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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.

Reinsurance market looks to moderate rate hikes at January 1

One top London market broker is forecasting rate rises of between 5% and 10% at January 1, 2021, assuming an average hurricane season

Renewals International

Axa XL receives approval for onshore China reinsurer

New carrier will be domiciled in Shanghai

Axa Reinsurance

Reinsurers and top-tier funds winning out as ILS capacity retreats: Willis Re

Investors have renewed appetite for traditional reinsurers as Covid-19 wrecks key attraction of ILS investments

Willis Towers Watson Coronavirus

Viewpoint: The Brazilian reinsurance market is equal to the challenge of Covid-19

The current situation in Brazil is having an impact on reinsurers, but the maturity achieved by the reinsurance market over the last decade means it has the resilience to deal with most challenges

Coronavirus Reinsurance

NewRe appoints Herrenpoth as underwriting chief

Dirk Herrenpoth succeeds Artur Klinger who joined Everest Re

Europe Reinsurance

Re/insurance rates set for big hikes into 2021: Fitch

Rating agency echoes views from other market participants suggesting broad market hardening

Renewals International

Reinsurers and cedants gear up for pandemic loss aggregation battles

Parties to reinsurance contracts are seeking legal advice as to whether aggregation clauses are triggered, but limited case law and vague wordings suggest protracted battles lie ahead

Coronavirus Reinsurance

Achmea taps ILS for €100m of European wind cover

Windmill II Re bond upsized from €80m

Achmea Reinsurance

Scor forecast to deliver strongest COR among European reinsurers

Hannover Re will produce second-best combined ratio, analysts say

Scor Europe

Liberty Mutual Re hires Axa XL treaty underwriter Mackie

Scott Mackie appointed director of assumed reinsurance in property business

Liberty People moves
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