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AIR Worldwide launches new cyber risk application for re/insurance markets

24th April 2017

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide today released ARC (Analytics of Risk from Cyber), a cyber risk modeling application that can evaluate any commercial policy, and measure aggregations of cyber risk within a company's portfolio, allowing for easy assessment of key firms' cyber risk from across the globe. The application uses ... Read the full article

Phillipine reinsurer appoints former KPMG audit manager to Head of Finance

24th April 2017

The National Reinsurance Corporation of the Phillipines (NRCP), has approved the appointment of Santino Santillano - former KPMG audit manager - to Head of Finance, at the Board of Directors meeting. Santillano is set to replace Claudia Karen Fidelino who was appointed to Officer-in-Charge of the Finance Department last month - where she'll reassume her duties ... Read the full article

Swiss Re adds three new experienced leaders to Board of Directors

24th April 2017

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has revealed the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors, the re-election of all proposed Board Members, as well as an increase in regular dividend and a new public share buy-back programme, all approved by its shareholders. Swiss Re shareholders have approved the proposed election ... Read the full article

Markel becomes second syndicate to join Lloyd’s India platform: Reports

24th April 2017

Markel is set to become the second syndicate to join Lloyd's India operations, after the specialist insurance and reinsurance market kicked off its India market expansion in April with MS Amlin as the first syndicate to join its newly launched domestic India reinsurance branch, the India Express has reported. Markel International Underwriter, ... Read the full article

Cyber risk as a standalone market will increase re/insurance industry resilience: JLT

24th April 2017

Cyber risk insurance and reinsurance continues to develop in what's now a crucial time for the marketplace and buyers of cyber protection. And while there's ample available, and essential reinsurance capacity to address and support the issue, JLT Re believes considering cyber as a standalone line of business could create a ... Read the full article

Swiss Re’s Cyclone Debbie losses reveal Australian market share growth: Deutsche Bank

24th April 2017

Swiss Re was hit with a lion’s share of $350 million Cyclone Debbie losses in Q1, after the firm expanded its Australian market share to nearly double its 2011 size, said Deutsche Bank analysts in their Q1 European reinsurance market report. The $350 million Cyclone Debbie blow reveals a Swiss Re ... Read the full article

​Barbican launches online automated quote and bind system

24th April 2017

Barbican Insurance Group, which underwrites re/insurance predominantly through its Lloyd's syndicates, has launched a new technology platform that will automate quoting and binding of new business through certain distribution channels. With the launch of 'The Hub', as the platform is named, Barbican hopes the online, automated quote and bind system will ... Read the full article

Bermuda re/insurers profitability slips, organic growth a challenge: S&P

24th April 2017

For insurance and reinsurance companies in Bermuda, 2016 was a year of challenges and resulted in a sharp decline in return-on-equity (RoE), while organic growth remains difficult to find. Rating agency Standard & Poor's explains in its latest report that Bermudian re/insurance remains under pressure from a range of forces, with ... Read the full article

EEU Insurers – dependant on Western European reinsurance: S&P

24th April 2017

Insurers in the European Economic Union have been ceding most of their premiums to Western Europe, and although Chinese and Indian reinsurers have become increasingly active in the region, the region's reinsurance framework of reliance on major European firms is expected to remain intact in the near future, according to ... Read the full article

Hamilton Re acquires renewal rights to Canopius Bermuda’s excess casualty book

24th April 2017

Bermuda-based Hamilton Re, part of the Hamilton Insurance Group, has acquired the renewal rights to Sompo Canopius' excess casualty insurance book of business and also takes the two underwriters, Stephen Hartwig and Jeremy Wright, across to the firm. Hamilton Re will take on renewing the Canopius Underwriting Bermuda Limited ... Read the full article

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