TransRe News

We Can Work It Out: Negotiations Likely on COVID-19 Reinsurance Losses

Catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance contracts “never anticipated an event like a pandemic,” but cedents can still expect compromises from their reinsurers, an industry executive said Thursday. While cedents and reinsurers may often disagree about how the reinsurance contracts apply, …

TransRe CEO Sapnar to Step Down, Succeeded by Brandt

TransRe President and CEO Mike Sapnar is leaving the company to pursue another opportunity. He’ll stay on the job through April 30 to help with the transition. Ken Brandt, currently TransRe’s co-president of Global Underwriting, will succeed him. A member …

Global Malware Attack Could Cost Insurers $27 Billion

A coordinated global cyber attack, spread through malicious email, could cause economic damages anywhere between $85 billion and $193 billion, a hypothetical scenario developed as a stress test for risk management showed. Insurance claims after such an attack would range …

TransRe Buys Certain Renewal Rights from Maiden Re; Talks to Sell Maiden Re Advance

TransRe has acquired the exclusive renewal quotation rights to all of Maiden Reinsurance North America’s U.S. treaty customers from their diversified business. TransRe has also hired the U.S. treaty team from Maiden Re. TransRe said it will immediately offer renewal …

XL Catlin Invests $4M in Insurtech Microinsurance Startup, Stonestep

XL Catlin’s venture fund, XL Innovate, committed $4 million in first-round financing to Stonestep, a property/casualty insurtech startup looking to streamline how microinsurance is sold in emerging markets. The Series A funding is designed to help Stonestep grow in the …