ReAssure News

Swiss Re to Report $1.1 Billion Loss During First Half on Hit from COVID-19

Reinsurance company Swiss Re said on Wednesday that claims and reserves of $2.5 billion related to COVID-19 will lead to a net first half loss of about $1.1 billion. The company, which reported the loss ahead of its regularly planned …

Swiss Re’s Chief Underwriting Officer Schmid Is Stepping Down, Succeeded by Léger

Swiss Re announced the appointment of Thierry Léger as the group chief underwriting officer, effective Sept. 1, 2020. At the same time, the reinsurer announced it is restructuring its life businesses. Léger succeeds Edouard (Edi) Schmid, who has decided to …

Swiss Re Reports Q1 Loss of $225M as Impact of COVID-19 Crisis Begins to Hit

Reinsurer Swiss Re swung into a net loss in the first quarter of 2020 as the impact of the coronavirus outbreak began to bite, it said on Thursday. The Zurich-based company booked a hit of $476 million for anticipated and …

Swiss Re to Sell U.K. Insurer ReAssure to Phoenix Group for $4.3B in Cash, Shares

Swiss Re announced an agreement to sell its U.K. life subsidiary ReAssure Group plc to Phoenix Group Holdings plc. As part of the agreement, which values ReAssure at £3.25 billion ($4.3 billion), Swiss Re will receive a cash payment of …

Swiss Re Postpones $4B ReAssure IPO, Citing Weak Investor Demand

Reinsurance group Swiss Re suspended plans for a $4.1 billion initial public offering of British life insurer ReAssure on the day it was set to start trading in London, citing weak demand from institutional investors. The cancellation comes as global …

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 …

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 …

Swiss Re Appoints Hodges as CEO at ReAssure to Lead on Expected IPO

As part of the preparation towards a potential initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure, Swiss Re announced it has appointed Mark Hodges, currently chief executive officer of Centrica Consumer division, as new CEO of ReAssure beginning in March 2019. The …