Reinsurance News

A.M. Best: Reinsurance Sector Faces New Reality Shaped by Abundant Capacity

The reinsurance market is operating in a new reality of abundant capacity from traditional and alternative sources, low interest rates and thinner reinsurance margins, driven by intense competition against shrinking demand for reinsurance cover, according to A.M. Best’s annual special …

Qatar Re to Change Corporate Domicile to Bermuda

Qatar Reinsurance Company LLC (Qatar Re) has announced its intention to transfer its seat of incorporation from the Qatar Financial Centre to Bermuda, during the fourth quarter of 2015. The move is subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement explained that …

Lloyd’s Casualty Reinsurance Underwriters Concerned History Repeating Itself

Lloyd’s international casualty reinsurance underwriters are running the risk of repeating the same mistakes that have placed the market in difficulty in the past, according to a new straw poll of Lloyd’s reinsurance specialists. The survey conducted by the Lloyd’s …

Carvey Appointed Head of Treaty at Hamilton at Lloyd’s

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

Tissot Named SCOR Group COO

French reinsurer SCOR Group has appointed Nicolas Tissot as the Group’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective as of today, August 31. He reports to Chairman and CEO Denis Kessler, and joins the SCOR Group Executive Committee. The announcement explained that the …

S&P: Reinsurance M&A Will Be Driven by Berkshire Hathaway Model

Reinsurance M&A activity should continue well into 2016 as competitive pressures continue unabated, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. The ratings firm said that the Berkshire Hathaways of the world – investment holding companies seeking to enter the insurance …

Troubled Irish Insurers Seek Solvency II Support From Bond Investors, Buffett

Investors hunting for yield after a global financial rout might well take a detour to the headquarters of a tiny insurance company hidden away along a highway in west Dublin. Just as world markets cratered on August 24, troubled Irish …

RMS and Taiwan’s MSIG Mingtai Collaborate on Typhoon Risk Insights

RMS, the Newark, Calif.-based catastrophe risk management firm, has formed a technical collaboration with MSIG Mingtai Insurance Co. Ltd. to share industry information and insight about the local Taiwanese insurance market, as RMS develops a typhoon model for Taiwan. The …

Integro Acquires Entertainment Risk Management, London-Based MGA

The insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro Ltd. has acquired Entertainment Risk Management Ltd. (ERM), a London-based managing general agent (MGA), to augment its international entertainment practice.  Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. ERM primarily serves brokers …

Brazil Insurer Caixa Seguridade, Reinsurer IRB Plan IPOs to Raise $3.6 Billion

Brazilian insurer Caixa Seguridade Participações SA and reinsurer IRB Brasil RE SA on Tuesday filed plans for initial public offerings that their shareholders expect to raise a combined 13 billion reais ($3.6 billion) should an across-the-board market rout ease in …