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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.

Why AI is a game changer for reinsurance: Denis Kessler

22nd March 2018

As the Digital Revolution automates physical labour and drives the computerization of cognitive tasks through the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR, Denis Kessler, commented in a recent report that AI and data collection will completely alter asymmetries in insurance transactions and refocus ... Read the full article

Asia’s economic growth creating life re/insurance opportunities, says SCOR’s Lepez

8th March 2018

Vincent Lepez, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR Global Life Asia-Pacific, has suggested in a recent interview with A.M. BestTV that economic development across Asia is driving demand for further life insurance and reinsurance. Speaking at the 18th Asia CEO Insurance Summit, Lepez cited population growth, rising middle classes, and ... Read the full article

SCOR places $625mn deeply subordinated Tier 1 issuance

7th March 2018

SCOR has placed an innovative perpetual $625 million deeply subordinated Tier 1 notes issue on the Regulation S USD market, and announced plans to use the issuance proceeds for general corporate purposes. The placement was made in "highly favourable conditions", said SCOR, and is the first transaction for a restricted Tier 1 ... Read the full article

Reinsurance one of the most promising professions: Denis Kessler, SCOR

28th February 2018

Denis Kessler, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of reinsurer SCOR, recently highlighted a promising future for the global reinsurance industry, driven by the expanding risk landscape, technological advances, and rising demand for protection across the world. Speaking during the France domiciled reinsurer's Q4 2017 earnings ... Read the full article

SCOR continued expansion in 2017, but catastrophes eroded profit

22nd February 2018

Global reinsurance firm SCOR reported positive results for 2017, although dented by the impacts of severe catastrophes, a year in which the reinsurer continued the expansion of its underwriting book. SCOR reported that for the full-year 2017 its group net income came in at €286 million, down from €603 million in ... Read the full article

SCOR grows book at renewals, with focus on U.S. and UK

8th February 2018

French reinsurance company SCOR has increased the size of its underwriting book by 3.7% at the January renewals, with premium growth largely driven by the United States and the United Kingdom, with U.S. catastrophe risk a factor. SCOR grew its P&C reinsurance renewal premiums by 3.7% at the January 2018 renewals, ... Read the full article

SCOR completes acquisition of mutual life/health reinsurer MutRé

3rd January 2018

French reinsurance firm SCOR has said today it has successfully completed its 100% acquisition of MutRé S.A., a reinsurer that SCOR has held a 33% stake in since 1998. SCOR has now acquired 100% of the outstanding shares in MutRé S.A., a mutual reinsurer, established to serve the social economy in ... Read the full article

SCOR to reinsure block of Aegon’s life reinsurance business

28th December 2017

Aegon has announced an agreement to divest a block of life reinsurance business to French reinsurer SCOR, and also revealed that it is to dissolve a related captive insurance firm. Under the agreement, Aegon's Transamerica life subsidiaries will reinsure $750 million of liabilities to SCOR, which covers roughly 50% of the ... Read the full article

IranianRe in negotiations with SCOR, PartnerRe & Nasco Insurance

13th December 2017

IranianRe leadership has met key executives at SCOR, PartnerRe, and Nasco Insurance Group to negotiate potential partnerships, as Iran's biggest reinsurer follows a strategy of transferring risk to foreign reinsurers, according to the Financial Tribune. IranianRe Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Deputy Chairman of the Board, Seyyed Mohammad Asoudeh, said ... Read the full article

SCOR adopts Credence Analytics’ iDEAL Funds solution

23rd November 2017

Global insurer and reinsurer SCOR has selected Credence Analytics' iDEAL Funds platform to automate its investment management solution. Credence is a global software solution provider that boasts a reputable client base across Asia, the Middle East and African markets, and has announced a new agreement with re/insurer SCOR's Indian operations. SCOR ... Read the full article

Europe’s big four hit with record Q3 losses but capitalisation remains strong: Fitch

16th November 2017

The capitalisation of Europe's big four reinsurers remains strong, despite a heavy hit to earnings after significant claims from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (HIM), the Mexico earthquakes and the California wildfires could make Q3 a record year for reinsurers' catastrophe losses. Rating agency Fitch said that while all four reported significant ... Read the full article

Roughly 40% of SCOR’s gross Q3 cat losses covered by retro

26th October 2017

France domiciled insurer and reinsurer, SCOR, made use of efficient retrocession protection to mitigate the impacts of high catastrophe losses in the third-quarter of 2017, however, the firm still recorded a pre-tax net loss of €598 million for the period. Global insurers and reinsurers have started to reveal their third-quarter and ... Read the full article

SCOR reaches excess of loss reinsurance agreement with Iran’s Mellat Insurance

24th October 2017

France domiciled reinsurer, SCOR, has reached an agreement with Iranian insurer, Mellat Insurance, an affiliation of Bank Mellat, to provide the company with excess of loss reinsurance protection, according to reports. According to reports on Iranian online publication, Financial Tribune, SCOR will cover catastrophe losses related to Mellat Insurance's fire policies, ... Read the full article

“Disruption doesn’t bring opportunities, we have to earn them” – James Nash

23rd October 2017

“I believe there is substantial value creation potential in the future,” said Guy Carpenter's James Nash, at the Baden-Baden Reinsurance Symposium, “however, disruption does not automatically bring opportunities, we have to earn them. "We won't be able to capture this potential without transforming our industry and without extending our business models, ... Read the full article

SCOR puts Harvey, Irma, Maria, Mexico quake loss at EUR 430m

9th October 2017

French reinsurance company SCOR has estimated that its costs from recent hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico, will come to EUR 430 million after retrocession and tax. SCOR had previously said that it believed that despite recent third-quarter 2017 catastrophe losses, it was still ... Read the full article