Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous round-up
Last week the reinsurance world descended on the glamorous Monte Carlo for the annual reinsurance Rendez-Vous.
Among the diamonds, champagne and glitz of the setting, real work was being done, brokers standing their ground on reinsurance pricing for the January 1, 2012 renewals, reinsurers saying prices will rise by up to 10%.
This dance will continue in Baden Baden in October, when the real negotiations are finalised, and may well result in a 5 to 7% rise, according to those in the know.
Welcome World Risk and Insurance News
This year, there was a newcomer to the event, however. World Risk and Insurance News – a new dedicated insurance news channel launched there and has produced several reports on the back of it – and they are very good, well edited and well presented with good content.
And while I’m at it – a big round of applause to the insurance and reinsurance publications who slogged away producing daily newspapers, Global Reinsurance, Insurance Day, Intelligent Insurer, Reactions, The Review and to those who tweeted about the event: @toreornottore,@reactionsnet @reinsurancegirl @ToReOrNotToRe @InitioH @EQECAT @thepeav@BerkowitzRtrs@BlacklerCW