News, Analysis, Opinion from Baden-Baden

  • Baden-Baden

    Baden-Baden organisers to make decision on 2020 event by “end May”


    The organisers of the annual October Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting will decide whether this year’s event will take place by the end of next month.

  • Philipp C. Kleyser – Compre

    Life vs non-life run-off: a tale of two markets


    As legacy transactions creep higher up the German political agenda, Compre’s head of business generation and MD of Germany and Austria, Philipp Kleyser, describes the benefits of run-off transactions for (re)insurers and governments…

  • Urs Baertschi - Swiss Re

    Swiss Re’s Baertschi on navigating changing market dynamics


    Despite the difficulties that often accompany change, Swiss Re is ready to embrace the market’s shifting dynamics to uncover growth and advancement, according to Swiss Re’s CEO of reinsurance for the EMEA region, Urs Baertschi.

  • Evolution

    Human assets in legacy transfer


    While media coverage tends to focus on structure and reserve quantum, talent is the cornerstone of a successful legacy business transfer, Stephen Roberts, head of claims at RiverStone Europe, tells The Insurer .

  • CCR Re

    CCR Re’s Montador on weathering the European geopolitical storm


    In a European economic environment characterized by lower for longer interest rates, geopolitical tensions and a restructuring reinsurance market, The Insurer speaks to Laurent Montador, deputy CEO of CCR Re, to discuss how the open market reinsurance arm of state-backed CCR is positioning itself to meet the challengechallenge.

  • Darag

    Legacy matures in continental markets


    Driven by low premium rates in the insurance market, low interest rates across the board and disruption caused by newer technologies, the legacy market is now undergoing a period of significant growth, Alex Roth, head of M A at Darag Group tells The Insurer .

  • California wildfires

    Record catastrophe years have been catalyst for seamless automation


    After the major loss years of 2017 and 2018, Aon’s head of Impact Forecasting, Adam Podlaha, explained how the development of more efficient underwriting and modelling systems underpinned by seamless automated pricing algorithms are the silver lining to the costly nat cat storm clouds that still linger over the industry. ...

  • James Boyce

    Managing the winds of change in the reinsurance market


    The drop off in ILS capacity and the significantly tighter retro market is likely to have a profound impact on reinsurer behaviour at 1.1, according to James Boyce, CEO of Global Specialties at Guy Carpenter. He talks to The Insurer about the outlook for 1.1, the changing dynamics in the ...

  • Travis MacMillian – Xceedance

    Xceedance enables growth for insurance organisations


    Travis MacMillian, chief business officer at Xceedance talks to The Insurer about the role the firm plays as a strategic resource for insurance organisations.

  • David Edwards

    Distributed Ledger Technology – the next frontier is here


    David Edwards, CEO of ChainThat, explains the evolution of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) in insurance, addresses some misconceptions, and discusses the necessary collaboration for adoption of DLT to support efficiency and profitability in the (re)insurance ecosystem.

  • John Hancock – Lloyd's

    Lloyd’s “concerned” over US casualty losses


    The Corporation of Lloyd’s is concerned over the emergence of large losses in the US casualty market, Jon Hancock, Lloyd’s performance management director has revealed. 

  • Casualty collage UK

    The C-word on everybody’s lips


    As European carriers gear up for 1.1 renewals, The Insurer examines the factors at play in the casualty reinsurance market and looks across the pond to the US where a hardening market is showing signs of sustainability.

  • Aon sign

    Aon silent cyber reinsurance offering gains traction


    Aon has seen meaningful traction in its RenaissanceRe-led cross class cat cover for silent cyber with limit placed of more than $400mn and a strong pipeline of orders, The Insurer can reveal.

  • Munich-Re-Hurricane

    Munich Re bullish on European rate hardening at 1:1


    German reinsurer Munich Re has said it expects the continued presence of lower-for-longer interest rates, renewed underwriting discipline and a need for carriers to generate a positive return for investors to drive upward rate momentum at the upcoming January renewals.

  • Ruth Lux_3

    How public sector partnerships can build resilience and close the protection gap


    Guy Carpenter’s head of public sector EMEA, Ruth Lux, discusses the increasingly important role the (re)insurance industry can play in relieving the burden on taxpayers by providing certainty for global government entities through public sector partnerships.

  • Berlin, Germany

    European reinsurance rates to rise at 1.1: Munich Re, Hannover Re


    Lower-for-longer interest rates, renewed underwriting discipline and a need for carriers to generate a positive return for investors will drive upward rate momentum at the upcoming January renewals, according to Munich Re. 

  • Balancing act

    The balancing act


    TigerRisk’s head of North American reinsurance Wade Gulbransen on navigating a changing reinsurance landscape…

  • Baden-Baden-reinsurance-symposium-2019

    Data sharing and innovation essential for tackling “intangibles” challenge


    The (re)insurance sector must better adopt technology and collaborate on market-wide data sharing and standards if it is to develop cover for intangible risks, speakers at the Guy Carpenter Baden-Baden symposium said yesterday.

  • Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan

    Trapped… again?


    Even the darkest cloud has a silver lining but it was – until this weekend, at least* – difficult to find one for Typhoon Hagibis.

  • Aon

    Investor appetite will shape 1.1 renewals


    Despite the noise around adverse development of recent large losses, head of business intelligence for Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business, Mike Van Slooten, maintains that the reinsurance sector is in a relatively strong position.