Monthly Archives: October 2011

Flirting With the 2012 Crystal Ball [Middle East Focus]

Introduction Flirting with the Crystal Ball was a title I had adopted for an INSUREX presentation some five years ago. The theme seems to have gone down well then and the title itself has emerged elsewhere on other presentations in … Continue reading

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Reinsurance Season: Here we go again!

Introduction This article ties in with one on a similar vein last year entitled, “Beyond Reinsurance Convention Predictions” (https://insuranceguild.wordpress.com/2010/12/23/2011-beyond-reinsurance-convention-predictions/) and will follow on last year’s sentiment for 2011 to see to what extent the predictions and concerns of last year … Continue reading

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Do we really need ACIIs in the Middle East?

Introduction Guilty as charged; I spend too much time on Linked-In. The above question was actually coined by a member of the CII Middle East Group on Linked-In. Having been a CII member for over 20 years (a Fellow for … Continue reading

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All Revved Up But No Place to Go?

All Revved Up But No Place to Go Introduction Have we ever stopped to think what our products look like to a layman? Have we gazed at a supermarket aisle lined with shelves upon shelves of what are essentially the … Continue reading

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How do reinsurers make their money? [MENA FOCUS]

Introduction One often hears within the region that the game is really in the hands of reinsurers and not retail insurers. This is probably true of all or most insurance markets; it is certainly true within the GCC region because … Continue reading

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