Monte Carlo 2018

  • Mark Watson Argo

    Argo working with Willis Re on potential legacy transaction


    Bermudian (re)insurer Argo Group International Holdings is working with broker Willis Re and the group’s capital markets and advisory arm on a potential run-off deal, The Insurer  can reveal.

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    Eklund mulls new retro ILS start-up for 1.1


    Former RenaissanceRe and Aeolus executive David Eklund is working on a potential fundraising for a new retro-focused ILS fund that is thought to be targeting a size of up to $600mn-$700mn, The Insurer  can reveal.

  • David Howden and Lloyd's

    Hyperion’s “big bet on Lloyd’s”


    Hyperion Group co-founder David Howden has welcomed Lloyd’s CEO John Neal’s reform agenda and said a major new initiative by its group subsidiary RKH demonstrates the firm’s commitment to the 300+ year-old market.

  • David Edwards

    Distributed Ledger Technology – the next frontier is here


    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 ...

  • Adrian Jones – Scor

    Widening the talent pool


    Don’t be put off by the scare stories, insurtech remains a vibrant space according to Scor’s Adrian Jones.

  • Digital wave and growth

    Riding the digital wave to growth


    Group chief underwriting officer at Argo, Axel Schmidt, spoke to The Insurer about investing in technology to broaden the carrier’s global underwriting and distribution opportunities.

  • Shiv Kumar, president, GC Securities

    Cat bond market shows resilience


    The Insurer talked to Shiv Kumar, president of GC Securities, about cat bond market conditions and the lessons learned in the collateralized reinsurance space.

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    Positive rate momentum does not make a hard market: Beazley’s Hartigan


    Increases should not be confined purely to loss-affected business.

  • Toby Esser

    The role of the independent broker in the future of Lloyd’s


    One year on from The Insurer ’s revelation that it was John Neal who would take the reins as the new CEO of Lloyd’s, Toby Esser, chairman of AFL Insurance Brokers, gives his take on market transformation so far and the role of independent brokers.

  • R&Q

    An abundance of program opportunities


    Alan Quilter, co-CEO of Randall Quilter (R Q), Colin Johnson CEO, European Program Management at R Q’s Accredited Insurance (Europe) Limited (AIEL), and Todd Campbell, president and CEO of Accredited Surety and Casualty, discuss trends in the program space.