Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance News

MS Amlin Names Everest Re’s Carrier as Chief Underwriting Officer as 3 Step Down

MS Amlin Underwriting Limited, the Lloyd’s (re)insurer, has appointed Andrew Carrier to the new position of chief underwriting officer. Carrier will be responsible for managing all of MS AUL’s underwriting business, including the syndicate’s Reinsurance and Specialty Insurance divisions. He …

Japan Insurers Eye China Acquisitions in Continuation of Overseas Deal Spree

Japanese insurance companies have spent more than $50 billion on acquisitions over the past five years to become the world’s second-largest buyer of insurance assets, and the deals spree won’t be slowing down any time soon. The cashed-up insurers are …

Allianz Enters Formal Negotiations to Buy Malaysia Car Insurer: Sources

Allianz Malaysia Bhd. has been chosen to progress in talks to acquire Malaysia’s second-biggest car insurer after edging out Japanese rival Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., people with knowledge of the matter said. AmGeneral Insurance Bhd.’s owners have decided to enter …

Allianz, Mitsui Sumitomo Bidding for Malaysia’s 2d Biggest Car Insurer

Allianz Malaysia Bhd. and Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. have been shortlisted to proceed to the next round of bidding for AmGeneral Insurance Bhd., in a deal that could value Malaysia’s second-biggest car insurer at about $800 million, people with knowledge …

Insurers Begin to Offer Cryptocurrency Theft Cover, Tackling Risks of Growing Sector

Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business. So far only a few insurers sell such …

Fairfax Financial Sells Singapore Insurer to Mitsui Sumitomo for $1.6B

Fairfax Financial Holdings said it has successfully sold a Singapore insurer to Japan’s Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. for US$1.6 billion.The deal between the Toronto, Canada-based P/C insurance, reinsurance and investment management holding company, and Mitsui Sumitomo involves the sale of …

Allianz, AXA Bid for Rights to Sell Products via StanChart Outlets in Asia: Sources

Allianz SE, Europe’s biggest insurer, and France’s AXA SA were among first-round bidders for the rights to distribute general insurance products through Standard Chartered Plc outlets in Asia, according to people with knowledge of the matter. A unit of MS&AD …

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Completes Acquisition of ‘MS Amlin’

Lloyd’s of London insurer Amlin plc announced the completion of its acquisition by Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc., following receipt of regulatory and legal approvals. MSI has acquired the entire …

Lloyd’s Syndicates Join Forces to Help Emerging Markets Build Nat Cat Resilience

Eight Lloyd’s syndicates are joining forces to develop new solutions to help developing economies tackle underinsurance and improve their resilience against the economic impact of natural catastrophes. Emerging economies across Latin America, Africa, and Asia currently contribute 40 percent to …