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MS Amlin AG to Rebrand as ‘MS Reinsurance’

MS Amlin AG announced it would rebrand this month to MS Reinsurance, which is a reflexion of parent company MS&AD’s commitment to building a leading, globally diversified reinsurer. The company said that MS Reinsurance clients will continue to benefit from …

AXIS Capital Launches Wholesale Division

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced that it has launched AXIS Wholesale, a new division dedicated specifically to servicing the wholesale market. The division is being led by Carlton Maner who has been appointed as CEO, AXIS Wholesale, reporting directly to …

Brazilian Reinsurer IRB Raises $228.9M in Share Offering

Brazilian reinsurer IRB Brasil Resseguros SA confirmed late on Thursday it had raised 1.2 billion reais ($228.9 million) in a share offering, after successive monthly losses led analysts to raise alerts on its capital sufficiency. The company priced its offering …

IRB Brasil Re Weighs New Share Offering After Warnings About Capital Adequacy

IRB Brasil Resseguros SA on Monday said it is considering a new capital increase to reinforce its financial structure, after market participants raised multiple alerts on the Brazilian reinsurer‘s capital sufficiency. The move would most likely be a fresh follow-on …

Munich Re’s Profit Slumps as It Takes $1 Billion Hit to Investment Portfolio

Munich Re’s profit slumped as the reinsurer took a hit of almost $1 billion to its investment portfolio in a volatile quarter for financial markets. The Munich-based company wrote down the value of its holdings by 908 million euros ($926 …

Floods, Storms Drive Global Insured Catastrophe Losses of US$38B in H1 2022: Swiss Re

A series of winter storms in Europe, record floods in Australia and South Africa as well as a high number of thunderstorms in the U.S. and Europe resulted in US$35 billion of insured losses from natural catastrophes in the first …

Reinsurer SCOR Reports H1 Loss of €239M Blamed on Ukraine War, Natural Disasters

Reinsurer SCOR reported a first half loss attributed to the war in Ukraine, natural catastrophes and the severe drought in Brazil. The H1 loss of €239 million (US$242.6 million), compares with net income of €380 million (US$385.8 million) reported during …

Ariel Re Sponsors 6 Bermudian Students for Summer Internship Program

Six Bermudian students will be learning about the global reinsurance industry this summer as part of an internship program with Ariel Re in Bermuda. The interns will learn about a variety of roles within the sector, including operations and finance, …

AXIS Exits Property Reinsurance to Focus on Specialty; Leadership Team Restructured

AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. announced it has completed the shift of AXIS Re from property reinsurance to focus instead on casualty, specialty, accident and health, and credit lines. With the refocus of AXIS Re, AXIS Re CEO Steve Arora will …

Africa Specialty Risks Increases Energy Portfolio’s Capacity to $38 Million

Africa Specialty Risks (ASR), the pan-African focused reinsurance group, announced its energy division’s capacity increased to $38 million, provided through its ongoing relationship with GIC Re and Peak Re. This follows 12 months of profitable underwriting results for ASR’s energy …