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Chubb puts Q4 cat losses, including CA wildfires, at $320m net of reinsurance

30th November 2017

Global insurance and reinsurance firm Chubb has estimated its fourth-quarter 2017 catastrophe losses at $320 million before tax, with $280 million of the loss attributable to the recent California wildfires. After tax the total Q4 catastrophe loss comes down to $249 million, $215 million of which is from the ... Read the full article

Markel CATCo raises over $2.3bn of fresh capital for 1/1

29th November 2017

Collateralized reinsurance and retrocessional investment fund manager, Markel CATCo Investment Management Ltd., has raised a huge $2.343 billion of new capital across its private and listed funds, placing the manager in a good position to meet demand at the key January 1st, 2018 renewals. Markel CATCo announced at the end ... Read the full article

Motor premiums must reflect improved safety from tech advances

29th November 2017

Using Tesla as a case in point, GlobalData has underlined the need for motor premium pricing in the UK for owners of vehicles that are equipped with the latest technological advances, such as autopilot, to reflect the improved safety of driving. Elon Musk's U.S. automotive and energy storage company, Tesla, is ... Read the full article

U.S. reinsurers’ profits fall as combined ratios spike in 2017: RAA

29th November 2017

Data on the performance of a group of U.S. property and casualty (P&C) reinsurers for the first nine months of 2017 reveals deterioration of the combined ratio in light of an increased loss ratio when compared with the previous year, according to the Reinsurance Association of America (RAA). RAA's latest update ... Read the full article

LMG proposes UK-EU post-Brexit Free Trade Agreement

29th November 2017

The London Market Group (LMG) has issued a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that follows the EU-U.S. covered agreement model to enable post-Brexit mutual market access for UK and EU re/insurers. The FTA would ensure that UK and EU governments maintain control over their regulatory systems, with a Solvency II equivalence ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s of London’s Harvey, Irma, and Maria payouts reach $1.7 billion

29th November 2017

The specialist Lloyd's of London insurance and reinsurance marketplace has now paid out $1.7 billion in claims following hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. A couple of weeks into October and the Loyd's market said it had paid claims worth $738 million from the three hurricanes, which devastated parts of the ... Read the full article

Navigators promotes Michael McKenna to Chief Underwriting Officer, U.S. Insurance

29th November 2017

Navigators has promoted Michael McKenna to Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for the U.S. Insurance segment, from his role as President of U.S. Marine. In the newly created role, McKenna will work with the U.S. Insurance divisional leaders to advance the growth and profitability of the segment's business, including expanding the portfolio into new ... Read the full article

Reinsurance price surges will be dampened by excess capital

29th November 2017

CreditSights anticipates a hardening of the rate environment going into the January 2018 renewals in the natural catastrophe affected lines of business, but not within the overall reinsurance market owing to excess capacity. Analysts suggest that price changes will follow patterns seen after 2005 when reinsurance capital was significantly depleted by ... Read the full article

UnipolRe automates internal systems with NIIT Technologies’ Navigator

29th November 2017

UnipolRe has adopted NIIT Technologies' Navigator portal solution - an underwriting platform which delivers full pre-bind workflows with submission and quote administration capabilities. The Navigator system allows UnipolRe to simplify its pre-bind business processes and automatically integrate with its back office post-bind system. Manuela Mangiagalli, Chief Operations Officer (COO) of UnipolRe, said the ... Read the full article

ERGO management withdraw sale of life insurance firms

29th November 2017

The Board of Management of ERGO Group has decided to close discussions on the sale of its German life insurance companies with traditional life insurance portfolios, saying offers weren't high enough. The decision follows an in-depth assessment of non-binding offers submitted by potential buyers. Markus Rieß, Chairman of the Board of Management of ... Read the full article

AJ Gallagher appoints James Anderson to MD of Rossborough Insurance

29th November 2017

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co has announced the appointment of James Anderson as Group Managing Director of Rossborough Insurance, its personal and commercial lines broking business based in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, subject to regulatory approval. Anderson is set to succeed Clive de la Cour who will take ... Read the full article

Pricing boom ahead for U.S. P&C reinsurance: Morgan Stanley

29th November 2017

The pricing for P&C reinsurance is expected to see a 1-2% premium increase after 2017 global insured losses reached nearly $100 billion, according to Morgan Stanley. Analysts said; “we reflect~1-2% premium increase due to broad-based P&C reinsurance rate increases in our forecasts for the global reinsurers, of which half is earned ... Read the full article

Crosswinds to sell Monarch Delaware interests for over $12mn to FedNat

28th November 2017

Crosswinds Holdings' subsidiary Crosswinds Investor Monarch (CIML) has entered into an agreement to sell all of its Monarch Delaware interests to its joint venture partner, Federated National, for an aggregate purchase price of $12.28 million. In its capacity as a limited CIML partner, Crosswinds will receive about $10.5 million of the ... Read the full article

Expectation of more realistic and sustainable rates “totally reasonable” says XL Catlin’s Hendrick

28th November 2017

Greg Hendrick, President of insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin's Property & Casualty (P&C) division, in a note on the re/insurance industry in light of third-quarter catastrophe events, has reiterated the company's expectation of rate improvements at the upcoming renewals and anticipates change to evolve positively over time. After expected catastrophe losses ... Read the full article

Holborn names Adam Manus President and Chief Brokerage Officer

28th November 2017

U.S. domiciled independent reinsurance brokerage, Holborn Corporation, has named Adam Manus as its new President and Chief Brokerage Officer (CBO), effective immediately. Manus will be based in the company's New York office, and his election by the Board comes after more than twenty years with Holborn, previously serving as Executive Vice ... Read the full article

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