Reinsurers News

Shareholders of Singapore Reinsurer ACR Capital Eyeing Sale: Sources

ACR Capital Holdings Pte shareholders are considering reviving a sale of the Singapore reinsurer, less than a year after a deal with Chinese buyers fell apart, people familiar with the matter said. The company’s owners, which include Temasek Holdings Pte …

Cyber Reinsurers Aim to Master the Dangers of Global Accumulation

Cyber insurance is a market with enormous growth potential – but one that also has the potential to become a costly, worldwide event in a matter of seconds. Unlike natural catastrophes, cyber isn’t limited to geographic regions. It’s a risk …

Is the Reinsurance Cycle Dead or Just Dormant? Executives Discuss New Realities

Many reinsurance executives have been left scratching their heads in surprise after last year’s natural catastrophes, which cost a whopping $100 billion but ended up having very little impact on rates. The insurance and reinsurance market isn’t behaving as it …

India Refinery Cancels Iran Oil Imports to Keep Insurance Cover as Sanctions Loom

India’s Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United States against Iran go into effect, three sources familiar with the issue said. Iran’s Naftiran Intertrade Co. Ltd., …

GC Genesis, Guy Carpenter’s Insurer-Insurtech Matchmaker, Aims to Prevent Bad Relationships

Insurtech is often touted as the cure that will solve the insurance industry’s inefficient and antiquated processes – from distribution, to underwriting, to claims. While many insurers want to investigate the benefits of insurtech partnerships, most don’t have the first …

Bermuda Market to Stay Key Reinsurance Hub Despite U.S. Tax Reform: A.M. Best

Bermuda will continue to be a key international hub for reinsurance despite being challenged in recent years, most recently by tax reform in the United States, which fundamentally changed how multinational entities are taxed. How the territory’s market has responded …

Munich Re to Stop Investing in Coal-Related Business, Insuring New Coal-Fired Plants

Munich Re, the world’s biggest reinsurer, will stop investing in bonds and shares of companies that generate more than 30 percent of their sales with coal-related business, its chief executive said, caving to pressure from investors. “In the individual risk …

Swiss Re Weighs IPO for UK Closed-Bood Business; Pricing Pressures Hit Earnings

Pricing pressure in the reinsurance industry weighed on Swiss Re’s first-half earnings, overshadowing a drop in natural-catastrophe claims. The company said it’s exploring an initial public offering for its U.K. closed-book business. Swiss Re’s net income fell to $1 billion …

S&P Probes If Reinsurers Are Ready for Another Year of Active Natural Disasters

After global insured natural catastrophe losses hit record highs in 2017, will reinsurers be able to withstand another year of active natural catastrophes? S&P Global Ratings indicates that while reinsurers are entering this year’s hurricane season with robust earnings and …

India’s HPCL Cancels Iran Oil Purchase After Insurer Refuses to Provide Cover: Sources

India’s Hindustan Petroleum Corp. (HPCL) canceled the purchase of an Iranian oil cargo earlier this month after its insurance company refused to provide coverage for the crude because of U.S. sanctions, three sources with knowledge of the matter said. HPCL, …