Reinsurance News

SCOR news

News on one of the world’s largest reinsurance companies, France headquartered SCOR.

SCOR is one of the leading global reinsurance company’s and our news covers SCOR’s news announcements, people moves, results and financial performance, as well as analysis of reinsurance market trends and interviews.

SCOR announces passing of Chairman Denis Kessler

9th June 2023

Global reinsurer SCOR pays tribute to its Chairman Denis Kessler as they announce the news of his passing on June 9, 2023, at the age of 71. The members of the Board and all of SCOR’s employees share the sorrow of his family and friends, and offer them their condolences, the ... Read the full article

SCOR successfully sponsors new Atlas Capital catastrophe bond

30th May 2023

Global reinsurance company SCOR has successfully sponsored a new catastrophe bond, Atlas Capital DAC Series 2023-1, which will provide the firm with multi-year risk transfer capacity of $75 million to protect itself against named storms in the U.S. and earthquakes in the U.S. and Canada, as well as European windstorms. Atlas ... Read the full article

Lloyd’s becomes the 10th major player to mark its exit from NZIA

30th May 2023

Lloyd's announced its resignation as a member organisation from the Net Zero Insurance Alliance with immediate effect on Friday. This makes it the tenth major insurance and reinsurance player to offer its resignation since last week. Lloyd’s, the insurance and reinsurance market in London, mentioned in a statement that it will ... Read the full article

SCOR names François de Varenne CFO and deputy CEO

30th May 2023

Global reinsurance firm SCOR has named François de Varenne as its new Group Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO. He had been the Interim CEO of SCOR from January 26th 2023, to April 30th this year, while he also holds the position as SCOR's Executive Committee member in charge of Investments, ... Read the full article

QBE and Sompo the latest re/insurers to quit NZIA

26th May 2023

QBE and Sompo Holidngs have both announced their resignations as a member organisation from the Net Zero Insurance Alliance. This news takes the total now exited from the NZIA to nine major insurance and reinsurance players. The QBE and Sompo Holdings exits come right after two other big firms, namely AXA ... Read the full article

SCOR announces NZIA withdrawal and new sustainability commitments

25th May 2023

Global insurer SCOR is withdrawing from the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA), CEO Thierry Léger announced during the company’s most recent Annual General Meeting. Léger also announced SCOR’s new sustainability commitments which include a new policy on gas among others. This states that the reinsurer will no longer cover new gas field development ... Read the full article

Europe’s big four see “better-than-expected” financial performance in Q1: Fitch

25th May 2023

Three out of the four major European reinsurers reported better technical results in Q1 of 2023 despite a high natural catastrophe charge, suggest analysts at Fitch Ratings. Fitch explains that better pricing and portfolio adjustments made up part of the improvement, however, discounting effects under IFRS 17 also led to a ... Read the full article

SCOR posts improved Group net income in Q1 2023

12th May 2023

French reinsurer SCOR has reported Group net income of EUR 311 million in the first quarter of 2023, compared with a net loss of EUR 35 million a year earlier, although insurance revenue declined 4% to EUR 3.9 billion. Across the Group, gross written premiums (GWP) fell by 0.7% year-on-year to ... Read the full article

Large losses to come in above budget for Europe’s big four reinsurers in Q1: BofA

3rd May 2023

Bank of America (BofA) estimates that European reinsurance results will fail to hugely impress against already-high expectations for the sub-sector, while analysts expect that all four major European reinsurance companies will have exceeded their Q1 large losses budget. The key factor for these losses according to the bank is natural disasters. ... Read the full article

WTW names SCOR’s Thinnes as Head of Energy & Construction Property

26th April 2023

Global brokerage WTW has appointed Matthew Thinnes as Head of Energy & Construction Property on its Direct and Facultative team, based in North America. Based in New York, Thinnes joins the firm with over 20 years of industry experience. In his most recent role he served as Vice President – North America Construction Manager, at ... Read the full article

SCOR “significantly” improves risk/return profile of P&C portfolio at April renewals

20th April 2023

SCOR, one of Europe's big four reinsurance companies, capitalised on the favourable reinsurance market conditions at the April 1st, 2023, renewals, achieving property and casualty (P&C) gross written premium (GWP) growth of 17% to EUR 724 million, excluding agriculture. The reinsurer notes that it "significantly" improved the expected technical profitability and ... Read the full article

SCOR sets new targets and assumptions amid IFRS 17 transition

12th April 2023

French reinsurer SCOR has released a set of financial targets and assumptions for 2023 amid the transition to the new IFRS 17 accounting framework, which it says will notably allow it to disclose the full value of its risk portfolio. As of Q1 2023, the reinsurer will publish its financial results ... Read the full article

Europe’s big four hit by weaker underwriting & investment losses: Fitch

27th March 2023

Hannover Re, Munich Re, SCOR and Swiss Re all reported lower earnings for 2022 as high inflation, rising interest rates and climate-related costs led to lower underwriting and investment results, suggests a new report from Fitch Ratings. The rating agency notes that in 2022, attempts to raise prices proved to be ... Read the full article

SCOR Syndicate reports “strong” 2022 results with 90.1% combined ratio

21st March 2023

SCOR Syndicate has announced its 2022 results reporting a combined ratio of 90.1%, a strong underwriting profit of £22.6m and improved gross written premiums (GWP) that reached £306.2m. Overall, the carrier reported improved results, which according to the announcement, reflect SCOR’s strategy of diversification, sustainable growth and focus on high-quality execution. The ... Read the full article

S&P affirms SCOR credit ratings despite 2022 net loss

14th March 2023

S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its 'A+' long-term insurer financial strength and issuer credit ratings on SCOR SE and related core subsidiaries despite the company reporting a €301m net loss for the full-year 2022 and a drop in capitalization. The outlook of these credit ratings remains stable, the agency added. SCOR’s negative ... Read the full article