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Hannover Re completes acquisition of Lloyd’s focused Argenta Holdings

21st July 2017

German reinsurance firm Hannover Re has announced the completion of its acquisition of Lloyd's of London focused player Argenta Holdings Limited, which gives the reinsurer a ready-made syndicate and Lloyd's private capital manager. The acquisition, which was completed yesterday and is effective today, sees Hannover Re gain a Lloyd's syndicate manager ... Read the full article

National General enters into auto & homeowners quota shares with panel of reinsurers

13th July 2017

National General Holdings Corp. has entered into individual two-year quota share reinsurance arrangements with a number of reinsurers, including Hannover Re, Munich Re and Everest Re, covering its auto and homeowners business lines. The first two-year quota share reinsurance agreement concerns National General's auto business, the Auto Quota Share Agreement, and sees the ... Read the full article

Hannover Re leads renewal for Iskan Insurance Company

5th July 2017

Egyptian insurer, Iskan Insurance Company, has reportedly renewed its 2017-2018 reinsurance agreements with a group of foreign reinsurance companies, led by reinsurance giant Hannover Re. Speaking with Amwal Al Ghad, Iskan Insurance Company's Managing Director for Technical Affairs, Mohamed Khalifa, confirmed German-based Hannover Re as the lead reinsurer for its 2017-2018 reinsurance renewal. Amwal Al ... Read the full article

Hannover Re US names Nico van Zyl AVP, Medical Director

6th June 2017

Germany-based reinsurance giant Hannover Re's subsidiary, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (Hannover Re US), has appointed Nico van Zyl Assistant Vice President (AVP), Medical Director, effective January 1st, 2017. Nico van Zyl joined the reinsurer's U.S. division from Hannover Re's South African branch, where he held the role of Chief Medical ... Read the full article

Brexit not expected to dramatically impact reinsurance at Hannover Re: CEO, Wallen

10th May 2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of reinsurer Hannover Re, Ulrich Wallen, said during the firm's annual general meeting (AGM) that it doesn't expect the UK's Brexit vote to dramatically impact its reinsurance operations, reported Reuters. Domiciled in Germany, Hannover Re has a branch in the UK from which it writes property, casualty, ... Read the full article

Hannover Re maintains full-year net income target as it reveals Q1 results

10th May 2017

Reinsurance giant Hannover Re has reported a successful start towards achieving its full-year net income target in Q1, after kicking off the year with an optimistic move to raise the guidance for group net income from €950 million to over €1 billion. In Q1, Hannover Re's gross written premium rose by 6.6% ... Read the full article

Hannover Re pays £142.5 million for Argenta: Reports

22nd March 2017

Germany domiciled reinsurance giant Hannover Re reportedly paid £142.5 million to acquire UK holding firm Argenta Holdings, according to a recent article. The acquisition of Argenta Holdings, the owner of managing agent Argenta Syndicate Management, Argenta Private Capital, and a pro rata share of the Lloyd’s syndicate Argenta Syndicate 2121, was announced ... Read the full article

Hannover Re acquires Lloyd’s firm Argenta Holdings

20th March 2017

Hannover Re has agreed to acquire UK holding firm Argenta Holdings - the owner of managing agent Argenta Syndicate Management, Argenta Private Capital, and a pro rata share of the Lloyd's syndicate Argenta Syndicate 2121. According to Argenta, Lloyd’s Syndicate 2121 has a stamp capacity for 2017 of £300 million. The firms ... Read the full article

European reinsurers disciplined in a tough market: Fitch

17th March 2017

Large European reinsurers continued to show discipline in a very challenging marketplace and broader economic environment in 2016, as reserve releases declined and companies reported a reduction in renewed business, according to the latest European reinsurance market report from Fitch Ratings. The profitability of European reinsurers remained pressured throughout 2016, with Fitch ... Read the full article

Major reinsurers combined ratios over 100% on normalised basis: Fitch

16th March 2017

On a normalised basis major European reinsurers combined ratios were over 100% last year, but industry players benefitted from unusually favourable circumstances with lower-than-expected major losses and large prior year reserve releases meaning carriers maintained resilience in a tough market, according to Fitch. This normalised combined ratio rate of over 100% means under ... Read the full article

Hannover Re focuses on profits not premium

9th March 2017

Reporting its results this morning, global reinsurance firm Hannover Re stressed that it is targeting profitability, not simply accumulating premiums, in the still challenging and soft reinsurance market environment. Hannover Re reported its fifth consecutive record result this morning, with net income across the reinsurer rising by 1.8% to EUR 1.17 ... Read the full article

Hannover Re US announces executive changes as CFO retires

28th February 2017

The U.S. division of reinsurance giant Hannover Re, Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America (Hannover Re US), has announced that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) David Wheat is to retire later this year, and be replaced by Clint Thompson. Effective June 30th, 2017, Wheat will retire from his position as Executive Vice ... Read the full article

Hannover Re & Swiss Re take 90% of Sri Lankan agricultural re/insurance scheme

17th February 2017

Hannover Re and Swiss Re have taken a 90% share in Sri Lanka’s state-owned National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF) agricultural insurance scheme; accepting a respective 50% and 40% of the placement, which was made through reinsurance broker J.B. Boda & Co. Three other global reinsurers, which includes Munich Re, share the ... Read the full article

Reinsurance demand growth seen in North America: Hannover Re

10th February 2017

Hannover Re has underscored North America as one of its major target markets for the coming year after the U.S.’s economic recovery has raised demand for reinsurance protection. The reinsurance giant said its total premium volume for North America rose by 6.5 percent, an attractive margin of increase, especially when compared ... Read the full article

Hannover Re expects to beat profit guidance for 2016

7th February 2017

German reinsurance firm Hannover Re has issued provisional guidance on its 2016 results this morning, saying that it anticipates beating profit guidance by around 23%. Based on provisional figures released this morning, Hannover Re says it could see as much as EUR 1.17 billion of profit for the 2016 financial year, ... Read the full article