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SCOR grows longevity reinsurance business in 2016

27th February 2017

French insurer and reinsurer SCOR reported growth in its longevity business during 2016 driven by a strong fourth-quarter for the segment, with the company highlighting growth potential with life business in the UK and elsewhere. The majority of insurance and reinsurance companies have now reported their results for the fourth-quarter and ... Read the full article

SCOR makes senior promotions across Global Life business

14th February 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR has announced a number of senior appointments in its Global Life reinsurance business unit, as it promotes a number of staff from within. Paolo De Martin, Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life, commented; "With today's promotions we continue to optimally position SCOR Global Life for the ... Read the full article

Australian insurers increasingly look to life reinsurance

9th February 2017

After numerous issues in the Australian life and health insurance business, primary companies are increasingly looking to life reinsurance opportunities, in order to transfer exposures from older business and to resolve capital issues. Industry wide deterioration in lapse rates and rising claims trends have both impacted the life and health business ... Read the full article

U.S. life reinsurance fundamentals remain stable: A.M. Best

27th January 2017

The fundamentals of the U.S. life reinsurance market remain stable, as the defensible positions of the five large reinsurers writing the majority of U.S. mortality risks characterise the sector, according to A.M. Best. Life reinsurance in the U.S. is not as competitive as in some other regions of the world, such ... Read the full article

Munich Re to merge health and life reinsurance units

26th January 2017

Reinsurance giant Munich Re has announced that it will merge the reinsurance operations of its Munich Health unit with its Munich Re Life department, and has appointed member of its Board of Management, Thomas Blunck, to lead the operation in the future. The Germany domiciled reinsurance company also announced that it's ... Read the full article

SCOR adds senior U.S. life reinsurance hires

25th January 2017

Global reinsurance firm SCOR has added two life reinsurance related hires in the United States, to join the team that manages the reinsurers daily Life reinsurance operations in the Americas. David Anderson has been named, Senior Vice President, US Life Reinsurance, and Alan Routhenstein has been named, Senior Vice President, Financial ... Read the full article

Thailand seeks foreign re/insurance investors after relaxing legislation

23rd January 2017

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has relaxed legislation to attract foreign investors and promote stability within its insurance and reinsurance industry. Under the new measures, current limits on foreign shareholding and board membership for life and non-life insurance companies will be removed or broadened. A licensed insurance company can now apply for up to ... Read the full article

SCOR provides reinsurance for streamlined longevity hedge

20th January 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR has participated in a UK£300 million longevity swap transaction, providing reinsurance capital to back 80% of the transaction, while insurer Zurich retained the remaining longevity risk. It's the first so-called streamlined longevity swap deal that SCOR has participated in, with the transaction having been facilitated through a ... Read the full article

Reinsurance Group of America CEO joins Sun Life Financial board

15th December 2016

Greig Woodring, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), one of the world's leading life reinsurers, has been appointed to Sun Life Financial's Board of Directors effective January 1st, 2017. As well as the addition of Woodring, Sun Life Financial also announced that Stephanie Coyles, a strategic consultant and ... Read the full article

A.M. Best maintains stable outlook for U.S. life reinsurance market

13th December 2016

International financial services ratings agency, A.M. Best, has maintained its stable outlook for the U.S. life reinsurance marketplace, in spite of the company recently revising its outlook on the U.S. life/annuity industry to negative, and maintaining its negative outlook on the global reinsurance market. A recent A.M. Best briefing on ... Read the full article

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