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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 names Paul Christoff CEO of Canadian reinsurance arm

21st February 2020

French reinsurer SCOR has announced that Paul Christoff will be proposed as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR Canada Reinsurance Company. He will succeed Joseph El-Sayegh, who joined SCOR in 2000 but has now decided to leave the firm to pursue other career opportunities. Following the appointment, Christoff will also ... Read the full article

SCOR targets Brazilian agriculture sector with AgroBrasil acquisition

14th February 2020

French reinsurer SCOR has announced the acquisition of Brazil's family-owned agriculture focused Managing General Agent (MGA), AgroBrasil Administração e Participações Ltda (AgroBrasil). The acquisition of a majority stake in the firm marks a significant step in the continued development of SCOR's Specialty Insurance strategy, and provides the reinsurer with access to ... Read the full article

SCOR’s Channel Syndicate completes RITC transaction with RiverStone

11th February 2020

The Channel Syndicate at Lloyd’s of London, which is part of global re/insurer SCOR’s Specialty Insurance platform, has completed its reinsurance to close (RITC) transaction with legacy specialist, RiverStone. Effective January 1st, 2020 the transaction covers the 2017 and prior years of account of Syndicate 2015. First announced in November of ... Read the full article

SCOR notes 2.8% pricing increase, looks to improve reinsurance profitability

6th February 2020

French reinsurer SCOR Global P&C has announced that it secured an increase in reinsurance underwriting profitability at the January 1st, 2020 renewals, which reflects a 2.8% increase in pricing. SCOR notes that trends witnessed at the important January 2020 renewals were consistent with those seen during 2019, with the firm securing ... Read the full article

Analysts warn SCOR could exceed Q4 cat budget, lower FY19E net income

29th January 2020

French reinsurer SCOR's P&C Re segment could exceed its budgeted level for catastrophes in the fourth-quarter of 2019, leading analysts at JP Morgan to revise the firm's expected full-year 2019 net income down by 7%. After Swiss Re, SCOR becomes the second of the big four European reinsurers that JP ... Read the full article

Top reinsurers’ exposure to Wuhan coronavirus, Asia pandemic analysed

23rd January 2020

With official numbers of the Wuhan coronavirus currently standing at 585 confirmed infected and 17 dead, Morgan Stanley analysts have detailed the extent to which the top four European global reinsurers are exposed to pandemic risk in Asia. As of 2018, Munich Re wrote €2.3 billion in premiums in Asia via ... Read the full article

Against its peers, Hannover Re is the main beneficiary from P&C rate rises: MS

15th January 2020

Analysis of Europe's big four reinsurers by Morgan Stanley (MS) states that when compared with its peers, German reinsurance giant Hannover Re is the main beneficiary from improving property and casualty (P&C) rates. In a recent industry report, analysts at Morgan Stanley discuss the current rate environment following the January 1st ... Read the full article

SCOR automates financial processes with Accenture tech

15th January 2020

SCOR has improved the efficiency of its internal functions by utilising technology from professional services firm Accenture, which has enabled the reinsurer to automate financial processes, among other benefits. Previously, many of SCOR’s key processes within the finance function, including the quarterly-close process, were conducted manually, using spreadsheets, email and the ... Read the full article

SCOR successfully places $125m subordinated Tier 1 issuance

12th December 2019

Global insurer and reinsurer SCOR has announced that it's successful placed a perpetual deeply subordinated restricted Tier 1 Regulation S notes issue in the amount of $125 million. The issue price of the New Notes is 99.125% and SCOR states that it intends to use the proceeds of the issuance for ... Read the full article

SCOR renews €300mn catastrophe & mortality contingent capital facility

4th December 2019

Global reinsurance giant SCOR has announced the launch of a new three-year, €300 million contingent capital facility, providing the firm with protection against extreme natural catastrophes or life events impacting mortality. The facility takes the form of a contingent equity line, and is the fourth launched by SCOR, replacing as of ... Read the full article

Reinsurance sector is uniquely placed but can’t do it alone, say SCOR execs

2nd December 2019

The global reinsurance industry is well placed to help protect both societies and the economy, but it's important that the private sector works with governments amid the growing frequency and severity of disasters, according to a recent blog post by SCOR's Vincent Foucart and Eric Le Mercier. The need to improve ... Read the full article

SCOR’s Channel Syndicate agrees reinsurance to close transaction

11th November 2019

The Channel Syndicate at Lloyd's of London, which is part of global insurer and reinsurer SCOR's Specialty Insurance platform, has agreed a reinsurance to close (RITC) deal for its 2017 and prior years of account, subject to regulatory approval. In 2018, SCOR announced plans to consolidate its specialty insurance operations ... Read the full article

SCOR partners with tech firm Garmin to offer practical health solutions

5th November 2019

SCOR Global Life has collaborated with Garmin International, Inc. on a first-of-its-kind initiative that leverages an exclusive algorithm designed to motivate users to lead healthier lives. The collaboration with Garmin International, a subsidiary of US-based multinational technology company, Garmin Ltd., supports an initial launch of reinsurer SCOR's enhanced Biological Age Model ... Read the full article

SCOR confident it can “recoup” on Dorian & Faxai losses

25th October 2019

SCOR executives have said they are confident that the reinsurer will be able to "recoup" on its losses in the Caribbean and Japan due to the relatively short payback periods in both regions. The company released its financial results for the third quarter of 2019 yesterday, which saw “heavy loss ... Read the full article

SCOR beats target, as P&C expansion continues but reserve release helps

24th October 2019

SCOR, the French headquartered global reinsurance firm, reported its third-quarter results this morning, revealing that its targets continue to be exceeded in terms of returns, while growth in property & casualty lines continues apace. However, the reinsurer's P&C business almost fell to a technical underwriting loss in Q3 due to higher ... Read the full article

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