third-party reinsurance capital


RenRe sees $155m net Q3 cat losses, still expects modest income

RenaissanceRe (RenRe), the Bermudian insurance and reinsurance underwriter and joint-venture capital manager, estimates that its net losses from third-quarter 2019 catastrophes will reach $155 million, after taking into account risk shared with third-party investors and loss of any associated fee income.RenRe explained that it estimates the third quarter 2019 impact read the full article →

Everest Re puts Q3 cat losses at $280m, uses high industry loss picks

Global insurance and reinsurance firm Everest Re has pre-announced an estimate of its third-quarter 2019 catastrophe losses, saying it expects $280 million net impact, which analysts note is aligned on market-share estimates, but based on the highest estimates of industry loss.Everest Re has made its estimates based on industry insured read the full article →

Terror risk a “useful but complex diversifier for ILS funds” – IFTRIP

Terrorism insurance and reinsurance risks are seen by investors as a useful but complex diversification opportunity for their ILS funds, hot topics discussed at the annual IFTRIP conference suggested.The International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools (IFTRIP) annual conference was held in Brussels last week and insurance-linked securities (ILS) and read the full article →

AXIS says Q3 cat losses up to $175m, much higher than analyst estimates

AXIS Capital Holdings Limited has announced a preliminary estimate that its third-quarter 2019 catastrophe losses from events including hurricane Dorian and Japanese typhoons will total from $150 million to as much as $175 million, net of recoveries from reinsurance and retrocession.This is significantly higher than analysts had been expecting, with read the full article →

ILS integral to the business, brings capital to big problems: RenRe CEO O’Donnell

Insurance-linked securities (ILS) are integral to the business of insurance and reinsurance and an ideal solution for bringing capital to the big problems facing society, according to RenaissanceRe CEO Kevin O'Donnell.Giving a keynote speech at the ILS Bermuda Convergence 2019 conference today, the CEO of Bermuda headquartered global reinsurance firm read the full article →

P&C property rates rise 4%+ in Q3, cat exposed leading the way

U.S. property and casualty insurers continued to benefit from increasing rates in the third-quarter of 2019, as property insurance rates across homeowners and commercial lines of business rose by 4% or more during the period.In particular catastrophe exposed lines of property business saw some of the steepest rate rises, according read the full article →

Cowdery’s Resolution Life promotes Hales to CEO of reinsurance unit

Resolution Life, the life insurance focused arm of insurance entrepreneur Clive Cowdery’s Resolution Group, has announced the promotion and appointment of Steve Hales as CEO of its Bermuda reinsurance unit Resolution Re.Resolution has an interesting strategy that sees it taking on large books of life insurance business, using fund type read the full article →

Arch reports higher than expected Q3 cat losses of up to $75m

Arch Capital Group, the Bermuda headquartered insurance and reinsurance specialist, has estimated that it will suffer between $65 million to as much as $75 million of losses from catastrophe events in the third-quarter, a level higher than analysts had expected to see.Arch Capital said that its losses will largely come read the full article →

U.S. Treasury continues exploring terror cat bonds for risk sharing

The United States Treasury continues to explore its options for terrorism risk sharing with private markets, with terrorism catastrophe bonds once again under discussion at committee level.With the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program, or TRIP, which was authorised under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) of 2002, set to expire at read the full article →

Nephila adds new hedge for weather-driven renewable energy

Nephila Climate, the weather, climate risk and reinsurance focused unit of ILS fund management firm Nephila Capital, has added a new product to its suite of hedging solutions for operators of weather-driven renewable energy businesses.Nephila has specialised in this sector for some years now, providing hedges to enable greater certainty read the full article →