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Cats, Economy Among Topics at Rendez-Vous

AMBestTV reports on the annual Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in Monte Carlo.Topics discussed included the fragile global economy, catastrophe activity and new technology. AMBestRadio features segments on collateralized reinsurance and the use of technology to mitigate wildfires.
  • October 2019
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 AM Best Senior Director Bob DeRose addresses attendees at the Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in Monte Carlo.

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‘What a Difference a Year Makes’

AM Best sees improved pricing and an opportunity in cyber after the “doom and gloom” of 2018. But the trade war and a fragile global economy are posing headwinds for reinsurers and related professionals as they gathered to discuss a number of topics at the 2019 Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Sept. 8, 2019)

Kathleen Reardon

Hamilton Re’s Reardon: Industry Needs ‘Call to Action’ on Protection Gap

Kathleen Reardon, CEO of Hamilton Re, said as the protection gap continues to widen, the industry must react because catastrophe activity appears to be getting more frequent and severe. She spoke with AMBestTV at Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Sept. 8, 2019)p>

David Flandro

Hyperion X’s Flandro: Market Reaches Inflection Point

David Flandro, the managing director of analytics for Hyperion X, the technological and analytical branch of broker Hyperion, said the industry must “change the game completely” in terms of market structure and new technology. He spoke with AMBestTV at Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre conference in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Sept. 8, 2019)

Eric Cioppa, president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, welcomes attendees at the organization’s Summer National Meeting in New York.

NAIC’s NYC Event Draws the Insurance Industry to a Meeting of the Minds

Insurance regulators and industry participants say the regular national meetings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners provide a forum to clarify important insurance issues. (Aug. 8, 2019)

Tracy Hassett

Born as Innovations, Captives Find New Ways to Provide Coverage, Services

At the Vermont Captive Insurance Association conference a panel of rating and industry executives, including Tracy Hassett, CEO of edHealth, review AM Best’s approach to insurance innovation and how captive insurers are finding their own ways to innovate. (Aug. 7, 2019).

Richard Smith

Captive Insurance Leaders Say the Sector Provides a Sense of Purpose

Attendees of the annual conference of the Vermont Captive Insurance Association, including VCIA President Richard Smith, said supporting the captive sector helps policyholders, members and the larger society. (Aug. 8, 2019)

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Collateralized Re and Fighting Wildfires With Data, Analytics

Industry experts talk with AMBestRadio about a framework for collateralized reinsurance. Also, a look at how technology can help in fighting wildfires.


Bermuda’s Cox: Island Regulation Evolving to Meet Growth of Collateralized Re

Jeremy Cox, executive chair, Bermuda Monetary Authority, said island regulators are preparing reports and other resources that will help the regulatory framework better accommodate collateralized reinsurance offerings.

Insurance Industry Addressing Wildfire with Data and Analytics

Mark Bove, natural catastrophe solutions manager, Munich Reinsurance America, discusses how the insurance industry is changing its view on how to mitigate and combat wildfires using the latest technology.

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