Articles by Charles E. Boyle

Industry Expertise, Data, Capital Can Help Reduce Global Disaster Risks: Interview

Margareta Wahlström, the UN Secretary General’s special representative for disaster risk reduction, and Rowan Douglas, Willis CEO for capital, science and policy practice, have been hard at work preparing for a series of conferences and meetings dedicated to integrating the …

Insurers, Brokers and Clients Express their Views on the Industry

The Economist’s Insurance 2015 Conference, which took place on Tuesday, March 15, at the ornate Clothworkers Hall in London, featured a panel that expressed the views of insurers, brokers and their clients in a discussion on the current and future …

Paris Murders Make Finding a Solution to Violence More Imperative

It will be a month on Saturday since the murderous attacks on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and the kosher supermarket in Paris took place. These were not the first such attacks by fanatics on western …

Reinsurance Execs See Market Adjusting to New Realities

Aon Benfield’s Reinsurance Market Analysis describes the participants as having “reached the end of a 15 year journey, featuring chronological stages of alternative capital’s significance, completion and finally disruption.” From the interviews with two  reinsurance industry executives that seems to …

World Economic Forum Report Cites ‘Interstate Conflict’ as #1 Risk

The World Economic Forum Global Risks 2015 report, released at a press conference in London yesterday, singled out potential “interstate conflict with regional consequences” as the number one global risk in terms of likelihood, and the fourth most serious risk …

No Change in XL Offer Says Catlin

A spokesperson at Catlin Group Limited’s London office said that the “possible offer” to purchase Catlin made by XL Group, as announced on December 17, was still ongoing, and that no final agreement has yet been reached. The only statement Catlin …

CoreLogic: Taking Big Data Analytics to New Customers and Consumers

Imagine an insured taking a photo of a property that gives underwriters every bit of information they need to assess the risk. CoreLogic is working to make that happen sooner rather than later. CoreLogic, a provider of property information and …

Swiss Re Economists Forecast ‘Modest’ Global Growth

Swiss Re’s Chief economist, Kurt Karl and his colleague, Senior Economist Roman Lechner, presented a somewhat cautious scenario for the global economy over the next two years. As detailed in Swiss Re’s “Global insurance review 2014 and outlook 2015/16,” the …

The War that Changed the World – in Commemoration

On the 11th of November 1914 the 1st World War, or the ‘Great War,’ had already lasted more than three months, and predictions that it would be over by Christmas had largely evaporated. The failure of Europe’s political leaders to …

Ambrose, Last Join ANV’s Professional Lines Team in Expansion Move

ANV Holdings BV announced it has strengthened its team of underwriters with two new hires in the Professional Lines division of ANV Syndicate 1861. Tracy Ambrose has been hired as Lead Underwriter for Professional Indemnity and Ritchie Last as Senior …