Reinsurance News

Natural Disaster Claims Drop 40% to $19.5B in 1st Half of 2017: Munich Re

Insurers paid out around $19.5 billion for natural disaster claims in the first half of 2017, almost 40 percent less than the year-earlier payout of $32 billion, reinsurer Munich Re said on Tuesday. In addition, some $21.5 billion of losses …

Study: Californians Would Pay $1.9B More for Insurance If Congress Passes Border Adjustment Tax

Californians would face $1.9 billion in higher insurance costs if Congress passes a border adjustment tax as part of federal tax reform, according to a study issued today by the R Street Institute and the Pacific Research Institute. According to …

Soft Rates Begin to Hit Results – But Pain Continues at Mid-Year Renewals: Willis Re

Despite the deterioration many reinsurers saw in the first quarter, mid-year renewals continued their downward pricing trajectory, according to Willis Re in a recent report. Indeed, underlying loss and expense ratios for many reinsurers are showing a worrying trend of …

Swiss Re, Ping An Offer China’s 1st Mobile-Enabled Parametric Insurance Cover

Swiss Re has partnered with Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Co. of China Ltd. to launch China’s first mobile-enabled typhoon property parametric insurance solution. This solution is designed to provide an affordable, easy-to-use insurance product for both individuals and …

Guy Carpenter Launches Unit Offering Retrocession Services to Asia-Pacific Clients

Guy Carpenter & Co. has launched a new unit offering dedicated retrocession services to clients in the Asia Pacific region called GC Asia Pacific Retro. GC Asia Pacific Retro provides a wide range of retrocession property solutions, linking with Guy …

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Opens S. Korea Branch Office; CEO Named

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s unit for corporate & specialty insurance business, has opened a branch office in South Korea to serve global corporate clients. AGCS said it has become the first foreign non-life insurer in almost a …

Reinsurance Rates Continue to Soften with No End in Sight: S&P

The global reinsurance sector is poised for yet another full year of declining rates, ensuring that a hoped-for bottom of the current market cycle will remain elusive in 2017, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. The continued downward …

Brave New World: 1st Reinsurance Product Heads to the Blockchain

Second of Two Articles There has been a lot of press – and perhaps hype – about blockchain and its potential to revolutionize the industry’s processes and ultimately improve the customer experience. However, the efforts of the industry’s B3i initiative …

Bermuda Can Withstand Trump’s U.S. Tax Plans, Says Premier Dunkley

Bermuda Premier Michael Dunkley said the nation will be able to attract businesses even as U.S. President Donald Trump plans to reduce tax rates to help keep companies onshore. “One of the things that I find very comforting about Bermuda …

JLT Re Appoints Lockton’s Barden and Warner to Aviation Team

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultant, has appointed Graham Barden and Jon Warner as partners in its aviation team. Barden has over 40 years of experience in the aviation market having worked in both reinsurance and insurance. He …