Articles by Charles E. Boyle

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 …

ABI Faults UK’s CMA for Failing to Address Replacement Car Costs

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has cited the Competition & Markets Authority’s (CMA) failure to tackle the excessive charges made by credit hire firms for replacement vehicles as “bad news for consumers.” The ABI said that instead of “driving …

Guy Carp’s Vice Chairman Explains Multiple Tasks of a Modern Reinsurance Broker

Following a presentation from Guy Carpenter, moderated by the CEO Alex Moczarski, we caught up with the company’s Vice Chairman David Priebe, who explained just what’s involved in operating one of the world’s largest reinsurance brokers in this new era. …

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 …