reinsurer News

SCOR Denies Press Rumors of Talks with PartnerRe

French reinsurer SCOR formally denied press claims that the group has been in merger discussions with PartnerRe or any other company. The SCOR statement, which was issued on Sept. 4, comes on the heels of a revelation on the same …

French Reinsurer SCOR Spurns $9.6B Acquisition Offer from Insurer Covea

French reinsurer SCOR SE spurned an 8.3-billion-euro ($9.6 billion) unsolicited takeover offer from its biggest shareholder, Covea, which said it’s still interested in pursuing a deal. SCOR shares climbed the most in almost a decade. Covea, a French mutual insurer …

AXIS Names Ventresca to New Position of Chief Strategy Officer

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Linda Ventresca has been appointed to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Reporting directly to president and CEO Albert Benchimol, Ventresca will be responsible for guiding the development of the company’s strategic …

Swiss Re Names Higginbotham as CEO Reinsurance EMEA, Succeeding Henchoz

Swiss Re announced that Russell Higginbotham has been appointed CEO Reinsurance EMEA and regional president EMEA and member of the group executive committee, effective Sept. 1, 2018. Higginbotham succeeds Jean-Jacques Henchoz, who has decided to leave Swiss Re to become …

Hannover Re’s CEO Wallin to Retire, Succeeded by Swiss Re’s Henchoz

Hannover Re announced that Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Wallin will retire following the company’s annual general meeting on May 8, 2019. He will be succeeded on that date by Jean-Jacques Henchoz (53), who has been appointed as a member of …

AXIS Re Appoints PartnerRe’s Pollak to New Role as Head of Product Center

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that Marcus Pollak has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Product Center for AXIS Re. Based in Zurich, Pollak will lead underwriting process and portfolio management activities for AXIS Re, and …

SoftBank Borrows $8B, Backed by Its Stake in Alibaba, Say Sources

SoftBank Group Corp. borrowed about $8 billion through a margin loan backed by its Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. stake as the Japanese technology giant aims to bolster its financial flexibility, according to people familiar with the matter. The loan, guaranteed …

Swiss Re CEO Manages Shareholder Expectations on SoftBank Investment: Opinion

Who wouldn’t want the attention of a billionaire like Masayoshi Son? The SoftBank founder is Japan’s third-richest man, with interests from ride-hailing app Uber to shared-office firm WeWork. So when he was reported to be eyeing a 25 percent stake …

Swiss Re Continues Talks with SoftBank Which Seeks Stake of Up to 10%

Billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp. is likely to take a stake of 10 percent or less in Swiss Re AG as it seeks to gain a foothold in the cash-rich reinsurance industry. The Swiss company’s shares fell as much …

Boornazian to Retire as Chairman of Aspen Re and CEO of Aspen Re, Americas

Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. announced that Brian Boornazian has decided to retire as chairman of its reinsurance segment, Aspen Re, and as chief executive officer of Aspen Re, Americas, with effect from the end of April. “I would like to …