Everest Re News

Everest Re Estimates Third Quarter 2020 Catastrophe Losses of $300 Million

Everest Re Group Ltd. is estimating pre-tax net catastrophe losses of $300 million for the third quarter 2020. The estimate includes the impact of Hurricanes Laura, Isaias and Sally, wildfires in California and Oregon, and other events including the Midwest …

Zaffino Exits Everest to Join Ascot as Group President

Ascot has announced the appointment of Jonathan M. Zaffino as group president. He will oversee the organization’s U.S. and Bermuda platforms and will also have executive responsibility for Ethos Specialty, a managing general underwriter in the U.S. market. Zaffino has …

Everest Re Taps NewRe’s Klinger as Head of Continental Europe, Succeeding Knipper

Everest Re Group Ltd. has announced that Artur Klinger will join the Everest Reinsurance Division during mid-to-late 2020 as managing director of Continental Europe, succeeding Stephan Knipper who will retire after 33 years in the industry. Klinger joins Everest Re …

Everest Re Group Estimates Q3 Catastrophe Losses of $280 Million

Everest Re Group Ltd. announced a preliminary pre-tax catastrophe loss estimate for the third quarter of 2019 in the amount of $280 million. This amount is net of reinsurance recoveries and reinstatement premiums, said Everest Re, noting that net of …

Chubb Promotes Ortega to President, Overseas, as Andrade Moves to Top Everest Role

Chubb Ltd. has appointed Juan Luis Ortega as executive vice president, Chubb Group, and president, Overseas General Insurance. He succeeds Juan Andrade, who is leaving Chubb to take the role of president and chief executive officer of Everest Re. Everest …

Everest Re Group CEO Addesso to Retire at End of 2019

The Board of Directors of Everest Re Group Ltd. has been informed by its President and Chief Executive Officer Dominic J. Addesso that he will retire at the end of his contract term on Dec. 31, 2019. As a result, …

Everest Re and Argo Report Net Catastrophe Loss Estimates for Q3 2018

Everest Re Group Ltd. and Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. announced their preliminary pre-tax catastrophe loss estimates for the third quarter, ended Sept. 30, 2018. Bermuda-based Everest Re’s estimated catastrophe loss was $240 million, net of reinsurance. The estimate includes …

New Cyber Insurance Package Protects Hedge Funds’ Trade Secrets and Fees

Hedge funds can spend years crafting a trading algorithm or a strategy to keep ahead of competitors. A Stone Point Capital-backed insurance broker is offering to help protect those trade secrets, and their fees, from a cyber attack. Alliant Insurance …

A Tale of Two Floridas: Hurricane Irma’s Belated Impact on Reinsurers

Reinsurers expressed different views of loss developments related to Hurricane Irma, when executives reviewed the impact of the Florida event on second-quarter earnings reports earlier this month. Everest Re was among those negatively impacted, with a preannounced net reserve charge …

Everest Re Expects Q1 Catastrophe Losses of $100M on Rising California Wildfire Claims

Everest Re Group Ltd. estimates it will incur $100 million of catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance recoverables and reinstatement premiums, in the first quarter of 2018, largely arising from the California wildfires and related events. Everest said its original loss …