News - Mar 22, 2023
Tremor Technologies, Inc., the leading online reinsurance pricing and placing platform, has launched powerful cross-placement optimization tools enabling reinsurance buyers to get best execution for all of their reinsurance placements simultaneously. “Reinsuring a risk or treaty is never contemplated in isolation. Every decision to transfer risk is made considering the overall portfolios of both the insurer ceding the risk and the reinsurer taking it on. Most reinsurers prefer to take on a diverse slice of a cedent’s risk, and most cedents need reinsurance across their entire portfolio.
Blog - Feb 16, 2023
Consider this true story of a ceded re buyer who stepped into a new role for a time: [A ceded re buyer] spent X years in the role, meeting reinsurers in all the usual venues and negotiating reinsurance contracts. He shifted to [another role] for about 10 years, and then returned to the buyer’s chair. When he returned, he came back to a contract that had barely changed from the ones he negotiated a decade prior.
News - Jan 24, 2023
Tremor Technologies, Inc., the leading online reinsurance pricing and placing platform, reports a strong correlation between the likelihood of a successful allocation and the number of points in a reinsurer’s supply curve suggesting that reinsurers who provide richer supply curves are more likely to hit their target. In effect, rich supply curves as part of the anonymized aggregate supply that the cedent sees are more likely to be realistic and influence the cedent’s final pricing, leading to a successful allocation for the reinsurer.
Blog - Jan 18, 2023
Supply curves are fascinating – they capture reinsurers’ unique strategies and risk appetites in a way that only Tremor’s modern market tech and confidentiality rules can. How do reinsurers use them in practice? In this post, we analyze real supply curves and find a wide variety of curves and a wide variety of appetites, with one particularly interesting finding: based on our estimation, the reinsurers who put more effort into their curves are more likely to get the allocations that they want.
Blog - Dec 14, 2022
The current renewal season has been one of the most challenging in decades. With many cedents struggling to find the capacity they need and many reinsurers waiting to see what the rest of the market does, it is easy to feel like the market has stalled. It doesn’t need to be this way – with a modern market design and proper incentives, placements go from contract to coverage in a fraction of the time.
News - Dec 9, 2022
Tremor Technologies, Inc., the leading online reinsurance pricing and placing platform, has presented its aggregate marketplace data demonstrating the speed of accessing complete program capacity. On average, half of participating reinsurers on a Tremor placement authorize capacity within a day and full program capacity is received in less than 72 hours. This is in stark contrast to traditional placements, many of which are struggling to attract enough capacity at all in the current market environment.
Blog - Nov 17, 2022
As a reinsurer, Tremor’s powerful authorization tools uniquely allow you to control your allocation while having a strong voice in the placement process. We recently discussed how to use supply curves to control your allocation and how Tremor gives you a stronger voice in the placement process – in this post, we will focus on excess of loss (XoL) towers and highlight a few of the the higher-level strategies that Tremor’s authorization tools make possible, including:
News - Oct 23, 2022
Reprinted from the Intelligent Insurer, October 24 2022. European reinsurers are as keen to embrace online reinsurance pricing and placing as their peers in the rest of the world – and even have an advantage because of the greater frequency of face-to-face contact reinsurers and cedants have in the market. That is the view of Sean Bourgeois, chief executive officer of Tremor, the online reinsurance pricing and placing platform, which has unveiled its Reinsurer Product Council comprising eight global reinsurance companies and insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds representing nearly $100 billion in capital.
Blog - Oct 13, 2022
Reinsurers are price takers in the firm order terms (FOT) process. The cedent sets pricing and then solicits authorizations from reinsurers – while coverage terms may be negotiated, prices are held firm. Even when reinsurers are invited to quote before terms are set, final pricing is driven largely by broker models and advice. Pure price-taking is a compromise in any market. It simplifies the process but limits the breadth of ways that buyers and sellers can come to terms.