Chaucer News

Kovrr Develops Open Framework for Measuring Catastrophic Cyber Risk

Kovrr, a cyber risk modeling company, announced it has developed an easy-to-use open framework to measure and understand catastrophic cyber risk exposure. The CRA-Zones™ framework defines the minimal elements needed to provide a view of cyber risk aggregations, allows for …

Parametric Insurance Could Offer Hotels Relief from Coronavirus Cancellations

Organizers of events called off because of the coronavirus are likely to miss out on insurance payouts because typical policies do not cover epidemic outbreaks. Hotels hit by cancellations may fare better. That is because a new type of insurance …

Chaucer Partners with Artificial Labs to Offer ‘Next Generation’ U/W Platform

Chaucer, the London-based specialty re/insurance group, announced a new partnership with London-based insurtech Artificial Labs to deliver a next generation underwriting platform for high-volume specialty products. The partnership will provide a smarter and more efficient underwriting service to brokers and …

Chaucer Names 3 U.S. Property Executives

Specialty insurer Chaucer announced the appointment of Chance Gilliland as head of U.S. Property Insurance, Mel Smart as head of International Property Facultative and Michael Johnston as deputy class underwriter, International Property Binders. As Head of U.S. Property Insurance, Gilliland …

SkyWatch.AI Launches On-Demand Drone Insurance in UK, Underwritten by Chaucer

SkyWatch.AI, the on-demand, telematics-based insurance platform, has launched in the United Kingdom following last year’s launch in the United States. SkyWatch.AI’s UK policies will be underwritten by specialty insurance and reinsurance group Chaucer. SkyWatch.AI is offered by on-demand, usage-based specialized …

Chubb, Hiscox, Tokio, Other Lloyd’s Underwriters Form Innovation Facility to Insure Emerging Risks

A group of Lloyd’s underwriters has launched a new facility with £53 million ($67.5 million) of capacity that is designed to speed up re/insurance product development for new and emerging risks. The Product Innovation Facility is led by senior underwriters …

China Re Completes Purchase of Chaucer Holdings from Hanover Insurance

China Reinsurance (Group) Corp. announced it has completed the 100 percent equity acquisition of Chaucer Holdings Ltd. — the major portion of Hanover Insurance Group’s Lloyd’s international specialty business. The acquisition of Chaucer Insurance Co. DAC (Chaucer Dublin) and Hanover …

JBA Risk Management Launches India Crop Model for Re/Insurers as El Niño Looms

JBA Risk Management (JBA), the UK-based modeling firm, has launched an India crop catastrophe model for the re/insurance market. More commonly known for flood maps and models, JBA collaborated with Chaucer through its office in Singapore to develop this probabilistic …

Hanover Insurance May Follow Chaucer Sale with Talent Hiring, Acquisition

The Hanover Insurance Group could use some of the $950 million it will make from selling its Chaucer international specialty business to fuel organic growth, pursue select acquisitions and hire top talent from rivals, President and CEO John Roche told …

Hanover Insurance to Sell Specialty Unit Chaucer to China Re for $950 Million

The Hanover Insurance Group has agreed to sell Chaucer, its Lloyd’s-focused international specialty business, to China Reinsurance Group Corp. for total proceeds of $950 million. The Hanover had indicated in March it was considering selling Chaucer. The insurer said the …