Insurance Research Letter – February 2015

Insurance Research Letter – February 2015 The February issue of the Insurance Research Letter has been posted for subscribers.   Highlights include: Merger surge commentary News quiz U.S. Insurance Brokers Q4 Earnings Preview Cross-border Disputes in the EU...

International Insurance Information

International insurance information. How do we do what we do? We are often asked how we gather our information. The question is important and the answer forms the basis of our business model. Like Axco we operate an outsourcing business model. In a nutshell, we...

ISN Country Insurance Guides

The ISN Country Insurance Guides provide concise reports on local insurance requirements including compulsory coverages, legislation, supervision, non-admitted insurance, main classes, product information, and much more.

Insurance Services Network website

Insurance Services Network. The old site @ www.isn-inc.com has been deactivated. Please bookmark the new site. The Insurance Research Letter will also be referred to as The Letter. The ISSN numbers (print & digital) however refer to the publication’s legal name...

New ISN website launch nears

The new website is being born on the premise that less visual clutter and a laser focus on what is important to international players will result in a deeper and more meaningful experience for our customers.

Mongolia insurance

In the capital Ulaanbaatar, there are 18 insurance companies, 2,180 agents, 13 brokers, and 9 loss adjusting companies. In the insurance market, like many developing ones, there is a fragile balance between underwriting for insurers own account and treaty reinsurance.

The Dilemma of International Brokerage

While many of the foreign exposures were still placed at Lloyd’s, the insurance sectors in many countries began to develop. Carriers such as AIG/AIU, Royal and Sun Alliance plus a few others entered the fray.

Brazil’s IRB steps closer to denationalization

On February 21, 2013 the President of Brazil (Ms. Dilma Roussef – 36th and current President of Brazil, in office since January 2011) signed a decree authorizing a capital increase of the IRB BRASIL RE up to R$ 202 million (approximately US$ 100 million). As...

Insurance Services Network announcements

Newly updated ISN Country Insurance Guides have been published for Czech Republic, Finland, France, Netherlands & Iraq. ISN Country Insurance Guides are detailed reports on local insurance requirements including compulsory coverages, legislation, supervision,...

Ukraine: ISN Country Insurance Guides

ISN Country Insurance Guides (ISSN #2165-0306) The ISN Country Insurance Guides provide risk managers, brokers, underwriters and professional service firms with straight forward and easy to use reports to understand local insurance requirements and to assist in the...

Broking opportunities in China

China – The Chartered Insurance Institute’s November 2012 Thinkpiece (promoting debate and fresh thinking in the financial services industry) features “The Rise of the Dragon: Opportunities in Insurance Broking Markets in Hong Kong and Mainland China”. This is...

Looking Back @ 2012

Before listing a number of memorable events in 2012, I must report that the list is short. Every person I queried had trouble recalling anything of import and never more than one incident or thought. Several people spoke of feeling so burdened by what is going on in...