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Willis Re Taps Buxton from Allianz as Managing Director, Int’l Customized Reinsurance

Willis Re, the reinsurance subsidiary of Willis Towers Watson, announced the appointment of Simon Buxton as managing director of its International Customised Reinsurance practice, which focuses on non-traditional reinsurance. Buxton will focus on providing structured solutions across all the company’s …

Beazley and RenaissanceRe Launch Cyber Catastrophe Cover Backed by Capital Markets

Specialist insurer Beazley and reinsurer RenaissanceRe have jointly launched a product that provides Beazley with additional catastrophe cover for cyber events. The majority of the security behind the deal will be provided by capital market sources structured by RenaissanceRe. This …

January 2020 Reinsurance Renewals Varied Significantly, Brokers Say

The January 2020 reinsurance renewals saw significant variation in pricing and capacity depending on geography, line of business, cedents’ loss record and client relationships, according to two reports published by brokers Guy Carpenter and Willis Re. Indeed, the market demonstrated …

Global Reinsurers See Promising Green Shoots in 2019 with ‘Hardening’ Pricing: S&P

Following disappointing reinsurance pricing increases in 2018 and early 2019, it seemed that no amount of catastrophe losses would be sufficient to harden the overall market. However, during this year’s April and June renewals, reinsurers saw some green shoots, with …

Insurance Linked Securities Market Grows to $93B in 2018: Willis Re

Growth of the insurance linked securities (ILS) market reached $93 billion in 2018, up from $88 billion during the prior year, according to the new ILS Market Update from Willis Re, the reinsurance division of Willis Towers Watson. In the …

PIMCO and Allianz Partner to Launch Insurance Linked Securities Business

PIMCO, the Newport Beach, Calif.-based fixed income investment manager, has hired Rick Pagnani from Mt. Logan Re as executive vice president, to lead the launch of the firm’s property and casualty insurance linked securities (ILS) business. The ILS market, which …

Jan. 1 Renewals Saw ‘Muted Impact’ from 2018’s Catastrophes: Guy Carpenter

The overall impact of catastrophe losses on property rates was muted at the Jan. 1, 2019 reinsurance renewals, but the fourth highest annual catastrophe loss year on record did create questions over pricing adequacy, underwriting strategy and the amount of …

Global Reinsurance Capital Is Resilient Despite Losses of $230B over 2 Years: Aon

Global reinsurance capital – comprising traditional and alternative capital – fell 2 percent in 2018 to US$595 billion from $605 billion in 2017, remaining resilient in the face of insured natural catastrophe losses of $230 billion over the two-year period, …

Liberty Mutual Again Taps Capital Markets Via Reinsurance Sidecar, Limestone Re

Liberty Mutual has once again directly tapped capital markets’ reinsurance capacity via the Bermuda collateralized reinsurance sidecar, Limestone Re Ltd. Limestone Re provides approximately $150 million of collateralized reinsurance capacity for Liberty’s U.S. property catastrophe program, as well as its …

Neon Sponsors 2nd ILS Transaction via UK Transformer Vehicle NCM Re

Neon announced it successfully has raised third party capital to support its second insurance linked securities (ILS) transaction through its UK-based transformer vehicle, NCM Re. This marks the first reinsurance renewal under the UK’s nascent regulatory regime for alternative capital …