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Swiss Re hopes services can help it sidestep softening pressure


Swiss Re believes it can insulate itself from downwards pressure on rates in the reinsurance market by offering clients value-added services such as data, technology and expertise, head of reinsurance Moses Ojeisekhoba, told Intelligent Insurer.

Multi-cat bonds can meet ECIS demand

Bermuda, Eurasia, Europe04-10-2018Catastrophe

Multi-cat bonds or other ILS solutions are the only viable solution for coping with natural disasters in the Eastern European and Commonwealth of Independent States region, and Bermuda could have a big role to play in making this happen, says Kirill Savrassov, chief executive of Bermuda-based Phoenix CRetro Reinsurance.

Winners and Losers: the reinsurance landscape according to S&P


Every year, S&P Global Ratings in partnership with Intelligent Insurer publishes its annual Global Reinsurance Highlights, which offers analysis of the main talking points and trends in the industry and ranks the top 40 reinsurance groups globally by net reinsurance premiums written. Here, we highlight some of the main themes from this year’s report.

New models become a game-changer

Global19-09-2018Catastrophe, Flood Insurance, Risk Modelling

The impact of flood risk keeps rising, affecting more people worldwide than any other type of natural disaster. As flood models improve, the industry has a big opportunity to make a tangible difference to society—but collaboration and teamwork will be key, says Edouard Schmid at Swiss Re.

Bloodshed at Lloyd’s

London, UK08-09-2018

Lloyd’s profitability review is being described as the biggest shakeup of the market since reconstruction in the 1990s. As syndicates are forced to pare back capacity, it could have far-reaching consequences well beyond the market itself, as Intelligent Insurer reports.

Rising stars 2018: Exciting change inspiring a new generation


Insurtech, new risks and the growing involvement of the capital markets are all making the re/insurance industry more attractive to young people—and they look increasingly critical to its future. As part of a wider feature available online, Intelligent Insurer speaks to 45 young executives—all under 35—destined for success within this evolving sector.

Munich Re CEO targets higher profits through P&C growth, cost cutting and ERGO

Europe, North America09-08-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)

Munich Re will target higher profits by growing its property/casualty (P&C) reinsurance business, turning around its primary insurer ERGO, taking advantage of digitisation and by cutting costs, CEO Joachim Wenning explained during the reinsurer’s second-quarter results presentation.

SCOR claims size allows it to better manage pricing pressure

Europe, North America27-07-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)

Size is an increasingly important factor in the success of reinsurance businesses, according to SCOR, and the pressure remains on smaller players to merge.

Reinsurers seek alternative risk pools

Global27-06-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)Christian Wuestner

The reinsurance industry has been disrupted through competition from alternative capital and is now seeking new pools of risk, according to a panel discussion at the 2018 Insurtech Insights June 19 and 20 conference in London.

Pockets of optimism in Greece

Europe, Greece12-06-2018Life & Health, Motor re/insurance, Non-life Insurance

The Greek economy has been in recession since 2010 and has the lowest level of insurance penetration in the EU. Nevertheless, there are pockets of growth and optimism, says Gerry Tighe, head of treaty at reinsurance broker MATRIX.

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