Hello and welcome to the third edition of The ReInsurer, the weekly publication we are running throughout September to bring you news and insight on the reinsurance sector ahead of upcoming renewal negotiations.

The ReInsurer is just one component of our #REinsuranceMonth coverage, which brings you market-leading news and analysis alongside a series of video interviews, podcasts and virtual roundtables.

While we cannot meet around the hotel lobbies of Monte Carlo this year, our #REinsuranceMonth coverage will bring you everything you need to keep informed of key market developments ahead of the critical 1.1 renewal season.

Our extended reinsurance coverage will continue throughout September, presenting an unrivalled array of news, views and insights to keep you informed throughout your renewal discussions. 

Download Issue Three: 15-21 September

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In our third issue, we reveal Ascot’s plans to fundraise for its Canro Re sidecar vehicle ahead of the 1.1 renewal season. 

The group, which also operates via its long-established flagship Lloyd’s syndicate 1414 and its relatively new US insurance company and MGU platforms, is also set to selectively increase its Bermudian reinsurance operations for what it sees as attractive underwriting opportunities.

We look at the imminent verdict in the Financial Conduct Authority’s test case on Covid-19 business interruption losses expected today, and potential implications for the (re)insurance sector.

This week’s edition of The ReInsurer also presents additional insight from industry leaders as to what we will likely see happen at the forthcoming renewals.

In our second virtual panel discussion, senior industry executives examine how the 1.1 renewals may play out, with a focus on how dynamics may change at both retro and reinsurance layers. 

We also bring you our annual Top 10 reinsurance broker rankings, where once again we explore the implications of major M&A and how that will further alter the intermediary landscape.

Alongside the additional value we bring you through The ReInsurer, we are maintaining our regular comprehensive coverage of global insurance markets. 

Although we will not be publishing our regular London and New York daily editions today – or the remaining Tuesdays in September, when you’ll receive The ReInsurer instead – you will receive our dailies as usual on all other weekdays, as well as our regular breaking news alerts.

Here are a few highlights of the third issue of The ReInsurer

Ascot eyes expansion of Bermuda platform and sidecar

We reveal Ascot’s plans to fundraise for its Canro Re sidecar vehicle and selectively grow its Bermudian reinsurance operations

Reinsurers make case for European cat correction at 1.1

Covid-19 looks set to drive long awaited rate increases for European exposures at the upcoming renewals

Clarity… but not closure

A look at potential implications ahead of today’s verdict in the Financial Conduct Authority’s test case on Covid-19 business interruption claims

Holding the Line: A look ahead to 1.1

Our second virtual debate looks at how changing dynamics in retro and reinsurance markets will likely play out at the 1 January renewals

Underlying improvement at Lloyd’s despite Covid

We examine the trends behind last week’s H1 Lloyd’s earnings announcement, where the market showed a strong underlying performance improvement

Streaming now on The ReInsurer TV!

A snapshot of the latest industry executives to appear on The ReInsurer TV

Top 10 reinsurance broker rankings

We examine the changing make-up of the reinsurance broking market as the Big Three prepares to become the Big Two