Articles by Charles E. Boyle

Allianz Backs ‘Legend’ Gross as Pimco Total Return Fund Lags Behind

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer and owner of Pacific Investment Management Co., is standing by Chief Investment Officer Bill Gross as his main fund trails peers and struggles with a record streak of investor redemptions, calling him an industry “legend.” …

Cat Bonds Totaling $4.5 Billion Issued in Q2 2014: Aon Benfield ILS Study

Aon Benfield Securities, the investment banking division of global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor Aon Benfield in its latest report on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector, reveals that 12 catastrophe bonds closed during the second quarter of 2014 with a …

UN, IIS, Willis Urge ‘Convergence of Communities’ to Face Climate Change

The third day of the International Insurance Society’s Annual Seminar was an all-day session devoted entirely to the threat posed by climate change, the studies of its risks and the solutions available to face them. While the re/insurance industry is …

Prince Charles Calls for Action on Climate Change at IIS Conference

HRH Charles, the Prince of Wales, addressed the International Insurance Society on Wednesday June 25th. Speaking to a full house, the heir to the British throne called the gathering “a vitally important meeting on climate change, disaster risk reduction, resilience …

50th International Insurance Society Seminar Convenes in London

The International Insurance Society (IIS) has come a long way since its first meeting in a conference room in Austin, Texas. The 50th edition of its annual conclave opened this morning in London at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel …

The Anatomy of Terrorism from BBC Correspondent Fergal Keane

BBC correspondent Fergal Keane, who’s been reporting from the world’s hotspots for 25 years, told delegates in his keynote speech at the recent European Insurance Forum in Dublin that the terrorist mind set, which leads ordinary people to do terrible …

Changing Weather Patterns Mean an Uncertain Future and Increased Risks

In his discussion of the effects of climate change at the European insurance Forum in Dublin,  Prof. Richard Tol of the Economics Dept. of the University of Sussex, pointed out that even “after 40 years all climate models still aren’t …

XL’s Rosengarten on How Mega Trends Exacerbate Risks; It’s a Scary World

Jacob Rosengarten, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer for XL Group, in a keynote speech at the European Insurance Forum in Dublin, examined how greater connectivity and technology are intensifying global risks and contributing to the world’s current state of volatility. His …

Protecting Brand Names from Cyber Threats – a Growth Sector

Cyber security and cyber threats are growing, both in numbers and in costs. They will certainly continue to increase as they follow the increases in Internet use and the rapid changes in how electronic information is gathered and stored. “90 …

‘Mega Trends’; Optimism at the EIF 2014 Conference; DIMA CEO Interview

Ireland has been through some difficult economic times, but this year’s European Insurance Forum, held at the Four Seasons Hotel on May 15 and 16, highlighted the progress that’s been made, and the bright prospects for the future, as well …