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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.

Non-cat space really attractive for Conduit Re: CEO Carvey

12th September 2023

Bermuda-based reinsurer Conduit Re has deployed more capital into non-cat classes of business and continues to explore opportunities in increasingly attractive areas, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Trevor Carvey told Reinsurance News in Monte Carlo. As the reinsurance industry meets in Monaco for the 2023 edition of the annual Rendez-Vous De Septembre, ... Read the full article

BlackRock’s Aladdin technology: Touching all aspects of an evolving investment ecosystem

12th September 2023

Unifying the investment management process on BlackRock’s technology platform, Aladdin promotes the creation of a surface for data to flow, enabling integration and data consistency for clients, according to David Schneid, General Manager of Aladdin Accounting. The platform combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading, operations, ... Read the full article

Investor sentiment for accessing Lloyd’s is really encouraging: Argenta

12th September 2023

A perfect storm of premium rating, investment earnings on premiums and reserves, as well as the impressive half-year performance of Lloyd’s, means investors are expecting good things from accessing the returns of the oldest insurance market in the world, according to Argenta Private Capital Limited (APCL). Reinsurance News spoke with Robert ... Read the full article

With renewals approaching it is important for reinsurers to maintain discipline: SiriusPoint

12th September 2023

In a complex risk environment, and with renewals approaching, it is important for reinsurers to maintain discipline, said David Govrin, SiriusPoint’s Chief Underwriting Officer, at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo. “Market conditions for reinsurance have steadily improved in 2023. We are seeing improved economics for property cat, as well ... Read the full article

Clients should be getting consistent weekly contact: Inver Re’s Jonathan Prinn

12th September 2023

At the RVS 2023 Monte Carlo event, Reinsurance News spoke with Jonathan Prinn, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), London, Inver Re, where he explained that he believes that the company's clients should get a 365 day service where they are "consistently having weekly contact." He said: "From the client feedback that I ... Read the full article

Opportunity for Swiss Re to provide additional solutions in commercial & specialty: Higginbotham

11th September 2023

While rising losses from natural catastrophe events remains a significant challenge for the industry, Russell Higginbotham, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re Reinsurance Solutions, sees interesting opportunities in both commercial and specialty insurance. Higginbotham spoke with Reinsurance News around the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte Carlo, to ... Read the full article

There is more capital in the market today and many are looking to deploy it: BMS Re’s Pete Chandler

8th September 2023

With the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre (RVS) event in Monaco set to return shortly, Reinsurance News recently spoke to Pete Chandler, BMS Re's Chief Executive Officer, US, about what the firm expects to see at this year's event. He explained that he believes that we are seeing a "revitalization" of the ... Read the full article

Favourable reinsurance market conditions could persist into 2025: Everest’s Williamson

7th September 2023

On the back of an impressive year of rate taking and improving terms and conditions (T&Cs), global insurer and reinsurer Everest expects property market conditions to persist well into next year and potentially into 2025, according to Jim Williamson, EVP, Group Chief Operating Officer, and Head of Reinsurance. As the reinsurance ... Read the full article

Swiss Re happy with T&C evolution, expects hard market to sustain: CEO Mumenthaler

7th September 2023

Christian Mumenthaler, CEO of reinsurance giant Swiss Re, expects the hard market to sustain and is pleased with how terms and conditions (T&Cs) have evolved throughout 2023, and sees a huge need for reinsurers to become more profitable after a pretty difficult period for the industry. In ... Read the full article

Reinsurance sector well positioned to absorb high nat cat hit in H2: Gallagher Re’s Shea

6th September 2023

As the reinsurance sector's H1 underlying return on equity (ROE) surpassed the cost of capital for the second year running, Brian Shea, Global Head of Strategic & Financial Advisory, Gallagher Re, suggested the current strong financial position makes the industry more equipped to cope if H2 turns out to be ... Read the full article

We want to provide a digital solution in the micro small business space for our agents: NEXT’s Ramsey

29th August 2023

NEXT Insurance, an insurance provider for small businesses recently expanded its offerings for its clients with the launch of commercial umbrella/excess liability across 41 US states. The company has stated that it is confident that this highly requested offering will address the demand that they have seen from both ... Read the full article

The firms that are producing the best results are the ones that possess better data: HSCM’s Jones

21st August 2023

During a recent interview with Reinsurance News, Adrian Jones, Partner, HSCM Ventures, explained how one of the biggest issues that he hears across the industry is the quality of data reaching reinsurers and retrocessionaires. Data and technology are two fundamentals of re/insurance. The most successful brokers and insurers are the ones ... Read the full article

Capital still very guarded about entering property cat space: Inver Re’s Bonard

18th August 2023

Although small capital raises are happening in the reinsurance market, providers remain guarded about putting funds to work in the property catastrophe space, suggesting there’s more pain to come, according to Chris Bonard, CEO of Ardonagh’s Bermuda business operations including Inver Re. “The situation is getting worse, and could have a ... Read the full article

We’re pretty upbeat about the Bermuda market: Inver Re’s Chris Bonard

11th August 2023

Reinsurance broker Inver Re continues to grow its team in Bermuda, adding expertise in numerous areas as it looks to expand alongside its unwavering commitment to have best in class data and analytics, leading Chris Bonard, CEO of Bermuda, to be pretty bullish about life on the island. In May 2021, ... Read the full article

New US Flood Map provides “much needed” change in ability to understand flood risk: Fathom

9th August 2023

"For those in the business of assessing, taking on and managing risk, the data available via the US Flood Map provides a much needed and significant step change in the ability to understand flood risk in the US," suggests Dr Matthew Jones, Chief Product Officer at Fathom, a global leader ... Read the full article