MS&AD Insurance Group News

Japan’s Largest Insurers Take Another Hit from Typhoon Losses

A string of powerful typhoons that struck Japan has left scars on the country’s non-life insurers, with industry giants likely forced to pay a combined $8 billion in insurance payments in the current fiscal year that ends in March. Japan’s …

Swiss Re’s UK Unit ReAssure to Be Valued at up to $4.2B in IPO

UK life assurance business ReAssure will be valued at up to 3.3 billion pounds ($4.2 billion) when it floats on the London Stock Exchange, its largest shareholder Swiss Re said on Thursday. Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurance company, set …

Swiss Re’s UK Unit, ReAssure, Gets Ready for IPO in July

Swiss Re AG confirmed that its U.K.-based ReAssure Group Plc unit intends to undertake an initial public offering, giving the business firepower to expand its closed life and pension business. The company is expected to begin trading in London in …

Swiss Re Plans IPO of $4.5 Billion UK Subsidiary ReAssure

Swiss Re is pressing ahead with plans to float its $4.5 billion UK life insurance business in London to put it under a more favorable regulatory regime and give it easier access to capital to fund its expansion. ReAssure, Britain’s …

Fitch Upgrades Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to ‘A+’

Fitch Ratings has upgraded the insurer financial strength (IFS) ratings of Japanese insurer Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance to “A+” (Strong) from “A”. Fitch also affirmed MSI’s issuer default rating (IDR) of “A” and the rating on its subordinated debt at “A-“. …

Japan Insurance Group MS&AD to Raise Stake in Swiss Re’s UK Unit ReAssure

Japanese insurance group MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (MS&AD) has agreed to increase its minority stake in ReAssure, Swiss Re’s UK closed life book consolidator, by making an additional cash investment of £315 million ($398.7 million). The transaction, which is subject …

Japanese Typhoons Put Downward Pressure on Creditworthiness of Insurers: S&P

The recent run of large natural disasters to hit Japan likely has put downward pressure on the creditworthiness of the nation’s three largest non-life insurance groups, according to S&P Global Ratings in a market briefing. Following July’s heavy rains, Typhoon …

Swiss Re Weighs IPO for UK Closed-Book Business; Pricing Pressures Hit Earnings

Pricing pressure in the reinsurance industry weighed on Swiss Re’s first-half earnings, overshadowing a drop in natural-catastrophe claims. The company said it’s exploring an initial public offering for its U.K. closed-book business. Swiss Re’s net income fell to $1 billion …

Beale to Succeed Philipps as CEO of MS Amlin

MS Amlin announced that Simon Beale, MS Amlin’s chief underwriting officer, will succeed Charles Philipps as CEO on April 1, 2018. With immediate effect Simon Beale will become deputy CEO, James Illingworth will become chief underwriting officer and Martyn Rodden …

Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Management, Air Centurion to Cover Aviation & Aerospace Risks

Mitsui Sumitomo Marine Management, Inc. (MSMM) and MS Amlin plc, its sister company, have formed a new partnership with Air Centurion to write the U.S.-based aviation and aerospace accounts for Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company of America, complimenting a portfolio written …