Reinsurance News

Howden Group Invests $84M to Support Its Treaty Reinsurance MGA, Tamesis DUAL

Howden Group Holdings announced an investment of $84 million in support of Tamesis DUAL Ltd., the reinsurance division of DUAL Group, the world’s largest international MGA. This additional capacity has been in place since Jan. 1, 2021 and the capital …

RenaissanceRe Creates Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategic Areas

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced three strategic focus areas as part of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy: Promoting Climate Resilience; Closing the Protection Gap; and Inducing Positive Societal Change. More information can be found on RenaissanceRe’s new ESG …

Canopius Re Receives License in Bermuda to Operate as Class 4 Reinsurer

Canopius announces its Bermuda-based reinsurance company Canopius Reinsurance Ltd. has been granted a Class 4 reinsurer license by the Bermuda Monetary Authority. The reclassification will significantly extend Canopius Re’s scope, enabling it to increase gross written premiums and write more …

Abundant Capital Led to Moderated Price Hikes During January Renewals: Carpenter

Price increases at the Jan. 1, 2021 reinsurance renewals were moderated compared to initial expectations as a result of abundant capital levels and an increased willingness on the part of reinsurers to deploy capacity in several sectors, according to reinsurance …

CNA Transfers $690M of Excess Workers’ Compensation Business to Enstar Subsidiary

Commercial lines insurer CNA Financial Corp. and Enstar on Dec. 30, 2020 said they had reached an agreement to have a subsidiary of Enstar reinsure a legacy portfolio of excess workers’ compensation policies, representing $690 million in prior-year loss reserves. …

Aviation Reinsurance Rates Rise by as Much as 250% in January Renewals: Willis Re

Aviation reinsurance rates rose by up to 250% at the key Jan. 1 renewal date, broker Willis Re said in a report on Monday, with the market still reeling from the impact of Boeing 737 MAX crashes two years ago. …

Ribadeau-Dumas to Succeed Kessler as CEO of SCOR

The SCOR board of directors has unanimously chosen BenoĆ®t Ribadeau-Dumas as the next chief executive officer of SCOR, succeeding Denis Kessler, SCOR’s current chairman and CEO. With effect from Jan. 1, 2021, Ribadeau-Dumas will become deputy chief executive officer of …

Credit Suisse Shuts Humbolt Re and Kelvin Re After Investor Withdrawals

Credit Suisse Group AG is winding down two reinsurance vehicles with assets of about $2 billion after key investors moved their funds out. Humboldt Re and Kelvin Re, which use money from institutional clients to reinsure natural catastrophes and other …

AM Best Assigns ‘A-‘ Rating to Newly Formed Conduit Reinsurance Ltd.

AM Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating of “a-” to Conduit Reinsurance Ltd., with a stable outlook. The ratings reflect Conduit Re’s balance sheet strength, which AM Best categorizes as …

Global Reinsurance Sector Receives ‘Stable’ Market Outlook as Rates Keep Hardening

The outlook of the global reinsurance sector is “stable,” which is mainly a reflection of hardening pricing conditions and tighter terms and conditions, according to AM Best and Fitch Ratings in two reports. AM Best said the market has seen …