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Reinsurance News – Monday 19th September 2016

19th September 2016 - Author: Luke Gallin

Here’s your daily Reinsurance News for Monday 19th September 2016:

Reinsurance & ILS can help UK insurers outperform the market – Willis

Willis Towers Watson has released a report that shows that companies that make use of reinsurance and ILS to improve their capital management, can be seen to outperform the market.

Up to six global reinsurers to begin operations in India from Jan 2017: IRDAI

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) is expected to give final approval to six reinsurers to begin operating in the region, enabling them to start business from January 2017.

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AIG sale of Ascot stake to Canada Pension Plan confirmed

AIG has sold its interest in Ascot Underwriting Holdings Ltd. and subsidiary Ascot Corporate Name Ltd. to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB).

Swiss Re names Tavaziva Madzinga MD, ME, Reinsurance, MEA region

Reinsurance giant Swiss Re has announced the appointment of Tavaziva Madzinga as Managing Director and Market Executive, Reinsurance, for Middle East and Africa (MEA).

Alternative capital may shorten the reinsurance cycle: Monnier, Swiss Re

Jean-Louis Monnier, Co-Head of ILS at Swiss Re Capital Markets and global head of ILS structuring, has said that the influence of alternative reinsurance capital on the highs and lows of the underwriting cycle have been over exaggerated.

JLT appoints new Chairman of Specialty, Australia

Re/insurance broker JLT has announced the appointment of Tony Barber as chairman of specialty in Australia, effective March 2017. Barber will report to Leo Demer, CEO of JLT Australia and New Zealand.

Blockchain tech could improve efficiency of risk capital: BDA

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) has highlighted that the use of distributed ledger technology such as the blockchain, could improve the efficiency of risk capital in re/insurance markets.

Beazley appoints Christophe Paulin aviation underwriter, France

Beazley has announced the appointment of Christophe Paulin as an aviation underwriter in France, responsible for managing its aviation business.

ILS funds to be increasingly influential in reinsurance: A.M. Best

Ratings agency A.M. Best expects the influence of ILS funds and managers in the global reinsurance market to increase, with more collateralised reinsurance placements for non-peak risks to be ceded to the capital markets.

Lloyd’s aiming for Tier 1 reinsurance licence in Malaysia

According to reports from the region the Loyd’s of London specialist insurance and reinsurance marketplace is looking to establish an onshore Tier 1 reinsurance licence in Malaysia.

A.M. Best explores the pressures of MENA region’s reinsurance industry

Global ratings agency A.M. Best has released a new report that examines the pressures on the MENA reinsurance marketplace, highlighting mixed results from regional players.

Reinsurers must create relevant solutions: XL’s McGavick

XL’s Mike McGavick has advised that reinsurers must ‘reinvent’ solutions in order to remain relevant in the evolving economy, amidst concerns some products have now become less relevant.

Sompo Canopius appoints Karen Vizard International Medical Express Underwriter

Sompo Canopius has announced the appointment of Karen Vizard as International Medical Expenses Underwriter. Vizard joins the firm from Arch, and will report to Bernie de Haldevang, Global Head of Specialty.

CFC hires Margaret Murphy as Claims Director

Underwriting agency CFC has announced the appointment of Margaret Murphy as Claims Director, based in London.

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