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

P&C industry prepared to cover manageable cost of tornado outbreak: DBRS Morningstar

15th December 2021

Analysis from DBRS Morningstar finds that while the December severe convective storm (SCS) event and subsequent tornado outbreak was severe, the loss is expected to fall within historical levels for the U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance sector. Although the U.S. experiences more tornadoes annually than any other country in the ... Read the full article

Midwest tornado reconstruction value estimated at $3.7bn: CoreLogic

15th December 2021

Analysts at CoreLogic have estimated that the reconstruction value of residential buildings that were potentially destroyed in states hit by the recent series of tornados is $3.67 billion, with insured losses likely to exceed $1 billion. Last Friday, devastating tornadoes broke out across the states of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, ... Read the full article

Recent tornado outbreak in the US an earnings event for P&C re/insurers: Fitch

14th December 2021

As initial estimates for the insured loss from the impacts of the recent tornadoes across a number of U.S. states start to be reported, Fitch Ratings expects this to be an earnings event for individual property and casualty (P&C) insurers and reinsurers. Earlier today, cat risk modeller KCC pegged the ... Read the full article

Aon warns of severe convective storm risk, pegs US tornados as multi-billion dollar event

14th December 2021

Aon analysis of the devastating tornado outbreak which swept several US states over the weekend echos other outlet's in its expectation for both economic and insured losses to reach into the billions of dollars. Analysts note how the severe convective storm (SCS) peril has become an increasingly expensive one ... Read the full article

US tornados to hit commercial multiperil, homeowners lines: AM Best

14th December 2021

AM Best is expecting losses from the weekend's devastating tornado outbreak to be concentrated in the commercial multiperil and homeowners lines, with some losses borne by auto physical damage. On December 10 more than 30 tornadoes were reported across five states—Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee—causing widespread devastation and ... Read the full article

Insured loss from U.S. SCS & tornado outbreak seen at $3bn by KCC

14th December 2021

Analysis from catastrophe risk modelling firm, Karen Clark & Company (KCC), estimates that the insurance industry loss from the recent severe convective storm (SCS) outbreak in the U.S. will be around $3 billion. The SCS outbreak, which brought damaging winds and hail, occurred over December 9th - 12th and saw tornado ... Read the full article

Re/insured losses from catastrophes to hit $112bn in 2021, says Swiss Re

14th December 2021

Swiss Re has estimated that insurance and reinsurance industry losses from natural catastrophe events in 2021 has increased to $105 billion, with man-made disasters resulting in an additional $7 billion of losses. According to Swiss Re Institute's preliminary sigma estimates, this is the fourth highest annual insured loss bill from nat ... Read the full article

US tornado outbreak likely a multi-billion dollar event

13th December 2021

A devastating severe weather event consisting of intense tornado activity across US states Arkansas, Missouri, Tennesse, and Kentucky is expected to generate industry losses into the low single-digit billions of dollars. Andrew Siffert, a Senior Meteorologist at insurance and reinsurance broker BMS Group, adds that December severe weather event typically fall ... Read the full article

Louisiana’s insurers set for $100mn Ida hit following collapse of two firms

6th December 2021

Louisiana's insurers are on the hook for $100 million in Hurricane Ida claims left unpaid by two now-defunct carriers in the state. In an Associated Press report, citing The Advocate, it's noted that both Access Home Insurance and State National Fire Insurance shut down in the wake of the costly ... Read the full article

Insured loss from storm Hendrik-Ignatz (Aurore) seen at €311m by PERILS

2nd December 2021

Storm Hendrik-Ignatz, also known as storm Aurore, which impacted parts of north-western and central Europe from October 20th to 21st, is expected to drive insurance industry losses of €311 million, according to an initial estimate by PERILS. Storm Aurore was driven by an unusually strong jet stream for mid-October with wind ... Read the full article

Storm Arwen could drive insured losses of up to £300m: PwC’s Khan

30th November 2021

Storm Arwen, which brought wind gusts of nearly 100mph to parts of the UK late on Friday, could result in insurance industry losses of between £250 million and £300 million, according to Mohammad Khan, General Insurance Leader at PwC UK. Across the country, heavy snow and severe winds caused widespread disruption ... Read the full article

Reinsurance industry must remediate, repair and improve: Heerasing, SiriusPoint

16th November 2021

Despite some improvements, the reinsurance sector continues to struggle to produce a meaningful return on capital, and as pressure builds on the impacts of climate change and secondary peril losses, there’s a real need for further rate momentum, according to Bobby Heerasing, Head of International Strategic Business Development, SiriusPoint. With the ... Read the full article

Multi-billion dollar US floods drive up global nat cat bill for October: Aon

15th November 2021

A series of flooding events during October resulted in billions of dollars worth of economic costs, according to Aon's monthly natural catastrophe report. Meanwhile, a late-season severe weather outbreak in the US’ Southern Plains and Midwest generated large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes between Oct. 10 and 11. Aon says total economic ... Read the full article

Global insurance premiums could hit $10 trillion by 2030: Bain & Company

10th November 2021

The evolving risk landscape suggests that global insurance premiums could reach USD 10 trillion by 2030, with climate change predicted to result in a tenfold rise in economic losses over the next 30 years, according to a new report from Bain & Company. The new report, Insurance 2030: As Risks Mount, ... Read the full article

FedNat posts $25mn Q3 loss as CR hits 165%

9th November 2021

FedNat has announced a net loss of $24.8 million in the third quarter, a further slide from the $20.7 million loss posted in the prior year period. Meanwhile, the company’s combined ratio reached 165.4%, driven primarily by 37.7 points of net catastrophe losses in the period. Losses and loss adjustment expenses (LAE) ... Read the full article

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