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New York Life appoints Donna Kinnaird to Board of Directors

27th October 2017

New York Life Insurance has appointed former senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Donna Kinnaird, to its Board of Directors with effect from October 15, 2017. Kinnaird served as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of RGA from 2012 to 2017, where ... Read the full article

UK life insurers report strong business volumes: PwC

27th September 2017

UK life insurers reported an optimistic outlook with strong volumes of business in the last three months - a contrast to insurance brokers who saw their market position stagnate as growth stalled for the first time in four years, according to the latest CBI/PwC financial services survey. The thriving life insurance is ... Read the full article

U.S. life reinsurance a beacon of stability

14th September 2017

In a year where many insurance and reinsurance segments have seen profit margins squeezed and growth challenged by a growing onslaught of alternative and new market entrants, the life reinsurance segment has remained a beacon of stability. In contrast with many other re/insurance lines, life re/insurance has been characterised by the ... Read the full article

Monument Re acquires Laguna Life DAC

31st August 2017

Monument Re has acquired Laguna Life DAC, the Irish life assurance operations of Enstar Group, subject to regulatory approval and satisfaction of closing conditions. The Class I Life assurance insurer, Laguna, was placed into run-off in November 2009 and became part of Enstar in 2011 prior to its acquisition. Manfred Maske, Group CEO ... Read the full article

Re/insurers could see earnings pressured by rising mortality rates

23rd August 2017

Rising mortality rates among the younger population in the U.S. could impact revenues for insurers and reinsurers that cater to lower-income markets, A.M. Best warned. In the last two years there's been an increase in mortality rates among younger age groups which could translate into earnings pressure on firms operating in the ... Read the full article

Life reinsurers’ strong risk management to assist emerging market growth: S&P

22nd August 2017

Advanced and strong risk management and underwriting capabilities will support reinsurers as they navigate the challenges of the expanding life reinsurance industry in emerging markets, according to ratings agency, Standard & Poor's (S&P). S&P expects emerging life insurance markets to drive the expansion of the global life reinsurance sector in ... Read the full article

Athene President talks “important” Lincoln deal and benefit of offshore strategy

18th August 2017

President of Athene Holding, Bill Wheeler, has praised the company's "important" flow reinsurance deal with Lincoln Financial Group, underlining the benefits of having an offshore strategy in the market. Athene Holding announced in early August that it had finalised a flow reinsurance treaty with Lincoln Financial Group, and President of the ... Read the full article

MS&AD Insurance buys stake in Australian life & annuities firm Challenger

16th August 2017

Japanese insurance group MS&AD Insurance Holdings, the parent of the Mitsui Sumitomo insurance entities, has bought a stake in an Australian life and annuities specialist as it looks for further diversification. Japanese insurance groups have been investing in operations around the globe as they look to diversify their businesses away from ... Read the full article

S&P predicts continued profits in life reinsurance driven by market concentration

15th August 2017

The concentration of the global life reinsurance market and high barriers to entry for new players will contribute to the continued profitability of the sector, according to analysis from rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P). In its latest global life reinsurance market report, S&P noted the impressive profitability of the sector in ... Read the full article

Global life reinsurance industry poised for continued growth momentum: S&P

8th August 2017

Global ratings agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) expects emerging life insurance regions, such as the Asia-Pacific, and continued growth in the longevity risk transfer space to drive the expansion of the international life reinsurance sector. Over the last three years S&P has observed strong growth momentum in the longevity risk transfer space, ... Read the full article

More positives than negatives in life reinsurance: S&P

4th August 2017

The outlook for the global life reinsurance sector is "promising" through 2019 as opportunities in the space outweigh a string of persistent market challenges, especially when compared with the property and casualty (P&C) space, according to Standard & Poor's (S&P). "Despite prevailing low interest rates, fierce competition in the sector's ... Read the full article

Swiss Re reinsures life portfolio for Bansabadell Vida

25th July 2017

Swiss Re has entered into a reinsurance arrangement with Zurich subsidiary Bansabadell Vida which will see the firm reinsure and take on the risks of a portfolio of individual life risks, in return for a reinsurance commission payment of EUR 683.7 million. Bansabadell Vida is a Spanish life insurance joint venture ... Read the full article

SCOR to acquire 100% of mutual life/health reinsurer MutRé

17th July 2017

French reinsurance giant SCOR has announced this morning that it is to acquire the remaining shares of MutRé S.A., a reinsurer that SCOR has held a 33% stake in since 1998. MutRé S.A. is a mutual reinsurer, established to serve the social economy in France and a particularly major player in ... Read the full article

SCOR announces string of senior life leadership changes

29th June 2017

SCOR Global Life Americas has reported a series of changes to its Senior leadership, naming Von Peterson as Group Reinsurance team's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Brian Anderson's promotion to head of Group Life & Accident product lines to succeed Mark Laulainen who is set to retire from ... Read the full article

Moody’s upgrades outlook to stable for UK life re/insurers

28th June 2017

Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook for the UK insurance and reinsurance life industry from negative to stable to include predictions of an expected "moderate and manageable" Brexit impact, in a report released recently. Dominic Simpson, Vice President Senior Credit Officer at Moody's, said the stable outlook is primarily a reflection ... Read the full article

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