Articles by Patrick Winters and Taiga Uranaka

Tokio Marine Faces Larger-Than-Expected Exposure to Greensill Capital Meltdown

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. is facing a larger-than-expected exposure to the Greensill Capital meltdown after finding that reinsurance contracts intended to limit losses didn’t cover its unit that did the most business with Greensill. Tokio’s Australia Bond & Credit Co. …

Credit Suisse Freezes More Supply Chain Finance Funds as Greensill Scandal Widens

Credit Suisse Group AG froze four more funds that invested in the bank’s $10 billion supply chain finance strategy, adding to the widening scandal surrounding the bank’s exposure to Lex Greensill’s failed empire. The additional funds have about $1.2 billion …

Credit Suisse Shuts Humbolt Re and Kelvin Re After Investor Withdrawals

Credit Suisse Group AG is winding down two reinsurance vehicles with assets of about $2 billion after key investors moved their funds out. Humboldt Re and Kelvin Re, which use money from institutional clients to reinsure natural catastrophes and other …

Swiss Re, Zurich Insurance in Talks with Swiss Regulator About Coronavirus Impact

Switzerland’s top insurance companies are in talks with the financial regulator about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on their capital buffers and their business, according to people familiar with the matter. The watchdog contacted Swiss Re AG, Zurich Insurance …

Zurich Sees Hardening Rates, Improving Terms – in Market Not Seen Since 2002

Zurich Insurance Group AG expects to have more power to increase commercial insurance rates than it has seen in almost two decades as a shortage of supply and high natural catastrophe payouts help reverse declining premiums. “The last time this …

Zurich Insurance Expects to Beat Targets as It Enters Final Stretch of Turnaround

Zurich Insurance Group AG said it expects to beat all its financial targets for the 2017-2019 period as the global insurer enters the the final stretch of a three-year turnaround. “In 2016, we gave ourselves ambitious targets and we launched …

Boeing 737 Max Crashes Could Cost European Insurers $450 Million

Europe’s biggest insurers are on the hook for as much as $450 million from a pair of airline crashes involving Boeing Co. 737 Max planes. Munich Re reckons it could pay 150 million euros ($168 million), an estimate that Chief …

Swiss Re to Post ‘Large’ Q3 Losses from Italy Bridge Collapse, Natural Disasters

Swiss Re AG said it will post relatively “large” losses from claims in the third quarter, as man-made disasters including the collapse of a bridge in Italy add to damage from storms. Natural disaster claims, mainly from Japan and North …

Talks End without Softbank Stake in Swiss Re; Swiss Re Still Open to Other Investors

Swiss Re AG said it would continue to welcome an anchor investor after Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. ended its pursuit of a stake in the world’s second-largest reinsurer. The collapsed talks mark the end of nearly four months of …

SoftBank Talks Over Buying Stake in Swiss Re Stalled: Bloomberg

Talks between billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. and Swiss Re AG about buying a stake in the world’s second-biggest reinsurer have come to a standstill, people familiar with the matter said. The two sides disagree on the price and …