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Reinsurance operating environment still “less than optimal” – A.M. Best

The global reinsurance operating environment remains "less than optimal" for traditional firms, but the outlook for the segment is still deemed stable by rating agency A.M. Best.Despite a somewhat improving pricing environment over recent quarters, the rating agency believes that the market remains incredibly competitive and that major reinsurance firms read the full article →

Artemis Bermuda ILS Executive Roundtable 2019

Welcome to Artemis’ fourth ILS executive roundtable in Bermuda, in which our participants discussed a variety of opportunities and challenges that the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is dealing with as it responds to the losses of a second active year for global catastrophes.Against a backdrop of continued loss read the full article →

Artemis Monte Carlo Rendezvous Executive Roundtable 2018

Welcome to the third Artemis Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous Roundtable, in which insurance, reinsurance, and insurance-linked securities (ILS) market participants discussed the response of the capital markets to 2017 catastrophe events, where ILS growth might come from, and emerging risks such as cyber, as well as other industry trends.After the read the full article →

Artemis Monte Carlo Rendezvous Executive Roundtable 2017

Welcome to the second Artemis Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous Roundtable, in which participants discussed the potential impacts of recent catastrophe events on the insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector’s investor base, and the broader marketplace, as well as emerging trends and challenges as the January renewal season fast approaches.Following the devastating impacts read the full article →

Active catastrophe year could be “downright ugly” for reinsurers: A.M. Best

The conditions in reinsurance markets continue to be challenging and with reinsurers only destined to make mid-to-high single digit returns, a normal catastrophe year "will expose the true ramifications of current market conditions" while an above average catastrophe year could be "downright ugly" according to A.M. Best.The rating agency remains read the full article →

Huge economic benefit to fully privatising risk: Richardson, TransRe

Gregory Richardson, Chief Risk and Strategy Officer at Transatlantic Reinsurance Co. (TransRe), has underlined the potentially huge economic benefits of fully privatising risk, noting a need for governmental assistance and cooperation with the private sector.“I think the economic benefits of fully privatising risk are huge. They probably dwarf, quite frankly, read the full article →

Artemis Monte Carlo Rendezvous Executive Roundtable 2016

Welcome to the first Artemis Monte Carlo Reinsurance Rendezvous Roundtable, in which participants discuss the potential for ILS to play a role in new and emerging business lines, such as cyber and terror, and explore what direction the marketplace could be heading.Driven by its increased presence and scale within the read the full article →

In a buyers market, the cheapest reinsurance is not always the best: S&P

Relying on the cheapest available source of reinsurance capacity is not advisable, according to rating agency Standard & Poor's. Insurers seen to use cheap reinsurance capital in an undisciplined manner, could face rating downgrades the rating agency warned.In the current softened reinsurance market environment, reinsurance capital and capacity is almost read the full article →

Entire risk transfer network needed to close protection gap: Swiss Re

Challenges in the global insurance and reinsurance industry have caused firms to adapt and search for returns in an intensely competitive environment, but an industry-wide effort to bridge the protection gap signals vast growth opportunities for risk transfer market participants, says Swiss Re.Bridging the expanding protection gap, so the amount read the full article →

Reinsurance outlook remains negative, challenges ahead – Moody’s

Moody's Investors Service remains negative on the prospects for the global reinsurance industry, in its latest updated outlook today, explaining that with capacity levels still high and demand shrinking, there is an expectation that further price declines are ahead."Reinsurers face a predicament as capacity remains abundant while demand from primary read the full article →