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S&P Affirms Munich Re’s ‘AA-‘ Ratings, Reflecting Sufficient Capital for COVID-19 Crisis

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its “AA-” long-term issuer credit and financial strength ratings for Munich Re and its subsidiaries, with a stable outlook. The stable outlook reflects S&P’s view that Munich Re will maintain capital adequacy above the “AA” …

PartnerRe Taps Meyenhofer as CEO Specialty Lines, Haft as CEO Global Cat

PartnerRe announced that the company will change responsibilities in its executive leadership for Specialty Lines and will create the new role of CEO Global Cat. Effective June 1, Philippe Meyenhofer will be appointed CEO Specialty Lines. Currently CEO P&C EMEA …

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 …

Exor Plays Hardball with French Insurer Covéa as PartnerRe Deal Collapses: Opinion

Renege on a deal with the Agnellis and you can expect to pay for it. Scion John Elkann has refused to renegotiate the Italian family’s $9 billion sale of its reinsurance business after the buyer, French mutual Covéa, sought to …

French Mutual Covéa Scraps $9 Billion Purchase of PartnerRe from Exor

French insurer Covéa has walked away from its planned $9 billion purchase of PartnerRe, the Bermuda-based reinsurer owned by Exor, the holding firm of Italy’s Agnelli family, saying it could no longer buy under the terms of their agreement. The …

SCOR Global P&C Sees Price Increases of 6.6% During April Renewals

During the April reinsurance renewals, SCOR Global P&C said it grew gross premiums by 5.7% to €504 million, while benefiting from broadly improving market conditions as shown by a 6.6% overall increase in pricing. Asia-Pacific represents 57% of SCOR’s portfolio …

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 …

Munich Re Weighs Whether to Set Long-Term Profit Target of $3.3 Billion: Source

Munich Re is considering whether to set itself a long-term net income target of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) a year as the company seeks to match levels it regularly achieved until 2015. The reinsurer may announce such a plan …

Liberty Mutual Re Opens Office in Singapore, Appoints Leong from Aspen Re

Liberty Mutual Re (LM Re), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, announced it has opened an office in Singapore and appointed Annie Leong as regional underwriting manager for LM Re in Asia Pacific. “As LM Re continues to build out …

Munich Re Reports 36% Rise in Q2 Net Profit on Lower Claims from Major Losses

German reinsurer Munich Re on Wednesday reported a 36% rise in net profit in the second quarter, helped by low claims from major losses, and stuck to its forecast for 2019. Net profit was 993 million euros ($1.11 billion), up …