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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.

African specialty risk coverage gap a ‘unique opportunity’

The African risk environment has always been challenging for international carriers and brokers. Over the last year, those challenges have been significantly exacerbated by Covid-19

Middle East and Africa Reinsurance

UK Supreme Court BI decision 'could muddle reinsurance Covid-19 response'

Applying court's reasoning to reinsurance aggregation could 'defeat purpose of cat XL contracts'

United Kingdom Losses

Reinsurance pricing momentum ‘to persist through 2021’: S&P

The rating agency says the sector likely failed to earn its cost of capital in 2020

Reinsurance Renewals

Three reasons why loss-making Swiss Re stands out from its peers

The Swiss giant’s 2020 figures made for very different reading from the results of Munich Re and Scor

Reinsurance Renewals

Pool Re upscales retro placement to £2.475bn

A Treasury review of the Pool Re scheme is due to be published in the Spring

United Kingdom Reinsurance

Legal Focus: Opportunity knocks in Brazil for international reinsurers

The Brazilian reinsurance market is about to see a major widening of international access, despite some spurious court actions

South America Legal focus

Axis Re expands mortgage team with senior hire

Kavan Tucker joins Bermudian carrier

Axis Capital People moves

Conduit 'off to flying start' as it books small loss for 2020

The reinsurer, which started underwriting on January 1, posted $4.6m loss on the back of launch expenses

Bermuda Reinsurance

Australian terror pool renews A$3.5bn retro cover

Additional A$25m layer purchased at bottom of the programme

Australia Reinsurance

Africa Specialty Risks secures binder capacity from GIC and Peak Re

Plans expansion into political violence and terrorism, liability, construction, and parametric covers

Middle East and Africa Reinsurance

ID Comment: Re/insurance chiefs bullish on multi-renewal hardening

Leaders from Axis, Scor, Hannover Re, Lancashire and Beazley believe a prolonged rate increase is on the cards

Reinsurance Property

‘Disproportionate’ share of 2020 losses retained by insurers: Jefferies

Reinsurers' relatively low loss burden for 2020 could mean insurance prices rising faster than reinsurance prices this year

Reinsurance Losses