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ReMark appoints Na Jia CEO & Head of SCOR Global Life Distribution Solutions

20th July 2017

SCOR subsidiary, ReMark International, has named Na Jia, an industry veteran with over 20 years re/insurance experience, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Head of Global Distribution Solutions at SCOR Global Life, working as a member of the segment's Senior Management Team. Jia’s appointment comes into effect from July ... Read the full article

SCOR to acquire 100% of mutual life/health reinsurer MutRé

17th July 2017

French reinsurance giant SCOR has announced this morning that it is to acquire the remaining shares of MutRé S.A., a reinsurer that SCOR has held a 33% stake in since 1998. MutRé S.A. is a mutual reinsurer, established to serve the social economy in France and a particularly major player in ... Read the full article

SCOR & PIC enter £1 billion longevity reinsurance swap

12th July 2017

Pension Insurance Corporation plc (PIC) has entered into a £1 billion (US$1.28bn) longevity reinsurance transaction with French reinsurer SCOR, meaning the insurer has now reinsured over 70% of its overall longevity risk. In a statement, PIC explains the new reinsurance agreement covers the longevity exposure of roughly 7,000 in-payment lives and ... Read the full article

SCOR reinsures Zurich’s longevity swap for Skanska pension fund

3rd July 2017

Zurich Assurance has signed a longevity hedge swap with Skanska Construction Services Trustee covering £300 million of liabilities, with Mercer acting as lead advisor to the trustee on the deal. 75% of the longevity hedge was reinsured by SCOR, with Zurich retaining the rest. Jim Sykes, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zurich ... Read the full article

SCOR announces string of senior life leadership changes

29th June 2017

SCOR Global Life Americas has reported a series of changes to its Senior leadership, naming Von Peterson as Group Reinsurance team's Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Brian Anderson's promotion to head of Group Life & Accident product lines to succeed Mark Laulainen who is set to retire from ... Read the full article

SCOR Global Life Australia hires chief underwriter & chief medical officer

22nd June 2017

SCOR Global Life Australia has appointed Debra Pitcher as chief underwriter and Dr John Cummins as chief medical officer as it builds its team to expand local operations, the Financial Standard reported. Pitcher will assume responsibility for the Australia and New Zealand life reinsurance underwriting strategy and focus on developing client solutions. She ... Read the full article

SCOR enters U.S. medical reinsurance market

16th June 2017

French insurer and reinsurer SCOR's international life and health reinsurance subsidiary, SCOR Global Life, has entered the U.S. medical reinsurance market with an experienced team based in Minneapolis, U.S. Paolo De Martin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR Global Life, said; "We are a market leader in US life reinsurance and ... Read the full article

SCOR expands EMEA longevity risk capabilities with new appointment

6th June 2017

French insurer and reinsurer SCOR has announced the appointment of seasoned longevity risk transfer executive, Wolfgang Murmann, as its new Head of Longevity for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The appointment of Murmann, who has a solid track record in longevity risk transfer markets and joins from asset management firm, Insight Investment, will enable ... Read the full article

SCOR hit as reinsurer ratings linked to sovereign downgrade in Brazil

30th May 2017

International financial rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has placed its 'BBB+' financial strength rating of French re/insurer SCOR's Brazilian subsidiary, SCOR Brasil Resseguros S.A. (SCOR Brasil), on CreditWatch negative. The move comes in response to the rating agency placing its 'BB' long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on ... Read the full article

SCOR hires Graeme Scott from Markel as EMEA Casualty CUO

16th May 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR has announced the appointment of Graeme Scott as its EMEA Casualty Chief Underwriting Officer, hiring him from his most recent position as Head of Inwards Reinsurance at Markel International. Scott joins SCOR today and will be based in London for the reinsurer, where he will lead a ... Read the full article

Low cat losses but Ogden rate and reserve release impacts hit SCOR in Q1

27th April 2017

Global French insurer and reinsurer SCOR saw its net income decline in the first-quarter as it took a €116 million (US$126.4mn) pre-tax hit as a result of the Ogden rate cut in the UK, although this was somewhat offset by reserve releases and lower-than-expected catastrophe losses in the quarter. The ... Read the full article

SCOR establishes EMEA Hub led by Malcolm Newman

27th April 2017

France headquartered reinsurance company SCOR has announced the launch of a new EMEA Hub, covering Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a further step in its efficiency drive. The EMEA Hub will bring together SCOR's existing Paris-London and Zurich-Cologne Hubs, providing a much more simplified structure to the reinsurance group across ... Read the full article

Quota shares most efficient reinsurance option under Solvency II: Scor

12th April 2017

Scor has underlined quota shares as the most efficient form of reinsurance for insurer’s capital optimisation under Solvency II - as the industry continues to adapt to the regime's regulatory requirements since its implementation last year. In a recent report on capital optimisation, Scor analysts contrasted the three capital drivers of ... Read the full article

SCOR approved to open Japanese life & health reinsurance branch

3rd April 2017

French headquartered global reinsurance player SCOR has received approval to open a Japanese branch office for life and health reinsurance operations under its SCOR Global Life SE brand. The Financial Services Agency of Japan (FSA) has approved SCOR Global Life SE's application to open a branch office in Tokyo as of ... Read the full article

SCOR’s Isa Ennadifi joins XL Catlin’s Structured Risk Solutions team

28th March 2017

Insurer and reinsurer XL Catlin has announced that Isa Ennadifi has joined its insurance division from re/insurer SCOR, as Senior Underwriter, Structured Risk Solutions (SRS), effective March 28th, 2017. Ennadifi will be based in XL Catlin's London office, tasked with underwriting non-traditional solutions for captive and corporate clients. She joins XL Catlin's insurance ... Read the full article

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