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Reinsurance interviews

A series of interviews with prominent reinsurance industry executives, discussing the state of the global reinsurance market, opportunities for growth in reinsurance, disruptive factors and the influence of technology on risk transfer and reinsurance.

Reinsurer knowledge & data critical to building climate resilience: Swiss Re’s Baertschi

6th August 2020

The reinsurance industry’s knowledge and expertise in risk identification and mitigation will be a critical tool in building resilience against climate change, says Urs Baertschi, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA / Regional President EMEA at Swiss Re. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Baertschi argued that the insurance industry is ... Read the full article

Re/insurance has major role in tackling climate change: Swiss Re’s Baertschi

20th July 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the insurance industry must reflect on the lessons it has learned and take a stance as a major player in the fight against climate change. This is according to Urs Baertschi, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance EMEA / Regional President EMEA at Swiss Re, who ... Read the full article

COVID-19 to accelerate insurtech’s “silent metamorphosis”: Munich Re’s Paul Donnelly

17th July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is set to accelerate a “silent metamorphosis” that the re/insurance industry has been undergoing in recent years regarding its use of technology. This is according to Paul Donnelly, Executive Vice President for EMEA at Munich Re Automation Solutions, the specialist insurtech subsidiary of the global reinsurer. Speaking in an ... Read the full article

Amid COVID-19, the opportunities & possibilities are substantial for reinsurers: Pyrrhic Re CEO

12th June 2020

Although likely to be more challenging for the reinsurance sector than any other market event since 1986, the COVID-19 pandemic represents enormous opportunities and possibilities for the industry, according to Peter Mills, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Pyrrhic Re. A pure-reinsurance Managing General Agency (MGA) writing a diverse book ... Read the full article

The real story of US flood is the lack of insurance take-up: Clark, Guy Carpenter

4th June 2020

Too often, the story around U.S. flood risk focuses on FEMA and what the entity either isn’t doing right or could be doing better, when the real story is the dangerously low levels of flood insurance penetration, according to Jonathan Clark of Guy Carpenter. Clark, who leads the Public Sector division ... Read the full article

Reinsurance is again “performing quite well”, says Paul Schultz, Aon Securities

2nd June 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges, the reinsurance industry is once again performing well during a time of major financial market disruption, according to Paul Schultz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Aon Securities. As part of our sister publication Artemis' series of video interviews with experts and leaders from ... Read the full article

Pandemic an opportunity for reinsurance growth in India: Rohit Boda

26th May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic presents many opportunities for the growth of reinsurance business in India, according to Rohit Boda, Managing Director of J.B. Boda Group, an insurance and reinsurance broker based in the country. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Boda noted that the contention around business interruption claims linked to ... Read the full article

Innovative tech & new markets suggest continued growth for L&G Re: CEO, Olunloyo

21st May 2020

L&G Re, the global reinsurance arm of L&G, has experienced rapid growth in recent years, and the life reinsurer’s increased focus on advanced technology points to continued expansion for the company and the wider pension risk transfer (PRT) market, according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thomas Olunloyo. In an interview with ... Read the full article

Pre-COVID-19 structural factors to influence reinsurance renewals: Flandro, Hyperion X

19th May 2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic will undoubtedly have an influence on upcoming renewals for insurers and reinsurers, for the latter, the broad structural factors that have been in place prior to the outbreak cannot be ignored, according to David Flandro, Managing Director at Hyperion X. In a recent video interview with our ... Read the full article

Demand for pandemic cover rising, but capacity limited: Third Point Re CEO

19th May 2020

There’s been a notable rise in demand for pandemic re/insurance and a subsequent hike in rates, however, there’s currently limited capacity in the marketplace for pandemic cover, according to Dan Malloy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Third Point Re. These are unprecedented times for the industry, and it will undoubtedly be ... Read the full article

COVID-19 likely to worsen pre-existing capacity hardening: Steve Hearn

14th May 2020

Although too early to accurately predict coronavirus’ full impact on the re/insurance space, BGCI Chief Executive Officer Steve Hearn can see the pandemic exacerbating the industry's pre-existing environment of capacity hardening. Speaking recently to Reinsurance News, Hearn noted how the pandemic will likely cause customers to look very closely at their ... Read the full article

Amid COVID-19, there’s an opportunity to offer “necessary” protection: L&G Re CEO, Olunloyo

7th May 2020

While it’s impossible to predict the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pension risk transfer (PRT) space, for expanding life re/insurer L&G, there’s an opportunity to offer necessary life-time protection during these unprecedented times. This is according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm’s reinsurance hub L&G ... Read the full article

Public-private partnerships the only viable option we have to tackle pandemics: Scotti, Swiss Re

4th May 2020

As COVID-19 continues to drive widespread uncertainty and extremely challenging societal and economic conditions, the only viable way to effectively address the crisis is through public-private sector collaboration, according to Veronica Scotti, Chairperson Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re. While varying degrees of lockdowns and social distancing measures remain in place across ... Read the full article

Positive timing of Tiberius deal supports IGI’s growth ambitions: IGI’s Jabsheh

30th April 2020

The timing of the transaction with Tiberius was both positive and opportune for IGI, while the simplified access to capital enables the insurer to grow in the current market, according to the company’s President, Waleed Jabsheh. Following its business combination with Tiberius, former Dubai-registered IGI became a public company ... Read the full article

COVID-19 a catalyst for digital transformation: Getsafe CEO

28th April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic could turn out to be a catalyst for digital transformation in the insurance sector, according to Getsafe CEO and founder Christian Wiens, who sees the crisis as potentially beneficial for insurtech firms. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Wiens noted that the pandemic has forced many re/insurance ... Read the full article

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