James Vickers News

Blockchain Industry Initiative, B3i, Expands with 23 New Broker, Re/Insurer Entrants

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i announced it has expanded with 23 new brokers and re/insurers entrants, which will help with B3i’s upcoming market testing program. B3i’s new entrants are: AIA, AIG, Aon, Chubb, CovĂ©a, Everest Re, Gen Re, Guy …

Reinsurance Execs See Market Adjusting to New Realities

Aon Benfield’s Reinsurance Market Analysis describes the participants as having “reached the end of a 15 year journey, featuring chronological stages of alternative capital’s significance, completion and finally disruption.” From the interviews with two reinsurance industry executives that seems to …

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 …

Part II – Reinsurance: Emerging Markets and Risks – the Road Ahead

As detailed in Part I, the reinsurance industry faces the task of partially reinventing itself to expand in those sectors where it can achieve growth. Property catastrophe coverage isn’t off the table, but it’s now an overcrowded field. Ever more …