Welcome to the second day of our coverage from the 2018 Monte Carlo Rendez-Vous!

To prepare yourself for the busy day ahead, take a look at our second edition of our daily newspapers, where you will find the latest news, analysis and intelligence on the most recent events happening on site.

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 MC Day 2

LEAD NEWS

$5-6bn Typhoon Jebi to hit Japanese reinsurance treaties

Last week’s super typhoon now estimated at $5bn+ in insured losses which means it will impact cat XoL lower layers

COMMENT

After the storms… (comes the M&A surge…)

2018 will now be known as the year of M&A. Who is next?

NEWS

Scor’s Kessler backs Lloyd’s CEO pick and dismisses M&A talk

Scor CEO denies firm now “in play”

Dale Syndicate 2525 bucks Lime Street trend with expansion plan

Despite the retrenchment on Lime Street, one syndicate aims to increase its stamp capacity by 7.5 percent.

Frankland hails Hancock reforms but criticises expense burden

Aon’s UK reinsurance head has issued a fresh warning over the Lloyd’s cost base despite praising the actions of Lloyd’s performance director Jon Hancock

ANALYSIS

Freddie Mac eyes reinsurance market for mortgage securities

Freddie Mac’s vice president of single-family credit risk transfer Gina Healy spoke with Re-Insurance to discuss why the the US government-sponsored body is interested in talking to reinsurers

Aon’s Andersen on retiring the Benfield brand

The newly-anointed co-president of Aon, Eric Andersen, has said the firm’s decision to retire the Aon Benfield and Aon Risk Solutions brands was the “natural next step”

Soft market and squeezed investment returns drive run-off growth: R&Q

To mark R&Q’s more than a quarter of a century in the business, re-Insurance sits down with the group’s head of legacy M&A Paul Corver

Capsicum Re poised for a defining year…

London reinsurance broker will likely be sold next year and CEO Rupert Swallow is delighted. In an exclusive interview, we examine the firm’s progress in only five years…

Cyber: The opportunities and the threats

Digital connectivity requires approaches that go far beyond traditional insurance, argues Munich Re’s reinsurance boss Torsten Jeworrek

Changing MGAs to change the chain: Ed

Once again, MGAs are growing in popularity, notes Rob Wildbore of Ed’s reinsurance division