Welcome to the second day of our coverage from the 2019 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous! 

We are delighted to provide you with the Monday electronic copy of The Insurer’s daily Monte Carlo edition. Here you will find the latest news, analysis and intelligence from our team of journalists and analysts attending the Rendez-Vous.

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NEWS

Axa XL leads new generation $100mn+ Lloyd’s RKH facility

Hyperion Group’s specialty broker RKH has inked the first significant new London market broker facility

Program start-up Transverse targets European platform

Start-up Transverse Insurance Company is set to build a European platform as part of its ambitious plans to become a global hybrid fronting carrier

Dorian adds pressure to tightening property cat market

Even moderate insured losses from the Bahamas devastation and East coast grind will strengthen reinsurer resolve

Ascot Re gains critical mass in Bermuda

CPPIB-backed reinsurance platform is beginning to see traction after a slow start

ANALYSIS

Improving casualty reinsurance market shows signs of sustainability

Why casualty underwriters are becoming increasingly optimistic 

Paris’ ILS ambition reignites 1,000 years of cross-channel rivalry

Efforts by Paris to establish itself as an onshore ILS hub to rival London

Brokerage is the major drag on Lloyd’s declining results

Analysis by The Insurer illustrates how Lloyd’s acquisition ratios are impacting the performance of the market

INTERVIEWS

Managing the winds of change in the reinsurance market

CEO of Global Specialties at Guy Carpenter James Boyce on the outlook for 1.1, the supply and demand of retro and how the integration with JLT is progressing

The ever-increasing value of reinsurance

Willis Re Global CEO James Kent on why the value of quality reinsurance has never been higher 

Talal Al Zain: the man rebuilding Trust…

The newly appointed CEO of Trust Re shares his plans on how he intends to turnaround the Middle Eastern carrier 

Capsicum Re sets course for US expansion in 2020

Chief exec Rupert Swallow confirms the reinsurance broker is in talks with Gallagher

The reinsurance evolution

Scor Global P&C chief executive Jean-Paul Conoscente outlines how reinsurers are responding to the evolving risk universe

Xceedance enables growth for insurance organisations

Travis MacMillian on the role the company plays as a strategic partner to the industry

COMMENT AND OPINION

Investor appetite will shape 1.1 renewals

Mike Van Slooten, head of business intelligence at Aon on how the past few years are testing the ILS market’s mettle

Legacy boom

Paul Corver, R&Q’s head of M&A shares what is in the pipeline for the legacy acquirer

Managing Expectations…

John Neal’s tough job in meeting the high targets he has set

Revolutionary marine insurtech has arrived

EY’s Ian Meadows outlines how blockchain an AI can be harnessed in marine insurance

Securing the talent pipeline in reinsurance

Dieter Winkel, president of Liberty Mutual Re talks about the importance of attracting – and retaining – talent to the industry 

Poised for growth

QBE Re’s deputy chief underwriting officer Steve Postlewhite talks strategy and the outlook for the market

Delivering modelling data insights to all

RMS’ Shaheen Razzaq highlights the potential benefits of democratization

Why understanding the flow of money can help to manage your exposure

Russell Group explains how macro-economic trends can impact the (re)insurance industry

Freddie Mac Partnering with the (re)insurance business for the long haul

Vice president of single-family credit risk transfer at Freddie Mac on what lies ahead for CRT