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BMS Re acquires Trean to “cement” property cat reinsurance broking position

Insurance and reinsurance broking group BMS is expanding its US property catastrophe reinsurance broking footprint, as its BMS Re division has acquired Trean Intermediaries. Trean Intermediaries emerged in 2013 as a joint venture with Trean Corporation and has specialisms in workers’ compensation, property and casualty, accident and health, personal auto, public read the full article →

AXA shows pandemic BI impacts continue, with EUR300m settlement

This morning, global insurance company AXA has shown that business interruption impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt, with the company announcing a EUR 300 million settlement offer for French restaurants. Calling it an "amicable solution", AXA France said that it is "offering a clear financial solution to the read the full article →

Aggregation uncertainty over UK BI ruling and reinsurance losses: Fitch

The recent ruling from the UK Supreme Court, that found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals, is not expected to drive significant additional losses through to reinsurance, Fitch Ratings has said. While some reinsurance panels will definitely be affected, read the full article →

RSA & QBE say reinsurance to cover new BI claims after Court ruling

After Friday's ruling from the UK Supreme Court found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals, insurance carriers RSA Group and QBE, have said that at least a portion of the increase in gross pandemic losses due to the read the full article →

Hiscox lifts pandemic BI estimate by $48m net of reinsurance after Court decision

Hiscox Group, the insurance, reinsurance and third-party capital backed underwriter headquartered in Bermuda, is again the first to release a statement following this morning's announcement that the UK Supreme Court found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals. Hiscox has read the full article →

UK court substantially upholds pandemic business interruption judgement

The UK Supreme Court has found largely in favour of insurance policyholders in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case appeals. This judgement means some insurance firms will end up on the hook for many more business interruption claims from the COVID-19 pandemic than they had been hoping read the full article →

Business interruption test case, COVID wave lockdowns & reinsurance exposure

Reinsurance and also retrocessional exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic may rise if the final judgement in the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case goes against the industry. But that's not the only current threat, we understand, as new waves from the pandemic are also likely to test read the full article →

RSA exhausts aggregate reinsurance retention

RSA Group, the UK based general insurance company, said today that it has exhausted the retention under its aggregate reinsurance program, meaning that any major catastrophe loss events in Q4 will fall to its reinsurance panel. At the same time, the company also reported that its reserves for Covid-19 claims from read the full article →

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 →