All Baden-Baden articles – Page 5

  • Franz Josef Hahn, Peak Re

    Peak Re: fill the protection gap by sowing seeds


    The 3Q losses and the state of the retro markets may have dislodged the “protection gap” as the lead topics of conversation at Baden Baden but Peak Re CEO Franz Josef Hahn has reminded reinsurers that they have to “sow the seeds” if they wish to benefit in the long-term. ...

  • Jörg Bruniecki, Partner Re

    Europe’s reinsurance buyers face paying price for global losses but will they?


    Second only to the state of the retro markets as a theme at Baden Baden this week is the willingness of European reinsurance buyers to stomach 1.1 rate increases justified by cat losses 5000+miles away.

  • Simon Cloney

    No ‘‘hyperbolic reaction’’ at 1.1 with retro up 25 percent


    Industry experts gathered at Reinsurance’s Baden Baden 2017 Roundtable were sceptical about some of the “hyperbolic” predictions being bandied around for 1.1 cat reinsurance and retro renewals but acknowledged that the pricing trajectory has changed following the third quarter loss events.

  • Munich Re

    Transformation is now inevitable, Munich Re


    The reinsurance industry must undergo a digital transformation if it is to keep pace with the changing shape of world business.

  • Jean-Jacques Henchoz, Swiss Re

    A market in transition


    As delegates gathered in Baden Baden Reinsurance spoke to Jean-Jacques Henchoz, CEO Reinsurance EMEA, at Swiss Re around the issues affecting the market at present with the ability to close the protection gap to the fore after the heavy losses already inflicted in the Caribbean, the Southern United States ...

  • James Nash, Guy Carpenter

    ILS investors expecting ‘‘payback’’


    Despite the billions of dollars of capital that is now trapped in collateralised reinsurance and retro vehicles following the recent roll-call of brutal cat events, investors in the alternative sector remain committed to the market but they now expect “payback.”

  • Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners

    The great 2018 capital reload



  • News

    London counts potential Brexit cost in millions


    On the eve of Baden Baden, the International Underwriting Association has issued new figures highlighting that billions of pounds of London market business is threatened by the current uncertainty over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

  • David Cole

    Swiss Re estimates 3Q losses at $3.6bn


    Swiss Re says the roll-call of recent catastrophe losses - including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria - will cost the group $3.6bn in net losses.

  • Simon Cloney, Steadfast Re:

    Steadfast Re defends ILS markets in its “landmark” year


    The so-called alternative reinsurance market is facing its most robust test yet following the estimated $100bn of losses from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria which prompted JLT Re earlier this week to describe 2017 as a “landmark” year for the sector.