Articles by Charles E. Boyle

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 …

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. …