News, Analysis, Opinion from Baden-Baden – Page 4

  • ILS financial markets

    Alternative capital put to the test


    Bertrand Romagne, CEO Europe and CUO, P C International reinsurance at Axa XL on the burgeoning ILS alternative capital market and the importance of scale

  • Belgium

    Differentiated approach from reinsurers key to Nordic and Benelux growth: Aon


    In an ever more crowded market, reinsurers looking to grow their books in Nordic and Benelux countries will be helped by taking a focussed and segmented approach to evaluating their clients, according to Aon’s regional head

  • Cat Modelling, generic

    Hail models are a tool, not a silver bullet


    Stefan Ritz, assistant vice president of catastrophe pricing at Tokio Millennium Re (TMR) explains how new modelling tools can shed more light on hail risk

  • Growth

    Free your capital and your cash will follow!


    Russell Group founder and managing director Suki Basi discusses how carriers can deploy their capital to optimal effect

  • Baden-Baden 2018 panelists

    M&A carousel will continue but 'clients like choice'


    Despite the remarkable frenzy of M A seen in 2018, speakers at the Guy Carpenter Baden-Baden symposium yesterday feel the market will still value the specialist carrier as long as it remains nimble and responsive to clients’ needs.

  • James-Nash-Baden-Baden-2018

    Nash: 'shadows' cast over industry ahead of 1.1 renewals


    Guy Carpenter’s international CEO James Nash has praised reinsurers for its “rational response” to the estimated $140bn of insured cat losses last year but warned that new “shadows” are being cast over the industry ahead of the 1.1 renewals.

  • regulation

    How GDPR is reshaping the cyber insurance landscape


    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulation aimed at protecting personal data are creating new exposures for companies at risk of cyber attack, opening up new risk transfer opportunities for insurers, according to Partner Re’s European senior specialty casualty underwriter Chris McEvoy

  • US Flooding

    Stemming the flow of the flood protection gap


    Hannover Re’s Michael Pickel – who is responsible for P C reinsurance in North America and continental Europe – discusses what Hurricanes Harvey and Irma can teach carriers writing flood coverage in Europe

  • 220 scor logo

    Q&A: Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO of reinsurance at Scor Global P&C


    Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO of reinsurance at Scor Global P C on independence, M A and his advice for the new CEO of Lloyd’s John Neal

  • James Nash, Guy Carpenter

    Fast-growing cyber market brings opportunities and threats


    With cyber the fasting growing line of insurance business in modern history, Guy Carpenter’s CEO of International James Nash talks to Re-Insurance about how cover is evolving to keep pace with the changing market…

  • Mind the Gap

    Closing the protection gap with public private enterprises


    Emma Karhan, leader of the Public Private Enterprise (PPE) specialty practice of Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business on how PPEs can learn from each other and move the costs of the protection gap to the private sector

  • Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners:

    Trapped collateral may provoke 4Q cat bond sell-off


    The billions of dollars of so-called “trapped collateral” may prompt a further sell-off of cat bonds as capital-stretched ILS funds look to free-up capital in this quarter to ensure they can benefit from the expected uplift in retro and cat reinsurance rates at the 1.1 renewals.

  • David Flandro, JLT Re

    Europe’s reinsurers warned on 1.1 pricing


    The recent trend for European insurers to cede more into the reinsurance markets could stall at 1.1 if reinsurers are too aggressive on rate rises and treaty terms, buyers have been warned at Baden Baden this week.

  • Franz Josef Hahn, Peak Re

    Peak Re: fill the protection gap by sowing seeds


    The 3Q losses and the state of the retro markets may have dislodged the “protection gap” as the lead topics of conversation at Baden Baden but Peak Re CEO Franz Josef Hahn has reminded reinsurers that they have to “sow the seeds” if they wish to benefit in the long-term. ...

  • Jörg Bruniecki, Partner Re

    Europe’s reinsurance buyers face paying price for global losses but will they?


    Second only to the state of the retro markets as a theme at Baden Baden this week is the willingness of European reinsurance buyers to stomach 1.1 rate increases justified by cat losses 5000+miles away.

  • Simon Cloney

    No ‘‘hyperbolic reaction’’ at 1.1 with retro up 25 percent


    Industry experts gathered at Reinsurance’s Baden Baden 2017 Roundtable were sceptical about some of the “hyperbolic” predictions being bandied around for 1.1 cat reinsurance and retro renewals but acknowledged that the pricing trajectory has changed following the third quarter loss events.

  • Munich Re

    Transformation is now inevitable, Munich Re


    The reinsurance industry must undergo a digital transformation if it is to keep pace with the changing shape of world business.

  • Jean-Jacques Henchoz, Swiss Re

    A market in transition


    As delegates gathered in Baden Baden Reinsurance spoke to Jean-Jacques Henchoz, CEO Reinsurance EMEA, at Swiss Re around the issues affecting the market at present with the ability to close the protection gap to the fore after the heavy losses already inflicted in the Caribbean, the Southern United States ...

  • James Nash, Guy Carpenter

    ILS investors expecting ‘‘payback’’


    Despite the billions of dollars of capital that is now trapped in collateralised reinsurance and retro vehicles following the recent roll-call of brutal cat events, investors in the alternative sector remain committed to the market but they now expect “payback.”

  • Luca Albertini, Leadenhall Capital Partners

    The great 2018 capital reload