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Peak Re appoints Satoshi Ichihara as Chief Representative in Japan

11th June 2018

Peak Reinsurance Company Limited, the Hong Kong-based global reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Satoshi Ichihara as Chief Representative of Peak Re in Japan. Ichihara will now be responsible for supporting Peak Re’s business growth and development in Japan, and the company claims his appointment demonstrates its commitment to serving this ... Read the full article

Peak Re appoints co-founder Stephen Roder as Independent Non-Exec Director

25th May 2018

Hong Kong-based Peak Reinsurance Company (Peak Re) has announced the appointment of Stephen Roder, one of the company’s Co-Founders, as an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) effective May 2nd, 2018. Roder holds over 20 years’ experience in dealing with global companies and in-depth working experience across the Asia market and has a ... Read the full article

Peak Re completes sale of 13.1% stake to Prudential Financial

6th April 2018

Peak Reinsurance Company Limited has announced the completion of the sale of a 13.1% stake in Peak Re Holdings to Prudential Financial, Inc. The deal had been planned since February 2018, and was completed via the issuance of new shares to a wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential Financial. Before this transaction, ... Read the full article

Tower and Peak Re reach $22m settlement

28th February 2018

Tower Limited has announced a $22 million settlement agreement with reinsurer Peak Re following a commercial dispute over a 2015 adverse development cover policy. New Zealand-based insurer Tower claimed $43.75 million for costs incurred from the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes covered by the reinsurance policy and sums claimed in the arbitration proceeding. The ... Read the full article

Peak Re takes minority investment from Prudential Financial

13th February 2018

Hong Kong based reinsurer Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (Peak Re) said this morning that it has taken a minority investment from a subsidiary of U.S.-headquartered Prudential Financial, Inc. The transaction has been achieved through the issuance of new shares in Peak Re, with Prudential Financial taking 13.1% of the reinsurer as ... Read the full article

Peak Re gets Singapore approval as Life & General reinsurer

10th November 2017

Hong Kong-based reinsurer Peak Re has been authorised as a Life and General Reinsurer by the Monetary Authority of Singapore with permission to operate in Singapore from November 2nd. Franz-Josef Hahn, Chief Executive Officer of Peak Re, said; “Asia is our core region. Peak Re has already built a sizable presence ... Read the full article

Closing the protection gap in Asia one of the biggest opportunities: Peak Re

15th September 2017

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hong Kong domiciled reinsurance company Peak Re, Franz Josef Hahn, believes bridging the protection gap in Asia is one of the re/insurance industry’s biggest opportunities. The global protection gap (disparity between economic and insured losses post-event) has been discussed in the risk transfer industry for ... Read the full article

Peak Re selects TigerEye for underwriting optimisation

13th September 2017

Hong Kong domiciled reinsurance company, Peak Re, has chosen Applied Insurance Technologies' platform, TigerEye to support its underwriting strategy. The selection of TigerEye will support the reinsurer's management of catastrophe exposures and also support the optimisation of Peak Re's reinsurance portfolio, says the firm. "At Peak Re, we pride ourselves on our ... Read the full article

Peak Re predicts normal typhoon season for China after fears of El Nino disperse

1st August 2017

Hong Kong based Peak Re, in collaboration with the Shanghai Typhoon Institute, has predicted a normal level of China's tropical cyclone activity for the second half of 2017 in its first seasonal forecast for China's typhoon risk after initial fears of an El Nino event forming dispersed. About half of the predicted ... Read the full article

Peak Re sees opportunities ahead after China & Hong Kong sign regulatory deal

28th July 2017

Peak Re said the concept behind the Hong Kong and China insurance regulators' agreement to mutually recognise both market’s solvency regimes is very positive step for Hong Kong and one which the Asian reinsurer believes will open up fresh opportunities for forging new alliances for its underwriting of Chinese business. The ... Read the full article

Peak Re receives approval to establish Labuan branch in Malaysia

13th June 2017

Hong Kong domiciled reinsurer Peak Re has been granted approval-in-principle to transact general reinsurance operations through the Labuan insurance market, by the Labuan Financial Services Authority (Labuan FSA), effective 23rd May, 2017. The approval means the reinsurer now has improved access to the Malaysian reinsurance sector, enabling the firm to provide and offer ... Read the full article

Peak Re targets globally diversified growth

18th May 2017

Global expansion and diversification both by territory and line of business is seen as key for Hong Kong headquartered reinsurer, Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (Peak Re). With a portfolio that was predominantly Asia Pacific focused just a year or two ago, Peak Re has been taking steps to grow into new ... Read the full article

Solvency II equivalency a “key asset” for Peak Re

3rd April 2017

Hong Kong headquartered reinsurer, Peak Reinsurance Company Limited (Peak Re), has underlined the significance of gaining Solvency II equivalency via the establishment of its reinsurance subsidiary in Zurich, Switzerland. "Peak Re's new European subsidiary will go a long way in broadening its footprint in this part of the world. The Solvency ... Read the full article

Peak Re seeking investors and IPO: Bloomberg

31st March 2017

Bloomberg News has reported this morning that Chinese conglomerate Fosun International is planning an initial public offering for its reinsurance unit, Peak Reinsurance Company. Bloomberg reports that sources told the news agency that Fosun is looking for investors for around $300 million of Peak Re's shares in advance of ... Read the full article

Peak Reinsurance gets technological makeover

10th January 2017

Peak Reinsurance Company (Peak Re) has upgraded its underwriting and claims management system with Appion - a new "low-code" platform. The Global Top-50 reinsurance firm has long been an avid-user of the latest digital technologies, ensuring its systems are open, transparent and responsive. "Peak Re is committed to investing in technology," said ... Read the full article