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Hurricane-level winter storm claims to drive billions of losses: Aon

Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has offered its view on the recent winter storm activity in the United States, saying that an expected "hurricane-level" of claims from the winter storm "will translate to payouts well into the billions of dollars." Aon's Impact Forecasting unit has not provided a loss estimate and read the full article →

PartnerRe’s third-party capital assets surpass $1bn

PartnerRe, the Bermuda headquartered and EXOR owned reinsurance company, has significantly grown its third-party capital assets under management, lifting them above $1 billion around the January 2021 renewals. PartnerRe has been managing third-party or alternative reinsurance capital for many years, with a successful quota share sidecar program and a range of read the full article →

Winter storm Uri loss could be “well in excess” of $10bn: AIR

Catastrophe risk modeller AIR Worldwide has warned that recent winter storm Uri and associated severe winter weather could result in an insurance and reinsurance industry loss that is "well in excess" of $10 billion. Beginning on February 12th 2021 and continuing right through the following week, winter storms and freezing weather read the full article →

Alternative capital presenting “disciplined” competition: Munich Re

Global reinsurance player Munich Re had some positive words for the insurance-linked securities (ILS) market, suggesting that alternative capital sources in reinsurance are presenting "disciplined" competition at this time. In the past, major reinsurers, such as Munich Re, have opted to colour alternative reinsurance capital sources, ILS funds and their investors read the full article →

Palomar expects reinsurance recoveries for winter storm Uri

Palomar Insurance Holdings, the speciality California-headquartered insurer that provides largely catastrophe exposed property products, has said that it expects its reinsurance program to respond to the losses it will face from winter storm Uri's impacts in Texas. Texas was the state hardest hit by winter storm Uri's freezing weather, with significant read the full article →

Winter storm Uri insured loss seen up to $20bn: Fitch

Property and casualty insurers in the United States are facing record levels of first-quarter catastrophe losses due to the severe winter weather associated with winter storm Uri, rating agency Fitch has said. Extensive property damage was seen during last week’s severe winter weather in Texas, Louisiana and other southern states of read the full article →

Hong Kong’s ILS grant scheme to cover ~US $1.6m of issuance costs

Hong Kong's Government has revealed some of the details of its proposed insurance-linked securities (ILS) grant scheme, through which it will pay a share of issuance costs for any ILS structures issued out of the Special Administrative Region. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HK SAR) of the People’s Republic of read the full article →

Winter storm Uri an aggregate threat, but commercial loss may protect ILS: Twelve Capital

Winter storm Uri is destined to become a record insurance and reinsurance market loss for a winter weather event in the United States and while the impacts may be in the double-digit billions of dollars, the ILS market may be protected from too significant a share. A number of factors could read the full article →

Persistence of third-party capital owners affirmed: AM Best

While the entry of third-party, or alternative, reinsurance capital slowed after recent heavy catastrophe years and resulting challenges they brought, those difficulties also "affirmed the persistence of third-party capital owners," rating agency AM Best has said. Third-party capital has increasingly found its routes into the reinsurance market becoming easier, more efficient read the full article →

Allstate’s wildfire subrogation recoveries reach $605m

U.S. primary insurance giant Allstate has revealed that it expects to receive around $605 million in subrogation recoveries on claims related to the California wildfires, with a significant percentage already booked. Previously, Allstate had reported $450 million of PG&E related subrogation related to California wildfires claims, which included subrogation due on read the full article →