Articles by Charles E. Boyle

Duperreault, Reardon and Deutsch Lead Hamilton Re into the ‘Data Analytics’ Future

If you’re going to successfully operate a relatively new reinsurance company in these troubled times, you better know what you’re doing. Fortunately Bermuda-based Hamilton Re would seem to pass muster. Firstly, it’s not a start-up. Hamilton Re is the successor …

Swiss Re’s Chief Economist Analyzes a Difficult Reinsurance Market

Over the past 13 years Swiss Re’s Chief Economist, Kurt Karl has been through a succession of reinsurance market ups and downs, but the current situation is somewhat new, and, as he told the IJ at the Reinsurance Rendezvous, it …

Litmus Analysis’ Shipperlee Explains Current Re/Insurance Ratings

As the former head of A.M. Best in London, and a senior executive with Standard & Poor’s, Litmus Analysis Senior Partner Stuart Shipperlee has a very complete knowledge of what re/insurance company ratings are, and, perhaps more importantly, what they …

CGSC’s Esser on Managing Wholesale Expansion and Growth

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford’s CEO, Toby Esser, has had a busy year since we last spoke with him at the Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo, but the company he heads (CSGC) is moving forward to realize cost savings from its …

Catlin’s COO Explains Group’s Focus on Relevance with Clients to Drive Growth

The Catlin Group’s roots go deep into the Lloyd’s market where it was formed 30 years ago. But Catlin has since become one of the most innovative companies in the global insurance hierarchy with offices in more than 50 cities …

Encode Disaster Resilience in the Global Financial System: Willis Re Chairman

“Disaster resilience should be encoded into the global financial system,” said James Vickers, Chairman of Willis Re International, in an interview at the Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo. “It’s a big opportunity for the insurance industry.” Vickers was addressing the …

Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting Adds PERILS’ Exposure Data to Europe Model

The PERILS Windstorm Exposure data for Europe is now available in the Impact Forecasting ELEMENTS format. In a telephone interview Adam Podlaha, head of Aon Benfield lmpact Forecasting, said that Aon Benfield has licensed the use of the PERILS data …

Storm Clouds on the Reinsurance Horizon despite Record Capital

As the reinsurance industry prepares for its annual get together in Monte Carlo next week, a number of analytical reports have appeared, which show that, despite some significantly good numbers for the first six months of 2014, there are storm …

Ko Appointed Chairman of Willis Asia

Willis Group Holdings plc has appointed Huichih Ko as Chairman of Willis Asia, effective September 9. He will be initially based in the Singapore HQ of Willis Asia, which employs around 890 associates in 36 offices. The announcement said he …

Coverholders Playing Greater Role in Lloyd’s Global Expansion

Lloyd’s of London began and remains a specialized market (not an insurance company). It accepts risks that are too large, or too complex, or both, that do not lend themselves to coverage through more “normal channels.” Each policy resembles a …