A busy last week for me at Insurance Times and Global Reinsurance is capped off by the annual Rendez-Vous 2012 in Monte Carlo


It’s a busy day with the rumour mill in overdrive. Industry veteran John Berger is opening a London office for new venture Third Point Re. Watch this space.


Interesting discussions with brokers about what to expect in Monte Carlo. As always, rates are on the agenda - and it seems no one is happy about it.


Final preparations for the Rendez-Vous 2012 in Monte Carlo. I’m not sure if the team is looking forward more to an extension of summer on the Riviera or to endless drinks.


After flying out on Saturday, it’s an action-packed day covering events and parties with Global Reinsurance. And just as we thought the deal was done, we hear about rival bidders for Flagstone Re.


Canopius’s Inga Beale tells all on bedding down the Omega deal. But for me it’s my last week with Insurance Times and Global Reinsurance - au revoir mes collègues et mes amis.