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Need for mitigation spending highlighted after NSW wildfires

16th February 2017

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has highlighted the need for mitigation against natural disasters as New South Wales (NSW) continues to battle severe wildfires and last December heavy rainfall sparked flash floods, in what was described as a once-in-a-half-century weather event. The ICA said "it’s important to recognise that ... Read the full article

Global insurance rate declines moderated in Q4: Marsh

16th February 2017

Marsh has released its Global Insurance Market Index for the fourth-quarter of 2016, showing insurance rates continued to moderately decline on average across all major, global business lines. Global property insurance rates provided the exception to the trend of more moderate declines, falling by 4.2% in Q4, this compares to a decrease of 3.9% ... Read the full article

Solvency II fuelling increased reinsurance demand: Fitch

16th February 2017

Commentary from reinsurance companies following the key January 1st 2017 renewal season supports the view that Solvency II regulation will increase demand for reinsurance protection, according to international rating agency, Fitch Ratings. The benign large loss environment and abundance of capital in the global reinsurance market, from both traditional and third-party ... Read the full article

Argo launches M&A transactional risk insurance program

16th February 2017

Specialty insurance and reinsurance firm Argo Group is getting into the transactional risk insurance space, focusing on the smoothing of merger & acquisition pains for clients. Argo division Argo Pro has partnered with BlueChip Underwriting Services LLC, to offer a transactional risk insurance program designed to facilitate mergers and ... Read the full article

New York cyber rules could increase demand, but also potential for loss

16th February 2017

Cyber security regulations being put in place by the New York Department of Financial Service (NYDFS) could help to increase demand for cyber risk insurance cover, and ultimately reinsurance, but may also increase the exposure and loss potential re/insurers hold, says Fitch Ratings. The regulations coming into effect on March 1st ... Read the full article

Qatar Re promotes two to chief underwriting officer positions

16th February 2017

Reinsurer Qatar Re has promoted two internal candidates to short and long-tail Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) positions, as it replaces the departing Alastair Speare-Cole who resigned this month. Luke Roden has been named CUO - Short Tail Classes and will also remain in charge of reinsurance buying as Head of Ceded ... Read the full article

Reinsurance News – Thursday 16th February 2017

16th February 2017

Here’s your daily Reinsurance News for Thursday 16th February 2017: Qatar Re promotes two to chief underwriting officer positions Reinsurer Qatar Re has announced two promotions, including Luke Roden to CUO, Short Tail Classes, and Michael van der Straaten to CUO, Long Tail & Speciality Classes. MS Amlin ... Read the full article

World Bank & Africa Re collaborate to expand microinsurance

15th February 2017

The World Bank Group’s Global Index Insurance Facility (GIIF) and African Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) have entered into an innovative risk-sharing facility agreement, that's expected to create more affordable local insurance solutions and help protect smallholder farmers from the impact of climate change. The agreement is meant to provide a boost ... Read the full article

JLT Specialty hires cargo re/insurance broking SVP from Willis

15th February 2017

Insurance and reinsurance broker Jardine Lloyd Thompson's (JLT) U.S. subsidiary, JLT Specialty USA, has announced Jim White as its newly appointed Senior Vice President to head up its insurance and reinsurance cargo broking. White joins from fellow brokerage Willis Towers Watson, and will work with JLT’s global Cargo team with a focus ... Read the full article

RenaissanceRe’s Steve Weinstein named ABIR Policy Committee Chair

15th February 2017

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) has appointed RenaissanceRe's Steve Weinstein as Chair of its Policy Committee. Weinstein is Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel at Bermuda domiciled reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd., in charge of group legal, regulatory, government affairs and compliance matters. The ABIR Policy Committee is ... Read the full article

Bermuda’s captive market remains the largest

15th February 2017

The captive insurance and reinsurance market in Bermuda remains the largest in the world, with registrations in 2016 helping to keep the islands captive register stable during the year. A total of 776 captive insurers were registered on the island at the end of 2016, with 13 new captives registering over ... Read the full article

Palomar gets first successful rate filing with AIR U.S. flood model

15th February 2017

Specialty insurer Palomar has used AIR Worldwide’s U.S. probabilistic flood model to obtain a first-ever successful rate filing for flood. Palomar has become the first admitted firm to successfully offer a stand-alone residential flood insurance product in California, after its first-time launch of AIR’s flood model, Flood Guard. The programme was first released by ... Read the full article

MS Amlin the first Lloyd’s syndicate to underwrite backed by Flood Re

15th February 2017

Global specialty insurance group MS Amlin has become the first Lloyd's of London syndicate operator to underwrite homeowners policies backed by the government's flood reinsurance scheme, Flood Re. MS Amlin signed up with the UK Government backed Flood Re to support its underwriting of flood risks assumed through mid to high ... Read the full article

Trump / Brexit uncertainty could sell political risk cover, says Lloyd’s Beale

15th February 2017

Uncertainty in financial markets and in the international business world as a result of Donald Trump's presidency and Brexit could lead to an increased demand for political risk insurance cover, something Lloyd's of London's Inga Beale highlights as a potential opportunity. As reported by Bloomberg here, Beale spoke in ... Read the full article

Munich Re’s insurer HSB hires construction product lead

15th February 2017

HSB Engineering Insurance (HSB), a specialist engineering and construction insurer and subsidiary of reinsurance giant Munich Re, has announced the appointment of Alan Moore as Construction Product Lead. Based in the company's Birmingham, UK office, Moore will report to HSB Underwriting Manager Andrew Bazley. In his new role Moore will be ... Read the full article

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