Articles by Charles E. Boyle

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 …

ANV’s CEO Multitasks His Management of an Expanding Company

Matt Fairfield, the founder and CEO of Dutch specialty insurance group ANV, has a lot on his plate managing the company’s activities in insurance, reinsurance and the Lloyd’s market. Carrier Management caught up with him at the Reinsurance Rendezvous, where …

Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting Head Explains the Latest in Models

Adam Podlaha, the head of Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting division, is responsible for overseeing the collection of the data and its implementation in creating the latest catastrophe and other models. He explained some of the developments in his field in …

Aon Benfield’s COO Explains How He Implements a Complex Strategy

Aon Benfield’s COO Michael Moran shares Chicago roots with Aon and a lot more as he oversees the implementation of the strategy for its $30 billion a year reinsurance division. He discussed just what that entails in an interview at …

Interview: D&O Cyber Liability, Cyber Risks Top Lawyers’ Agenda

Jeff Kingsley, a partner with the law firm of Goldberg and Segalla, specializes in technology risks, notably cyber liability and cyber risk, an emerging sector with many variables and pit falls for the unwary, which he explained in an interview …

Lloyd’s Chairman Nelson on Reinsurance Market, Coverholders, Future Expansion

Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson is pleased with the current state of the Lloyd’s market. Shortly after Nelson was interviewed at the Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo, Lloyd’s announced a $1.67 billion [$2.72 billion] profit for the first half of 2014. …

Swiss Re’s Property and Specialty Head on New and Diverse Risks

Edouard (Eddie) Schmidt is responsible for Swiss Re’s Property and Specialty Sectors around the world, which covers around a lot of ground. He explained how much, and what some of the difficulties he encounters are at an interview in the …