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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

Latest From Monte Carlo

Hiscox targets retro fund launch for 1/1

Carrier sees gap in a market that has tightened considerably over the past year
Hiscox Reinsurance

Reinsurers grapple with loss deterioration challenge

Loss estimates for Typhoon Jebi more than doubled in the first half of 2019, while wildfire models have effectively been thrown out following recent losses in California, leaving even the most sophisticated carriers facing significant challenges in reserving for losses
Losses Monte Carlo

Hancock cautious on Lloyd's capacity growth

Performance management director says there is still 'a long way to go' to turn around underperforming classes, but insists no line of business is 'fundamentally bad'
Lloyds Monte Carlo

Viewpoint: Future at Lloyd’s will ease MGAs into the box

The 'syndicate-in-a-box' initiative could truly transform the underwriting landscape at Lloyd’s
Lloyds Market Modernisation

Alternative capital to rebound after quiet 2019

Market participants are feeling bullish at Monte Carlo
InsuranceLinked Securities Monte Carlo

Hannover Re foresees 2% to 5% rate hikes

Hopes are high for continued strong premium growth in Asia
Asia Pacific Renewals
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