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Monte Carlo: Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre

Catastrophes and capital optimisation drive reinsurance demand trends

Demand for reinsurance is on the rise. Rock-bottom rates, regulatory scrutiny, recent cat losses and emerging risks are all key drivers, although the biggest is the increasing demand for strategic balance sheet solutions from large insurance groups – putting major reinsurers at a clear advantage
Reinsurance Monte Carlo

Greenlight Re gears up for excess-of-loss drive and ILS expansion

Hedge fund reinsurer mulls crop market entry and explores follow-up to US motor ILS deal 
North America Lloyds Specialty

Monte Carlo Updates

Freddie Mac to broaden reinsurance panel for $3bn annual placement

US government-sponsored mortgage buyer has transferred more than $10bn to reinsurance market since 2013

North America United States Reinsurance

Monte Carlo: A look back through the years

Insurance Day’s daily editions serve as your trusted guide to the defining trends of each Monte Carlo rendezvous. Click on one of our previous Monte Carlo editions below to see the key talking points from recent years

Hot Topics 

Since last year’s rendezvous, a series of catastrophe events have prompted a reassessment of loss potential and reinsurance appetite. Buyers are also increasingly looking to reinsurers to provide products to help manage cyber exposures, while ILS market appetite for traditional and new perils has continued to grow.

Facing the future

The London market will take its value proposition to Monte Carlo as it aims to maintain and grow its position on the global stage. Insurance Day's most recent business briefing saw some of London's most senior executives examine where London's value now lies


Watch the highlights from the Insurance Day Business Briefing. London’s future as a global insurance hub is as a centre of high-value specialists and the intellectual property (IP) they bring, senior market figures told the Insurance Day Business Briefing at Lloyd’s Old Library


A panel of insurance industry experts discuss the benefits and challenges of artificial intelligence


The panel discuss product innovation and development

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The evolution of alternative capital is accelerating, but can the re/insurance sector catch up?

Under the sun of Monte Carlo, Markel/Nephila was one of the hottest topics of conversation – and for good reason
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Newly minted Toa Re Europe looks to 1/1 as it begins to build book

Chief executive has '10- to 15-year' growth plan for new carrier 
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Viewpoint: The quiet power of stability in the retro market

While many in the retrocession market bemoan its lack of movement, the market’s stability offers many benefits

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Alternative capital 'willing to take on cyber peril': CyberCube CEO

Pascal Millaire says he is ‘very engaged’ in discussions with alternative capital providers

International Cyber

Capsicum Re to become ‘sixth-largest’ broker in 2018: CEO

Chief executive, Rupert Swallow, expect the firm’s revenues to exceed those of TigerRisk

Reinsurance Broker

M&A activity among specialty reinsurers will continue to increase

Reinsurers are barely covering the cost of capital – and the pressure is mounting
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