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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.

Reinsurance News Monte Carlo Executive Roundtable 2019

23rd October 2019

Introducing Reinsurance News’ first ever Monte Carlo Rendezvous Roundtable event, where industry executives examined disruption, catastrophe modelling and other key fundamental shifts currently sweeping the market. With our executive panel spoilt for topics to pick apart and discuss, focus first settled on the record catastrophe years in 2017 and ... Read the full article

London market needs efficiency, Lloyd’s needs to execute: Davies, Xceedance

22nd October 2019

As Lloyd’s and the broader London market strive for greater efficiency, it’s important that the specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace is successful in at least some areas of its prospectus, says Justin Davies, Head of EMEA at re/insurance service provider, Xceedance. After unveiling its Future at Lloyd’s prospectus back in May, ... Read the full article

A collaborative approach unlocks powerful benefits: Swiss Re’s Villar

21st October 2019

The methodology of co-creation and the sharing of end-to-end expertise is vital to successfully provide and deploy re/insurance solutions, explains Fernando Villar, COO and Head of P&C Client Solutions EMEA, Swiss Re. Speaking with Reinsurance News around the annual Baden-Baden Reinsurance Congress, Swiss Re’s Villar explained that co-creation, partnerships, innovation and ... Read the full article

Legacy market set to go “from strength to strength”: DARAG’s Tom Booth

18th October 2019

The legacy re/insurance market is gearing up for further growth and is ready to go “from strength to strength,” according to Tom Booth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at DARAG. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Booth said that legacy re/insurers continue to enjoy an “active, vibrant marketplace” with no shortage ... Read the full article

2019 is the year of building the toolkit: Catlin, Brand, Convex

11th October 2019

Specialty insurer and reinsurer Convex continues to build its toolkit and lay strong foundations in a changing reinsurance market landscape, explains Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand. In an interview with Reinsurance News, Convex co-founders Catlin and Brand, discussed the thinking behind the launch of the international specialty re/insurer, the story so ... Read the full article

More industry change in next three years than previous 30, says Hearn

27th September 2019

Chief Executive Officer for BGC Insurance Group, Steve Hearn, is anticipating more change to take place across the re/insurance industry in the next three years than in the previous 30. Speaking recently with Reinsurance News, Hearn added that after 330 years in existence, the industry is undergoing massive, technology-driven changes to ... Read the full article

Cyber re/insurance is unsustainable on its current path: Arceo’s Ben Beeson

20th September 2019

The cyber insurance and reinsurance market is likely to be unsustainable if it continues on its current path, but better use of data and more informed regulation may offer a solution. This is according to Ben Beeson, Founding Member and Head of Insurance at Arceo, a risk analytics provider for the ... Read the full article

Mumenthaler lays out key growth opportunities for Swiss Re

18th September 2019

Christian Mumenthaler, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Swiss Re, has identified what he sees as key growth opportunities for Swiss Re and the wider reinsurance market, as well as some potential challenges. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Mumenthaler noted that insurers have been buying more reinsurance following the catastrophe ... Read the full article

Casualty market disconnected from previous cyclical change: Newman, Willis Re

13th September 2019

In casualty lines of business the reinsurance tail is no longer wagging the primary dog, as the market has disconnected from previous cycle changes, according to Andrew Newman, President of Willis Re. In an interview with Reinsurance News, Newman discussed current dynamics within the casualty reinsurance market and underlined primary insurers’ ... Read the full article

Innovative data & tech enhances mutual value creation for Swiss Re: Eric Schuh

12th September 2019

The use of advanced technology and leading data-analytics supports Swiss Re’s innovation efforts as the global reinsurer keeps clients’ needs at the heart of everything it does, according to Eric Schuh, Global Head of P&C Solutions, Swiss Re. Being one of the largest reinsurers on the planet, Swiss Re has an ... Read the full article

Global reinsurance sector needs global corrections, says AXIS Re CEO, Arora

11th September 2019

Overall, current rate increases are not sustainable and the reinsurance market needs to correct itself on a global basis, says Steve Arora, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AXIS Re. Speaking with Reinsurance News at the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte Carlo, Arora, CEO of the reinsurance arm of ... Read the full article

Brokerage is not an expense, says Willis Re Deputy Chair Hvidsten

11th September 2019

Reinsurance brokerage costs and commissions are not an expense for reinsurers and Willis Re sees little demand for substantial change on broker remuneration, according to Deputy Chairman Mark Hvidsten. Speaking to Reinsurance News in an interview, Hvidsten laid out the value that he feels a reinsurance broker brings to its clients, ... Read the full article

Reinsurance is still as much art as science, says Allianz Re CEO, Amer Ahmed

10th September 2019

Despite the rise of technology and other market disruptions, relationships remain a key component of the reinsurance landscape and the business is still a combination of both art and science. This is according to Amer Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of global insurer Allianz’s reinsurance division, Allianz Re. Reinsurance News met ... Read the full article

Consistent underwriting & strong partnerships the focus for NewRe: CUO Klinger

10th September 2019

Over the next few years, NewRe, a wholly owned subsidiary of Munich Re, is committed to consistent underwriting and the establishment of strong partnerships across Europe. This is according to Artur Klinger, Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) Property & Casualty at NewRe, who recently met with Reinsurance News to discuss the firm’s ... Read the full article

Technology won’t replace relationships in reinsurance: Hvidsten, Willis Re

10th September 2019

The important role technology plays in brokers’ service offering is set to increase and while it can and will help to improve efficiency, it’s unlikely to disrupt the reinsurance broking market, says Deputy Chairman of Willis Re, Mark Hvidsten. Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace and is increasingly influencing ... Read the full article

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