retrocessional market News

Former Neon Exec Conway Joins TigerRisk’s Bermuda Reinsurance, Retro Teams

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based re/insurance broker, announced it has appointed Christopher Conway to a newly created senior role strategically positioned across both TigerRisk’s Reinsurance and Retro teams in Bermuda. Conway will report to Alex Bridges, partner and head …

January 2020 Reinsurance Renewals Varied Significantly, Brokers Say

The January 2020 reinsurance renewals saw significant variation in pricing and capacity depending on geography, line of business, cedents’ loss record and client relationships, according to two reports published by brokers Guy Carpenter and Willis Re. Indeed, the market demonstrated …

Reinsurers’ Earnings to Be Hit After 3rd Year of Major Claims: AM Best

Reinsurers’ earnings are likely to see further erosion in 2019 after another year of major catastrophe losses, which is prolonging the positive momentum for reinsurance pricing, according to AM Best. “Three consecutive years of severe losses, dwindling favorable reserve development …

Markel Hires Slade from Hamilton Capital as President of New ILS Fund, Lodgepine

Markel Corp. announced it has hired Brenton “Brent” Slade as president of Lodgepine Capital Management Ltd., its new retrocessional insurance linked securities (ILS) fund based in Bermuda. Slade comes to Lodgepine from Hamilton Capital Partners, where he had been senior …

Markel Launches Bermuda Retrocessional ILS Platform, Lodgepine Capital Management

Markel Corp. announced the launch of Lodgepine Capital Management Ltd., its new retrocessional Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) fund manager in Bermuda, together with a reinsurance company, Lodgepine Re. Lodgepine’s initial product offering will be the Lodgepine Fund, a property catastrophe …

Many Reinsurers Take Increased Catastrophe Risks as Rates Harden: S&P

Some global reinsurers have chosen to stop retrenching from catastrophe risks, deciding instead to take advantage of higher premium rates and increase their exposure, according to S&P Global Ratings. Although risk discipline is likely to prevail, global reinsurers’ greater exposure …

TigerRisk Adds Retro Specialist Hughes from Aon to London Retro Team

TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based insurance and reinsurance broker, announced it has appointed Jonathan Hughes as partner. Hughes will report to Alex Bridges, head of TigerRisk’s Retro Team, and will work in TigerRisk’s London office. Hughes joins TigerRisk from …

Guy Carpenter Launches Unit Offering Retrocession Services to Asia-Pacific Clients

Guy Carpenter & Co. has launched a new unit offering dedicated retrocession services to clients in the Asia Pacific region called GC Asia Pacific Retro. GC Asia Pacific Retro provides a wide range of retrocession property solutions, linking with Guy …

Excess Capacity Continues to Drive Rate Cuts at June Renewals: JLT Re Report

Reinsurance rates fell for the sixth consecutive year at the June 1, 2017 renewals, according to a market commentary published by JLT Re. JLT Re cited its Risk-Adjusted Florida Property-Catastrophe (ROL) Index which fell by 5.1 percent this year. This …

Reinsurers May Reassess Cat Exposures When Normal Claims Levels Return: S&P

Most global reinsurers have been able to maintain underwriting discipline despite the ongoing soft market, but there is a danger that their profits could be hit if the current benign period of natural catastrophes returns to normal levels, according to …