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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 …

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 …

4 European Reinsurers Maintain Pricing Discipline in Tough Market: Fitch

The four largest European reinsurers – Munich Re, Swiss Re, Hannover Re and SCOR – have largely maintained pricing and policy terms without a significant drop in their business volumes, despite relentless soft market conditions, according to Fitch Ratings. Fitch …

Reinsurers More Likely to Report Natural Disaster Underwriting Losses: S&P

Things could get rougher for global reinsurers if annual natural catastrophe claims keep moving closer to the long-term average, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. It turns out that upward trend has been substantial. As indicated by Aon …

Reinsurers Invest in Fintech Startups to Diversify and Grow in Soft Market

When Micah Carr-Hill wanted to insure Chief, the Labrador that helps with his son’s autism therapy, he found an ally in Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer. The German company had just teamed up with a U.K. internet startup to …

Soft Rates Begin to Hit Results – But Pain Continues at Mid-Year Renewals: Willis Re

Despite the deterioration many reinsurers saw in the first quarter, mid-year renewals continued their downward pricing trajectory, according to Willis Re in a recent report. Indeed, underlying loss and expense ratios for many reinsurers are showing a worrying trend of …

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 …

Days of Cyber Insurers Avoiding Costly Claims May Be Numbered: Expert

Cyber crime insurers largely avoided costly claims from the recent attacks that hit business around the globe. The next global virus could change that. “It’s exceptionally likely that we will see an event over the next months that will seriously …