Reinsurance News


News on catastrophe and man-made losses that impact or could impact the reinsurance industry and reinsurers around the globe.

Allstate reports April cat losses of $316m

20th May 2022

Allstate says that it has estimated catastrophe losses for the month of April of $316 million or $250 million, after-tax. The company said that catastrophe losses in April included fourteen events, primarily wind, hail and tornadoes in Texas and the southeast – estimated at $299 million, plus unfavourable reserve re-estimates for ... Read the full article

PERILS updates Euro windstorm losses to €3,610m

20th May 2022

PERILS has estimated that the European windstorm series over Britain and Europe in February caused a loss to the insured property market of €3,610m up from its March estimate of €3,289m. The windstorm series consisted of three storms named Ylenia, Zeynep, and Antonia by the Free University of Berlin, and Dudley, ... Read the full article

Limited war losses so far, but key uncertainties remain: RBC

16th May 2022

First quarter 2022 results season has shown that reserving assumptions for Russia's invasion of Ukraine varied widely, with limited reported losses of $1.3 billion against an industry loss range from the war of $10 billion to $15 billion, according to analysts at RBC. In a recent note on UK specialty property ... Read the full article

PERILS lowers insured loss estimate for southern Australia storms to AUD 1.016bn

13th May 2022

PERILS, the catastrophe loss aggregator, has released its third and lowest insured loss estimate for the southern Australian severe storms which occurred in late October 2021, of AUD 1.016 billion. Back in January, PERILS released its second estimate which reaffirmed its first loss report, pegging the insurance industry loss from ... Read the full article

Analysts expect Munich Re to raise Ukraine/Russia reserves in future quarters

11th May 2022

Global reinsurer Munich Re's Q1 2022 loss provisions for the ongoing war in Ukraine were lower than its peers and will rise further in the second-quarter of the year, according to analysts at CFRA Research. Within yesterday's results, Munich Re, one of Europe's major reinsurance companies, revealed a positive result ... Read the full article

Hannover Re’s Ukraine war provision excludes potential aviation losses: CFO Jungsthöfel

4th May 2022

After reporting an additional general provision in the low triple-digit million euro range in relation to the ongoing war in Ukraine, Hannover Re's Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Clemens Jungsthöfel, has explained that this does not include additional reserves for the aviation line of business. This morning, the German reinsurer announced ... Read the full article

Hannover Re generates Q1 profit of €264m despite above budgeted major losses

4th May 2022

Global reinsurer Hannover Re has recorded a profit of €264 million for the first quarter of 2022, despite above budgeted catastrophe losses within its property and casualty (P&C) reinsurance business, and additional pandemic-related losses in life and health (L&H). While positive, Group net income did fall by almost 14% from the ... Read the full article

Insurers to pay out nearly £500m on Storms Dudley, Eunice & Franklin: ABI

29th April 2022

Recent figures released from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that the damage caused by Storms Dudley, Eunice and Frankin, that hit much of the UK during February 2022, is expected to lead to insurers paying out nearly £500m in dealing with 177,000 insurance claims. The figures show that there ... Read the full article

Catastrophes drive supply chain risks higher for businesses: Swiss Re’s Berger

22nd April 2022

With the cost and fallout from catastrophe events rising, and climate change increasing the severity and frequency of such events, businesses are now faced with increasing risks, greater costs and losses, says Andreas Berger, Chief Executive Officer Corporate Solutions, Swiss Re. Because of this businesses now need to identify and rethink ... Read the full article

The next cat quarter should be light for US carriers: Morgan Stanley

20th April 2022

According to Morgan Stanley, the next catastrophe quarter should be light for predominantly US carriers. However, on a global scale, analysts warn that catastrophes will likely impact reinsurers and primary insurers with international exposures. Catastrophe losses in the US lay somewhere in the several hundred million dollar range according to Aon ... Read the full article

SCOR expects high double-digit EUR million impact from Ukraine conflict

18th April 2022

French reinsurance company SCOR warned that it anticipates booking a first-quarter charge in the "high double-digit EUR million range" for potential losses related to the Ukraine - Russia conflict and that its result for Q1 2022 may be a loss. SCOR is the first of the major global reinsurance firms to ... Read the full article

Ukraine conflict industry loss could exceed $20bn: PCS

18th April 2022

The insurance and reinsurance industry loss from the conflict in Ukraine could exceed US $20 billion, according to Verisk-owned specialist claims and loss data unit PCS. Property Claim Services (PCS) has analysed data from its three most relevant product offerings, the PCS Global Aviation, PCS Global Marine and Energy, and PCS ... Read the full article

Progressive reports elevated cat loss on thunderstorms, hail & tornadoes

14th April 2022

Property and auto-focused insurance group Progressive has suffered a relatively heavy catastrophe loss toll in March, as the impacts of US severe convective storms and tornadoes affected the company. The impact of the severe weather across the United States in March has driven Progressive to miss analysts loss ratio targets, with ... Read the full article

Catastrophe losses for insurers to top $14bn for Q1 2022

14th April 2022

Losses arising from catastrophes for private and public insurers will top at least $14bn in the first-quarter of 2022, says a new report from re/insurance broker Aon. The report, the Q1 Global Catastrophe Recap, states that total economic losses in Q1 2022 were $31bn around the world, with just under half ... Read the full article

KBW forecasts $10bn of Q1 re/insured nat cat losses

11th April 2022

Analysts at KBW are expecting insurers and reinsurers to post a combined $10 billion of global natural catastrophe losses across their first quarter results. These are likely to stem mostly from Australian and European floods, KBW says, as well as Japan’s March 16th earthquake and several US weather events. Analysts added that ... Read the full article