GR Baden-Baden 2018: day 2 live

Read the second day of GR’s coverage of the Reinsurance Meeting 2018 in Baden-Baden, Germany


GR Baden-Baden 2018: day 1 live

Read the first day of GR’s coverage of the Reinsurance Meeting 2018 in Baden-Baden, Germany


Reinsurer ROE near cost of capital

Sponsored: Aon’s Reinsurance Solutions business has completed its study of reinsurers’ financial performance in the first half of 2018. Head of Market Analysis Mike Van Slooten tells David Benyon that alternative capital approached the $100bn mark at the half-year stage, while traditional reinsurers are battling to cover their cost of ...

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How cyber modelling can help underwriters make accurate decisions

Sponsored: Swiss Re’s Eric Durand discusses how underwriting trends and cyber modelling/data analytics from reinsurers can help underwriters make more accurate decisions


Munich Re to focus cyber strategy on SMEs

Doris Höpke revealed 90% of Munich Re’s cyber book is made up by SME clients, who she says are disproportionately affected by cyber attacks compared to larger corporates


Russian losses drive pricing rises, demand set to rise

Hannover Re’s Alexandre Guerassimenko says Russian losses will drive rate increses in the affected programmes

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GR Innovation & Insurtech Bermuda: Global leader in AI to open upcoming insurtech event

With less than a month to go until Global Reinsurance’s Innovation & Insurtech event in Bermuda, we caught up with our keynote, Rob High, chief technology officer at IBM Watson, to discuss the future of AI and what it could mean for the industry


Smaller brokers pushing boundaries amid consolidation – Lockton Re’s Waterkeyn

Fewer, bigger clients in established markets leads smaller broker to other growing regions, Lockton Re told GR in Baden-Baden


RMS director urges companies to consider Europe flood risk

Alexander Schneider told GR insurers and reinsurers have taken their eye off European flood risk

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European cat prices to fall “single digits” at 1/1 – Willis Re

Willis Re’s Dirk Spenner says cat exposed property reinsurance treaties are expected to fall on 1 January

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Europe a tough market to break into – Guy Carpenter’s Hewitt

Guy Carpenter’s Richard Hewitt says European reinsurance remains competitive, warning of difficulties for newcomers entering the market

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Tiering is a myth, says Aon's Thofern

Talk of tiering is overblown and the opposite could be the case, Aon Reinsurance Solutions’ Deutschland CEO Jan-Oliver Thofern told GR. David Benyon reports


Ransomware could displace data theft as leading cyber risk

Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted, with greater ransoms being sought


Europe’s next top models for AIR

The catastrophe risk modelling firm has been updating its European models and expanding their breadth across countries and lines of business


Swiss Re is changing its view on cyber risk – CUO Schmid

One year after the reinsurer’s CEO said it was still bearish on reinsuring cyber risk, Swiss Re has evolved its view of it, according to the reinsurer’s group chief underwriting officer, Edi Schmid


Gossmann readying new Maltese venture

Munich Re has a 90% quota share on Gossmann’s new Malta-domiciled protected cell operation


GC Symposium: You don’t have to be big to be beautiful

The trend for mergers and global composites is not the panacea it seems, Hamilton CEO Pina Albo told Guy Carpenter’s Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium

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When collateralised is no longer collateralised

ILS investors want to redeploy capital as quickly as a contract allows, despite slowly-developing cat losses. David Benyon reports

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Coming full circle: Why insurers are turning to real estate investing

Sponsored: Aon’s Gerard-Jan van Berckel unpicks some of the reasons behind re/insurers’ growing appetites for real estate investments


The top cyber risks for insurers

Sponsored: Swiss Re’s Maya Bundt discusses the biggest cyber risks for insurers and whether the solutions from reinsurers are adequate for today’s fast-evolving cyber landscape

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Reinsurers flexible on European cat pricing – Willis Re’s Tsimaratos

Following discussions in Monte Carlo, Willis Re expects rate flexibility from European reinsurers for the Continent’s catastrophe risks, while demand for earnings covers at lower attachment points provides reinsurers with some pricing opportunities


Stable pricing expected, outlook positive – Swiss Re’s Higginbotham

Margins remain low, but Swiss Re’s Russell Higginbotham thinks the mood is positive and expects a stable renewal at 1/1


Can insurtech revolutionise the re/insurance sector?

By Adrian Morgan, executive vice-president and head of AdvantageGo at NIIT Technologies


GIC Re: Committed to the market

Q&A with GIC Re’s General Manager, Devesh Srivastava. In association with GIC Re


TigerRisk: Insurers of the Future - What They Have in Common

TigerRisk’s head of EMEA lists attributes of outperforming companies. By Marc Beckers, in association with TigerRisk

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CEO debate: Huge cyber loss required to shake up pricing

A panel of industry leaders debated at this year’s Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous what it might take to finally shift pricing in the reinsurance sector

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Rising interest rates to boost insurers’ profitability – Moody’s

Confidence in a gradual, if uneven, rise in global interest rates may be starting to take hold, according to a report from Moody’s Investors Service

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Cincinnati Financial to buy Munich Re-owned Beaufort

The US insurer has agreed a €116m deal to buy Munich Re-owned MSP Underwriting, operating through Beaufort, which underwrites for Lloyd’s Syndicate 318


Lloyd’s clarifies claims situation after Brexit

A Part VII transfer will see Lloyd’s transfer its existing European Economic Area business to its Brussels company

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Growing pains for top tier German reinsurers, says Jefferies

Munich Re is best placed among reinsurers to manage the re/insurance cycle, said the investment firm