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Reinsurance News – Wednesday 14th September 2016

14th September 2016 - Author: Luke Gallin

Here’s your daily Reinsurance News for Wednesday 14th September 2016:

It’s day four of the 2016 Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-vous, the 60th anniversary of the reinsurance, insurance and more recently insurance-linked securities (ILS) meeting in the south of France.

Here’s all the latest coverage from our sister publication Artemis around the 2016 Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendez-vous.

Alternative capital & ILS has “uberized” insurance & reinsurance

The innovatively generated, and expanding source of alternative reinsurance capital is a game changer that has uberized the insurance and reinsurance industry, according to industry leaders speaking at the 2016 Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous.

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Capital markets make sense for certain risks & here to stay: Swiss Re CEO

The securitisation of risks via third-party backed reinsurance capital “makes perfect sense” for natural catastrophe risks owing to the underinsurance of peak risks, and is an important risk transfer tool that is most likely here to stay, according to Christian Mumenthaler, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Swiss Re.

ILS demand & reinsurance rate stabilisation expected: Hannover Re

Global reinsurance giant Hannover Re expects the demand for insurance-linked securities (ILS) structures to grow in the coming years, and that reinsurance prices will show greater stability at January 1st 2017.

Industry needs to get better at selling Cat: Dominic Christian, Aon Benfield

The reinsurance industry needs to get better at promoting the value of its catastrophe products to buyers, thinks Dominic Christian, Executive Chairman, Aon Benfield International. Property catastrophe reinsurance plays a vital societal role as well as generating significant premiums for the industry, he told Artemis ahead of the Rendez-Vous de Septembre in Monte Carlo.

Turn in the market “will be great for cat bond issuers” – David Flandro

When the global reinsurance market begins to turn from its softening cycle, issuers of catastrophe bonds will benefit from an increased demand for cover, according to JLT Re’s David Flandro.

Below is the rest of your daily reinsurance news.

Large European reinsurers hopeful a more personal approach can help reverse falling prices

After four years of declining prices and in response to increasing automation and standardization, large European reinsurers are being persuaded to get personal.

Re/insurers eye large acquisitions

According to industry reports large acquisitions are on the mind of some insurers and reinsurers, including Swiss Re and AXA.

Reinsurers have varied opinions on bottom of market cycle

Opinions among industry leaders and executives at the meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte Carlo regarding the bottom of the market cycle, continue to vary.

Swiss Re expects pricing to stabilise

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re expects prices in the market to stabilise and is looking to adopt new technology in order to drive opportunities in the sector.

TigerRisk Capital Markets sets up in London, hires Beckham from Willis

TigerRisk Capital Markets & Advisory has established itself in London, and named Leo Beckham from Willis as Managing Director of the unit.

Towers at risk of losing $50 million of emergency reinsurance for Canterbury quake claims

According to reports Towers is at risk of losing $50 million of the emergency reinsurance it’s relying on to settle its outstanding Canterbury earthquake claims.

Google looks to partner with insurers in France

Google is reportedly looking to partner with insurance companies in France, although it is not focusing on the insurance market directly, according to Google’s MD in France, Nick Leeder.

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