Few in legacy circles would dispute that over the past three years the market has witnessed some of the most rapid change seen in decades. New deals from new sellers are steadily flowing into the market. New capital has arrived in the form of private equity and hedge fund money. And with both of these developments come new opportunities. The only thing missing is an … [Read more...] about Legacy Roundtable 2019
We are pleased to release the results of the Global Insurance Run-off Survey 2019. There has been tremendous growth in the run-off sector in the last decade as it has developed into a key component of the insurance macro market.This survey, based on responses from a cross-section of global risk carriers, run-off acquirers and service providers, predicts that momentum will … [Read more...] about Global Insurance Run-Off Survey 2019
Memorable Memories It is a momentous year as IRLA (The Association of Run-Off Companies as it was originally known) was formed 20 years ago. IRLA began as a city-based group of like-minded (re)insurance, intermediary and professional service companies and professionals, and has become an association with the international breadth of membership to influence the way in which … [Read more...] about IRLA Celebrates 20 Years!
A good few eyes are focused on the daily, if not hourly, developing news on the UK’s departure from the European Union. What does it mean for the London Market and in turn for those who deal with its many participants both in the EU and throughout the rest of the world? The run-up to Brexit might have resonances of Y2K and the millennium bug but it is distinctly different. Y2K … [Read more...] about Brexit: Whats going on?
At the Commutation & Networking Forum in October, 2016, the authors sat down with Elizabeth Dwyer, Jack Broccoli and Christopher Brennan to talk about the Rhode Island statute. Ms. Dwyer is the Rhode Island Superintendent of Banking and Insurance in the Department of Business Regulation. Jack Broccoli is in the Rhode Island Department of Banking and Insurance and … [Read more...] about Is Reg. 68 Good for the Industry? A Chat with Dwyer, Broccoli and Brennan
Part 3: The case for expanding the Rhode Island Insurance Business Transfer to other lines of business Current global market conditions have increased pressure on business leaders to focus on efficient capital management with an eye towards long-term trends. Rhode Island’s amendments to Insurance Regulation 68 are the first step in providing greater flexibility to the U.S. … [Read more...] about Can U.S. Insurance Companies Afford Not to Restructure?
In the Fall 2016 edition of AIRROC Matters, we discussed a series of contentious arbitration disputes between Meadowbrook and National Union that led to a noteworthy Sixth Circuit decision concerning the involvement of courts in arbitration proceedings and the impact of ex parte communications. In August 2016, in Star v. National Union, 2016 WL 4394563, at *1 (6th Cir. 2016), … [Read more...] about Sixth Circuit Follow-Up: Court Interventions in Arbitration Proceedings
Assume you are a reinsurer and you receive a number of arbitration demands. At least one of the demands pertains to a claim (“OLD CLAIM”) where you denied reinsurance coverage nearly 10 years ago. You agree to consolidate the arbitrations. You also name your arbitrator as a precaution because the treaties require that an arbitrator be named quickly and you still have to … [Read more...] about Lessons of ROM v. Continental: Who Decides Whether Claims are Timely and Under What Circumstances?
George Washington reportedly grew it. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama have admitted to smoking it (although only one admitted to inhaling). A 2015 Gallup poll revealed that 44% of American adults have tried it. Twenty-three states have legalized it for medical use, and four have done so for recreational use. “It,” of course, is marijuana, also known as cannabis, weed, or pot. … [Read more...] about Clearing the Smoke: Legal Marijuana: An Insurable Risk
David Schieldrop, Managing Director and Global Co-Head of the Insurance Investment Banking Division of Barclays, Sylvain Villeroy de Galhau, EVP of AXA Liabilities Managers, and David Alberts, Partner at Mayer Brown, shared their insights on the current marketplace for buying and selling runoff business. The consensus of the panel was that market conditions – including downward … [Read more...] about Let’s Make a Deal: Current Trends in Buying and Selling Runoff Business and Blocks
When the opportunity arose to put together an article for AIRROC Matters on the historical perspective of commutations, I agreed as long as: (a) it could be a bit irreverent to the sacred beliefs of our industry, and (b) I could seek collaboration. As you will see, they agreed to both points. I decided to go back to 1986 when I was hired at Continental Insurance as the … [Read more...] about Commutations – A Historical Perspective