Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Reinsurance

Reinsurers bounce back

Reinsurers bounce back

After one of the toughest quarters in recent memory at the end of 2017, results have improved.

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World Bank inks risk-sharing deal with Nexi

World Bank inks risk-sharing deal with Nexi

The bank’s political risk insurance arm has agreed to share risk in Japanese investments in developing countries.

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Japan cat pricing unmoved

Japan cat pricing unmoved

Last year’s huge nat-cat losses in the US do not appear to be pushing prices up in Asia.

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SoftBank to buy up to 33% of Swiss Re

SoftBank to buy up to 33% of Swiss Re

The deal could be valued at about US$10 billion, but details are still unclear.

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Is the end nigh for retakaful?

Is the end nigh for retakaful?

The small and fragmented market is struggling to compete with competition from conventional players.

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SoftBank eyes board seats at Swiss Re

SoftBank eyes board seats at Swiss Re

Founder Masayoshi Son is reportedly scheduled for a meeting with the Swiss company to discuss a possible agreement.

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Peak Re says goodbye to IFC

Peak Re says goodbye to IFC

Prudential Financial has acquired IFC’s shareholding as the business outgrows its original emerging-market remit.

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SoftBank eyes buying stake in Swiss Re

SoftBank eyes buying stake in Swiss Re

Chief executive Msayashi Son is following Warren Buffett in using reinsurance cash flows to buttress his group.

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Swiss Re opens new Asian HQ in Singapore

Swiss Re opens new Asian HQ in Singapore

It has also appointed a new regional board of directors, chaired by Lim Siong Guan, formerly of GIC.

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AIG buys Bermuda-based reinsurer Validus

AIG buys Bermuda-based reinsurer Validus

The insurer is emerging from its long period of retrenchment and returning to expansion under its new chief executive.

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Reinsurance capital grows despite 2017 losses

Reinsurance capital grows despite 2017 losses

Capital dedicated to reinsurance continued to grow in 2017 despite catastrophe losses, according to Guy Carpenter.

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JLT Re names new CEO for APAC

JLT Re names new CEO for APAC

Jeremy Fox will also become a member of the Reinsurance Global Executive Committee.

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Tough times for reinsurers in China

Tough times for reinsurers in China

Tighter regulations and the country’s new solvency regime are putting pressure on both the top and bottom lines.

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Aegon to sell part of life reinsurance unit to Scor

Aegon to sell part of life reinsurance unit to Scor

The deal is part of its strategic goal of reducing the amount of capital allocated to run-off businesses.

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An end to rate reductions?

An end to rate reductions?

Insurance buyers with a built-in expectation of year-on-year, double-digit discounts may not like 2018.

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AIR Worldwide partners with PICC Re

AIR Worldwide partners with PICC Re

The Chinese reinsurance arm of PICC has already received regulatory approval for the partnership.

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Bridging the protection gap with PPP

Bridging the protection gap with PPP

Public-private partnerships might offer the best hope of solving under-insurance in emerging Asia.

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Vietnam suffers rare US$1bn loss after Typhoon Damrey

Vietnam suffers rare US$1bn loss after Typhoon Damrey

This year marks the first time since 1993 that Vietnam has had a season with a Cat 2 and 3 typhoon landfall.

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Cat pricing unmoved