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Our life reinsurance market news stories cover happenings in the life reinsurance industry, people moves, new company launches, life reinsurance company results, product innovation and more.

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