Hannover Re News

8 Reinsurers Provide $897M Cover for Lloyd’s Central Fund with Aon as Placing Broker

Lloyd’s announced the marketplace has secured a five-year £650 million ($897 million) reinsurance cover for its Central Fund—a move that aims to protect against adverse tail risk, while supporting growth and bolstering the market’s balance sheet. The £650 million protection, …

Major Reinsurers Look to Exclude Coal from Treaty Policies, as Climate Pressure Grows

Major reinsurers have already pulled back from providing bespoke cover for coal projects as part of efforts to meet global climate change commitments, but now comes the hard part – finding ways to exclude coal from bulk-buy contracts, known as …

Insurance Development Forum Launches Project to Build Colombian Climate Resilience

The Insurance Development Forum (IDF), a public-private partnership led by the insurance industry and supported by international organizations, has launched a program to develop a parametric flood and earthquake product, as well as indemnity landslide protection in Colombia. The IDF, …

Insurer Tokio Marine Expects No Material Impact on 2021 Results from Greensill Collapse

TOKYO – Japanese insurer Tokio Marine Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it currently expects no material impact on its results for the fiscal year starting next month as a result of its exposure to the fallout of Greensill Capital’s collapse. …

Tokio Marine Faces Larger-Than-Expected Exposure to Greensill Capital Meltdown

Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. is facing a larger-than-expected exposure to the Greensill Capital meltdown after finding that reinsurance contracts intended to limit losses didn’t cover its unit that did the most business with Greensill. Tokio’s Australia Bond & Credit Co. …

Reinsurance Demand Rises, Along with Flight to Quality, Say Industry Experts

Not only has reinsurance buying increased, but there also has been a flight to quality reinsurers by ceding insurance companies, according to several reinsurers and brokers in recent webinars held in lieu of what would have been the reinsurance Rendez-Vous …

Catastrophe Losses Driven Higher by Secondary Perils – And Climate Change

Secondary perils, exacerbated by climate change, are driving catastrophe insurance losses, warn a growing chorus of reinsurers and brokers. Indeed, broker Aon reveals that more than 60% of 2020’s insured catastrophe losses of $54 billion have been caused by secondary …

Fitch’s Reinsurance Outlook Remains Negative, Despite Entry into Hard Market Phase

Fitch Ratings said yesterday its ratings outlook for companies in the global reinsurance sector will continue to remain negative as a result of hefty coronavirus claims and low interest rates. The good news for companies, however, is that the market …

Major Reinsurers Brace for Large Losses from Beirut Port Blast

Some of the world’s biggest reinsurers are bracing for potential losses running into tens of millions of euros after last week’s explosion that ravaged much of downtown Beirut. Property damage alone from the blast, which killed more than 150 people …

Hannover Re’s CFO Vogel to Retire, Succeeded by Jungsthöfel from HDI Global

After more than 30 years at Hannover Re, Chief Financial Officer Roland Vogel (60) will retire on Sept. 30, 2020. He will be succeeded by Clemens Jungsthöfel, currently chief financial officer of HDI Global SE. Jungsthöfel, in turn, will be …