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RenRe premium up 51%, investment offsets underwriting income dip in Q2

24th July 2019

RenaissanceRe has reported significant growth in the second-quarter of 2019, with its gross premiums underwritten rising by 51% while its investment return helped it to near double net income to almost $368 million for the period. The Bermuda headquartered reinsurance firm took advantage of strong price rises across many areas of ... Read the full article

Matthew Neuber to succeed Aditya Dutt as RenRe’s Corporate Treasurer

11th July 2019

Bermuda domiciled reinsurer RenaissanceRe (RenRe) has announced the promotion of Matthew Neuber to the position of Corporate Treasurer, subject to Bermuda Immigration approval. Neuber has been promoted from his role as Senior Vice President (SVP), Ventures & Corporate Finance, and will now report to Robert Qutub, Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He replaces ... Read the full article

RenRe reports a solid first-quarter, underpinned by 72% combined ratio

8th May 2019

Bermuda domiciled reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe) has reported an improved year-on-year net income for the first-quarter of 2019, of $273.3 million, an increase of more than 380%. Operating income also increased for the reinsurer during the first-quarter of 2019, from $122.1 million to $154.4 million. RenRe's annualised return on average ... Read the full article

Reinsurers have no choice but to be creative: Aditya Dutt, RenRe

12th April 2019

The evolution of the capital structure forces reinsurers to be innovative and creative, and is one of the most fundamental and permanent changes to the industry over the last three decades, according to Aditya Dutt, President of Renaissance Underwriting Managers, Ltd. and Senior Vice President (SVP) and Treasurer, RenaissanceRe Holdings ... Read the full article

RenaissanceRe Europe AG emerges following TMR acquisition

26th March 2019

Following the completion of its acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re, RenaissanceRe is rebranding its Zurich and European underwriting operations to be called RenaissanceRe Europe AG. RenaissanceRe Europe AG will be led by former head of underwriting of Tokio Millennium Re AG in Zurich Andrea Manella, we understand, who will take ... Read the full article

RenRe completes acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re

22nd March 2019

Bermuda-based reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re, following the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. The $1.5 billion deal, which sees RenRe acquire Japanese holding company Tokio Marine’s reinsurance units, was announced in October of last year. Commenting on the completion of the deal, ... Read the full article

Catastrophes hit RenRe’s fourth-quarter results

30th January 2019

Bermuda-based reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced a net loss of $83.9 million for the fourth-quarter of 2018, driven by the impact of catastrophe losses. The $83.9 million Q4 net loss compares with a net loss of $3.5 million for the same period in 2017. The reinsurer states that Hurricane Michael, ... Read the full article

RenRe creates new property cat reinsurer Vermeer in partnership with PGGM

18th December 2018

Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe (RenRe) has announced the creation of a new property catastrophe reinsurance vehicle, called Vermeer Reinsurance Ltd., which it is launching in collaboration with Dutch pension fund manager PGGM. RenRe said that the launch of Vermeer will allow it to provide capacity focused on risk remote layers in the ... Read the full article

Tokio Marine’s sale of reinsurance units to boost efficiency: Fitch Ratings

12th November 2018

The recent sale of Tokio Marine Holdings’ two European reinsurance subsidiaries is likely to streamline the firm's holdings and boost operational efficiency in the group's underwriting businesses, Fitch Ratings says. Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re are both set to be acquired by Bermudian reinsurance company RenaissanceRe following ... Read the full article

TMR deal provides RenRe with access to preferential risk at a valuable time

31st October 2018

Bermudian reinsurer RenaissanceRe (RenRe) expects to access up to $1.4 billion of incremental reinsurance premium following its $1.5 billion acquisition of Tokio Millennium Re (TMR), and has entered into an agreement on the firm's non-Japanese reinsurance placements, which provides it with "preferential access to risk" at a valuable time. The ... Read the full article

RenRe posts $33mn net income despite Q3 cats hitting underwriting result

31st October 2018

Bermudian reinsurance company, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe), has reported net income of $32.7 million for the third-quarter of 2018 despite recording an underwriting loss and a combined ratio of 105.5%, as results were boosted in part by higher net investment income. The reinsurer's net income of $32.7 million is an improvement ... Read the full article

RenaissanceRe acquiring Tokio Millennium Re in $1.5 billion deal

30th October 2018

Bermudian reinsurance company RenaissanceRe has announced that it is to acquire Japanese holding company Tokio Marine’s reinsurance units, which include Tokio Millennium Re AG and Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Limited. RenaissanceRe said it has entered into a definitive agreement with Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. to acquire the firm's reinsurance platform, which ... Read the full article

RenaissanceRe forecasts $155m of catastrophe losses for Q3 2018

18th October 2018

Bermudian reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe has pre-announced third-quarter 2018 catastrophe losses of $155 million net, largely driven by Typhoon Jebi and Hurricane Florence. RenaissanceRe expects an estimated net negative impact to its Q3 results of roughly $155 million, with Typhoon Jebi set to drive around $70 million of the losses and hurricane ... Read the full article

TimesSquare investor urges RenRe to consider potential sale

2nd October 2018

TimesSquare Capital Management, LLC, an institutional asset management firm with a 1.9% stake in RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe), has penned a letter to RenRe’s Board of Directors urging them to consider a potential sale to boost the valuation of the company. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today that RenRe ... Read the full article

RenRe said to be under investor pressure to run sale process

2nd October 2018

Bermudian reinsurance firm RenaissanceRe (RenRe) is rumoured to be under pressure from its investor, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, to start a sale process, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). TimesSquare, an asset manager that currently owns a 1.9% stake in RenRe, reportedly believes that the company’s shares are undervalued but ... Read the full article

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