It has become a lot harder to travel to Qatar this week following a major diplomatic spat.
Qatar Re has swooped for New Re’s head of casualty underwriting Stephan Rappaz.
Former Ecclesiastical deputy chief executive George Prescott is to join the board of Q-Re as an independent non-executive member.
Q-Re has recruited a new management team, following the appointment of chief executive officer Gunter Saacke in February.
Gunther Saacke has been appointed chief executive officer of Q-Re, a subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Company headquartered in Doha, Qutar.
Last week I undertook the first leg of my eating tour of the Middle East, or as I sold it to my employers, “covering the Middle East Insurance Forum in Bahrain”.
In the first of a two-part series Insurance Insight asked members of Insuralex, the global group of specialist insurance and reinsurance lawyers, to highlight their thoughts and predictions for the new year.
Q-Re, the reinsurance subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Company, confirmed today that is has hired 14 senior reinsurance staff who resigned from Novae in May.
The Qatar stock exchange fell by 38.78 points, or 0.45%, to 8,564.84 on Sunday from the previous close of 8,603.62, but insurance stocks bucked the overall trend.
The outlook for reinsurance markets in the Gulf region remains positive, according to the third Gulf Cooperation Council Reinsurance Barometer published today.
Charles Taylor has made a strategic move to grow its loss adjusting business across the Middle East by acquiring a majority stake in Noble Inspection and Loss Adjustment Company, a licensed loss adjuster based in Saudi Arabia.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan has issued revised takaful rules for 2012 allowing conventional insurance companies to open takaful window operations.
Talanx subsidiary HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG is opening a branch in Bahrain.
Chartis, the property and casualty arm of American International Group, has increased its commercial property per-risk capacity to $1.5bn on a worldwide basis.
Having recently relocated from Qatar back to Dubai I had the unenviable task of sorting through the various insurance and risk related books and papers I accumulated over the years.
As the expat market continues to thrive in the Middle East, Stephanie Denton spoke to Andrew Seale, regional manager for the UK, Middle East and Italy at Allianz Worldwide Care, about the challenges this transient population brings to the private medical…
Insurers and reinsurers in the Middle East and North Africa region have shown resilience in the past year and continue to maintain secure ratings.
The Qatar Financial Centre Authority launched its first Gulf Cooperation Council insurance barometer at the 29th Global Arab Insurance Federation Conference in Marrakech today.
Standard & Poor's has put Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and Tunisia on negative outlook, indicating a one-in-three chance it will lower their soverign ratings.
General insurer Zurich has agreed a 10-year distribution deal with HSBC Middle East.
Qatar Science and Technology Park has signed a memorandum of understanding with Italian insurer Fondo di Assistenza Sanitaria Integrativa.
The United Arab Emirates insurance industry went from denial of the financial crisis in 2008 to a rude awakening.
Qatari firm SEIB Insurance and Reinsurance has launched a specialist product for SMEs.
The Qatar Financial Authority has appointed Jacques Aigrain and Arbab Banerji as new non-executive directors.