Two Magazines Launched in U.K. for Insurance Sector

October 20, 2004

UK publisher The Winchester Group announced the launch of two new magazines for the insurance sector: European Insurance and Reinsurance World. The new publications mark the Group’s return to the sector after an absence of five years.

Group Chairman Raymond Kean stated: “We judge the time right to re-enter this sector, during a period of change both for the industry and our Group. It is an exciting venture for us as, with the simultaneous launch of European Insurance and Reinsurance World magazines, the Group is again at the forefront of re/insurance publishing.”

The bulletin described European Insurance, as the first pan-European insurance magazine for non-life and life insurance industry executives. It will feature “regular contributions from many of the most familiar journalists in the business, alongside feature articles by industry leaders and experts in related fields, to provide a truly comprehensive package of focussed business information for Europe’s insurance executives.” The magazine’s editor, Adrian Leonard, is former editor of Financial Times World Insurance Report, news editor of Insurance Day, and London correspondent for AM Best Week. The magazine will be published four times a year beginning in April 2005.

Reinsurance World will be focussed on the technical aspects of the reinsurance industry, providing a practical and useful tool for reinsurance practitioners around the world. “This focus on the industry’s underlying technical and financial issues, rather than just the events and personalities, will ensure its relevance throughout the reinsurance decision-making chain, from boardroom to underwriter,” said the bulletin.

Editor Nick Doak, former head of media relations at Lloyd’s of London for over a decade, is a journalist with years of experience covering global reinsurance markets. He has written on insurance and reinsurance for Reuters, was market analyst for catastrophe modelers Risk Management Solutions and has drafted reports on various aspects of the industry for companies in the sector.

“We will analyse the key reinsurance issues as they emerge and evolve over time. The industry has changed radically over the last decade in terms of its financial structure and the technical tools at its disposal,” Doak commented. “Reinsurance World will not only reflect those changes, but actively promote debate and discussion of emerging issues.” The magazine will be published quarterly, beginning in March 2005.

“With these two publications, we have set out to establish a new standard in insurance magazine publishing,” Kean indicated. “With top-quality editorial and a focus on the information and issues that are of real importance to insurers and reinsurers, European Insurance and Reinsurance World will be leaders in their field. Our focus on quality circulation will ensure that these magazines reach critical executives in the European insurance and global reinsurance communities.”

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