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Rate divergence continues for upstream & downstream energy: Marsh JLT Specialty

17th October 2019

A new report from Marsh JLT Specialty has highlighted the ongoing divergence in rates between upstream and downstream energy markets, as the upstream market continues to struggle to achieve meaningful increases. In contrast, downstream energy rates are gaining more traction, driven by withdrawals and cutbacks in capacity. Other specialty lines – including ... Read the full article

PCS to improve granularity on marine & energy loss estimates

9th September 2019

Property Claim Services (PCS), a division of Verisk that collects and aggregates the re/insurance industry loss data, has announced that it plans to offer greater granularity for estimates reported under its Global Marine and Energy platform. From November 1, 2019, PCS will report industry loss estimates for new qualifying loss events ... Read the full article

kWh Analytics closes 23 MW Solar Revenue Put, backed by Swiss Re

12th July 2019

kWh Analytics, a leading solar risk management provider, has closed a Solar Revenue Put for a 23 MW solar project, with capacity provided by Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. The 23-MW dc Grand Ridge Solar project, located in La Salle County, Illinois, was refinanced with the Solar Revenue Put protecting cashflows. Grand Ridge ... Read the full article

Liberty Mutual Re announces Marine & Energy hire from AXA ART

20th June 2019

Liberty Mutual Reinsurance, the reinsurance unit of Liberty Specialty Markets, has announced the appointment of Jens Voges as Senior Underwriter and Product Leader for Marine & Energy within its London Market Risk (LMR) team. Voges joins Liberty Mutual Re from AXA ART Insurance, where he has served as Senior Reinsurance Specialist ... Read the full article

Alesco launches $3.5bn energy reinsurance facility for Equatorial Guinea

21st March 2019

Alesco Risk Management Services, the specialist insurance and risk management broker, has been appointed by Africa Reinsurance Corporation (Africa Re) to arrange a reinsurance facility for all international upstream energy insurance programs written from Equatorial Guinea. The commission of the $3.5 billion facility, which will largely be placed through Lloyd’s, adheres ... Read the full article

Downstream energy rates set to improve after difficult 2018: JLT

8th January 2019

Rates in the downstream energy sector look set to improve in 2019 as re/insurance companies finally take a stand against increasingly poor underwriting results over the last few years, according to analysts at JLT. The re/insurer’s latest quarterly energy report noted that management oversight and pressure to turn rates around has ... Read the full article

Environmental collective urges re/insurers to pull support for Australian coal mine

6th December 2018

A collective of 73 environmental organisations has penned a letter to 30 global re/insurance companies urging them to rule out any insurance services for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine and associated rail project in Queensland, Australia. The organisations, which collectively represent 76 million members, hope to build on the momentum of ... Read the full article

Downstream energy sector to see turnaround after years of losses: WTW

23rd November 2018

Price increases in the downstream energy re/insurance sector are now inevitable after years of unprofitable returns and major losses, according to re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The November 2018 edition of the firm’s Energy Market Review noted that 2017 was the second worst underwriting year on record for the sector ... Read the full article

Upstream energy sector remains profitable, but rate reductions unlikely: WTW

22nd November 2018

The upstream energy re/insurance sector looks set to continue its profitable trend in 2018, although insurers are reluctant to implement any further rate reductions as this fragile dynamic could be reversed by only a modest upturn in claims, according to re/insurance broker Willis Towers Watson (WTW). The November 2018 edition of ... Read the full article

Markel forms new Marine and Energy divisions, names heads

5th November 2018

Specialist insurer and reinsurer Markel International has created two new standalone divisions for Marine and Energy, and has appointed Chris Fenn and Julian Samuel as Managing Directors of the businesses. The formation of the new divisions reflects the growth of Markel’s Marine and Energy business, which has become the single largest ... Read the full article

Verisk adds new events records to EPIX energy insurance platform

29th October 2018

Data analytics provider Verisk has enhanced its energy re/insurance platform, Energy & Power Intelligence Xchange (EPIX), with a new module that features records of events involving 10,000 energy assets around the world. The module, called EPIX Experience, will enable re/insurers to see the frequency of events such as regulatory violations, man-made ... Read the full article

Flat energy market conditions prevail through Q3: Lloyd & Partners

8th October 2018

Largely flat market conditions have  prevailed throughout the third quarter of 2018 for the energy re/insurance sector, according to a new quarterly report by Lloyd & Partners. In terms of upstream energy, loss severity and frequency remained unusually low, resulting in many insurers posting their best loss ratio percentages ever, while ... Read the full article

Alesco adds Miller’s Steve Dewey to energy division

25th September 2018

Alesco Risk Management Services, the specialist insurance and risk management broker, has appointed Miller’s Steve Dewey as Executive Partner in its energy division. Dewey will join Alesco in early 2019 after 23 years at Miller, where he held increasingly senior roles and left as Partner, responsible for the Upstream Technical team. In ... Read the full article

Ian Curtin joins Miller from Marsh as Head of Energy Construction team

18th July 2018

Insurance and reinsurance broker Miller has appointed Ian Curtin as Head of its Energy Construction team to bring expertise in oil and gas re/insurance to clients globally. Curtin has decades of experience in various areas of the energy world and joins Miller from Marsh, where he served as Global Head of ... Read the full article

Lockton appoints Jerry Ridge as Global Head of Marine & Energy Reinsurance

2nd July 2018

Insurance broker Lockton has announced the appointment of Jerry Ridge as Global Head of Marine and Energy Reinsurance. Ridge brings 37 years’ reinsurance industry experience to his new role at Lockton, which will see him manage the company’s fast-growing international Marine and Energy business group. Most recently, Ridge served as Chairman of ... Read the full article

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