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Since its 1981 inception as a traditional London market reinsurance magazine, Reactions has evolved to meet the fast changing information needs of the global insurance and reinsurance market.

Generali: Coal, or no coal?

Generali, Italy’s largest insurer, announced it would underwrite more sustainable businesses and commit to “green” investments by ceasing to offer coverage for new coalmines and plants – but a new revelation by...

Industry puts out thermal coal fire

As the issue of climate change and sustainability permeates its way into the business world, the re/insurance industry is stepping up its sustainable initiatives, especially in the field of thermal coal...

Uptake rising for euro environmental liability

More multi-year purchases and higher limits are being bought on European environmental impairment liability policies, Marsh has said, but prices are still soft. Uptake of environmental impairment liability (EIL) insurance has risen in Europe, Marsh has reported...

Marsh hires 3 US energy MDs from Lockton

The US insurance broker has added three new leaders to its Houston-based global energy and power practice, all from rival Lockton. Rick Dowling, Karey Vaught and James Arcidiacono have been appointed as three new managing directors...

Upstream energy: between a rock and a hard place

The upstream/offshore energy market is caught between soft reinsurance rates and pressure on clients suffering from the oil price plunge. Nowhere else in the re/insurance sector is the mismatch between supply and demand so pronounced than within the offshore energy business...

Oil slump, unrest threaten African markets - Free

Africa’s insurance market is increasingly hostage to low commodity pricing and political uncertainty, writes AM Best. Fallout from low commodity prices, the slowdown of China’s economic activity and the impact of monetary tightening by the US Federal Reserve...