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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 …

Natural Disasters Begin to Hit Profits of Global Reinsurers

A profit warning from one of the world’s largest reinsurers is the latest sign that the death and destruction from a spate of hurricanes and earthquakes in North America are now taking a toll on the titans of global finance. …

Talanx Warns 2017 Profits Could Be Hit by Hannover Re’s Catastrophe Claims

German insurer Talanx warned it may miss its profit target for 2017 as its reinsurer, Hannover Re, is being hit by major claims from a series of hurricanes and an earthquake in Mexico. Reinsurers face big losses from Hurricanes Harvey …

Talanx Acquires Generali’s Colombian Businesses for €30M (US$34.6M)

Talanx has acquired Generali Colombia Seguros Generales S.A. and its life insurance subsidiary, Generali Colombia Vida Compañia de Seguros S.A., for approximately €30 million (US$34.6 million) Generali explained that Talanx is acquiring 91.3 percent of Generali Seguros and 93.3 percent …

Europe’s Insurers, Pensions Seek Higher Yields via Infrastructure Investments

Europe’s pensions and insurers, seeking returns in infrastructure deals after asset purchases by the European Central Bank gutted yields on bonds, say they’re being crowded out again. Their frustration is directed at the European Investment Bank, a public lender tasked …

Europe Insurers’ Stress Tests Could Lead to Higher Capital Requirements

European insurers, whose profits are being eroded by Mario Draghi’s* quantitative easing program, face a stress test headache that risks requiring them to set aside more capital, further hurting their ability to make money. The timing of the regulator’s “stress …

European Insurers Look to Hoarding Cash After Brexit Vote

Investors will consider hoarding cash in vaults as government bond yields fall deeper into negative territory following the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union, according to Talanx AG, Germany’s third-biggest insurer. “Storing physical cash as an alternative to paying …

Insurers Provide Cover for German Banks Stashing Billions of Euros

Europe’s top insurers are selling protection to German banks that hoard billions of euros of cash in vaults to avoid paying a penalty by parking it at the European Central Bank, company executives told Reuters. The sums are so big …

Fintech Revolution May Threaten 250,000 Jobs as Europe Insurers Seek Cost Cuts

The rush is on to replace people with software in Europe’s insurance industry as cost cutting and automation become increasingly crucial to bolstering earnings. Zurich Insurance Group AG is accelerating its cost reduction program, targeting savings of at least $1 …

Talanx Group’s Industrial Insurer Operating with New Name: HDI Global SE

Talanx Group’s industrial lines insurer, formerly called HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG, is now operating under the name HDI Global SE. On Jan. 8, the renaming of HDI-Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG became official, as did the company’s conversion to an SE …