Property cat reinsurance renewal rates fall 11%

Pricing dropped across all major territories for first time in over a decade, according to Guy Carpenter


Guy Carpenter launches MetaRisk 3

Updated version of its reserve risk modelling tool


MetaRisk upgraded to allow cat model blending

Guy Carpenter launches version 7.2 of risk and capital management software


Will RMS(one) be the one?

The one system to manage all cat exposures and risks, that is. Early testers are enthusiastic, but RMS's claims for its new platform will take some time to assess, and the cost of using it could be a hindrance. Christopher Cundy reports


Technology Guide 2013-14: vendors react to Solvency II delays

Both users and vendors of risk management systems have faced difficult decisions as a result of the further delay in Solvency II implementation. We look at the opportunities and problems created by this and issues such as: do faster systems have to be more complex, as well as more expensive, and will vendors offer more transparency into their models?


JLT to pay $250m for Towers Watson's reinsurance brokerage

Merger with JLT Re to "restore client choice" to reinsurance market, says Dominic Burke


Loss of cat business to alternative capital "not all bad" for reinsurers

Moody's sees signs of indiscipline in underwriting


Aspen, Montpelier sign up to AIR's cat platform

Major brokers and other re/insurers subscribe to Touchstone


New capital muscles into the reinsurance business

Hedge funds, pension funds and wealth managers are among the newer investors reshaping the way that reinsurance operates and prices risk. These non-traditional investors like the returns available and the lack of correlation with other capital markets. But do they fully appreciate the risks? Sarfraz Thind reports


US reinsurance rates remain under pressure at 1 July renewals

Pricing to trend downwards for the rest of the year, say brokers