coronavirus reinsurance News

Reinsurance Sector ‘Stable’ Despite Major Headwinds: AM Best

The tailwinds propelling the global reinsurance sector are sufficient impetus for the ratings agency AM Best to retain its stable outlook for the reinsurance industry, despite multiple challenges. During a virtual press briefing on Sunday, the ratings agency described the …

Major UK Ruling on Business Insurance for COVID-19 Claims Expected Tuesday

Insurers battered by coronavirus are about to find out how much worse the damage could get. A London court is set to rule Tuesday in a case involving about 370,000 policyholders, companies including Zurich Insurance Group AG and Hiscox Ltd. …

ACORD’s Innovation Tools Experiencing Soaring Reinsurance Demand

ACORD, the standard setting body for the global insurance industry, is experiencing a massive jump in global reinsurance and other industry interest in its digital products and services, CEO Bill Pieroni said. The increase comes as reinsurers and carriers, already …

Pricing Is Only Bright Spot in ‘Anemic’ Earnings Picture for Reinsurers: Moody’s

Even though investment returns rebounded from first-quarter levels during the second quarter of 2020, claims from COVID-19 created an “anemic earnings” picture for global reinsurers, Moody’s Investor Services says. In a new report on half-year earnings for the sector published …

Diverging Views: Is COVID a One-Off Catastrophe or Not?

While reinsurers are “open for business” and insurers and reinsurers are reporting the impacts of COVID-19 as a one-off catastrophe impacting earnings rather than capital, equity markets are viewing the situation differently, a financial analyst reported earlier this month. Speaking …