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Individual disability market growth continues but at slower rate: Gen Re

4th June 2019

The U.S individual disability insurance market continued to grow in terms of new sales in 2018, although at a slower rate than in 2017, according to a report from Gen Re, the global reinsurance subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Analysts reported that overall new individual disability sales were up 2.8% to $413 ... Read the full article

Leap Life announces digital insurance platform, backed by RGAX

2nd May 2019

Leap Life, an insurtech company backed by RGAX, the transformation unit of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), has announced the launch of its personalised digital life insurance platform. The platform aims to predict an applicant’s chances of getting approved, using a matching algorithm that optimises need, health and financial fit to ... Read the full article

Berkshire Hathaway won’t be a pioneer in cyber insurance: Warren Buffett

5th May 2018

Speaking at the annual shareholders meeting of his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. today, Warren Buffett said that he doesn't believe anyone understands cyber risk well enough today, so his firm will not seek to be a pioneer in underwriting cyber insurance. Cyber risks are seen as an enormous opportunity by many ... Read the full article

Buffet says Berkshire Hathaway is poised for a market turn

28th February 2017

In his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, the Sage of Omaha Warren Buffett explains that his insurance and reinsurance companies are ready to take advantage of a market turn or dislocation. Not only is Berkshire Hathaway ready to take advantage of any turn, due to its enormous cash piles, Buffett ... Read the full article

Re/insurance set for lower returns as higher-yielding assets mature: Warren Buffett

27th February 2017

Warren Buffett’s annual letter to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway is always peppered with insights, and this years edition was no different. Buffett pointed out a number of interesting trends affecting the reinsurance industry today and even made the odd forecast for the future. One of his forecasts was something he has ... Read the full article