I spoke to Managing Director of QBE Re Stephen Postlewhite about hardening rates at the mid-year renewals, capital crunches, squeezes in ILS and retro and the long-term insurability of pandemic risk.
I also asked him about what might change at QBE Re now that the former actuary and Aspen executive has taken the reins.
I found someone freshly reloaded with capital and risk appetite and full of expansion plans.
Watch this space – QBE Re is keen to engage with this global hard market.
It was refreshing – have a listen.
Ep 49 Tim Turner: This is not a re-run of 85-86
Commonwealth Insurance Forum Special Episode 1: Insuring high-growth emerging markets with Inga Beale and Lesley Ndlovu
Ep 48 D&O: The hardest market of all time with David Ritchie of Gallagher UK
Ep 47 Pat Ryan: Build a business people are proud to work for
Ep 46 The Best Market for a Decade: David Croom-Johnson MD Aegis London
Ep 45 Selling certainty, with Stefan Golling Chief Underwriter Munich Re
Ep 44 Juan Andrade of Everest Re: An Underwriter’s market
Ep 43 Swimming as the tide goes out, with Laurent Rousseau Deputy CEO of Scor Global P&C
Ep 42 Coverholders in a box: Stephen Card of Carbon Underwriting
Ep 41 A Great Time to be an Underwriter. With Tim Carter CUO of Argo Group
Ep 40 Rule your niche with Andrew Robinson of HIIG
Ep 39 Slaying the myths of Legacy with Tom Booth of Darag
Ep 38 The future of insurance is now, with Stephen Brittain of the Insurtech Gateway
Ep 37 Capital Masterclass with Vicky Carter of Guy Carpenter
Ep 36 Howden plans with José Manuel González and Barnaby Rugge-Price
Ep 35 Re-shaping Aspen with Mark Cloutier
Ep 34 Worldwide ambition with Mike Reynolds of Oneglobal
Ep 33 Seizing a golden opportunity with Franz-Josef Hahn of Peak Re
Ep 32 The mid-year renewals with James Vickers, Chair of Willis Re International
Ep 31 Andrew Horton: Beazley, the hard market and the new Lloyd's