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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.

Bermudian re/insurers to absorb $13bn of Ian losses: BMA

Companies on the island may incur as much as 25% of industry losses tied to Hurricane Ian, which are expected to range from $50bn to $75bn

Bermuda Reinsurance

CEA warns $3.5bn 1/1 programme 'may not be fully placed'

World’s second-largest buyer of natural catastrophe reinsurance reveals October 1 programme not fully renewed and casts doubt on April 1 contracts as capacity challenges escalate 

North America Property

Florida residential market to weaken further in wake of Ian

Losses from Ian to resonate through the re/insurance markets with sharper pricing and underwriting terms in the near term and uncertain risk appetite in the longer term, Fitch says

United States Property

Connect Underwriting launches property and energy reinsurance vehicle

Pixel Re will provide facultative excess-of-loss cover with attachment points of $500m and above

International Reinsurance

US reinsurers' 9M income falls 22% on cats and realised losses

National Indemnity, Munich Re America and Transatlantic Reinsurance post largest gains, as Scor US, XL Re America and Endurance Association book deepest losses

United States Reinsurance

Mapfre Re to target €250m new capital on existing lines and clients

Spanish reinsurer is not looking to change the balance of its portfolio with capital raise, chief executive tells Insurance Day

Spain Mapfre

Mapfre Re to raise €250m capital as reinsurance market hardens

Spanish reinsurer says move would allow growth at a time of improved market conditions

Spain Mapfre

AM Best maintains stable outlook for global reinsurance industry

Upward pricing momentum and enhanced market discipline offset heightened natural catastrophe activity

International Reinsurance

Convex Re Bermuda appoints Simons deputy CEO

Bermuda-based reinsurer hires Axa XL Bermuda reinsurance chief and promotes Slater to chief underwriting officer

Bermuda People moves

Re/insurers book 96.9% 9M combined ratio as premiums surge

Global re/insurers report strong underwriting result despite the impact of Hurricane Ian as rising rates drive premiums up 13%

North America International

Conduit Re to accelerate property growth with Kiernan hire

Pure-play reinsurer hires Axa XL Re’s Peter Kiernan as head of property underwriting as it look to take advantage of current market dislocation 

Reinsurance Property

MS Reinsurance names Ramlal as senior property underwriter

She will be based in Bermuda and report to lead property underwriter Andrew Shaw

Bermuda Reinsurance
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