Welcome to the fourth edition of The ReInsurer, the weekly publication we are running throughout September, bringing you in-depth news and analysis on the reinsurance trends that will dominate upcoming renewal negotiations.

Alongside The ReInsurer, our #REinsuranceMonth coverage also brings you a range of video interviews, podcasts and virtual roundtables to help ensure you are fully informed about what is happening in the reinsurance sector.

Although Covid-19 has meant we cannot meet in the traditional way at Monte Carlo, Baden-Baden and other industry gatherings, we have extended our reinsurance coverage throughout September to bring you everything you need to know ahead of the critical 1.1 renewal season.

We will continue our extended reinsurance coverage for the rest of September, presenting an unrivalled range of news, views and insights to keep you informed throughout your renewal discussions. 

Download Issue Four: 22-28 September


In today’s edition, we examine Scor’s upcoming XoL retro renewal which recently went to market.

The placement will be closely watched as a bellwether for the state of the wider retro markets ahead of the upcoming renewals, amid uncertainty about the extent to which retro capacity may reduce at 1.1.

Our virtual panel discussion examines the ILS space, where we report on rising investor appetite for catastrophe bonds and continued concern about collateralised retro.

We examine how Covid-19 claims have played out in the year-to-date, looking at how losses are split across the industry and expectations for upcoming quarters.

Alongside The ReInsurer, we are maintaining our regular coverage of the global insurance sector. 

While our regular London and New York daily editions will not publish today – when you’ll receive The ReInsurer instead – our London and New York dailies will continue to be sent out as usual on all other weekdays. Look out also for our regular breaking news alerts.

Below are some of the highlights from the fourth issue of The ReInsurer

Scor XoL renewal goes out to market; points to 1.1 2021 retro market up 15-20%

We examine Scor’s XoL renewal for 2021, traditionally the industry’s first major XoL programme to renew and a bellwether for conditions in wider retro markets

Lloyd’s mulls capital incentive for pioneering 1.1 pandemic launch ReStart

The ReInsurer reveals Lloyd’s is considering applying its innovation discount for underwriters supporting its ReStart initiative

Dual US embarks on major expansion drive; Scottish American sale talks advance

Dual is in acquisition talks with the US tech-enabled intermediary Scottish American Insurance General Agency (SAIGA), The ReInsurer can reveal

Will retro hardening fuel reinsurance rating momentum at 1.1?

Our comment questions the extent to which tighter retro terms will drive increased rates for reinsurance placements at 1 January

Investor interest builds after Covid-19 demonstrates ILS value as an asset class

We examine investor appetite in ILS classes in the latest of our #REinsuranceMonth virtual panel discussions

Capital continues to flow into Lloyd’s

An analysis of private equity’s renewed interest in the Lloyd’s market, where participants are seeking capital reinforcement to target growth opportunities

Streaming now on The ReInsurer TV!

A round-up of the latest thought leadership from this week’s interviews on The ReInsurer TV

Covid-19 disclosures lower than expected but credit and casualty claims remain uncertain

We analyse loss disclosures related to the Covid-19 pandemic and look ahead to what may emerge in coming quarters