Reisner believes that the mood of the industry is one of optimism in the future of reinsurance.
“I do get a sense of optimism from the reinsurance companies in terms of not necessarily expecting the market conditions to change anytime soon, but in reference to feeling they can find a way to innovate and navigate through the market by adding some value and excitement to what's going on,” explained Reisner.
DeRose added that he sees companies focused on innovation to find ways to increase relevance and create opportunities.
“Obviously, the challenges that exist in the market are probably going to be with us for the near term. I think what reinsurers are trying to do is to find ways to make the best of a difficult situation,” said DeRose. “In terms of technology, trying to find ways to enhance and streamline the risk selection process and achieve better efficiencies in order to find ways to squeeze some cost out of the acquisition process.”
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The Rendez-Vous Conference: Brexit Has Insurers Exploring New Relationships, Changes to Operations: At Rendez-Vous, insurance executives spoke about the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, which is setting off a host of potential changes within the Londoninsurance market: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=rvs3916nc.
The Rendez-Vous Conference: Insurance Disruption Takes Many Forms; Fewer Aim for Core Risk: At Rendez-Vous, insurance leaders said that they hope to harness or head off market disruptors by remaking distribution and business processes or by finding new ways to share risk: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=rvs2916nc.
The Rendez-Vous Conference: Reinsurers Say Relevancy is Key to Expanding the Ranks of Insureds and Risks: At Rendez-Vous, reinsurance executives said their challenge is to convince insurers and the public that their products and services are affordable, valued and effective in guarding against a growing range of global risks: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=rvs1916nc.
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