Reinsurance News


Travelers erodes almost 9% of aggregate reinsurance retention

20th April 2022

US primary insurer Travelers reported that it’s eaten through almost 9% of its catastrophe aggregate reinsurance retention in the first-quarter of 2022, as the firm accumulated $175 million of qualifying losses. Back at the January reinsurance renewals, Travelers shrunk its aggregate coverage, with tighter terms due to market conditions and ... Read the full article

Travelers reports rise in net income as combined ratio strengthens in Q1

19th April 2022

US primary insurer Travelers has reported an underwriting gain of $659 million for the first-quarter of 2022 and a combined ratio of 91.3%, as losses from catastrophes, net of reinsurance, fell by $675 million from the comparable prior year period. The carrier's underwriting result improved by $442 million, year-on-year, as catastrophe ... Read the full article

Travelers acquires assets of insurtech Trōv

25th February 2022

US primary insurer Travelers has acquired assets of Trōv Technology, a provider a software designed to help brands deploy modern P&C insurance solutions in home, renters, auto, pet, small business and mobility. With this transaction, most members of Trōv's team have also joined Travelers, and will be positioned within Travelers' Personal ... Read the full article

Lorraine Seib to lead Vantage Group’s US excess casualty business

20th January 2022

Vantage Group Holdings has appointed Lorraine Seib to lead its US Excess Casualty Insurance business. Seib brings years of experience within commercial insurance and excess risk and in primary commercial lines, RPGs and MGAs. She previously led the Excess Casualty business at Aspen Insurance Group, XL Catlin Insurance Company, and Travelers Insurance, ... Read the full article

Travelers shrinks agg reinsurance at renewal after depleting 2021 cover

20th January 2022

US primary insurer Travelers has disclosed details of its reinsurance renewals for 2022, which include expansions to its corporate catastrophe cover but reductions to its aggregate cover, following the exhaustion of this program last year. Travelers reported record net income of £1.33 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021, but ... Read the full article

Travelers reports record Q4 net income, but exhausts agg reinsurance

20th January 2022

The Travelers Companies has today reported its net income of $1.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2021, which was driven by higher net investment income and a higher underlying underwriting gain. At $1.333 billion, the insurer’s net income hit a record number in comparison to $1.31 billion which was reported ... Read the full article

Q4 cats thought to have triggered Travelers agg reinsurance recoveries

14th January 2022

Analysts are anticipating that Travelers will have made further recoveries under its catastrophe aggregate reinsurance program during the fourth quarter of 2021. There appears to be consensus among figures at Bloomberg, KBW and Morgan Stanley that the US primary insurer’s Q4 results – due next week – will reveal further aggregate ... Read the full article

Travelers reports net income of $662m; record net written premiums

19th October 2021

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has reported net income of $662 million, core income of $655 million, and record net written premiums (NWP) of more than $8.3 billion for the third quarter of 2021, despite a rise in catastrophe losses to $501 million, net of reinsurance. Although still solid, the insurer's net ... Read the full article

H1 catastrophes eat through almost 80% of Travelers agg reinsurance retention

21st July 2021

Despite US primary insurer Travelers reporting a slowdown in catastrophe losses for the second quarter, year-to-date, the firm has accumulated approximately $1.5 billion of qualifying losses towards its aggregate retention of $1.9 billion. When reporting its Q2 2021 financials yesterday, Travelers announced catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, of $475 million. While ... Read the full article

Strong investment result & lower cat losses boost Travelers in Q2

20th July 2021

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has reported a significantly improved net income of $934 million for the second-quarter of 2021 on the back of lower catastrophe losses, favourable reserve development, and a vastly improved investment result. Net income of $934 million compares with a net loss of $40 million for the second-quarter ... Read the full article

Fidelis raises capital as Travelers makes strategic minority investment

14th July 2021

Bermuda-based insurance and reinsurance holding company, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited, has announced that The Travelers Companies, Inc. has made a strategic minority investment in Fidelis. Terms of the transaction, which sees Fidelis raise additional capital with a strategic investor, were not disclosed. Fidelis operates a Three Pillar strategy across bespoke, reinsurance and ... Read the full article

Travelers commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2030

22nd April 2021

The Travelers Companies has committed to becoming carbon neutral across all its owned operations by 2030. The pledge is part of Travelers’ ongoing and broader sustainability strategy, where it has already made significant progress in reducing its carbon footprint, cutting Scope 1 and 2 emissions by more than 40% between 2011 and ... Read the full article

Travelers nearly halfway to triggering aggregate reinsurance cover

21st April 2021

Travelers has reported that it accumulated almost $915 million of qualifying losses towards its aggregate retention during the first quarter of 2021. The insurer lifted the attachment point of its catastrophe reinsurance structure to $1.9 billion at the January renewals, meaning it is almost halfway to triggering its coverage with only ... Read the full article

Travelers reports higher Q1 profit result despite $835m cat losses

20th April 2021

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has reported a year-on-year increase in net income to $733 million for Q1 2021, despite catastrophe losses, net of reinsurance, hitting $835 million. Up from $600 million in the prior year period, the increase was driven by higher core income, higher net favourable prior year reserve development ... Read the full article

Insurers to play critical role in shift to autonomous driving, says Travelers

26th January 2021

A new report by Travelers reaffirms the company’s belief that the auto insurance industry will play a “critical role” as lawmakers, regulators and society adjust to innovations in transportation, including the shift towards autonomous driving. Among the key points of the report, Travelers recommends that any proposed legal and regulatory framework ... Read the full article