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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.

Swiss Re 'faces $400m additional Covid-19 losses'

Analysts revise up loss estimates in wake of tougher lockdowns in fourth quarter

Swiss Re Reinsurance

Gallagher Re chief Swallow to exit

COO Behagg will take over the reins at former Capsicum Re business

London Broker

Aon expands Apac capital advisory unit

Latest hire boosts new unit created in November

Asia Pacific Aon

Convex raises $500m from Sixth Street

Stephen Catlin-led re/insurer has now raised more than $3.2bn to deploy into a hard market

Bermuda Reinsurance

Conduit Re hires former Lancashire CFO Whelan

Reinsurance start-up reports $160m of new business at January 1

People moves Renewals

RenRe creates ESG website

Reinsurer lays out three-part ESG strategy on new website

Bermuda RenaissanceRe

Howden adds capital to Dual’s reinsurance arm

Broking group makes first underwriting capital injection into $84m capacity vehicle

Distribution Reinsurance

Legal Focus: Covid-19 loss aggregation is a real issue for the market

It is critical risk carriers understand how the aggregation factor in a variety of insurance and reinsurance contracts can be triggered by the pandemic

Legal focus Claims Management

January 1 renewals were 'orderly and efficient': Aon

Broker predicts there will be enough capacity to meet client demand in 2021 as the industry looks past the turmoil of Covid-19

Reinsurance Renewals

Arch mortgage ILS vehicle taps $140m traditional reinsurance

Bellemeade transactions were first mortgage ILS to incorporate traditional reinsurance capacity

Arch Capital InsuranceLinked Securities

QBE increases 2021 catastrophe allowance

Australian insurer renews reinsurance programme at 'slightly better terms'

QBE Asia Pacific

Reinsurers warned to prepare for ‘disappointing’ Japanese renewals

The impact of new capital and the waning of traditional Japanese loyalty to established counterparties will dampen rate increases

Reinsurance Renewals