Reinsurance News

Natural Disasters Begin to Hit Profits of Global Reinsurers

A profit warning from one of the world’s largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance. …

Russia National Reinsurance Co. to Expand into China, India, Middle East & Africa

Russian National Reinsurance Co. (RNRC) aims to expand into China, India, the Middle East and Africa to increase income from premiums and diversify beyond Russia, the chief executive said. State-owned RNRC was set up mainly to offer reinsurance to firms …

Global Reinsurers Face Exposures to Mexico City Earthquake: Morgan Stanley

Global reinsurers will likely face exposures from a massive magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, Morgan Stanley said in a new research note. This earthquake led to dozens of deaths and the toppling of a number …

JLT Re Packages Reinsurance Deal for Pay-Per-Mile Insurer Metromile

Pay-per-mile personal auto insurer Metromile announced a partnership with global reinsurance broker JLT Re for a risk transfer and unique reinsurance agreement. Hudson Bermuda led this reinsurance agreement which also includes MAPFRE RE. Metromile said the agreement gives it additional …

Swiss Re’s Eisele Joins Guy Carpenter as CEO of Pacific Region; Eider Joins Advisory Board

Global reinsurance specialist Guy Carpenter & Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, has appointed Andre Eisele to the role of CEO of the Pacific Region. In addition, Heinrich Eder will join the Guy Carpenter Advisory Board for …

Guy Carpenter Promotes Boyce to Deputy CEO of Global Specialties

Guy Carpenter & Co., the global risk and reinsurance specialist and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Cos., announced that James Boyce has been promoted to deputy CEO, Global Specialties, effective immediately. Based in London, he will report to …

Insurers Will Easily Swallow Harvey’s Claims but Growing Climate Risk Predicted

Damages from Hurricane Harvey’s ravaging of Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast are estimated to be well below those from the major storms that hit New Orleans and New York in recent years, insurance executives have said. Though insurers should …

AXIS Sweetens Offer for Lloyd’s Specialty Carrier Novae to $611.5M

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. has substantially sweetened its offer for Novae Group plc, a Lloyd’s of London specialty insurer and reinsurer. AXIS, a Bermuda-based specialty insurer and reinsurer, said it will now pay $611.5 million in cash for Novae, up …

Mitsui Sumitomo Buys Singapore’s First Capital Insurance from Fairfax for $1.6B

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company (MSI) is acquiring Singapore’s First Capital Insurance for $1.6 billion from Canada’s Fairfax Financial Holdings, in the biggest takeover by a Japanese insurer in populous Southeast Asia – a key target region for global players. Starved …

JLT Re Taps Bardon as Bermuda Partner, Working with Industry Loss Warranty Team

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultancy, has appointed Nicolas Bardon as a partner in JLT Re’s Bermuda operation reporting to Guy Hengesbaugh. Bardon will work closely with Gary Reynolds and others on the industry loss warranty team in …