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Geopolitical and macroeconomic factors are creating uncertainty in the reinsurance market, causing “a flight to quality”, according to Urs Baertschi, Chief Executive officer, Reinsurance EMEA, and Member of the Group Executive Committee at Swiss Re. Baertschi said this plays to the scale and breadth of Swiss Re’s relationships and product offerings for its clients. "Insurers need to become more efficient. They need a reinsurance partner with a broad range of solutions, tools and services designed to get the very best from their existing books of business," he stated.

Ahead of the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Meeting, three of Swiss Re's experts discuss some of the market dynamics currently shaping the reinsurance sector. Jerome Haegeli, Group Chief Economist at Swiss Re, explains the findings of a recent study by Swiss Re and the London School of Economics. Maya Bundt, Head Cyber & Digital Strategy at Swiss Re, discusses the growth of the cyber insurance market and its implications on the capacity of cyber reinsurance. Thorsten Steinmann, Head Casualty Underwriting EMEA, Managing Director at Swiss Re, shares his insights on the casualty market and where he sees possible rates increases (article requires subscription, podcast).