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Global reinsurers face huge challenges and opportunities as the world comes to terms with the impact of Covid-19. The emergence of a hard market has created opportunities for growth in several reinsurance classes, where rising demand is outstripping available capacity. Insurance Day’s reinsurance content examines how these and other trends are reshaping the global reinsurance marketplace.

Conduit Re to launch with $1.1bn capitalisation

Conduit says its IPO has been ‘strongly received by a group of high-quality investors’

Reinsurance Bermuda

Swiss Re sets up cat fund

Reinsurance giant opens its natural catastrophe portfolio to investors through a permanent fund format for the first time

Swiss Re Reinsurance

Focus: Investors’ concern about ILS fund transparency presents a problem for the market

There is room for both independent and reinsurer-aligned ILS funds to address the different needs of end investors and cedants – but transparency is critical

Focus Reinsurance

Rated carriers see rich pickings in dislocated retro market

Bermudians have earmarked significant amounts of capital to write retrocession business as collateralised markets nurse losses 

Reinsurance North America

Google parent near to closing first cat bond

Notes provide additional earthquake protection for Google assets in California

North America InsuranceLinked Securities

Covid-19 ‘pushing up rates across most lines’

HX says outlook for industry is 'positive' as premiums swell

International Property

Pelican Ventures and JC Flowers complete Ariel Re buy

Reinsurer will be ‘bigger, bolder player’, its chief executive, Mather, says as Apollo partnership finalised

Argo Mergers and Acquisitions

Third Point and Sirius shareholders approve merger proposals

Deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2021

Bermuda Reinsurance

Mapfre Re's San Basilio warns of 'challenging' 1/1 discussions

Spanish reinsurer’s incoming CUO says policy coverage issues will add to difficulty of negotiations

International Reinsurance

Hamilton launches Ada Re retro sidecar

Bermuda-based group targets high return business with collateralised reinsurer 

Bermuda Reinsurance

Swiss Re sets 96% P&C reinsurance combined ratio target for 2021

Property/casualty reinsurance to rely heavily on the ‘solutions’ segment for growth

Swiss Re Reinsurance

Convex taps investors for $1bn

Stephen Catlin and Paul Brand’s re/insurer becomes latest carrier to raise capital to take advantage of hard market conditions

Bermuda Reinsurance