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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, with ...

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.

Kirstin Duffield

Lloyd’s transformation efforts need to maintain momentum


The Future at Lloyd’s project needs to focus on delivering results and realise the time to ask the market what it wants has passed.

John Racher

Loss ratios and efficiencies are key drivers for technology adoption


 (Re)insurers need to better prepare to adopt technology to make the best use out of data and new insights that will become available to them.

Cory Anger-2

Guy Carpenter’s Anger confident about ILS issuance


While it’s not atypical for ILS issuance and innovation to slow down following significant loss years, Cory Anger, managing director, GC Securities, a division of MMC Securities LLC and affiliate of Guy Carpenter, remains optimistic about the market.

Daniel Knüsli

Advanced analytics set to unlock future business opportunity


The use of data and analytics will help derive insights which will improve almost all business areas, but the industry needs to be more confident when it comes to utilising this novel information, according to Daniel Knüsli, head of P&C Analytics at Swiss Re.

Eric Schuh

Data is providing lots of opportunities for “co-creation”


Having fully established that “data is the new oil”, Eric Schuh, global head P&C Solutions at Swiss Re, discusses the opportunities arising from the group’s analytical work.

Jerome Haegeli

No “Indian summer” on the global economic outlook front


While the economic outlook looks a bit bleak, against the sunny skies in Monte Carlo, the outlook for insurance is seemingly brighter, according to Jerome Haegeli, chief economist at Swiss Re.

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$1.8bn Convex readies E&S platform as Lloyd’s talks continue


Convex Group – the $1.8bn specialty (re)insurer launched by industry entrepreneurs Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand – anticipates its excess and surplus lines (E&S) platform could be live by 1.10, providing transatlantic market access and further kick-starting its growth, The Insurer can reveal.

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 and what ...

PH MC RT 2019

The Insurer Roundtable: The Future of Reinsurance


Peter Hastie: Why is there a distinction between insurance and reinsurance pricing in the current market?