Reinsurance News

For Third Point Re, COVID-19 Crisis Hurts, but It Celebrates 1st Underwriting Profit

Third Point Re reported a net loss of $183.6 million for the first quarter of 2020 due to COVID-19-related investment volatility – but the company still had big reasons to celebrate. For the first time since its inception in October …

Complex Financial Products Aren’t the Solution to Climate Change or Pandemic: Opinion

Almost exactly four years ago the World Bank announced a pioneering project, the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, designed to develop a new insurance market and protect the world’s poorest countries against deadly disease. The PEF, as it’s known, was supposed …

Court Nixes $64M Award Against Fireman’s Fund in Reinsurance Spat with Utica Mutual

A federal appellate court on Tuesday overturned a jury’s award of $64 million against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. for allegedly breaching the terms of a reinsurance agreement. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals found that Fireman’s Fund was not liable …

Global Reinsurers See Robust Capital Growth of 15% in 2019: Willis Re

Total capital dedicated to the global reinsurance industry measured US$605 billion at year-end 2019, reflecting robust 15% year-on-year growth, according to Willis Re’s latest Reinsurance Market Report. This was primarily driven by 2019’s strong investment market performance and was achieved …

Greenlight Re Decides Against Sale After Completing Strategic Review

Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd., the Cayman Islands-headquartered reinsurer, announced it has decided to continue with its existing business plan after completing a strategic review of transaction alternatives. Following a recommendation made by a special committee composed of independent directors, the …

Aon Enhances Reinsurer E-Trading Portal to Support Remote Working During Pandemic

Aon plc, the global re/insurance broker, has enhanced its reinsurer trading portal, ABConnect Placements, to electronically bind treaty placements with Lloyd’s of London and International Underwriting Association (IUA) insurers. The new bind feature enables Lloyd’s and the London company markets …

Rumbull Named Head of Willis Re Specialty in North America

Charles Rumball, currently executive vice president of Willis Re’s Specialty Reinsurance Division in Bermuda, is relocating to New York to assume the new role of head of Specialty for North America for Willis Re. Rumball brings considerable experience to his …

Fitch Revises Global Reinsurance Sector Outlook to Negative; Rating Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings announced a dimmer “sector outlook” for global reinsurers—changing it to negative from stable, pointing to increased concerns over COVID-19. Rating agencies like Fitch offer two types of outlooks for segments of the insurance and reinsurance markets—sector outlooks and …

P/C Insurers Score Low for Innovation, While Reinsurers Do Better: AM Best

In an initial test of its new innovation assessment scores, AM Best found that only 1 percent of rated property/casualty insurers merit scores high enough to categorize them as innovation leaders, according to a recent report. The special report, “AM …

Former Neon Exec Conway Joins TigerRisk’s Bermuda Reinsurance, Retro Teams

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based re/insurance broker, announced it has appointed Christopher Conway to a newly created senior role strategically positioned across both TigerRisk’s Reinsurance and Retro teams in Bermuda. Conway will report to Alex Bridges, partner and head …