Reinsurance News

EXOR to Acquire PartnerRe After Scrapping Deal with AXIS

EXOR SpA, the Agnelli family’s investment company, agreed to buy PartnerRe Ltd. for about $6.9 billion in its biggest single acquisition in more than a century after the reinsurer scrapped a deal with rival AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. EXOR, which controls Fiat …

TigerRisk Enters China Market with Opening of Hong Kong Office

TigerRisk Partners LLC announced its first presence in Asia with the opening of the Hong Kong office of its subsidiary TigerRisk China Partners. TigerRisk China Partners is a member of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers, effective July 30. …

Brit Reports H1 After-Tax Profit of US$6.4M, Compared to $94.5m in 2014

London-based Brit plc, which completed its merger with Fairfax Financial Holdings in the first half of this year, reported operating profit before foreign exchange and transaction related expenses of $70.9 million, compared with $172.3 million in the first half of …

Public-Private Catastrophe Scheme in UK Would Help Mitigate Cyber-9/11: Study

A public-private, cyber-catastrophe reinsurance arrangement would improve the UK’s resilience against the growing threat of cyber risks in this interconnected world, according to a cyber report released this week. Given the fact that the current market for cyber insurance is …

PartnerRe ‘Now Willing’ to Open Talks with EXOR: Sources

PartnerRe Ltd, the reinsurance company that has a $6.6 billion merger agreement with AXIS Capital Holdings, has indicated that it is now willing to negotiate a new deal with rival suitor EXOR, SpA, according to people familiar with the matter. …

RenRe Reports Q2 Net Income of $73.2M, Operating Income of $99.9M

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to common shareholders of $73.2 million, or $1.59 per diluted common share, in the second quarter of 2015, compared to $120.8 million, or $2.95, respectively, in the second quarter of 2014. Operating income …

SCOR 2nd Quarter Net Income Rises 26% to $168 Million

SCOR SE, France’s largest reinsurer, said second-quarter profit rose 26 percent as the stronger dollar helped push up premium growth. Net income climbed to 152 million euros ($168 million) from 121 million euros a year earlier, the Paris-based company said …

Hamilton Underwriting Limited Hires Carvey as Head of Treaty

Hamilton Underwriting Limited, the Lloyd’s managing agency of Bermuda-based holding company Hamilton Insurance Group, announced that Trevor Carvey has been hired as head of treaty. Carvey will report to Dermot O’Donohoe, chief executive officer of Hamilton Underwriting Limited. He will …

Buffett Helps Ireland’s Vhi Insurance Avoid Bailout with $99M Subordinated Loan

Irish state-owned health insurer Vhi Insurance DAC borrowed money from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to help avoid a bailout as the company comes under central bank regulation for the first time. Berkshire gave Vhi a 90 million-euro [$97.6 million) …

PartnerRe, M&A Focused, Suffers Large Investment Losses in Q2

PartnerRe has enough on its plate juggling a proposed merger with AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. and an unsolicited bid from the Italian investment firm EXOR SpA. Now there is a sizable second-quarter loss with which to contend, due to a …