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  • Monte Carlo cancelled

    Monte Carlo organisers pull 2021 Rendez-Vous


    The organisers of the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous have cancelled the 2021 event over fears that the Covid-19 pandemic will not be under control by September.

  • Fidelis

    Fidelis commits to Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous as it strikes bullish 2021 stance


    Fidelis has become the first Bermuda-domiciled carrier to publicly commit to attending this year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous if the totemic industry event takes place in September.

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    Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous organisers push forward with 2021 meeting


    The organisers of the 64th edition of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre have opened up the registration for this year’s event despite continued uncertainty surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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    Cancellation of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous confirmed


    The organisers of the 64th edition of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre have confirmed the event will not go ahead this year due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Renaissance Re

    RenRe pulls out of Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous


    RenaissanceRe will not be attending the Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous this year because of the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty and concerns over public safety and economic hardship in the fallout from the pandemic, The Insurer can reveal.

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    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, with talk of insurance pricing accelerating across all lines and geographies. Retro, for people that buy it, is also up and accelerating, ...

  • Jeff Krohn

    Mortgage credit business presents “compelling value proposition”


    Jeff Krohn, managing director at Guy Carpenter, discusses what contributing factors are coming together to make mortgage business one of the most profitable areas of business for reinsurers out there.

  • Bertrand Labilloy

    Companies must seize ILS development in France


    Bertrand Labilloy, chief executive of CCR and chairman and chief executive of CCR Re is also looking for price increases across the book given negative interest rates in Europe.

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    Monte Carlo 2019: Wednesday edition


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

  • Clive Buesnel – Deloitte

    The future of reinsurance?


    Deloitte’s head of UK insurance Clive Buesnel seeks to identify the most important future trends in the industry.

  • Uday Virkud – Xceedance

    Cat models à la carte


    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 ...

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    The Insurer Roundtable: The Future of Reinsurance


    Peter Hastie: Why is there a distinction between insurance and reinsurance pricing in the current market? Jean-Paul Conoscente: Insurance companies have lived off high commissions and cheap reinsurance for a while, and that’s a drug that is hard to come off. Rod Fox: ...

  • Greg Hendrick AXA XL

    The pricing mismatch…


    Insurance rates and terms are hardening in most specialty classes after years of attritional losses. Retro – after the shocks of 2017-18 – is tightening rapidly and is expected to continue into 1.1.

  • Light bulbs

    Taking the initiative forward


    Luzi Hitz, CEO, and Eduard Held, head of products, at Perils consider how the industry initiative will build on the successes of the last decade.

  • Tom Booth, CEO of Darag

    European legacy remains competitive and strong


    Over the past decade, as the impact of Solvency II capital requirements has become evident, continental insurers have warmed to the solutions offered by legacy providers. The established legal frameworks, with UK Part VII transfers just one example, have aided the expansion of the sector. Legacy companies and their clients ...

  • Business strategy

    Disrupt from within


    For all the talk of collapsing the capital-to-risk chain, little has been accomplished.

  • Property data

    The property data revolution


    Many traditional exposure models are unfit for purpose. High resolution data tools can take property underwriting to the next level, says Jason Futers, CEO, Insurdata.

  • Data

    New data standards for a new era of risk


    The positive impact of catastrophe data exchange formats, such as the RMS Exposure Data Model (EDM) and Results Data Model (RDM), and other vendor formats, is a testament to the pioneering work carried out in the first decades of cat modelling. But the (re)insurance industry now requires a new data ...

  • Short and long term

    Seeing beyond the short term


    Liberty Mutual Re’s president Dieter Winkel examines how best to respond to what seems an increasingly chaotic world.

  • Evolution

    Evolution not revolution


    It was Justin Trudeau who in 2018 first coined the phrase that ‘the pace of change has never been this fast – yet it will never be this slow again’. One year later these words seem wiser than ever and the phrase has become a truism. While exciting, it can ...