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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 enters into catastrophe reinsurance agreement for Iran

2nd October 2017

Global reinsurer SCOR has reached an agreement with the Central Insurance of Iran (CII) to provide catastrophe excess of loss reinsurance protection in the country, a move that supports the development of the country's insurance and reinsurance industry. Since the lifting of sanctions in Iran in January, 2016, the CII has ... Read the full article

Data & knowledge is the re/insurance sector’s opportunity: SCOR’s Peignet

27th September 2017

During the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte-Carlo, Reinsurance News met with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR Global P&C, Victor Peignet, to discuss some burning industry topics. Regarding the potential but very uncertain impact of hurricane Irma, Peignet underlined how a fragmented market made it difficult to ... Read the full article

SCOR maintains targets despite recent catastrophe events

26th September 2017

In spite of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, global French reinsurer, SCOR, remains on track to meet its "Vision in Action" targets, and the company doesn't expect to experience any financial ratings impact. The impacts of hurricanes Harvey and Irma is expected to be an earnings event for the global reinsurer, ... Read the full article

Recent events will see reinsurance industry “shaken up,” says SCOR’s Kessler

10th September 2017

Speaking at the annual meeting of the reinsurance industry in Monte-Carlo, Denis Kessler, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCOR, said the industry is going to be shaken up by the impacts of hurricane Harvey and hurricane Irma. After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Cuba and the Bahamas, hurricane ... Read the full article

50% of potential Harvey insured loss expected to be covered by reinsurance: J.P. Morgan

25th August 2017

As hurricane Harvey continues its track towards the state of Texas as a Category 2 storm, expected to intensify to a Category 3 storm as it makes landfall late Friday or early Saturday, the expected loss remains uncertain. However, J.P. Morgan expects roughly 50% of the insured loss to be ... Read the full article

SCOR opens non-life reinsurance office in Kenya

24th August 2017

French reinsurance firm SCOR is opening a new SCOR Global P&C SE representative office focusing on non-life reinsurance in Nairobi, Kenya. Following up on an initial approval granted in April 2016, the Insurance Regulatory Authority of Kenya (IRA) has now confirmed that it approves the opening of a SCOR Global P&C ... Read the full article

European reinsurers’ cat budgets strong, only a very large loss will turn pricing: RBC

17th August 2017

With the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season approaching uncertainty remains for European reinsurers driven by the potential for large losses, but with annual catastrophe budgets being relatively high, only the most severe loss event would start a turn in the market, according to RBC Capital Markets. Based on historical data, September ... Read the full article

SCOR continues global expansion, announces new share buy-back

27th July 2017

French headquartered global reinsurance firm SCOR has reported another set of results which are largely in-line with or beat analyst expectations, while also showing that the firm continues to expand its footprint globally. At a time when many in the reinsurance market have been pulling-back, or contracting their reinsurance underwriting while ... Read the full article

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