Reinsurers 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Everest Re Announces Senior Leadership Changes at Bermuda, Europe Operations

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group Ltd. announced that Mark de Saram, managing director and chief executive officer of Everest Reinsurance (Bermuda) Ltd., has notified the company of his decision to retire effective April 6, 2016. Sanjoy Mukherjee will succeed de Saram …

Paulson’s PaCRe Shuts Down After Investment Slump, Bermuda Tax Uncertainties

Billionaire John Paulson’s New York hedge fund firm has shut an operation in Bermuda that had been targeted by a Democratic lawmaker as a tax shelter. Paulson’s venture, a reinsurer named PaCRe Ltd., has stopped writing new coverage, and its insurance …

Costly Tianjin Blasts Have No Effect on Marine Reinsurance Prices: Carpenter

Reinsurance rates in the marine sector continued to fall at the start of the year, in spite of the huge cost of explosions at China’s Tianjin port last August, reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter said on Thursday. Rising competition to offer …

Third Point Re’s Stock Falls Below Level of 2013 IPO on Faltering Investments

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., which counts on hedge fund manager Dan Loeb to oversee its portfolio, fell below the price of its 2013 initial public offering after investments faltered. The reinsurer tumbled 2.3 percent to $12.49 at 4:04 p.m. in …