RenaissanceRe Holdings News

RenaissanceRe Estimates Third Quarter Natural Catastrophe Losses of $155 Million

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it estimates losses from third quarter 2019 catastrophe events will have an estimated net negative impact of approximately $155 million on its third quarter 2019 results. The estimated losses include Typhoon Faxai and Hurricane Dorian, which …

RenaissanceRe Estimates Q3 Claims Costs of $155M from Natural Catastrophes

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it currently estimates that the cost of claims from third quarter 2018 catastrophe events will have an estimated net negative impact of approximately $155 million on its third quarter 2018 results. The estimated losses for these …

Oasis Loss Modelling Framework Offered Open Source, Free of Charge

Not-for-profit catastrophe modeling platform “Oasis Loss Modelling Framework” announced that all components of its catastrophe modeling software are now open source and downloadable from GitHub, free of charge. This step means that Oasis is making sophisticated catastrophe modeling more accessible …

MGA Boost Provides Insurtechs with Insurer Access, Backend Operations

Boost Insurance has nailed down a dedicated reinsurance facility to help support its B2B insurtech development platform. Nephila is leading the facility with participation from Markel Digital, the insurtech group within Markel Corp., and RenaissanceRe Holdings, Ltd. New York-based Boost …

S&P Lowers RenRe Holdings’ Ratings by One Notch on Competitive Pressures

S&P Global Ratings has lowered the long-term issuer credit rating on Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RNR) to “A-” from “A” and its long-term financial strength and issuer credit ratings on RNR’s core operating subsidiaries to “A+” from “AA-“. The outlook …

Hedge Funds Invest in Reinsurance Stocks on Expected Rate Hikes in 2018

Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in North America, filings showed on Wednesday. Hurricanes in the United States and the Caribbean in August and September are expected to …

RenaissanceRe Forms Special Purpose Insurer Fibonacci Re

Renaissance Reinsurance Ltd. announced the formation of Fibonacci Reinsurance Ltd., a special purpose insurer domiciled in Bermuda. Fibonacci Re was formed to provide collateralized capacity to Renaissance Reinsurance, the principal Bermuda-based reinsurance subsidiary of RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. Fibonacci Re, which …

RenaissanceRe Promotes Fraser and James in Finance Team

Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced several key leadership changes in its Finance function, effective Dec. 31, 2016. James (“Jamie”) C. Fraser has been named SVP, chief accounting officer, responsible for oversight of forecasting, planning and analysis; controls, financial reporting …

RenaissanceRe Syndicate Mgmt. Names Brennan as CEO, Murphy as Chairman

RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced that Hugh Brennan, currently finance director at RenaissanceRe Syndicate Management Ltd., will become RSM’s chief executive officer, effective for 2016. Brennan joined RenaissanceRe in Bermuda in 2009, subsequently moving to London and assuming a series of …

IRS Scrutiny of Offshore Tax Avoidance Repels Bids for Bermuda Reinsurers

The IRS’s scrutiny of tax avoidance in offshore locations has discouraged bidders from taking over reinsurers, potentially reducing the companies’ value. Montpelier Re Holdings Ltd. and Platinum Underwriters Holdings Ltd., both based in Bermuda, have each said in recent regulatory …