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European reinsurers disciplined in a tough market: Fitch

17th March 2017

Large European reinsurers continued to show discipline in a very challenging marketplace and broader economic environment in 2016, as reserve releases declined and companies reported a reduction in renewed business, according to the latest European reinsurance market report from Fitch Ratings. The profitability of European reinsurers remained pressured throughout 2016, with Fitch ... Read the full article

Major reinsurers combined ratios over 100% on normalised basis: Fitch

16th March 2017

On a normalised basis major European reinsurers combined ratios were over 100% last year, but industry players benefitted from unusually favourable circumstances with lower-than-expected major losses and large prior year reserve releases meaning carriers maintained resilience in a tough market, according to Fitch. This normalised combined ratio rate of over 100% means under ... Read the full article

SCOR targets move into Iran with reinsurance negotiations

8th March 2017

SCOR’s Global P&C CEO Victor Peignet, met the President and Head of High Council of Insurance of Bimeh Markazi Iran Central Insurance, Abdolnaser Hemmati last Sunday in Tehran, to negotiate potential for collaboration. The meeting follows the removal of sanctions against Iranian companies, which has seen world-leading re/insurers move in to ... Read the full article

SCOR expects to save up to EUR 200m from consolidation of legal entities

28th February 2017

One of the steps taken by French reinsurance firm SCOR to optimise its business in the new Solvency II world is a rationalisation, consolidation and reorganisation of its various legal entities, which once completed could save the company around EUR 200 million. As part of SCOR's latest strategic plan the firm ... Read the full article

SCOR grows longevity reinsurance business in 2016

27th February 2017

French insurer and reinsurer SCOR reported growth in its longevity business during 2016 driven by a strong fourth-quarter for the segment, with the company highlighting growth potential with life business in the UK and elsewhere. The majority of insurance and reinsurance companies have now reported their results for the fourth-quarter and ... Read the full article

SCOR makes changes to retrocession reinsurance leadership

24th February 2017

Global insurer and reinsurer SCOR has announced leadership changes within its retrocession reinsurance business, revealing that Emmanuel Fierens is to replace Augustin Gas and take charge of SCOR's retrocession reinsurance operations. Emmanuel Fierens is leaving his role as Head of SCOR Business Solutions to take on the role of Deputy Head ... Read the full article

SCOR appoints Rachel Conran to Head of Business Solutions

23rd February 2017

Reinsurance firm SCOR Global P&C has appointed Rachel Conran as its new Head of SCOR Business Solutions - the business unit dedicated to large corporate risks. In her new role, Conran will report to Benjamin Gentsch, Deputy CEO of SCOR Global P&C and Head of Specialty Lines, she succeeds Emmanuel Fierens, ... Read the full article

SCOR ready to leverage “positive prospects” in reinsurance

22nd February 2017

French reinsurance company SCOR has delivered another strong result this morning despite the softened state of the reinsurance market, reporting EUR 603 million of net income and a return on equity of 9.5% for 2016. Those figures are down slightly on 2015, but that is to be expected given the state ... Read the full article

SCOR makes senior promotions across Global Life business

14th February 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR has announced a number of senior appointments in its Global Life reinsurance business unit, as it promotes a number of staff from within. Paolo De Martin, Chief Executive Officer of SCOR Global Life, commented; "With today's promotions we continue to optimally position SCOR Global Life for the ... Read the full article

Reinsurance demand growth seen in North America: Hannover Re

10th February 2017

Hannover Re has underscored North America as one of its major target markets for the coming year after the U.S.’s economic recovery has raised demand for reinsurance protection. The reinsurance giant said its total premium volume for North America rose by 6.5 percent, an attractive margin of increase, especially when compared ... Read the full article

SCOR finds U.S. reinsurance growth at 1/1

7th February 2017

French reinsurance company SCOR found opportunities for premium growth at the January 1st 2017 renewals, with the U.S. driving much of its increase despite that market being the most under pressure. SCOR has been targeting expansion into the U.S. over recent reinsurance renewals, with the way it has historically diversified its ... Read the full article

SCOR joins string of re/insurers to embrace blockchain initiative

6th February 2017

SCOR has become one of the latest in a string of insurers and reinsurers to join the Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative (B3i), after successful testing of the concept has proven its potential value. Since the blockchain initiative was launched in October 2016, it’s attracted 15 of the largest players across the globe, including; ... Read the full article

SCOR adds senior U.S. life reinsurance hires

25th January 2017

Global reinsurance firm SCOR has added two life reinsurance related hires in the United States, to join the team that manages the reinsurers daily Life reinsurance operations in the Americas. David Anderson has been named, Senior Vice President, US Life Reinsurance, and Alan Routhenstein has been named, Senior Vice President, Financial ... Read the full article

SCOR & ChainThat test blockchain proof-of-concept for reinsurance

23rd January 2017

French reinsurance giant SCOR has been working on testing a blockchain based proof-of-concept for digitalising certain reinsurance market processes with start-up ChainThat. As the insurance technology (InsurTech) trend continues to accelerate, the majority of major reinsurance firms have been involved in testing blockchain technology (the distributed ledger style database that underpins ... Read the full article

SCOR provides reinsurance for streamlined longevity hedge

20th January 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR has participated in a UK£300 million longevity swap transaction, providing reinsurance capital to back 80% of the transaction, while insurer Zurich retained the remaining longevity risk. It's the first so-called streamlined longevity swap deal that SCOR has participated in, with the transaction having been facilitated through a ... Read the full article

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