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

We are delighted to provide you with the first 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

Lloyd’s chairman: reforms will mean nothing if acquisition costs don’t fall

Lloyd’s chair Bruce Carnegie-Brown has spoken of the need to ensure efficiency gains ultimately feed through to supporting lower expense ratios and acquisition costs

Reinsurance firming has legs: Ryan Re

RSG’s reinsurance MGA believes improving market conditions are sustainable and sees a strong opportunity to grow its book of broker-accessed third party business

Tysers buys RFIB as London market M&A rolls on

Tysers and its owner Odyssey Partners has acquired the private equity-owned RFIB Insurance Brokers

R&Q confirms ILS support for legacy deals as share price leaps

The founder of legacy and program specialist Ken Randall has confirmed the group is using ILS capacity to support acquisitions

ANALYSIS

InfleXion point

The head of Hyperion’s newly launched data and technology business, David Flandro, shares analysis of the global reinsurance market

Second tier-ranked reinsurance brokers plot 2019/20 growth

The Insurer’s Top 10 Reinsurance Broker rankings confirm proforma GC-JLT Re in top spot

Jebi and Michael deterioration hits Lloyd’s big guns in latest syndicate forecasts

A number of heavyweight Lloyd’s (re)insurers have posted worsening 2018 results but the market’s 2017 results continue to improve, analysis by The Insurer has shown

INTERVIEWS

Greenfield for growth

RSG CEO Pat Ryan and Ryan Re CEO Brian Boornazian on the strategy behind the reinsurance MGU

Clients first, not cross-selling

Industry veteran Steve McGill opens up on what could be the largest ever broker start-up?

Lloyd’s should be an “épicerie fine” rather than a supermarket: Scor’s Kessler

CEO Dennis Kessler sat down for a tête-à-tête with The Insurer following an eventful 12 months at Scor

Pause, adjust, move forward

Guy Carpenter’s James Nash assesses the impact of an unprecedented two-year loss period

A market in need of overhaul

Argo Group’s head of reinsurance says changes are needed heading into 2020 renewals

Q&A with Rob Bredahl, newly appointed president of TigerRisk

The Insurer meets the newly appointed president of TigerRisk

COMMENT AND OPINION

Storm before the storm…

In an industry that takes on the burden of the world’s disasters, boring is good

Watford Re confident differentiated model will deliver for investors

Watford Re is optimistic that it will deliver strong book value growth for the remainder of 2019

ILS endures test

Aon Securities CEO Paul Schultz provides an overview of the recent trends in ILS

Catching up with Typhoon Jebi

RMS’s Margaret Joseph on the compounding effects that may have influenced Jebi loss development

Does mutuality hold the key to surviving a disrupted world?

Liberty Mutual Re’s Dieter Winkle on why the mutual model has stood the test of time

Introducing RICAP “Connecting Risk to Capital” – a digital marketplace of the future

ChainThat’s Kathleen Faries discusses her role as chair of the firms Bermuda-based digital initiative – Risk Meets Capital