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Guy Carpenter hires property specialist from Willis

Europe16-09-2013Reinsurance News

Guy Carpenter has appointed Dorothée Mélis-Moutafis as managing director in the firm’s Property Solutions Group (PSG) with specific responsibility for France, Iberia and Italy. She joins from Willis Re.

Markel hires retro property reinsurance head

North America13-09-2013Property cat, Reinsurance News, Specialty

Markel Global Reinsurance has made two appointments in its retro property reinsurance unit and its agriculture and crop reinsurance business.

US appetite for alternative capital essentially a gamble

Europe, North America11-09-2013

That is the view of Dr Arno Junke, CEO of Deutsche Rück, who said that the relative conservatism of the European market has saved it from what he described as “gambling in disguise”.

Overcapacity in industry could drive more run-off


One consequence of overcapacity in the market is that capital will ultimately exit the industry.

Tough but innovative

Europe, London Market11-09-2013

he Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous is a perfect time to ask how brokers are faring in the London market. Three insiders gave Intelligent Insurer their views.

Alternative influx means opportunities for smart retro purchasing

North America11-09-2013

While many in the reinsurance industry are concerned about the potential implications of the influx of alternative capital, it also offers an opportunity to leverage increasingly diverse sources of retrocessional capacity.

Convergence market is a win-win for buyers


The convergence between reinsurance and the alternative capital markets is creating a buyers’ market as innovation flourishes and prices continue to decline, believes David Croom-Johnson, active underwriter at Lloyd's syndicate AEGIS.

New capital will settle cycles


The additional third party capital should be welcomed as it will help to reduce extreme market cycles. That is the view of Philippe Regazzoni, CEO of Amlin Re Europe.

Demand for PERILS data grows steadily


PERILS AG, the independent Zurich- based company providing industry-wide catastrophe insurance data, has seen a huge growth in use of its data over the past five years.

Industry’s boom and bust mentality must change

North America10-09-2013

Mark Watson, CEO of Argo, told Intelligent Insurer that as more capital pours into the market, the impact of medium and large scale catastrophic events will lose their punch and ability to move the market.

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