News, Analysis, Opinion from Monte Carlo 2019

  • Light bulbs
    Opinion

    Taking the initiative forward

    2019-09-10T21:02:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    European legacy remains competitive and strong

    2019-09-10T21:02:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    New data standards for a new era of risk

    2019-09-10T21:01:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    The property data revolution

    2019-09-10T21:01:00Z

    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
    Analysis

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

    2019-09-10T20:55:00Z

    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
    Analysis

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

    2019-09-09T22:22:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    Solving for X

    2019-09-09T21:42:00Z

    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
    Opinion

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

    2019-09-09T21:42:00Z

    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
    Analysis

    Swiss Re back on top of global reinsurance rankings

    2019-09-09T21:32:00Z

    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
    Analysis

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

    2019-09-09T21:29:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    The generation game

    2019-09-09T15:21:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    The reinsurance evolution

    2019-09-08T20:45:00Z

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

  • Data insights
    Opinion

    Delivering modelling data insights to all

    2019-09-08T19:48:00Z

    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
    Opinion

    Securing the talent pipeline in reinsurance

    2019-09-08T19:47:00Z

    Dieter Winkel on the importance of investing for the future.

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

    Brokerage is the major drag on Lloyd’s declining results

    2019-09-08T19:43:00Z

    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
    Analysis

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

    2019-09-08T19:42:00Z

    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.

  • monte carlo skyline
    News

    The future of reinsurance - Monte Carlo roundtable

    2019-10-20T06:20:00Z

    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
    News

    Mortgage credit business presents “compelling value proposition”

    2019-09-11T08:54:00Z

    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
    News

    Companies must seize ILS development in France

    2019-09-11T05:31:00Z

    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
    News

    The future of reinsurance?

    2019-09-10T22:13:00Z

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