News, Analysis, Opinion from Baden-Baden – Page 2

  • Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan
    Opinion

    Trapped… again?

    2019-10-21T07:29:00Z

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

  • Aon
    News

    Investor appetite will shape 1.1 renewals

    2019-10-20T20:21:00Z

    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.

  • Russell
    News

    Time for a new, data-led approach to downstream energy risk?

    2019-10-20T20:21:00Z

    Russell Group has been modelling risks in the energy market for some time now to help energy underwriters understand their peak exposures, managing director Suki Basi tells The Insurer . Yet, the most recent run of losses in the class has been highly unusual…

  • Kathleen-Faries
    News

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

    2019-10-20T20:21:00Z

    Kathleen Faries, the former head of Tokio Millennium Re Bermuda, sat down with The Insurer to discuss her role as chair of ChainThat’s Bermuda-based digital initiative – Risk Meets Capital (RICAP).

  • Baden Baden
    News

    We won’t “punish” European clients for US loss events: DEVK Re

    2019-10-20T20:21:00Z

    As the 1.1 renewal period rapidly approaches, DEVK Re’s head of non-life reinsurance, Beatrix Grimm, and non-life deputy head of underwriting, Cliff Falkenhagen, spoke to The Insurer about their strategy to form long-term partnerships and beat fluctuating premium levels for their insurers.

  • Guy Carpenter
    News

    Climate resilience: an industry responsibility

    2019-10-20T20:21:00Z

    As the effects of climate change become increasingly apparent across the world, Ruth Lux, head of Public Sector EMEA at Guy Carpenter talks to The Insurer about the central role the (re)insurance sector has to play in ensuring that the growing impact of related events does not further expand ...

  • Monte Carlo
    News

    Steering casualty towards more profitable horizons

    2019-10-20T20:20:00Z

    Executives gathered at a roundtable hosted by The Insurer during this year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous to discuss the challenges and opportunities of today’s rapidly shifting casualty market.

  • Insurance, generic
    News

    The state of the market

    2019-10-20T20:20:00Z

    Senior reinsurance executives weigh in on rate momentum, the reinsurance ‘lag’ and the dark clouds on the horizon for the industry…

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    News

    Capital markets open for terrorism “diversifier” while carriers hunt for rate

    2019-10-20T20:19:00Z

    Capital markets are increasingly seeing the potential of terrorism risk as an important diversifier within investment portfolios but underwriters’ concerns are dominated by a lack of third party models and a depressing rate environment, The Insurer understands.

  • Typhoon Hagibis
    News

    Hagibis adds to retro uncertainty at 1.1

    2019-10-20T20:19:00Z

    As the industry assesses the damage from a second Japanese typhoon in a matter of weeks, there is a growing expectation that a significantly tighter retro market will add momentum to property cat reinsurance renewals at 1 January.

  • Massimo Reina
    News

    Guy Carpenter’s Reina on the evolution of reinsurance buying in Europe and MENA

    2019-10-20T08:59:00Z

    (Re)insurance buying strategies are continuing to evolve with increasing demand from insurance buyers for a closer relationship with both markets and their brokers, according to Massimo Reina, CEO of Continental Europe MENA at Guy Carpenter.

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    News

    The future of reinsurance - Monte Carlo roundtable

    2019-10-20T06:20:00Z

    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, ...

  • Brexit referendum uk 1468255044b ix
    News

    Brexit relief but it is not business as usual…

    2019-10-19T20:58:00Z

    There is no word in the English language – or any European language for that matter – that can compete with the mere whisper of “Brexit” in its ability to generate a mass outbreak of weariness.

  • Uday Virkud – Xceedance
    Opinion

    Cat models à la carte

    2019-10-19T20:57:00Z

    Xceedance board member Uday Virkud talks through on-demand cat modelling services – from Xceedance, in association with participating cat modelling firms on the Oasis Loss Modelling Framework – and the unique value of the offering for the global insurance industry

  • George Freimarck – Xceedance
    Opinion

    Delivering insurance operations transformation

    2019-10-19T20:57:00Z

    Managing director of Europe at Xceedance George Freimarck sat down with The Insurer ahead of Baden-Baden to talk through the firm’s global footprint of insurtech and insurservices delivery, regional nuances and the challenges global insurance clients face in specific markets

  • pills
    Opinion

    Opioids: Casualty’s next market-turning event?

    2019-10-19T20:57:00Z

    As market-turning events such as Enron fade from collective memory, Russell Group’s managing director Suki Basi discusses the dark clouds on the horizon for the casualty (re)insurance market.

  • Lloyd's – cyber
    News

    Understanding cat is key to cyber market future

    2019-10-19T20:56:00Z

    Carriers need to be more aware of the catastrophic risk associated with cyber peril to help them better price the product, structure reinsurance and execute growth strategies in the burgeoning market segment, according to Guy Carpenter’s Erica Davis.

  • European commission smartphone
    News

    Riding the European legacy wave

    2019-10-19T20:56:00Z

    Beda Wettenschwiler and Jens Ziser of Accredited Insurance Europe – an R Q company – sat down with The Insurer to discuss how the European legacy market is evolving, where demand is stemming from and the competitive landscape in the runoff space on the continent.

  • Typhoon Hagibis Hits Japan
    News

    Faxai and Hagibis to match Jebi and Trami losses

    2019-10-19T20:55:00Z

    As preliminary loss estimates for Typhoon Hagibis begin to emerge, damage from the cyclone – coupled with losses from last month’s Faxai – look set to cost the industry as much as last year’s Jebi and Trami.

  • Hyperion X_Flandro
    News

    X marks the spot

    2019-10-19T20:55:00Z

    Ahead of the reinsurance community descending on Baden-Baden this year, David Flandro, managing director of Hyperion’s technology-driven analytics business – Hyperion X Analytics – sat down with The Insurer to discuss the outlook for the market as 1.1 renewals approach.