Becoming a growing threat globally, cyber risks is both a challenge and an opportunity for the insurance industry. MUNICH Re's representatives talked to XPRIMM TV in Baden Baden, about the different approach to this type of risk that the Group, as one of the most active players on the cyber market solutions, proposes.
"You don't have to be big to be beautifully relevant or financially successful, but you do have to be focused," Pina ALBO, Group CEO of Hamilton Insurance Group said, addressing the question of whether bigger is necessarily better at the Reinsurance Symposium in Baden-Baden.
After severe storm damage in Japan and the United States, Munich Re is looking with a little more optimism to the next renewal season. "I expect at least a stable renewal round in 2019," Board member Doris HOEPKE said in Baden-Baden. Until recently the reinsurer's expectations were leaning towards a stagnant season.
The market volume for cyber insurance is expected to grow up to USD 8-9 billion by 2020, Doris HOEPKE, member of Munich Re's Board of Management stressed in Baden Baden adding that, "The demand for cyber risk cover is growing continuously. We therefore see it as our duty to develop solutions."
E+S Ruckversicherung AG, the Hannover Re Group's unit handling German business, continues to expect a positive premium development in the German market for the January 2019 renewals, albeit at a somewhat more diminished pace than in 2018.
Current market conditions are putting increasing pressure on returns with some companies viewing consolidation as a potential solution, James NASH, CEO of International at Guy Carpenter said in his opening remarks at the Baden-Baden 2018 Reinsurance Meeting hosted by the global risk and reinsurance specialist.
Swiss Re expects the global reinsurance industry to consolidate as the distinction between insurers and reinsurers become increasingly blurred, an executive from the Swiss Group said in Baden Baden, reports Reuters.
End investors, Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) funds, and buyers - the three groups active in ILS - have predominantly weathered 2017 loss activity with a view that reinsurance products backed by 'alternative' capital have become mainstream, according to a new Global ILS Market Survey by Willis Towers Watson.
As another edition of Baden Baden Reinsurance Meeting closes its gates,
the re/insurance world had its eyes on the German town, where the
current trends and future expectations of the industry are being the
focal points of the discussions.
Digitalisation and new technologies mean that far greater volumes of data are becoming available for evaluation within a much shorter time frame. Data analysis can be used to examine client portfolios to reveal trends, improve processes, optimise holdings, and provide targeted support to sales. The more global and comprehensive the data basis, the more valuable the data will be. The new dimensions of data and their analysis require some competences that not all insurance companies have. New competitors may be able to analyse data sets more quickly and apply the results in new applications - thus placing traditional insurers under pressure.
The growing use of technology to collect data and improve risk assessment will transfer business from retail insurers to commercial insurance providers. This will be a process that will bring benefits reinsurers, according to MAPFRE.
It was a year of turbulences, including "Le Brexit", Nick FRANKLAND, CEO for EMEA of GUY Carpenter stated in the opening remarks of his speech at the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium on Sunday 23 October 2016. The company organized the event for the 8th year in a row and focused this time around on the topics of Bridging the gap and underinsurance.
SWISS RE, JLT Re, TRUST Re, and CERTASIG were the winners of the 2016 XPRIMM Award for outstanding contribution to the development and evolution of the insurance and reinsurance market. The awards were given during the XPRIMM Insurance Awards Ceremony organized within the Baden-Baden XPRIMM Reception 2016.