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Film and television production completion bonds

Film and television production completion bonds

Barry Plummer, Senior Specialty Risk Underwriter at Aspen Re, looks at the fast changing landscape of the media industry and the g...

Workers' Compensation: The Severity Gap

Workers' Compensation: The Severity Gap

Hugh Murphy, Casualty Underwriter with Aspen Re, comments on the gap between improving insurance and deteriorating reinsurance res...

U.S. Regional Reinsurance: Depth and Durability

U.S. Regional Reinsurance: Depth and Durability

Aspen Re's Tom Luning highlights the differentiated reinsurance service approach to the world’s largest (re)insurance market.

The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: Looking at the Liability

The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: Looking at the Liability

Beatrice Morley, Global Head of Casualty at Aspen Re, considers the extent of litigation concerning the cost of the U.S. opioid cr...

Asia Reinsurance: Diversification and Growth

Asia Reinsurance: Diversification and Growth

Philip Hough, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Aspen Re, believes that the region’s diversification and growth potential calls for...

Litigation Funding - Developing Costs

Litigation Funding - Developing Costs

Jon Steer highlights the billion dollar industry that is reshaping jurisdictions across the world - namely litigation funding. In ...

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Film and television production completion bonds in a competitive market

June 06, 2019

Barry Plummer, senior specialty risk underwriter at Aspen Re, looks at the fast changing landscape of the media industry and the growth of streaming services. Invest...

Workers' Compensation: The Severity Gap

March 12, 2019

Hugh Murphy, Casualty Underwriter with Aspen Re, comments on the gap between improving insurance and deteriorating reinsurance results that is now visible in the U.S...

U.S. Regional Reinsurance: Depth and Durability

January 29, 2019

Tom Luning, Head of Regional Business Development at Aspen Re, highlights the differentiated reinsurance service approach to the world’s largest (re)insurance market...

The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: Looking at the Liability

August 21, 2018

Beatrice Morley, Global Head of Casualty at Aspen Re, considers the extent of litigation concerning the cost of the U.S. opioid crisis. It has been called the “secon...

Asia Reinsurance: Diversification and Growth

June 5, 2018

Philip Hough, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Aspen Re, believes that the region’s diversification and growth potential calls for responsible pricing and continued ...

Litigation Funding - Developing Costs

August 3, 2017

Jon Steer highlights the billion dollar industry that is reshaping jurisdictions across the world - namely litigation funding. In a low interest rate environment, it...

Safety advancement still making tracks

March 29, 2017

David Adamczyk argues that while the Trump Administration’s pledge of infrastructure investment and support for fossil energy may bode well for the rail freight indu...

Inside The Box: Evaluating vulnerability within natural catastrophe models

March 13, 2017

Amaryllis Mouyiannou PhD, Vulnerability Specialist in Aspen Re’s Research & Development team, considers the flexibility accorded to more recent natural catastrophe m...

Seismic Sequences - Unfinished Business?

January 25, 2017

Kirsty Styles PhD, Aspen Re's Earthquake Risk Scientist, considers the recent earthquake sequence in Italy and the predictive capabilities of seismic and satellite d...

Blue Marble launches in white space

October 24, 2016

Chris O’Kane, Group Chief Executive Officer of Aspen and a Board director of Blue Marble Microinsurance (Blue Marble), highlights the importance of innovation and cu...

Man-made Catastrophes

August 17, 2016

Richard Thornton reflects on the intrinsic feature of man-made catastrophes – namely that they are affected by people and behaviour.

How Low Can They Go?

March 15, 2016

Taking a closer look at the capital markets' return requirements for catastrophic risk.

Telematics: A Revolutionary Road

February 5, 2016

Advances in technology are disrupting many industries. We look at the growth of telematics and the challenges and opportunities for (re)insurers.

Emerging Market Cat Risks - Through Multiple Lenses

January 11, 2016

Significant uncertainties in cat risk assessment are caused by limited data but what are the dangers of a "one size fits all" mind-set?

Energy Transition: Aging Networks & New Exposures

December 7, 2015

Renewable energy is bringing challenges to the aging UK grid network, but also to the (re)insurance industry.

US Tornadoes and Hail

October 28, 2015

Dr. Giovanni Leoncini, Aspen Re’s storm risk scientist, discusses the current challenges of increasing volatility, seasonal predictability relating to El Niño and to...

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