Welcome to the first day of our coverage from the 2019 APCIA Annual Meeting!

We are delighted to provide you with the first electronic copy of The Insurer’s daily American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) Annual Meeting edition. Here you will find the latest news, analysis and intelligence from our team of journalists and analysts attending the event in Boston, Massachusetts.

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NEWS

Commercial flood MGA reThought secures Munich Re and Swiss Re support

Expansive US commercial flood-focused MGA reThought Insurance is looking for significant growth in 2020 after signing up reinsurers including Munich Reinsurance America and Swiss Re, The Insurer can reveal

Lloyd’s should write more casualty and reinsurance: Neal

Lloyd’s CEO John Neal on rebalancing the market’s portfolio of business to make it less vulnerable to multiple cat hits like HIM

ANALYSIS

Reinsurers make case for measured push on casualty pricing and terms

Reinsurers are increasingly optimistic about their prospects of achieving improved economics on proportional and non-proportional casualty business at the upcoming renewals but will need to tread a fine line to avoid leaning too hard on under-pressure insurers

INTERVIEWS

Re-evaluating retentions and reserves

Cedants are changing their behavior in response to the low interest rate environment and underwriting losses, according to Aon’s Tim Ronda and Kelly Superczynski

COMMENT AND OPINION

Time to get religion

Low interest rates, retro costs and social inflation make a compelling case for reinsurers to push harder for improved pricing, terms and conditions

The Insurer’s State of the Market APCIA Q&A October 2019

Industry executives weigh in on reinsurance rate momentum and how reinsurers can support the cyber market’s growth

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