning reserves will result in a hardening of the market or, alternatively, a downgrading in its outlook.

Risk distribution survey 2011

Risk distribution survey 2011

Risk distribution survey 2011

Europe’s corporate insurance brokers need to step up efforts to broaden and deepen their global expertise and capabilities if they are to avoid becoming increasingly irrelevant, according to Commercial Risk Europe’s new survey Risk Distribution, published last week at the DVS conference in Munich, Germany.

Time to cross the Rubicon?-Comment

Time to cross the Rubicon?-Comment

Time to cross the Rubicon?-Comment

The decision to carry out our first survey of Europe’s leading brokers was a brave one given the scale of the task but one that proved to be well worth the effort. Risk Distribution is published this month and will be distributed to all CRE readers plus delegates at the DVS annual conference in Germany, Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous and the FERMA Forum. Thanks to Lloyd’s of London and Aon whose sponsorship made this project possible.

Renaissance man-Martin Sullivan

Renaissance man-Martin Sullivan

Renaissance man-Martin Sullivan

Martin Sullivan recently took on the role of Deputy Chairman of global broker Willis and Chairman and CEO of a new business unit, Willis Global Solutions, that was created to oversee brokerage and risk management advisory services for Willis’s global accounts. He discussed his plans at this exciting phase in the evolution of the broking profession with CRE Editor Adrian Ladbury.