News, Analysis, Opinion from Monte Carlo 2019

  • Greg Hendrick AXA XL
    Opinion

    The pricing mismatch…

    2019-09-10T21:03:00Z

    Insurance rates and terms are hardening in most specialty classes after years of attritional losses. Retro – after the shocks of 2017-18 – is tightening rapidly and is expected to continue into 1.1.

  • 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.

  • Chequered flag
    Analysis

    The end of AIG’s reinsurance revolution?

    2019-09-10T20:53:00Z

    I t is hard to find any insurer whose reinsurance strategy has been overhauled as much as AIG’s has in the past few years. The signs are now pointing to some further changes to the US insurance giant’s programme, but with a stable underlying strategy informing reinsurance buying. This will ...

  • 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…