China Re News

China Re Is Weighing Establishing U.S. Operation: Reuters

BEIJING, April 1 (Reuters) – China Reinsurance Group Corp said on Wednesday it will carefully consider its plan to set up a business entity in the United States, based on its global strategy and the implementation of Sino-U.S. phase one …

China Re Launches Renewable Energy Consortium for Offshore Wind Farms in China

China Re Corp. announced the launch of a renewable energy consortium at Lloyd’s, focused on project specific reinsurance for the construction and operation of offshore wind farms in mainland China. China Re’s Syndicate 2088 manages and co-leads the consortium along …

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 …

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 …

Russia’s Insurers May Need More State Bailouts, Says Insurance Association Chief

Russia’s banking crisis and a weak economy could spell more trouble for its insurance sector, requiring further state support following the bailout of top insurer Rosgosstrakh last year, the head of the country’s main insurance lobby said. Russia’s financial industry …

Tianjin Port Explosions to Cost Industry at Least $2 Billion: Insurer Filings

Insurer Talanx AG’s $122 million loss from port explosions at Tianjin, one of China’s worst industrial disasters, takes the net hit incurred by insurers across Europe, the U.S., Bermuda and Asia to almost $2 billion, according to filings by 26 …

China Re Will Sell Almost Half of $2B IPO to Cornerstone Investors

China Reinsurance (Group) Corp., the nation’s biggest reinsurer, will sell about half of its as much as $2 billion Hong Kong initial public offering to cornerstone investors. U.S.-based Prudential Financial Inc., China Life Insurance Co. and Macau casino executive Pansy …

China Re Wins Hong Kong Stock Exchange Approval for $2 Billion IPO

China Reinsurance Group Corp., the nation’s biggest reinsurer, received Hong Kong stock exchange approval for an initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter said. The Beijing-based company plans to seek about $2 billion in the share sale, said …

Aon Benfield Analytics Releases Lloyd’s Update; 2014 Performance Examined

Aon Benfield Analytics’ Market Analysis team has released its latest Lloyd’s Update report, which assesses the market’s 2014 financial performance and latest developments. Key findings in the report include: The Lloyd’s market began 2015 with 92 active syndicates and slightly …