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Gallagher Re and Africa Re team up to address protection gap in Africa

5th July 2022

Gallagher Re and Africa Re are to team up in an effort the firms say will ‘strengthen the financial resilience of African countries against a broad range of climate, crisis and disaster risks’. Named ‘Accelerating action through scalable risk transfer schemes’, the initiative is offering a robust, replicable, and modular framework ... Read the full article

Inflation a hot topic of discussion for casualty reinsurance placements: Gallagher Re

5th July 2022

According to Gallagher Re’s mid-year renewals report, inflation remained an ever-increasing topic for discussion for casualty reinsurance placements. The report notes that reinsurers were seeking client by client explanations in relation to the management of this risk in reinsurance placements Moreover, with an increased focus on pricing adequacy from reinsurers, the recent ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re appoints Swiss Re’s Christian Kreutzer to Executive Director

4th July 2022

Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re, has announced that it has appointed Christian Kreutzer to the role of Executive Director, effective immediately. Kreutzer will join the Nordic management team alongside David Egan, Mikkel Nyquist, Mark Cole and Randi Paulsrud and will report to Ditte Deschars, Regional Director and Head of Nordic at ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re finds pricing in Australia market up by 25% in spots

4th July 2022

According to Gallagher Re’s latest mid-year renewals report, property reinsurance rates in some cases in Australia has increased by up to 25%. In their 1st View Report, the broker stated that it was a much later and tougher renewal than normal, with reinsurers seeking additional information on the impact of flood ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re finds pricing in Florida market up by 50% in spots

1st July 2022

Gallagher Re’s latest mid-year renewals report has found that pricing in some cases in the Florida market has increased by up to 50%. The report found that reinsurers had continued in their efforts to de-risk portfolios and manage net PMLs. It also found that some had existed the Florida market completely. ... Read the full article

Economic pressures drive widespread rate increases at 1/7: Gallagher Re’s Vickers

1st July 2022

The pressures of inflation and rising interest rates caused reinsurers to remain cautious at the July renewals, which resulted in much less available capacity for buyers and higher prices across the board. This is according to James Vickers, Chairman International, Reinsurance, at Gallagher Re, who spoke to Reinsurance News about July ... Read the full article

Sellers market persists as attachment levels & costs rise at July renewals: Gallagher Re

1st July 2022

Almost all buyers of protection were able to secure their reinsurance coverage at a July 1st, 2022, renewals shaped by economic factors which helped to sustain market hardening, according to Gallagher Re's 1st View report. After a late and tough June 1st reinsurance renewals, all eyes turned to the later mid-year ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re recruits climate resilience leader from World Bank

27th June 2022

Reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has recruited Antoine Bavandi to lead a newly established Public Sector & Climate Resilience Solutions global practice. As Global Head of Public Sector, Parametric & Climate Resilience Solutions, he will manage the practice as it looks to advise both public and private sector institutions. Bavandi most recently served ... Read the full article

Re/insurers positioned to be “driving force” in climate fight: Gallagher Re

24th June 2022

Analysts at Gallagher Re have argued that the insurance and reinsurance industry is well-placed to act as “the driving force behind societal resilience in the face of growing climate risks.” Writing in a blog for the reinsurance broking firm, Divisional Director for Climate & ESG Marie Ekström and Climate Risk Analyst ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re names Head of Belgium branch

23rd June 2022

Philippe De Longueville is set to join reinsurance broker Gallagher Re’s EMEA West South team as Head of the company’s Belgium branch. Gallagher Re posted a tweeted earlier today confirming the appointment. The tweet said: “Delighted to announce that Philippe De Longueville will join our EMEA West South team as Head of ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re makes six hires in Asia-Pacific region

6th June 2022

Reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has hired six senior executives to augment its businesses in the Asia-Pacific region. The firm said that it had hired Yuan Tian as its new strategic and financial analytics lead for the region; Roshan Perera as executive director of the regional development team; and Cliff Downing as ... Read the full article

Reinsurance premium growth at 11%, but clouds on horizon: Gallagher Re

31st May 2022

Gallagher Re is reporting that premium growth among the reinsurers it tracks remained strong in Q1 2022, reaching 11%. The firm said that this result had been achieved partly through continued favourable pricing for commercial lines and reinsurance business. Strongest premium growth, the company said, came from the global reinsurers, along ... Read the full article

Firm order terms for TWIA’s 2022 reinsurance renewal suggests ROL of 6.75%

18th May 2022

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) looks set to pay more for its larger 2022 traditional reinsurance program, with firm-order-terms (FOT) for the renewal pointing to a rate-on-line (ROL) of 6.75%, according to its broker Gallagher Re. Yesterday, the board of the Texas insurer of last resort heard from representatives of ... Read the full article

Gallagher Re suggests reinsurance adjustments to mitigate inflation pressure

13th May 2022

Analysts at Gallagher Re have suggested a number of changes to the way that insurers utilise reinsurance protection in order to better account for and mitigate the growing challenge of inflation. In a new report, the broker notes that the debate around inflation has moved on from whether it will spike ... Read the full article

Insurtech investment broke records in 2021 – Gallagher Re

4th May 2022

Global investment in insurtech breached $15.8bn in 2021, according to Gallagher Re’s Global Insurtech Report. The figure, said Gallagher Re, was the highest on record and more than 2019 and 2020 combined. The firm said that over the course of 2021, some $9.4bn was invested into Property & Casualty InsurTechs, with the ... Read the full article