Reinsurance News

Aviva posts record Q1 general insurance premiums

18th May 2022

Insurer Aviva has reported gross written premium (GWP) growth of 5% in its General Insurance business for the first quarter of 2022, to £2.1 billion. The Q1 2022 total is a record for the segment and comes after GWP of £2 billion in Q1 2021, driven by strong sales in commercial ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint adds Daniel S. Loeb to board of directors

18th May 2022

Bermuda-based reinsurer SiriusPoint has said that Daniel S. Loeb will join its board of directors. Loeb, the founder and CEO of Third Point, will be joining the board as Joshua L. Targoff steps down. Targoff, a partner at Third Point, will be take on the board observer rights of Loeb. Sharon Ludlow, ... Read the full article

Cyber attacks driving insolvency fears into businesses: Hiscox

18th May 2022

According to the latest Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report, 20% of businesses across eight countries said that a cyber attack almost rendered them insolvent, a 24% increase compared to last years report. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report, now in its sixth year, surveyed over 5,000 businesses in the US, UK, Ireland, Belgium, ... Read the full article

SiriusPoint CEO Sid Sankaran departs

18th May 2022

Sid Sankaran, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Class of 2020 reinsurer, SiriusPoint, has retired from the company and will be replaced by Daniel Malloy on an interim basis. An announcement from the Bermuda-based carrier states that Sankaran has left the firm to pursue other opportunities. The Board has elected ... Read the full article

VIG sees premium growths of over 11%

18th May 2022

The Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) has reported premium growth in Q1 2022 of 11.2% to €3.45bn. However, VIG said it had seen its profits before taxes fall by 3.3% to €124m. In addition, VIG said it had seen premium growth across all business lines and segments. In motor third-party liability (+18.8%), ... Read the full article

Core Specialty recruits Ann Brady as Agriculture SVP

18th May 2022

Specialty property and casualty (P&C) insurer Core Specialty Insurance Holdings has announced the appointment of Ann Brady as Senior Vice President of Agriculture. Brady brings decades of agriculture insurance knowledge, specifically serving as an Agriculture reinsurance broker for the previous twelve years with Guy Carpenter. In her new role, she will report ... Read the full article

Dale Underwriting Partners adds Matthew sims and William Taylor to its roster

18th May 2022

Dale Underwriting Partners (DUP) are adding Matthew Sims and William Taylor to its team to advance its treaty portfolio offering beyond property and casualty and into marine. The pair will join the firm in November this year. The company said their arrival reflects its vision of being recognised as experts in ... Read the full article

Altamont Capital Partners provides $150m growth capital to Fleming Holdings

18th May 2022

Altamont Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in the San Francisco bay area, has acquired a majority stake and made a $150 million growth capital commitment to Fleming Holdings. The partnership will allow Fleming to grow into an all-encompassing capital solutions provider to property and casualty (P&C) insurance companies. Altamont Capital Partners ... Read the full article

Skyline gains $1.75m in further funding from West Hill to support next growth phase

18th May 2022

Parametric specialist, Skyline Partners has announced that it has gained an additional US$1.75mil in further funding from specialist corporate finance and VC firm, West Hill Capital, bringing the total raised so far to US$3.5mil from the firm and others. The new funding round will support Skyline’s continued expansion, following increasing traction ... Read the full article

Allianz unit pleads guilty in Structured Alpha case, pays $6bn

17th May 2022

Allianz SE has announced that its US asset management unit will plead guilty to criminal securities fraud in relation to the collapse of its Structured Alpha Funds in 2020, and will pay more than $6 billion in charges. The settlement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission ... Read the full article

Artex completes transition of ILS specialist Horseshoe

17th May 2022

Artex, re/insurance broker Gallagher's alternative risk solutions company, has now completed the rebranding of Horseshoe Insurance Services Holdings Ltd. following its acquisition of the company in late 2019. Announced in October 2019, Artex's agreement to acquire Horseshoe, a Bermuda-based provider of insurance management fund administration, advisory and corporate services to ... Read the full article

Commercial insurance rates increasing due to inflation & legal system abuse: APCIA

17th May 2022

In the American Property Casualty Insurance Associations (APCIA) latest report, “Commercial Insurance Rates Rising: What Business Owners Need to Know”, the company examined the impact of inflationary pressures on commercial lines insurance and business owners. With “skyrocketing” inflation and legal system abuse forcing prices higher across society, along with losses in ... Read the full article

SCR approved for Takaful reinsurance operations in Morocco

17th May 2022

Société Centrale de Réassurance (SCR) has obtained the necessary approvals from Morocco's Insurance and Social Security Supervisory Authority (ACAPS) to create a "Retakaful" window, in order to undertake Takaful reinsurance operations in the country. Société Centrale de Réassurance (SCR) is a reinsurance subsidiary of the Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re appoints Alice Sharman to new role

17th May 2022

Liberty Mutual Re has appointed Alice Sharman to the role of senior underwriter for casualty reinsurance. Sharman is assuming the role this week and will be responsible for underwriting the firm’s US casualty treaty portfolio. She will be based in London and replaces Max Mallen, who was recently promoted to the ... Read the full article

Prudential’s Gaurav Wadhwa joins Vesttoo as CFO

17th May 2022

Alternative risk transfer and investment platform, Vesttoo has appointed Gaurav Wadhwa, former Prudential Financial executive, as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Within his new role as CFO, Wadhwa will help build a global finance organization, as well as overseeing the company's financial reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, financial planning and analysis, ... Read the full article