Reinsurance News

Lloyd’s to Open India Branch Ahead of April Renewals

Lloyd’s, the specialist insurance and reinsurance market, announced plans to open a reinsurance branch in India, in time for the April major reinsurance renewals, following final regulatory approval from the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority of India (IRDAI). This will enable …

XL Catlin Appoints Middleton to Manage Ceded Reinsurance Placements

XL Catlin’s P&C Underwriting Capital Management operation has appointed Anne Middleton to manage its ceded reinsurance placements globally. In her new role, Middleton, who is based in Londo, will be responsible for overseeing and negotiating the terms, structure and pricing of XL Catlin’s …

Global Marine Insurers Develop Coverage Options for Iran Oil Exports

Global shipping insurers have devised a way to ensure nearly full coverage for Iranian oil exports from next month after striking a deal to provide cover without involving U.S.-domiciled reinsurers, officials in Tokyo and London said. Restrictions on U.S. firms …

Reinsurance Capacity Still Outpaces Demand Growth: Aon Benfield

Capacity continues to outpace the growth of reinsurance demand despite insurers’ continued efforts to optimize their view of reinsurance as capital and expand into growing lines of business and innovation, according to a report published by Aon Benfield. The report …

Is Soft Market Bottoming? A.M. Best Points to Some Promising Signs

Some observers believe the bottom of the reinsurance market may be in sight because brokers are having greater difficulty filling out underpriced programs and further concessions in terms are difficult to obtain, according to a report published by A.M. Best. …

Decline in Reinsurance Prices Slowed at January Renewal: Carpenter

Reinsurance pricing continued trending downward at the Jan. 1, 2017 renewal — across most classes of business and geographies, but the pace of that decline is slowing, according to Guy Carpenter & Co. Although several sectors experienced increased loss activity, …

Reinsurers Can Expect Another Difficult Year, Seeking Price Stabilization: Willis Re

Despite a 50 percent increase in insured losses from natural catastrophes during 2016, the global reinsurance industry achieved profitable results for the third quarter and remains on track to close out another profitable full year, according to a report published …

Greenlight Capital Re CEO Hedges to Step Down in March 2017

Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., the Cayman Islands-based specialist property and casualty reinsurance company, announced that Barton Hedges will be stepping down as chief executive officer on March 31, 2017. Hedges will also step down from the company’s board of directors. …

XL Catlin Names Gale & Littlemore to Lead Bermuda, London Reinsurance Units

XL Catlin’s reinsurance operations has announced two key leadership appointments for Bermuda and London, both effective January 2017. Jonathan (Jon) Gale, currently chief executive London Reinsurance, will take over as chief executive Bermuda Reinsurance, subject to Bermuda Immigration approval, while …

Credit Guarantee & Investment Facility Signs Inaugural Treaty Led by Munich Re

The Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility (CGIF)* announced it has executed its inaugural reinsurance treaty, with a panel of market leading private reinsurers, led by the specialist credit reinsurance team of Munich Re. This treaty, which incepted on Oct. 1, …