Monte Carlo 2018

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • California wildfires

    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. ...

  • 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.

  • Katie Partington Howarth0

    Transparency and consistency key to cedant buying strategy


    As the reinsurance, ILS and retro markets continue to show signs of firming, Katie Partington Howarth, group head of ceded reinsurance at Argo Group, discusses the significance around a consistent, nimble approach.

  • David Priebe

    MMC-JLT deal accelerates Guy Carpenter’s transition plans


    Team integration, emerging risks and evolving market dynamics are giving David Priebe, chairman of Guy Carpenter, a lot to be optimistic about at this year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous.

  • Jean-Paul Conoscente

    Price increases have to continue: Scor’s Conoscente


    Rate increases have been prevalent across both loss and non-loss affected programmes, but Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO of SCOR Global P C, told The Insurer this must continue.