Reinsurance News

Aon Names Matson to Lead New Global Portfolio Broking Team

Andrew Matson has been named leader of Aon’s newly formed Global Portfolio Broking team – a Reinsurance Solutions unit. Aon said the unit “will build on the success of established pioneering facilities, while developing new facilities in line with client …

Rebranded Liberty Mutual Re Enters U.S. Marine Market, Launches in Italy

Liberty Specialty Markets has rebranded its reinsurance division as Liberty Mutual Re, begun writing marine business in the U.S. for the first time, and is opening for business in Italy. Scott Johnson, formerly with Munich Re, has been appointed to …

Momentum for Rate Hikes Dissipates During June/July Renewals: Willis Re Report

Momentum for rate increases on loss-free reinsurance accounts dissipated during the June/July property catastrophe renewals, and in some cases, pricing declined, according to a report published by Willis Re. For example, although most loss-free Florida property accounts were flat, some …

Reinsurance Capacity Remains Abundant for Mid-Year Renewals: Aon Benfield

Global reinsurer capital continued to rise in 2017, despite the US$136 billion in insured losses from natural catastrophes last year, according to a reinsurance market report published by Aon Benfield. Indeed, capital levels stood at US$605 billion at Dec. 31, …

April Reinsurance Renewals Continue Flat Pricing Seen in January: Willis Re Report

Reinsurance buyers were able to renew loss-free programs at broadly flat pricing levels during the April 1 renewals – continuing the trend seen at the January renewals, according to a Willis Re report. Pricing was dampened by the continued amounts …

Greenlight Capital Re Launches Innovation Unit

Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., a Cayman Islands-based specialist property and casualty reinsurance company, has launched an innovation unit called Greenlight Re Innovations. Headed by Greenlight Re’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Belfatti, the new unit will use technology, data and new …

Pool Re Extends Retrocession Program to $2.9B with Cyber Terrorism Now Covered

Pool Re announced it has renewed its retro program and extended the cover to include material damage and direct business interruption (BI) caused by acts of terrorism “using remote digital interference.” The renewed cover, brokered by Guy Carpenter, has been …

Peak Re to Get Capital Boost After Prudential Financial Buys 13.1% Stake: A.M. Best

A wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial Inc. (PFI) has signed definitive agreements to purchase a 13.1 percent stake in Peak Reinsurance Holdings Ltd., the sole shareholder of Hong Kong-based Peak Reinsurance Co. Ltd. Prior to the transaction, Fosun International …

Billionaire Chief of SoftBank Bets on Autonomously Driven World: Opinion

It has almost become a refrain: just what is Masayoshi Son up to? After plowing money into companies as diverse as Uber Technologies Inc., office rental specialist WeWork Cos Inc. and fintech lender SoFi, the billionaire chief of SoftBank Group …

From Bermuda to Switzerland, Reinsurers Lure Variety of Potential Investors

The $500 billion reinsurance industry is experiencing a flurry of deal talks. One reason: Companies are finally for sale as a rash of natural disasters has depressed valuations and a influx of competitors has made it harder to raise rates. …