Reinsurance News

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 …

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 …

Soft Reinsurance Prices to Continue Until Year-End – at Least: Fitch

The soft pricing in the global reinsurance market will continue, at least, for the rest of the year, Fitch Ratings says. Fitch expects premium rates to continue declining as a result of large amounts of under-deployed capital and sluggish demand …

Big ‘I’ Virtual University’s Boggs Gets Award for Reinsurance Research

Big “I” Virtual University Director Christopher “Chris” J. Boggs has received a prestigious award in London for a paper he and a group of industry professionals authored about the disconnect between information sought by reinsurers and information they commonly receive …

Gen Re Receives License to Open Reinsurance Branch in India

Gen Re has received approval from the Insurance Regulation and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) to open a branch in Mumbai ( known as R3 authorization). The branch structure will now allow Gen Re to deliver underwriting and risk management …