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QBE says cat reinsurance could pay $100m of UK BI after test case ruling

Following yesterday's judgement by the UK High Court that found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case, Australian insurer QBE has said it could recover up to US $100 million of UK BI claims from its catastrophe reinsurance. The judgement came read the full article →

Carriers expect reinsurance cover on BI claims from FCA test case judgement

Insurance carriers potentially affected by today's judgement in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case, are suggesting their reinsurance, including catastrophe covers, will provide support. The judgement came through from the High Court this morning and has found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the FCA’s business read the full article →

High Court favours policyholders in FCA business interruption test case

The UK High Court has found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case. The move means insurance firms may end up facing paying for many more business interruption claims from the COVID-19 pandemic than they had been hoping to, as the read the full article →

Covid-19 business interruption losses begin for some ILS funds

A number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) funds reported small losses related to business interruption claims from the Covid-19 pandemic in July, with quota shares the main source. It's understood that some collateralised quota share reinsurance positions covering mainly European carriers have begun to see actual claims related to property business interruption read the full article →

COVID-19 business interruption hit to ILS seen as minimal

After canvassing a number of insurance-linked securities (ILS) investment fund managers and end-investors for their views on possible loss impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority strongly believe that impacts from the business interruption issue will only be minimal to their ILS strategies and ILS portfolios. This goes for ILS read the full article →

RSA puts reinsurers on-watch over Covid-19 claims aggregation

RSA Group, the UK based insurance group, has warned reinsurers signed up to its Group Volatility Cover (GVC) and catastrophe reinsurance that it hopes to be able to pass on Covid-19 pandemic related losses, above certain levels, to each of those programs. RSA has previously warned its reinsurance panel that its read the full article →

Covid-19 losses to take years to catch up to industry estimates: Willis Re

Currently, bottom-up Covid-19 pandemic loss announcements from insurance and reinsurance companies stand at only around $6 billion, some way short of the wide ranging $30 billion to $100 billion industry loss estimates and broker Willis Re warns it will likely take years to catch up which has ramifications for the read the full article →

FCA testing UK BI wordings. Zurich & RSA highlight reinsurance covers

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), one of the key financial market regulators and part of the Bank of England, is to run a test case to help establish the validity of business interruption claims from the Covid-19 pandemic. Numerous major global insurers are involved, including leading players such as AIG, read the full article →

Sidecar sponsors struggling to find sufficient capital support

Reinsurance sidecars as a source of protection are in high-demand right now, as ceding companies look to bring third-party capital support into their business models to help buffer against any potential downside caused by catastrophe losses through the year ahead. Our sources said that demand for reinsurance sidecar capacity is perhaps read the full article →

Volatile ILS fund flows to continue as Covid-19 economic hit persists

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) fund managers and reinsurance companies managing third-party capital are likely to see continuing volatility in terms of investor inflows and outflows, as the broader implications of the Covid-19 pandemic continue to emerge. While an economic recovery is hoped for in the long-run, the hit to global economies and read the full article →