Reinsurance News

A.M. Best: Global Re Stocks Underperform as Catastrophe Prices Drop

Stocks for publicly traded reinsurance companies (including the four large European reinsurers) performed well below the overall market through the third quarter of 2014, driven in part by the increased volatility in the overall equity markets and amplified by continued …

A.M. Best Report: Last Resort Insurers Welcome Catastrophe Bond Market

The convergence market has provided an opportunity for entities that act as insurers of last resort to transfer some of their peak exposures to the capital markets, according to a Best’s Special Report titled, “Last Resort Insurers Welcome Relief From Growing Catastrophe …

Arch Reinsurance to Provide Additional Strategic Support for Gulf Re

Arch Reinsurance Ltd. has announced a number of strategic initiatives to provide additional support to Gulf Reinsurance Ltd., a specialty reinsurer based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, founded jointly by Arch and Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) in 2008. Arch …

Cooper Gay Creates Latin American Energy Practice

Cooper Gay Miami, the Latin American headquarters of global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), announced the creation of a Latin American energy practice. The practice will target regional business with a particular focus on …

China Re to Underwrite at Lloyd’s, Syndicate to Be Managed by Catlin

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation has received approval from Lloyd’s to transform its existing special purpose syndicate into a stand-alone syndicate that will underwrite a diversified book of business, initially focusing on reinsurance, incepting from January 1, 2015. The China Re …

Successful Brokers Put Clients Front and Center: Aon’s Dominic Christian

The brokerage industry has changed “utterly and fundamentally” over the past 30 years from a risk transfer function to much more of an advisory role, according to Dominic Christian, executive chairman, Aon Benfield, London. Christian spoke at an event this …

NAIC Working Group Recommends Bermuda as Qualified Jurisdiction

A working group of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has recommended the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) for approval as a “qualified jurisdiction” under the NAIC’s reinsurance regulatory modernization framework. The recommendation, if approved, would reduce collateral requirements for …

A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Munich Re and Subsidiaries

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating (FSR) of A+ (Superior) and the issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “aa-” of Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re) (Germany) and its subsidiaries. Concurrently, A.M. Best has affirmed all debt ratings of Munich …

RenaissanceRe Announces Executive Management Changes

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced that Peter C. Durhager has decided to step down as executive vice president and chief administrative officer, and that Jeffrey D. Kelly, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, will become chief operating officer …

Catlin Group Interim Report Shows 11% Hike in Gross Premiums Written

Catlin Group Limited, the Bermuda-based specialty property & casualty insurer and reinsurer, has issued its interim management statement for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2014, which shows premiums reported and not financial results. The interim statement includes the following …