Guy Carpenter News

UK’s Pool Re Increases Reinsurance Cover to £2B ($2.5B)

Pool Re announced it has increased its commercial reinsurance cover to £2 billion ($2.5 billion), compared with the £1.95 billion ($2.4 billion) of cover previously in place. The placement further distances the UK Treasury, and thus, ultimately, the UK taxpayer …

Is Soft Market Bottoming? A.M. Best Points to Some Promising Signs

Some observers believe the bottom of the reinsurance market may be in sight because brokers are having greater difficulty filling out underpriced programs and further concessions in terms are difficult to obtain, according to a report published by A.M. Best. …

Decline in Reinsurance Prices Slowed at January Renewal: Carpenter

Reinsurance pricing continued trending downward at the Jan. 1, 2017 renewal — across most classes of business and geographies, but the pace of that decline is slowing, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. Although several sectors experienced increased loss activity, …

XL Catlin Invests $4M in Insurtech Microinsurance Startup, Stonestep

XL Catlin’s venture fund, XL Innovate, committed $4 million in first-round financing to Stonestep, a property/casualty insurtech startup looking to streamline how microinsurance is sold in emerging markets. The Series A funding is designed to help Stonestep grow in the …

Guy Carpenter Forms Global Strategic Advisory Unit with Bentley as President

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced a newly created Global Strategic Advisory organization comprised of its Advisory, Analytics, Structured Risk, M&A Advisory, Lloyd’s Capital and Business Intelligence capabilities. Rob Bentley has been appointed president of Global Strategic Advisory. He re-joins Guy …

Guy Carpenter Appoints Nash as President of New International Division

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced the appointment of James Nash to the newly created role of president, International, subject to regulatory approval. Nash, who currently runs Guy Carpenter’s Asia Pacific operations, will continue reporting to Peter Hearn, president & CEO …

Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility Signs Inaugural Treaty Led by Munich Re

The Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)* announced it has executed its inaugural reinsurance treaty, with a panel of market leading private reinsurers, led by the specialist credit reinsurance team of Munich Re. This treaty, which incepted on Oct. 1, …

Guy Carpenter Launches Updates to MetaRisk Capital Modeling Tools

Guy Carpenter & Co. announced the launch of MetaRisk Reserve 5 and MetaRisk 9, the latest updates to its suite of capital modeling tools. MetaRisk Reserve 5 adds a rich application program interface (API) that embeds within each client’s existing …

JLT Re Hires Woolstenhulme in Philadelphia

JLT Re, a U.K. based reinsurance broking and consultancy provider, hired Micah Woolstenhulme in August as its Philadelphia, Pa., based head of risk and economic advisory. In his new role, he will report to the firm’s global head of analytics, …

Guy Carpenter’s Bueler Joins JLT Re

Reinsurance broker JLT Re has appointed Aaron Bueler as executive vice president and managing broker. He will be based in JLT Re’s Seattle office reporting to George Daddario, deputy CEO of JLT Re in North America. Bueler will join JLT …