SCOR News

Update: French Reinsurer SCOR Reports 62% Rise in Net Profit During 2nd Quarter

French reinsurer SCOR, which was the target of a failed takeover attempt last year, said its net profit for the second quarter rose 62% from the same period a year ago, helping the company meet financial targets it set three …

Reinsurer SCOR Acquires Fund Manager Specializing in Insurance Linked Securities

French reinsurer SCOR said it had agreed to buy 100% of Coriolis Capital, an asset manager specialized ininsurance-linked securities, for an undisclosed amount. Coriolis Capital invests mainly in natural disaster bonds, options, collateralized reinsurance and climate derivatives. SCOR said the …

It Was Always Going to Be Hard to Oust CEO of SCOR – and His 300% Return: Opinion

European shareholder activism has suffered a painfully public humiliation. The lesson for investors is clear: Pick your battles. Paris-based investment fund CIAM wanted to split the chairman and CEO roles at French reinsurer SCOR SE, which has been run for …

SCOR’s Shareholders Reject Attempt to Oust CEO Kessler

The shareholders of French reinsurer SCOR rejected a request by activist fund CIAM to oust chief executive Denis Kessler from the board of SCOR, although Kessler’s pay deal was only approved by a slim majority. About 54 percent of shareholders …

SCOR’s Q1 Net Profit Drops 21% on Japan Typhoons in 2018

French reinsurer SCOR, whose CEO faces a vote on his demotion during a shareholders meeting on Friday, said its net profit in the first quarter fell 21 percent as a result of the impact of 2018 typhoons in Japan. SCOR …

SCOR Global P&C Grows Reinsurance Premiums by 9.6% During April Renewals

SCOR Global P&C grew its gross written premiums by 9.6 percent, at constant exchange rates, to €548 million ($616 million), during the April 1 reinsurance renewals. In the aftermath of the events in 2018, catastrophe reinsurance treaties “responded rationally” during …

SCOR Merges European P/C and Life Entities into SCOR SE

SCOR Global Life SE and SCOR Global P&C SE merged into SCOR SE on March 31, 2019. This reorganization, which was announced by SCOR in September 2016 as part of its three-year strategic plan “Vision in Action,” enables SCOR to …

SCOR Investment Partners Promotes Rostan as Head of Insurance-Linked Securities

SCOR Investment Partners announced the promotion of Sidney Rostan as head of Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS), effective April 1, 2019. Sidney Rostan replaces Vincent Prabis, who is leaving the company to take a different career path. Rostan, 47, will be in …

French Activist Fund Aims to Remove SCOR CEO Kessler from Board

French activist fund CIAM will ask reinsurance company SCOR’s CEO Denis Kessler to surrender the chairmanship of the company’s board after he thwarted a takeover attempt earlier this year. CIAM, which has just under one percent of SCOR, will ask …

SCOR Global P/C Makes Appointments to Reinsurance, Specialty Insurance Teams

SCOR Global P&C announced the following reinsurance appointments, effective April 1, 2019: Michel Blanc has been promoted to CEO of Reinsurance, following Jean-Paul Conoscente’s appointment as CEO of SCOR Global P&C with effect from April 1, 2019. Blanc currently serves …