Hannover Re News

Best Revises Insurance Holding Company and Debt Ratings: Companies Affected

A.M. Best announced that it has made some revisions to the criteria it uses in constructing its ratings reports, which will “provide clarification on several issues related to the rating of an insurance company’s debt, including A.M. Best’s approach to …

Weakness in Pricing Lowers Reinsurers’ Q1 2014 Profits

Swiss Re and Hannover Re, the world’s no. 2 and 3 reinsurers, said they saw lower prices in natural disaster reinsurance and April renewals, as they beat profit expectations in the first quarter.   Fewer serious natural disasters, as well …

Hannover Re Says Capital Allows Steady Dividend, Potential Acquisitions

Hannover Re, the world’s third- biggest reinsurer, has sufficient capital to offer investors a steady dividend and pursue potential purchases, Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin said. “We have increased our capital over the past years so that we are now, …

Energi Develops First Canadian Energy Savings Warranty

Energi, a Massachusetts-based industrial reinsurance company, which provides risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, announced that it will provide an Energy Savings Warranty (ESW) for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) for energy efficiency retrofit in Toronto, Ontario. …

Falling Reinsurance Rates Presage Sector Shake-out

A slump in reinsurance prices is playing to the strengths of the biggest global reinsurers, while piling pressure on smaller competitors to diversify or consolidate. Reinsurers, which help insurers shoulder risk in exchange for part of the profit, this month …

Hannover Re Confirms 2014 Profit Forecast despite Decreased Revenues

Hannover Re, the world’s third- biggest reinsurer, confirmed its profit target for this year even as the prices it charges customers for coverage fell. “Although the rate level in non-life reinsurance was broadly lower than in the previous year, we …

Swiss Re Shares Drop as Reinsurance Renewal Prices Fall: Zurich Mover

Swiss Re Ltd., the world’s second – biggest reinsurer, fell the most in six months in Zurich trading after Willis Re said reinsurance prices slid by as much as 25 percent in the Jan. 1 renewals round. Swiss Re declined …

Hannover Re Agrees: No Change in Most Reinsurance Rates in 2014 Renewals

Hannover Re, the world’s third- largest reinsurer, said it expects reinsurance rates at price negotiations for January renewals to remain little changed. Pricing will be “rather stable,” Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin said at a briefing in Monte Carlo today. …

Hannover Re Sees Little Sandy Impact; Raises Profit Forecasts

Hannover Re does not expect to be blown off course by damage from Hurricane Sandy in the United States, the German reinsurer said on Tuesday, as it beat quarterly profit forecasts and lifted expectations for this year and next. Shares …

Broker Southwest Risk: Dispute with Allied World Settled

Insurance broker Southwest Risk LP, based in Dallas, announced it has settled a dispute with Allied World Assurance Co. The announcement released by Southwest Risk did not elaborate on the nature of the dispute but Allied World in July raised …