With trading volume reportedly far below management's expectations, Web-based reinsurance risk-trading hub inreon was terminated in early May, leaving two players to service the global online reinsurance risk-trading market.London-based inreon was launched in December 2000 as a partnership between global reinsurers Munich Re, its U.S. subsidiary American Re, and Swiss Re. But according to industry sources, the decision to close inreon down came when the reinsurance giants concluded that the service would have a difficult time turning a profit-both short- and long-term.

Executives from Munich Re and Swiss Re could not be reached to comment on the inreon closure.

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