Monte Carlo

  • Monte Carlo Cancelled

    Cancellation of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous confirmed


    The organisers of the 64th edition of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre have confirmed the event will not go ahead this year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Renaissance Re

    RenRe pulls out of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous


    RenaissanceRe will not be attending the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous this year because of the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty and concerns over public safety and economic hardship in the fallout from the pandemic, The Insurer can reveal.

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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.

  • Kirstin Duffield

    Lloyd’s transformation efforts need to maintain momentum


    The Future at Lloyd’s project needs to focus on delivering results and realise the time to ask the market what it wants has passed.

  • John Racher

    Loss ratios and efficiencies are key drivers for technology adoption


     (Re)insurers need to better prepare to adopt technology to make the best use out of data and new insights that will become available to them.

  • Cory Anger-2

    Guy Carpenter’s Anger confident about ILS issuance


    While it’s not atypical for ILS issuance and innovation to slow down following significant loss years, Cory Anger, managing director, GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC and affiliate of Guy Carpenter, remains optimistic about the market.

  • Daniel Knüsli

    Advanced analytics set to unlock future business opportunity


    The use of data and analytics will help derive insights which will improve almost all business areas, but the industry needs to be more confident when it comes to utilising this novel information, according to Daniel Knüsli, head of P C Analytics at Swiss Re.

  • Eric Schuh

    Data is providing lots of opportunities for “co-creation”


    Having fully established that “data is the new oil”, Eric Schuh, global head P C Solutions at Swiss Re, discusses the opportunities arising from the group’s analytical work.

  • Jerome Haegeli

    No “Indian summer” on the global economic outlook front


    While the economic outlook looks a bit bleak, against the sunny skies in Monte Carlo, the outlook for insurance is seemingly brighter, according to Jerome Haegeli, chief economist at Swiss Re.

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    $1.8bn Convex readies E&S platform as Lloyd’s talks continue


    Convex Group – the $1.8bn specialty (re)insurer launched by industry entrepreneurs Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand – anticipates its excess and surplus lines (E S) platform could be live by 1.10, providing transatlantic market access and further kick-starting its growth, The Insurer  can reveal.

  • 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.

  • Uday Virkud – Xceedance

    Cat models à la carte


    In one of a series of four interviews with The Insurer over the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous , senior representatives from Xceedance and ChainThat sat down with this publication to discuss what both firms have been up to since the reinsurance industry gathered on the Côte d’Azur 12 months ago ...

  • PH MC RT 2019

    The Insurer Roundtable: The Future of Reinsurance


    Peter Hastie: Why is there a distinction between insurance and reinsurance pricing in the current market? Jean-Paul Conoscente: Insurance companies have lived off high commissions and cheap reinsurance for a while, and that’s a drug that is hard to come off. Rod Fox: ...

  • DB MC RT 2019

    Underwriters have gone back to underwriting…


    Reinsurers are going back to basics to focus on profitable underwriting in a move that they believe will add momentum to hardening conditions at 1.1 beyond loss-affected lines.

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    Record catastrophe years have been catalyst for seamless automation


    After the major loss years of 2017 and 2018, Aon’s head of Impact Forecasting, Adam Podlaha, explained how the development of more efficient underwriting and modelling systems underpinned by seamless automated pricing algorithms are the silver lining to the costly nat cat storm clouds that still linger over the industry. ...

  • Partnerships 2

    Pursuing real partnerships in high growth regions


    Far removed from the property cat woes of US-focused (re)insurers, the senior leadership of Swiss-domiciled Echo Re, CEO Gilles Meyer and CUO Piotr Nowakowski, spoke to The Insurer about the significant growth opportunities they see in pairing with local insurers, especially in Asia.

  • Junaid Seria – Scor

    How climate change is influencing reinsurance buying patterns


    Scor’s head of cat research, Junaid Seria, spoke to The Insurer about the importance of assessing cat risk tolerances in light of the impact of climate change on extreme weather events.

  • Talbir Bains

    Future at Lloyd’s programme set to place innovation “front and centre”


    Technology will drive much needed efficiency in the marketplace and once this has been achieved, innovation around the end product can really take off, according to Talbir Bains, founder and chief executive of Volante Global.