Mexico earthquakes News

Reinsurance Sector’s Share of Hurricane, Quake Losses Is $20B-$25B: A.M. Best

Cumulative net catastrophe losses for reinsurance companies from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, along with the Mexico earthquakes, are between $20 billion-$25 billion out of an overall industry loss of $90 billion, according to calculations issued by A.M. Best. “We …

Argo and Aspen Issue Loss Estimates for Q3 Natural Catastrophes

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. and Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. have issued their third quarter catastrophe loss estimates, primarily related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as the earthquakes in Mexico City. Argo, the Bermuda-based specialty insurance and …

Q3 Catastrophe Losses Will Bring Rate Hikes by London Market Insurers: Fitch

Catastrophe losses from the recent U.S. hurricanes and Mexican earthquakes will lead to price rises on London market insurers’ loss-affected lines and could also affect wider market pricing trends, according to Fitch Ratings in a new report. The total industry …

More Re/Insurers Issue Their Q3 Natural Catastrophe Loss Estimates

The third quarter natural catastrophe loss estimates continue to rise, as more insurers and reinsurers weigh in with their loss totals from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and the Mexico earthquakes. The latest companies to provide estimates include: AXIS Capital …

Prevalent, Discredited Building Technique Raised Mexico’s Quake Deaths: Engineers

Warm lighting would enhance the wood floors’ natural glow, the developer promised, so when all the custom lightbulbs burnt out, Anahi Abadia and her husband grudgingly drove to Home Depot to replenish supplies for their chic new flat in southern …

XL Group Estimates $1.48B in Q3 Natural Catastrophe Losses

XL Group Ltd. announced its preliminary estimate of net losses of approximately $1.48 billion from third quarter natural catastrophes. Included within that figure is $1.33 billion in losses relating to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, the company said, noting that …

Q3 2017 Likely to Be One of Costliest for Natural Disasters: Aon Report

The third quarter of 2017 is likely to break a new record as one of the costliest quarters for natural catastrophes, according to Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team. “The month of September was exceptionally busy and marked …

Partner Re, RenRe & Third Point Re Estimate Q3 Natural Catastrophe Losses

Three more reinsurers released their initial loss estimates from third quarter natural catastrophes, which include Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the Mexico City earthquake. PartnerRe Ltd. estimates combined catastrophe losses of approximately $475 million (pre-tax, net of retrocession and …

UPDATE 2: Global Re/Insurers Estimate Price Tag of Q3 Hurricanes & Quakes

Losses from Hurricane Maria and other recent 2017 natural catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, have led global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings. Below are statements from insurers and reinsurers in …

Economic Costs of Mexico’s Earthquake Could Surpass $2B

President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday [Sept. 27] that preliminary accounting of the damage caused by the two big earthquakes that hit Mexico this month could cost upward of $2 billion (38.1 billion pesos). Pena Nieto stressed that damage assessments …