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Long-term demand for P&C reinsurance remains strong despite headwinds

23rd October 2017

Despite headwinds facing property and casualty reinsurers, according to McKinsey's recent report on the global reinsurance sector, the long-term market demand outlook remains strong. Factors driving demand in P&C lines of business are the impact of changing climate patterns, coupled with the fast-growing concentration of population and assets in hazard-prone areas, ... Read the full article

Canadian P&C re/insurers’ stable but feeling the heat

18th September 2017

Despite the low interest rate environment and growing threat to Canadian re/insurers from severe weather events,  A.M. Best's outlook for the country's property/casualty and life sectors remains stable as these well-capitalised firms show pricing discipline and solid earnings. Possible earthquakes, economic volatility and regulatory changes are variables ahead of the industry ... Read the full article

Russell Group builds launches data provider service ALPS Casualty

4th September 2017

Russell Group has partnered with data providers Dun & Bradstreet to launch a matching service, ALPS Casualty, that matches and references each portfolio's insureds, allowing any insured to be identified through a universal identifier and thus enhancing the underwriting process. Russell Group CEO, Suki Basi commented on the launch of ALPS ... Read the full article

U.S. p/c industry sees continued credit rating improvement

31st August 2017

Credit rating for U.S. p/c industry was favourable, reflecting the stability of the sector with 86% of rating actions being affirmations and the rate of upgrades continuing to outpace those of last year, according to A.M. Best’s special report. The personal lines segment was given a stable outlook, but the sector ... Read the full article

Neil Monahan joins AXIS Re from Swiss Re as SVP, Professional Liability, U.S.

23rd August 2017

AXIS Re, the reinsurance arm of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has appointed Neil Monahan, formerly of Swiss Re, as Senior Vice President (SVP), Professional Liability, U.S., reporting to Jon Colello. In his new role, Monahan will be responsible for leading the reinsurer's professional liability reinsurance underwriting operations in the U.S., and will be based ... Read the full article

Digital tech revolution could increase casualty catastrophe risk

17th August 2017

Casualty catastrophe reinsurers could be hit with higher claims costs as legislation for software and app manufacturers evolves to shift the focus onto consumer contractual protections in coming years. Willis Towers Watson's Pete Thomas, Reinsurance and risk management expert, warned of the potential impact to reinsurers of expected upcoming legislative changes ... Read the full article

Political uncertainty can influence casualty catastrophe reinsurance treaties

15th August 2017

Reinsurers should revisit U.S. casualty catastrophe reinsurance products in response to government administration changes that are expected to influence the legal, social, and economic conditions impacting treaties policies, Willis Towers Watson reinsurance risk management specialist Pete Thomas advised. "History tells us that every time there is change from a democrat to ... Read the full article

Beach names Julian Goldberg as senior Vice President

25th July 2017

Beach & Associates has named Julian Goldberg, joining from RenaissanceRe Syndicate 1458, as newly appointed Senior Vice President (SVP). As Beach SVP Goldberg will be London-based, reporting to partner, Adam Hedley, and will help steer the firm's growth and management of its casualty reinsurance business and product development. Hedley commented; “Beach’s growing ... Read the full article

Sirius strengthens casualty team with Erik Soria as new Vice President

25th July 2017

Sirius Group has strengthened its casualty reinsurance team with the appointment of Erik Soria, who joins from QBE Re Bermuda, to Vice President of Casualty. In his Bermuda based role, Erik will underwrite the firm's casualty portfolio, reporting to Sirius Bermuda CEO Warren Trace. Trace commented on the appointment; “I have known ... Read the full article

Liberty Specialty Markets hires new casualty reinsurance underwriter

24th July 2017

Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), the London headquartered unit of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has hired Angus Hampton as an Underwriter for the firms Casualty Reinsurance Division. Hampton, who moves over from Ascot where has worked as an assistant underwriter since 2014, will be based in Liberty Specialty Market's London headquarters and ... Read the full article

Demand for casualty reinsurance increases at mid-year renewals: Willis Re

20th July 2017

Commenting on trends in the casualty market after the 2017 mid-year renewals, Willis Re said demand for reinsurance is increasing as the cyber market expands and global demand is stimulated by pending regulation in the European Union (EU) and Australia. As underlying cyber coverage expands with first party exposures, reinsurers appear ... Read the full article

Everest Re hires Kelly from Hiscox to lead international casualty facultative reinsurance

23rd June 2017

Everest Re Group, Ltd. has hired Matt Kelly to lead its international casualty facultative reinsurance unit, a role that will see him responsible for worldwide Casualty facultative underwriting, outside of the U.S. and Canada. Kelly will be based in Miami in his new role as Vice President and Head of the ... Read the full article

Reinsurers advised caution on casualty catastrophe treaties: Willis Towers Watson

16th June 2017

Willis Towers Watson reinsurance risk management specialist, Pete Thomas, has cautioned reinsurers to review casualty catastrophe treaties in light of administration changes. He said experience has proven that when big changes are evident in society, they have a significant knock-on effect on how effective and comprehensive coverage against political and social risk, ... Read the full article

SCOR hires Graeme Scott from Markel as EMEA Casualty CUO

16th May 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR has announced the appointment of Graeme Scott as its EMEA Casualty Chief Underwriting Officer, hiring him from his most recent position as Head of Inwards Reinsurance at Markel International. Scott joins SCOR today and will be based in London for the reinsurer, where he will lead a ... Read the full article

Hamilton Re acquires renewal rights to Canopius Bermuda’s excess casualty book

24th April 2017

Bermuda-based Hamilton Re, part of the Hamilton Insurance Group, has acquired the renewal rights to Sompo Canopius' excess casualty insurance book of business and also takes the two underwriters, Stephen Hartwig and Jeremy Wright, across to the firm. Hamilton Re will take on renewing the Canopius Underwriting Bermuda Limited ... Read the full article

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