Reinsurance News


S&P upgrades CCR Re despite potential COVID-19 impacts

8th May 2020

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its 'AA' long-term insurer financial strength and issuer credit ratings on state-backed CCR in France, and raised its ratings on CCR Re to 'A' from 'A-', while the outlook for both companies is stable. Over the past two years, CCR Re has reported a steady improvement ... Read the full article

CCR dedicates 2019 net income to state-backed credit re/insurance scheme

1st May 2020

State-backed reinsurer CCR has reported net income of €67 million for 2019, all of which the firm has dedicated to the recently launched state-guaranteed COVID-19 reinsurance scheme designed to support the country's SMEs by covering credit insurance risks. At €67 million, net income declined from the €147 million reported a year ... Read the full article

CCR Re hires PartnerRe’s Bertrand Petras as Vice President

29th January 2020

French reinsurance firm CCR Re has announced the appointment of Bertrand Petras, formerly of PartnerRe, as Vice President. In his new role, Petras will be tasked with expanding the firm's Life & Person branches, covering countries in the MENA region. He joins the state-backed reinsurer from Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe, where he most ... Read the full article

CCR Re sustains top line growth in H1, with ratings affirmed by AM Best

4th September 2019

CCR Re has reported that its gross written premiums increased by 16% to €441 million during the first half of 2019, which helped contribute to a stable net income of €17 million. The result builds on the momentum seen in 2018, when the company increased its top line by 17%, with ... Read the full article

EU General Court confirms legality of French Natural Disaster scheme

7th May 2019

The General Court of the European Union (EU) has backed the natural disaster reinsurance scheme operated by the state-backed re/insurer Caisse Centrale de Réassurance (CCR), as well as the guarantee granted to CCR by the state in this capacity. French reinsurance giant SCOR had in 2016 disputed that the state aid ... Read the full article

157 Re provides valuable diversification for the expanding CCR Re

30th April 2019

The establishment of the first French domiciled collateralised reinsurance sidecar vehicle by state-backed CCR Re, supports the reinsurer’s ambitions to expand and diversify its catastrophe portfolio, according to Bertrand Labilloy, CEO of CCR Re. Launched at the end of March, 2019, 157 Re will assume a 25% quota share of the ... Read the full article

CCR reports consolidated net income of €132 million for 2018

10th April 2019

State-backed reinsurer CCR group has reported premium income of €1.4 billion and consolidated net income of €132 million for the full-year 2018, despite the impacts of catastrophe events. The group's reinsurance arm, CCR Re, contributed €35 million to the consolidated net income, while CCR contributed €147 million. CCR Re maintained profitable growth ... Read the full article

CCR Re creates first France-domiciled reinsurance sidecar

28th March 2019

CCR Re has announced that it has set up the first reinsurance sidecar vehicle to be domiciled in France, called 157 Re. 157 Re will assume a 25% quota share of CCR Re’s worldwide property cat portfolio to provide the reinsurer with fully collateralised capacity to support its organic growth. CCR Re ... Read the full article

Current M&A trends benefit mid-sized players like CCR Re, says CEO Labilloy

15th November 2018

Current mergers and acquisitions (M&A) trends in the re/insurance industry are creating more space for pure reinsurers and medium players like CCR Re to offer improved services to clients, according to Bertrand Labilloy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CCR, the state-back French reinsurer. Speaking in an interview with Reinsurance News, Labilloy ... Read the full article

CCR Re makes series of senior appointments

10th September 2018

French reinsurance firm CCR Re has made a series of new appointments, including the promotions of Jérôme Isenbart to the position of Chief Risk & Actuarial Officer and John Conan to the role of Senior Vice President, Head of Underwriting Treaties Asia. The company said that Isenbart will continue to fulfil ... Read the full article

CCR’s profit falls following higher 2017 catastrophe losses

13th April 2018

CCR, a state-backed reinsurer that covers the French insurance market against natural disasters, has published its 2017 results, revealing a challenging year for the company that saw its net profit fall by 68% due to an exceptional tax expense, exacerbated by insured losses of €2.04 billion. Insured losses were up from €1.10 ... Read the full article

CCR signs agreement with French state underlining reinsurer’s role

1st March 2017

Reinsurer Caisse Centrale de Reassurance (CCR) and the State of France have entered into a new agreement to redefine CCR’s primary state delegated roles, essentially clarifying the role of the reinsurer. The agreement was signed by the Minister of the Economy and Finance, Michel Sapin, and the senior executives of CCR, ... Read the full article

CCR Re adds three to board of directors

24th January 2017

French reinsurance firm CCR Re has announced three new appointments to its Board of Directors, Patrick Cerceau, Charles Levi and Antoine Mantel. The board of CCR Re also consists of Pierre Blayau, a representative of CCR, Bertrand Labilloy, the reinsurers Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and another director and member of ... Read the full article

CCR Re launches with portfolio transfer from parent

11th January 2017

French state-backed reinsurer Caisse Centrale de Reassurance (CCR) has opened the new year with a portfolio transfer from CCR to new reinsurance subsidiary CCR RE, a move expected to contribute a material amount of premium to CCR, says ratings agency A.M. Best. A.M. Best said the highly strategic portfolio transfer will ... Read the full article

CCR Re begins operations

9th January 2017

French reinsurer Caisse Centrale de Reassurance (CCR) today revealed that its state-backed subsidiary, CCR Re, is fully funded and commenced operations from the 1st of January, 2017. The subsidiary was established from January 1st with treaty renewals and the transfer of CCR’s open market portfolio. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CCR ... Read the full article