Reinsurance News

UK’s Flood Re Secures $3B Reinsurance Program; Scheme to Launch in April

Flood Re, the UK’s new flood reinsurance scheme, has successfully secured a £2.1 billion ($3 billion) multi-year reinsurance program. Flood Re, based in London, will begin operating in April. In an oversubscribed second phase of the tender process, Flood Re …

Munich Re Reports Q4 Profit Remains Level at 700M Euros; Dividend Hike Ahead

Munich Re, the world’s second-biggest reinsurer, plans to increase its dividend more than expected after fourth-quarter profit remained unchanged from a year earlier. The company plans to raise the dividend to 8.25 euros ($9.14) a share for 2015 compared with …

Bermuda’s Validus Reports 2015 Net Income of $374.9M, vs. $480M in 2014

Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd. reported net income available to Validus of $69.0 million, or $0.81 per diluted common share, for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2015, compared to $125.9 million, or $1.38 per diluted common share, for the same …

Liberty Specialty Markets Enters Chinese Market via Lloyd’s China Platform

London-based Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), which is part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has joined the Lloyd’s China platform. LSM’s Underwriting Division of Lloyd’s Insurance Company (China) Ltd. (LICCL) has appointed Eve Li as its first representative in Beijing, China. …

Vaidyan Appointed to Lead GIC Re as India’s 1st Insurer Chairwoman

Alice Vaidyan has been appointed as chair and managing director of General Insurance Corp. of India (GIC Re), the national reinsurer.  She is the first woman to be appointed as chair in the history of Indian insurance industry. Vaidyan previously …

Global Insurers Explore Opportunities in Iran; Market Worth Premiums of $7.4B

Global insurance firms are circling Iran for business opportunities following the lifting of sanctions – and the first test of their appetite could come in March when some Iranian companies seek new cover. Insurers, the reinsurers that share their risk and the …

Stephenson to Join JLT Re’s Marine & Energy Division in London

JLT Re announced that Martin Stephenson will join its Marine and Energy Division subject to the fulfillment of his existing contractual obligations. Stephenson will work closely with the division’s head, Nick Jay, and its senior leadership, chairing the division’s management …

XL Catlin Applies for License to Open Reinsurance Branch in India

XL Catlin announced it has begun the licensing process to establish a reinsurance branch in India. The decision to pursue market entry into India aligns with XL Catlin’s strategy of establishing a presence in emerging and developing markets where economic …

Carpenter Appoints Miller-van der Schild as Managing Director of Benelux Unit

Guy Carpenter & Co. has appointed Susanne Miller-van der Schild as managing director, Guy Carpenter Benelux, effective 1 February. Miller-van der Schild will be responsible for further developing Guy Carpenter’s platform in the region, and in particular strengthening its position …

ILS Market Hits New Record of $70B in 2015: Willis Capital Markets & Advisory

Total non-life insurance linked securities (ILS) capital reached a record $70 billion at year-end 2015 – topping the previous record of $65 billion at year-end 2014, according to the latest ILS market update from Willis Capital Markets & Advisory, the …