RSA Insurance News

Insurer RSA Reports 15% Drop in H1 Operating Profit on Winter Weather Claims

Icy roads and frozen pipes due to bad weather in Canada and Britain hit insurer RSA’s first-half operating profit on Thursday, though results were in line with analyst forecasts. General insurer RSA, best known in Britain for its More Than …

Riley Appointed Head of RSA’s Operation in Dubai International Financial Centre

International insurer RSA has appointed Chris Riley as senior executive officer for RSA’s operation in the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). Riley has held this position on an interim basis since May and was previously RSA’s marine hub leader, DIFC …

Allianz’ CEO Seeks Big M&A – But He Doesn’t Want to Pay for It: Opinion

The CEO of Europe’s biggest insurer is up for a big deal. He just doesn’t want Allianz SE to pay for it. Oliver Baete is going to find it hard to have his cake and eat it. Three years into …

Allianz Eyes M&A Targets Zurich, Hartford, QBE, Argo and More After Missing Out on XL

A $94 billion financial behemoth is keeping the market on tenterhooks about its next move. Europe’s largest insurer, Allianz SE, is in the early stages of evaluating a variety of potential acquisition targets as deal-hungry Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete …

UK’s RSA Insurance Posts Above-Forecast Profit of $920.2M in 2017

Even higher payouts for RSA shareholders are likely in 2018, chief executive Stephen Hester said on Thursday after the company posted an above-forecast 2017 operating profit and boosted its dividend by 23 percent. Analysts had been looking for a special …

Ryan Specialty Group Agrees to Buy UK P&I MGA Lodestar Marine from Tawa

Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire London-based Lodestar Marine Ltd., an MGA in the protection & indemnity (P&I) fixed premium marine market, from Tawa Associates Ltd.* Lodestar’s operations will become part of …

RSA Taps Swiss Re’s Buckle to Lead Global Risk Solutions; Gibbs Promoted to Head Commercial Risk Solutions

RSA’s UK & International business has appointed Tony Buckle and Rob Gibbs as managing directors of Global Risk Solutions (GRS) and Commercial Risk Solutions (CRS), respectively. Tony Buckle will join RSA on Feb. 1, 2018 to head up GRS, which …

RSA Canada Taps Cohen from Aviva Canada as SVP, Chief Underwriting Officer

Toronto-based RSA Canada has appointed Steve Cohen to the newly created role of senior vice president and chief underwriting officer. The SVP and chief underwriting officer role was created to build upon the progress the company has made “in advancing …

Growing List of Re/Insurers Make Decisions on Post-Brexit EU Headquarters

Everest Re Group Ltd. has said its Dublin-based unit has received approval from the Central Bank of Ireland to become a non-life insurer, joining a growing list of insurers setting up regulated EU operations in case Britain does not have …

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 …