Reinsurers News

Loeb’s Third Point Reinsurance Ltd. Shuns Acquisitions in U.S., Europe

Third Point Reinsurance Ltd., the Bermuda-based company co-founded by hedge-fund manager Dan Loeb, said buying a competitor in the U.S. or Europe could clash with its business model. “One of our strengths is we can tell people that our money …

A.M. Best: Europe’s Largest Cedants Alter Reinsurance Purchasing Practices

Europe’s 20 largest cedants are benefiting from lower reinsurance rates and stronger bargaining power, resulting from a trend that saw increasing centralized reinsurance purchasing at a group level. A new report from A.M. Best states that reinsurance rates in Europe remain under …

XL’s McGavick: Hedge Funds Grow in Sophistication in Insurance Arena

Investors such as hedge funds and pensions are becoming more sophisticated as they partner with insurers, XL Group Plc Chief Executive Officer Mike McGavick said. In the past, capital-markets partners would “pat you on the head and they’d say, ‘You …

Climate Change Report Slams Insurers for ‘Profound Lack of Preparedness’

A report on the insurance industry released Wednesday shows “a profound lack of preparedness in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities.” Insurance industry representatives immediately criticized the report as a negative take on the industry’s ability to adapt and not reflective of …

Survey: Specialty Carriers Look to Grow Through Program Business in 2013

Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC, a global risk and reinsurance specialist and member of Marsh & McLennan Cos., has released the findings of its eighth annual Specialty Insurance Program Issuing Carrier Survey. The survey, which analyzes trends and benchmarks movement …

Aon Benfield Report Analyzes Financial Impact of Catastrophes on Reinsurers

The Aon Benfield Analytics’ Market Analysis team has published the latest edition of its Aon Benfield Aggregate (ABA) report, which assesses the financial performance of 28 of the world’s leading reinsurers in the first nine months of 2011, and examines …

FERMA’s President on the Risk Managers’ Role, Transparency, Innovation

Peter den Dekker has been a busy man. However, the President of the Federation of European Risk Management Associations* (FERMA) took time out to talk to the IJ on the expanding role risk managers are playing in these troubled times, …

Best, S&P Positive on Reinsurers’ Capital

As the Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monaco enters its second day, it has become apparent that most of the world’s global reinsurers are more than adequately capitalized. In conferences held on September 11 both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s described …

Irene Insured Losses Significant But Figures Still Uncertain

Hurricane Irene is expected to have caused substantial property losses, though figures are still hard to come by because of uncertainty about wind damage, catastrophe modeling company Eqecat said Monday. The storm may have been something of a worst-case scenario …

P/C Industry ‘Adequately Capitalized’ Says Best, Despite Irene Losses

A.M. Best has begun an assessment of the potential financial impact Hurricane Irene’s passage through the Caribbean and up the East coast of the U.S. might have on the property/casualty industry in the U.S., Caribbean as well as the global …