Reinsurance News


RGA and RenRe to wind down life & annuity reinsurer Langhorne Re

15th February 2023

Langhorne Re, the global reinsurer targeting large in-force life and annuity blocks launched in 2018 by Reinsurance Group of America (RGA) and RenaissanceRe (RenRe), is being wound down as it failed to complete any deals and its capital commitments expired without renewal, as first reported by our sister publication Artemis. Read the full article

Jan 2023 renewals one of the most profound in RenRe’s history: CEO O’Donnell

2nd February 2023

The structural shift and reset in relationships between insurers and reinsurers at the January 1st, 2023, reinsurance renewals, has created a more stable, long-term equilibrium, and has resulted in one of the most pivotable 1/1 renewals in the history of RenaissanceRe, according to the firm's President and Chief Executive Officer ... Read the full article

RenRe’s underwriting result improves but catastrophes dent 2022 net income

1st February 2023

Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (RenRe) has reported a rise in net income and underwriting income for the fourth quarter of 2022, although the impact of weather-related large losses pushed the reinsurer to report a net loss of $1.1 billion for the full year 2022. Year-on-year, Q4 underwriting income increased from $276.7 ... Read the full article

RenaissanceRe appoints David Marra and Ross Curtis to new roles

10th November 2022

RenaissanceRe has announced the appointments of David Marra to EVP, Group Chief Underwriting Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Renaissance Reinsurance U.S., and Ross Curtis to EVP, Chief Portfolio Officer, effective January 1, 2023. David Marra is currently the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Casualty & Specialty segment and President of ... Read the full article

Step change in the pricing & structuring of reinsurance is required, says RenRe’s O’Donnell

2nd November 2022

It's important that property catastrophe is the most profitable line within the global property and casualty (P&C) market, but in order for this to happen, "there must be a step change in the pricing and structuring of reinsurance coverage", according to Kevin O'Donnell, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ... Read the full article

RenRe’s Q3 net loss widens as catastrophes hit underwriting performance

2nd November 2022

Bermuda-based reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced a net loss of more than $825 million for the third quarter of 2022 as the firm reports a large underwriting loss on the back of catastrophe losses of almost $649 million, mostly driven by Hurricane Ian. The Q3 2022 net loss has widened ... Read the full article

RenRe pegs hurricane Ian loss at $540m, expects Q3 net loss

20th October 2022

Bermuda-based reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. has announced estimated catastrophe losses of $650 million for the third quarter of 2022, of which the majority, or $540 million relates to hurricane Ian. Alongside Ian, losses from other catastrophe events in the quarter, as well as the aggregated losses associated with these and other ... Read the full article

Arch, RenRe, and SiriusPoint well capitalised, says Fitch

18th August 2022

The re/insurers Arch, RenaissanceRe (RenRe), and SiriusPoint are well capitalised despite varying in financial performance, says a new note from Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings said that the combined ratios for RenaissanceRe and SiriusPoint improved in 1H22 following elevated levels over the last several years from heightened catastrophe losses and pandemic claims ... Read the full article

RenRe’s underwriting performance remains strong, but investments drive Q2 loss

26th July 2022

Bermuda-based reinsurer RenaissanceRe Holdings has fallen to a net loss of $325 million in the second quarter of 2022, as the macro financial market environment drove a negative investment result, somewhat offset by a solid underwriting performance in the period. While net investment income rose by more than $26 million to ... Read the full article

RenRe promotes Shannon Lowry Bender to Governance Committee

8th April 2022

Global reinsurer RenaissanceRe (RenRe) has announced that Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Shannon Lowry Bender has been appointed to the company’s Governance Committee. The Governance Committee is the most senior management team at RenRe, and it is responsible for governance and strategy of the company. Shannon joined RenRe in January ... Read the full article

RenRe launches casualty & specialty joint venture

5th April 2022

Bermuda headquartered reinsurance specialist RenaissanceRe, has announced the creation of Fontana Holding L.P. and its subsidiaries - a joint venture dedicated to writing Casualty and Specialty risks. In a press release, it states that Fontana launched with $475 million of capital and targets institutional investors, who contributed $325 million, with the ... Read the full article

RenRe strengthens ESG aims with new appointments

1st April 2022

RenaissanceRe has made several appointments that it says will further the company’s work in its ESG aims. The firm said it had promoted Harriet James to be VP of its ESG strategy within the Corporate Strategy Team, where she will be responsible for managing strategy across the company. It said it ... Read the full article

ClimateWise announces new chair and deputy chair

1st April 2022

Global insurance industry collaboration ClimateWise has announced Kevin O’Donnell, president and CEO of Renaissance Re as its new chair. As well as naming O’Donnell as its new chair, the group has also appointed John Scott, head of sustainability risk at Zurich Insurance as deputy chair. O’Donnell replaces Dominic Christian who has ... Read the full article

RenRe makes new appointment

21st March 2022

Bermuda-based RenaissanceRe has appointed a new SVP underwriting, global head of climate and sustainability strategy in Cathal Carr. Carr has been with RenaissanceRe for over seventeen years, beginning as a risk analyst in 2005. He has held a multitude of positions since then, including his most recent as SVP underwriting, global head ... Read the full article

Shyam Gidumal to Join RenRe Board of Directors

9th February 2022

RenaissanceRe Holdings has announced that Shyam Gidumal has been nominated to stand for election as an independent director of the Company at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in May. Gidumal, the company said, has over 35 years of experience in operational leadership, digital transformation, and strategy development as a senior ... Read the full article