RenaissanceRe News

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 modelling more accessible …

AIR Worldwide, RenaissanceRe Collaborate to Develop Casualty Catastrophe Model

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide (AIR) announced it is collaborating with RenaissanceRe, a global re/insurer, as part of a joint effort to enhance the industry’s modeling of long-tail casualty risk. “Since our inception, RenaissanceRe has been at the forefront of …

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 …

RenaissanceRe to Buy Minority Stake in Run-Off Firm Catalina Holdings

RenaissanceRe will pick up a minority stake in Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd., a long-term manager of legacy runoff P/C insurance and reinsurance businesses. Neither side is disclosing financial terms. RenaissanceRe will pursue the investment through its subsidiary RenaissanceRe Ventures Ltd. …

Insurance Protection Gap Is Growing Global Problem; Swiss Re, RenRe & WTW Comment

The insurance protection gap. It’s a phrase that will be increasingly heard over the coming years – because it is getting bigger. The protection gap is the difference between insured losses and economic losses, or uninsured losses. The protection gap …

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 …

Partner Re, RenRe & Third Point Re Estimate Q3 Natural Catastrophe Losses

Three more reinsurers released their initial loss estimates from third quarter natural catastrophes, which include Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and the Mexico City earthquake. PartnerRe Ltd. estimates combined catastrophe losses of approximately $475 million (pre-tax, net of retrocession and …

UPDATE 2: Global Re/Insurers Estimate Price Tag of Q3 Hurricanes & Quakes

Losses from Hurricane Maria and other recent 2017 natural catastrophes, including Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the Mexico City earthquakes and other events, have led global insurers and reinsurers to issue profit warnings. Below are statements from insurers and reinsurers in …

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 …

RenRe Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer to Leave, Succeeded by Brosnan & Dutt

RenaissanceRe Holdings said that its chief investment officer and treasurer will be leaving the Bermuda-based reinsurer in the 2017 first quarter. Two people will take over his responsibilities. Todd Fonner, who also has the title of senior vice president, will …