News, Analysis, Opinion from Monte Carlo 2019

  • Light bulbs

    Taking the initiative forward


    Luzi Hitz, CEO, and Eduard Held, head of products, at Perils consider how the industry initiative will build on the successes of the last decade.

  • Tom Booth, CEO of Darag

    European legacy remains competitive and strong


    Over the past decade, as the impact of Solvency II capital requirements has become evident, continental insurers have warmed to the solutions offered by legacy providers. The established legal frameworks, with UK Part VII transfers just one example, have aided the expansion of the sector. Legacy companies and their clients ...

  • Data

    New data standards for a new era of risk


    The positive impact of catastrophe data exchange formats, such as the RMS Exposure Data Model (EDM) and Results Data Model (RDM), and other vendor formats, is a testament to the pioneering work carried out in the first decades of cat modelling. But the (re)insurance industry now requires a new data ...

  • Property data

    The property data revolution


    Many traditional exposure models are unfit for purpose. High resolution data tools can take property underwriting to the next level, says Jason Futers, CEO, Insurdata.

  • John-Neal-Lloyd's-new

    Neal’s Lime Street revolution exposes Lloyd’s capital conundrum


    The revelation that Lloyd’s is being accused of “bad faith” in the High Court by a high profile Name has shone a light on this determined-but-small community of private investors who may prove a challenge to CEO John Neal’s plans to overhaul some of the market’s complicated structures.

  • Insurance equities perform

    (Re)insurance stocks enjoy strong 2019 despite summer sell off


    Non-life (re)insurance stocks have continued to do well in 2019, despite an equities sell-off in July-August, but traded ILS has remained relatively moribund after the traumas of 2017-18. 

  • Regional growth analysis

    Solving for X


    Following The Insurer ’s exclusive coverage of Hyperion X Analytic’s reinsurance market analysis published on Sunday, David Flandro explains how the newly launched data and technology business differs from competitors.

  • Johnathan Spry – Envelop

    Lloyd’s not-so silent cyber clean up provides reinsurance opportunity


    Co-founder and chief executive of cyber-focused Insurtech and MGA Envelop Risk, Jonathan Spry, applauds Lloyd’s mandate to eliminate non-affirmative or “silent” cyber risks and predicts it could provide a fillip for the nascent cyber reinsurance market…

  • Top 50

    Swiss Re back on top of global reinsurance rankings


    Swiss Re has reclaimed the top spot in AM Best’s list of the world’s largest reinsurers, boosted by 4.7 percent growth in its 2018 reinsurance gross written premium (GWP).

  • Brexit sign

    The Names’ capital conundrum: navigating a no-deal Brexit


    They are a resilient lot, those Lloyd’s Names. Buffeted by the winds of economic and judicial adversity, this set of investors has remained a loyal and perspicacious component of the market.

  • The generation game

    The generation game


    Earlier this year as capacity was squeezed in segments of the US commercial insurance market a common complaint coming out of carrier and broker management concerned the experience gap.

  • Jean-Paul Conoscente – Scor

    The reinsurance evolution


    Scor Global P C CEO Jean-Paul Conoscente on the role of reinsurers.

  • Data insights

    Delivering modelling data insights to all


    The democratization of risk data is a core mission for RMS; to provide relevant, timely risk insight to everyone who needs it – designed for every role in the business.

  • Pencils

    Securing the talent pipeline in reinsurance


    Dieter Winkel on the importance of investing for the future.

  • Contribution of expenses and commissionsto Lloyd's combined ratio over 15 years

    Brokerage is the major drag on Lloyd’s declining results


    As Lloyd’s awaits the next stage of its transformation, which already promises encouraging headway in improving efficiency, exclusive analysis from The Insurer  has revealed that the true drag on Lloyd’s combined ratio is the consistently high cost of brokerage at the 331-year-old marketplace.

  • Paris vs London

    Paris’ ILS ambition reignites 1,000 years of cross-channel rivalry


    Nothing unites the British like their entrenched dislike of the French. Over nearly a millennia of less than cordial co-existence from the Battle of Hastings to the Brexit referendum.

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    The future of reinsurance - Monte Carlo roundtable


    Amongst the raft of topics discussed at The Insurer roundtable in Monte Carlo, the issue of the divergence between insurance, reinsurance and retrocessional pricing generated significant debate, with talk of insurance pricing accelerating across all lines and geographies. Retro, for people that buy it, is also up and accelerating, ...

  • Jeff Krohn

    Mortgage credit business presents “compelling value proposition”


    Jeff Krohn, managing director at Guy Carpenter, discusses what contributing factors are coming together to make mortgage business one of the most profitable areas of business for reinsurers out there.

  • Bertrand Labilloy

    Companies must seize ILS development in France


    Bertrand Labilloy, chief executive of CCR and chairman and chief executive of CCR Re is also looking for price increases across the book given negative interest rates in Europe.

  • Clive Buesnel – Deloitte

    The future of reinsurance?


    Deloitte’s head of UK insurance Clive Buesnel seeks to identify the most important future trends in the industry.